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Army to Field, Develop Comms Tech for Future Network Capability

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army seeks to further develop its network capabilities with the planned fielding of new communications equipment across multiple brigade combat teams. The service branch said Monday it will continue integrated tactical network development after the completion of handheld and man-packable radio tests for Capability Set 21, a package of modern network technologies.

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DoD Halts Joint Regional Security Stack Deployment on Classified Networks

Pentagon

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) testing office said DoD has stopped the rollout of a $2 billion cybersecurity project called the Joint Regional Security Stack (JRSS) to classified networks due to its inability to help defenders safeguard component networks from “operationally realistic cyber attacks.” JRSS is intended to provide DoD with attack prevention, intrusion detection and other network security capabilities.

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U.S. Army Reserve Names Robert Powell to Serve as Deputy Commanding General of Cyber; Maj. Gen. Stephen Hager Quoted

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army Reserve has appointed Brig. Gen. Robert Powell to serve as a deputy commanding general of cyber for the 335th Signal Command to supervise cybersecurity initiatives. In the role, Powell will lead the unit’s cyber activities. Powell has extensive experience in the Army Signal Corps and cyber-related units. 

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VA Wraps Up Implementation of IT Updates for Vet Education Benefits; Robert Wilkie Quoted

Robert Wilkie

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rolled out information technology updates to enable the processing of education benefits. "As VA works to modernize processes, this milestone is an important step in our digital transformation journey — merging people, procedures and technology," said Robert Wilkie, secretary at VA and a 2019 Wash100 Award winner.

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Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner Confirmed for DISA Leadership Role

Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner

Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner has received Senate confirmation to lead the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) as director, succeeding Vice Adm. Nancy Norton. He will rank up to lieutenant general for the role through which he will lead efforts to protect the Department of Defense's (DoD) enterprise infrastructure and operate joint command-and-control functions.

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President Trump to Nominate Allen Robert Souza for IC Inspector General Role

White House

Allen Robert Souza, the National Security Council's principal deputy senior director for intelligence programs, has received President Trump's favor to serve as the intelligence community's inspector general. Trump intends to nominate Souza who currently supports coordination across the federal government's intelligence programs, the White House said Wednesday.

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Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner Nominated to Succeed Vice Adm. Nancy Norton as DISA Director

Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner

President Trump has nominated Air Force Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner to be the next Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) director and Joint Forces Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network commander. Maj. Gen. Skinner, current director of command, control, communications and cyber at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), is also in line to receive a promotion to the rank of lieutenant general.

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Bob Work, Former Deputy Secretary of Defense, Comments on JAIC’s AI Race; LTG Jack Shanahan Quoted

Bob Work

Former deputy secretary of defense and artificial intelligence (AI) Bob Work recently stated that the Department of Defense (DoD) is at risk of losing the AI race and should create a department-wide development model to combat competition. He suggested the Joint AI Center's (JAIC) scope could be broadened to expand the center to the Joint Automation and Artificial Intelligence Center (JAAIC).

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Air Force Eyes Hypersonic Modifications to ICBM Arsenal; Lt. Col. Robert Carver Quoted

ICBM

The U.S. Air Force is planning to update its intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) to include elements such as thermal protection systems to support hypersonic speeds. The Air Force previously announced its intent to award the GBSD contract to Northrop Grumman.

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