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Report: House Representatives Announce Subcommittee for Veterans Affairs IT Modernization

Representatives Phil Roe, R-Tenn., chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, and Tim Walz, D-Minn., a ranking committee member, have announced a new subcommittee to oversee the VA’s technology update initiatives, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Robert Wilkie, former VA acting secretary, revealed in May that the department tapped Cerner for a potential 10-year, …

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Kurt Wendelken: Naval Supply Systems Command Plans to Shift Legacy IT Systems in Cloud

Kurt Wendelken, assistant commander of supply chain technology and systems integration at the Naval Supply Systems Command, has said NAVSUP will reassess its business processes as it looks to move information technology systems to a cloud-based platform, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. “We’ve got a number of different initiatives internally where we …

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GAO Issues Report on AI Tech’s Benefits, Implications for Research, Policy

The Government Accountability Office released a technology assessment report in March that summarizes the outcomes of a forum on artificial intelligence held in July 2017 and cited the benefits of using AI in cybersecurity, automated vehicles, financial services and criminal justice sectors identified by event participants. GAO said in a report published Tuesday …

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Brig. Gen. Mark Baird Appointed NRO Deputy Director

The National Reconnaissance Office has appointed Brig. Gen. Mark Baird, formerly director of space programs at the Defense Department‘s acquisition office, as deputy director of NRO. He will support NRO Director Betty Sap and Principal Deputy Director Frank Calvelli in the management of the agency’s strategic and tactical missions. The 29-year …

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Sen. Mark Warner: US Govt Needs to Address Security Clearance Backlog, Establish Cyber Guidelines

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., has said he considers the security clearance backlog and the lack of a cyber doctrine as national security crises, Federal News Radio reported Monday. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s vice chairman said Friday at a Northern Virginia Technology Council event that the security clearance process takes 540 days to …

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