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Chris Cummiskey to Depart DHS on Oct. 31

Chris Cummiskey, acting undersecretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security, has announced his departure from government service on Oct. 31, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Cummiskey, who has served the federal government for 24 years, told his staff in an email that he will “pursue opportunities in the private …

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Ellen Pawlikowski: Air Force, Industry Work to Contain Satellite, Aircraft Program Costs

The U.S. Air Force‘s top military acquisition official has launched a collaborative effort that allows the branch and industry to exchange cost-saving ideas for weapons development, Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal writes Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski said the Air Force seeks to apply cost containment strategies used in military satellite …

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White House Awards $450M in Training Grants to 270 Community Colleges

The White House has awarded $450 million in grants to nearly 270 community colleges across the U.S. to develop education and career training programs for job seekers in concert with employers. The grantees will partner with Exxon-Mobil, IBM, Delta, Jetblue, CVS and Habitat for Humanity, among others, under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training …

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MDA Gives Contractors December Deadline for Kill Vehicle Proposals; James Syring Comments

The Missile Defense Agency is considering plans to design a kill vehicle that would be based on the concepts of a legacy long-range interceptor program, Space News reported Monday. Mike Gruss writes that MDA has proposed revisions to the kill vehicle concepts Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Raytheon submitted in March and has given the companies a December deadline to …

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DISA to Start Joint Info Environment Shift in San Antonio; Danielle Metz Comments

The Defense Information Systems Agency has kicked off work to transition network users into a set of joint regional security stacks in an effort to centralize the military’s network operations, SIGNAL Magazine reported Tuesday. Sandra Jontz writes DISA will begin the move by migrating its San Antonio, Texas-based network to the JRSS from the agency’s legacy information and …

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James Lackey: Army’s AMRDEC Org to Evaluate F-35’s Safety Features

The U.S. Army‘s Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center is set to conduct an independent review of the F-35 fighter aircraft’s safety software metrics, design and specifications. AMRDEC will assess an integrated operational flight program system designed to manage F-35 propulsion, autonomic logistics and weapon systems, the Army …

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Pentagon Eyes Plug-and-Play for UAS Ground Control Systems

The Defense Department is exploring plug-and-play technology as it plans to establish a standard for ground control systems of unmanned aircraft systems under NATO Standard Agreement 4586, C4ISR & Networks reported Thursday. Paul Richfield writes that companies such as Lockheed Martin‘s CDL Systems and Northrop Grumman are developing or have developed systems that could …

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