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Army Plans to Cut 8K Apps for Future Hybrid Cloud Migration

Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, chief information officer of the U.S. Army, has announced plans to reduce its more than 8,000 applications over the next 12 months to utilize hybrid cloud, Federal News Network reported Monday. Crawford said the service branch is identifying which apps can migrate immediately, and those that should end its operations or take time to move to the cloud. 

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Navy Eyes Single Combat System for Entire Surface Fleet

U.S. Navy officials are looking into developing a single combat system capable of operating on any kind of ship in the surface fleet to reduce the challenges in integrating ships and training service members, Defense News reported Monday. The Navy currently uses different combat systems on its destroyers, amphibious ships and carriers.

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USAF Revamps Technology Transfer Program With New Efforts

The U.S. Air Force is accelerating the transition of new technologies to warfighters with new efforts under the branch's Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program. The renewed program includes an upcoming STTR-focused workshop and expanded coverage of contributors, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Monday.

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Army Seeks Night-Vision Tech Improvements

The Department of Defense has placed priority on the development of close-combat lethality, with night-vision technology as a key element, National Defense Magazine reported Friday. The U.S. Army seeks new technology that would boost soldiers' field of view and depth perception in close combat scenarios, and allow for quick, easy use, the report noted.

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USAF Completes First Phase of Cloud Migration; Plans Future Activities

The U.S. Air Force Network Integration Center aims to complete cloud migration of USAF enterprise services soon, following the first phase's conclusion in November. AFNIC intends to move all USAF enterprise services within continental the U.S. to Microsoft Office 365, the U.S. Air Force said Friday.

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DoD Inspector General Issues Summary of Unclassified, Classified Reports on Cybersecurity

The Department of Defense’s office of inspector general has released a summary of 20 unclassified and four classified reports related to cybersecurity and found that the Pentagon continues to encounter challenges in managing cyber vulnerabilities to its network. The Government Accountability Office and the Pentagon’s oversight community issued those reports from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, according to OIG’s report published Wednesday.

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Chris Shank: DoD Plans to Create Joint Agency for Space Tech Dev’t

During the recent American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics event in San Diego, Calif., Chris Shank, the Department of Defense’s Strategic Capabilities Office director, said the U.S. plans to establish a joint Space Development Agency to reinforce its space leadership, DoD said Tuesday. Shank said the Pentagon will work extensively this year on the creation of the new agency as part of its efforts to rapidly prototype and field new space technologies.

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PSC Outlines Recommendations for Proposed Update to Data Center Optimization Initiative

The Professional Services Council has sent to the Office of Management and Budget its recommendations for the agency's proposed update to the Data Center Optimization Initiative. In a Dec. 26 letter to Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent, PSC listed 20 recommendations such as including a vision statement to establish the DCOI policy’s purpose and aligning the policy with the 2017 Federal IT Modernization Report.

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Air Force Unveils BRICE Mobile App for Handling Aircraft Maintenance Workload

The U.S. Air Force has completed user acceptance trials for its Battle Record Information Core Environment aircraft maintenance app and expects to incorporate 100 mobile users by February, the Air Force said Monday. The Air Force partnered with Amazon, Monkton and Verizon to develop the iOS mobile app enabling its staff to access the service branch’s maintenance database in real time.

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