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CBO: House Panel’s FY 2019 Defense Bill Would Affect Direct Spending Over 10 Years

A Congressional Budget Office report says that enactment of the House Armed Services Committee’s fiscal 2019 defense appropriations bill would affect the Defense Department‘s direct spending by less than $500,000 over the next decade. CBO said Monday multiple provisions under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, or H.R. 5515, would also have “insignificant” …

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GAO: Indefinite-Delivery Orders Comprised 40% of DoD Contract Obligations in FY 2015-2017

The Government Accountability Office has found that orders placed under indefinitely-delivery contracts accounted for approximately 40 percent of the Defense Department’s contract obligations between fiscal years 2015 and 2017. GAO said in a report published Thursday it found that DoD awarded about three-quarters of indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts to a single vendor in the …

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DARPA Tests Multi-UAS Hard Dock, Recovery System

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has tested a hard dock and recovery system as part of a program that aims to demonstrate an airborne platform to launch and recover multiple unmanned aerial systems. DARPA said Wednesday the separation and captive flight tests occurred at Yuma Proving Ground and marked a …

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Vice Adm. Michael Gilday Nominated Joint Staff Director for Operations

President Donald Trump has nominated U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Michael Gilday, commander of the Fleet Cyber Command and 10th Fleet, for assignment as director of operations at the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Defense Secretary James Mattis announced Gilday’s nomination in a press release published Tuesday. Gilday will succeed U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. …

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Draft Fiscal 2019 NDAA to Keep DISA, Fund AI, Machine Learning Tech

A markup of the proposed fiscal 2019 defense policy bill released by the office of House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) does not include a plan to shut down the Defense Information Systems Agency, Nextgov reported Monday. The chairman’s markup of the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act released …

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DoD Proposes to Host NATO Joint Force Command

The Defense Department has proposed to accommodate in Norfolk, Va., a future command that would support NATO operations across the trans-Atlantic region. DoD said Friday it seeks to host the NATO Joint Force Command for the Atlantic, which the international alliance will establish to help address global security challenges. NATO intends for …

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Gen. Paul Nakasone Assumes Leadership of Cybercom, NSA

U.S. Army Gen. Paul Nakasone has succeeded U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Rogers as commander of the U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency. Nakasone, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, previously commanded the Army Cyber Command and led Cybercom’s Joint Task Force-ARES in efforts to counter cyber activities of the Islamic State militant group, …

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