Tag Archives: acquisition process

Future of Defense Task Force Report Calls for US to Lead AI Race, Ensure Supply Chain Resiliency

Race to Lead AI

A report by a congressional task force has strongly recommended that the United States win the artificial intelligence race to ensure the resiliency of the supply chain within civilian and military sectors and “identify, replace, and retire costly and ineffective legacy platforms.” The bipartisan Future of Defense Task Force consists of House lawmakers presented the report to the House Armed Services Committee.

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Maj. Gen. Thomas Murphy: DoD Task Force Aims to Elevate Security’s Importance in Acquisition

Maj. Gen. Thomas Murphy, director of Protecting Critical Technology Task Force at the Department of Defense, told Breaking Defense in an interview published Monday about the task force’s efforts to come up with policies to implement security controls meant to protect technologies.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents David Drabkin, Chairman of Section 809 Panel, His First Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented David Drabkin, chairman of the Section 809 Panel, with his first Wash100 Award on Tuesday. Executive Mosaic recognizes Drabkin for his role in the realignment of the Department of Defense’s acquisition process in 2018.

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Jane Rathbun: DoD Seeks to Streamline Business IT System Acquisition Through New Guidance

The Defense Department plans to release new guidance that seeks to streamline the procurement process for business information technology systems, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jane Rathbun, deputy director for defense business systems, said at the Federal IT Acquisition Summit in Washington that the guidance would require defense officials in …

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Mike Poth Offers Updates on FirstNet’s Acquisition Process for Public Safety Broadband Network at Senate Hearing

Mike Poth, CEO of the First Responder Network Authority, has testified before the members of a Senate Commerce subcommittee to discuss the procurement process for the proposed national public safety broadband network for first responders. Poth said in his testimony Tuesday that FirstNet’s source selection team has started the evaluation of …

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Gen. Mark Welsh, Deborah Lee James Unveil Air Force’s 30-Year Road Map

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh and Secretary Deborah Lee James have released a road map document that highlights the service’s strategic plans for the next 30 years, Defense News reported Wednesday. Aaron Mehta writes that the “America’s Air Force: A Call to the Future” document aims to address current trends the Air Force can leverage to …

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DoD’s Darlene Costello on Early Adoption of Testing, Evaluation in Acquisition

Defense Department officials espoused this week the agency’s mission to elevate testing and evaluation as key aspects of the acquisition process, FCW reported Wednesday. Sean Lyngaas writes Darlene Costello, DoD principal deputy assistant secretary, speaking at a National Defense Industrial Association conference, explained that the Pentagon developed the guidance because it sought …

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