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Maj. Gen. Christopher Bentley Named Next JIDO Director

Maj. Gen. Christopher Bentley, senior adviser to the Ministry of Defense for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, will succeed Lt. Gen. Michael Shields as director of the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization. The Defense Department said Friday the U.S. Army chief of staff announced the assignment of Bentley, who …

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MDA, Army Conduct THAAD-Patriot Interoperability Test

The Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Army tested the interoperability between the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense and the Patriot systems through a missile defense tracking exercise. The MDA said Friday the Ballistic Missile Defense System’s Operational Test Agency supervised the Flight Test Other-35 that supports the materiel release of THAAD …

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Adm. Michael Rogers: Cybercom Needs Funds to Start Command Designation Change

Adm. Michael Rogers, head of the U.S. Cyber Command, has said at a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing that his organization seeks a $647 million budget for fiscal 2018, up 17 percent from the command’s current spending level, Nextgov reported Tuesday. He told subcommittee members that the proposed funding increase would primarily support preparations to …

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GAO: DoD, State Dept Administered 194 Foreign Security Cooperation & Assistance Efforts in FY 2016

The Government Accountability Office has found that the departments of Defense and State facilitated 194 security cooperation and assistance efforts during fiscal 2016 to help build foreign partners’ capacity to mitigate security-related threats. GAO said Friday DoD ran 56 security cooperation programs for which associated legal authorities did not require the State Department‘s involvement and 87 …

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DoD to Prioritize Performance Over Tenure in Civilian Employee Retention Decisions

The Defense Department will prioritize employee performance as the primary retention factor for civilian personnel when reduction in force becomes necessary under DoD’s revised RIF policies. DoD said Thursday it will rank civilian personnel based on assessed performance followed by performance rating of record, tenure group, performance average score, veteran’s preference and DoD Service …

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DoD, NASA, GSA Propose Rule to Facilitate Govt-Industry Communication During Acquisition Process

The Defense Department, NASA and the General Services Administration have proposed a rule that seeks to encourage and facilitate communication between government procurement officials and industry during the acquisition process. The three agencies said in a Federal Register notice posted Tuesday the proposed regulation would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation in order to enforce a provision of …

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Reports: Raj Shah Eyes Continuous Operation of Defense Innovation Unit Experimental Under Trump Administration

Raj Shah, head of the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental organization, has said he is optimistic DIUx will continue to operate under the administration of President-elect Donald Trump amid criticisms from Republican lawmakers, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. “My hope and sense is that innovation is not a partisan issue and …

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