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Rep. Adam Smith: White House Must Take a Hard Look at Nuclear C2 System in Posture Review

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Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., has called on the White House to examine nuclear command, control and communications system modernization efforts as part of the federal government's Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) chairman told President Biden in a letter that his administration should also take into account the U.S. nuclear deterrent and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) infrastructure during the NPR process.

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Rep. Adam Smith Highlights Need to Improve Defense Spending Management

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Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), said he wants to find new approaches on how the Department of Defense (DOD) can improve the way it spends its funding. “There are not enough incentives right now in the way we spend money at the Pentagon to save money and get the best value for what you’re doing. We need to change that,” Smith said.

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House Panels Call on Biden Administration for Partnerships on U.S. Research Security

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The members of two House panels have written to President Biden seeking collaborations to ensure the safety of U.S. academic research initiatives against foreign influence. They noted in the letter that an effective approach entails transparency on security risks, coordination on research security requirements and commitment to collaboration and openness.

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Rep. Adam Smith: House Armed Services Committee Sets Sights on IT Improvement, Acquisition Process

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Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), said he wants the committee to focus on finding new ways for the Pentagon to improve its information technology systems and tech procurement process. Smith said Friday during a virtual Brookings Institute event the House panel will be “scrubbing” older weapons platforms to help pay for new IT and command-and-control systems.

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New Subcommittee to Tackle Issues on Cybersecurity, IT Systems

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Rep. James Langevin, D-R.I., and Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., have introduced a new subcommittee that will focus on various areas such as information technology, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. The subcommittee will also tackle IT and cybersecurity operations and systems. Rep. Langevin is slated to lead the subcommittee as its chair.

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Rep. Adam Smith Raises Concerns Over Plans to End Dual-Hat Structure for NSA, Cybercom

Rep. Adam Smith

Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), has warned leaders at the Department of Defense (DoD) against ending the dual-hat relationship between U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) and the National Security Agency (NSA).

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Rep. Adam Smith: Incoming Admin Should Develop New National Defense Strategy

Rep. Adam Smith

Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), said he believes the incoming Biden administration should come up with a new National Defense Strategy to offer direction for further assessment of nuclear policy and budget-related issues. He noted there are the three questions that should be asked when establishing a robust and cost effective defense. 

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Four Lawmakers Express Opposition to FCC Approval of Ligado’s Application

The chairmen and ranking members of House and Senate Armed Services Committees have asked the Federal Communications Commission to retract its approval of Ligado Networks’ application saying the company’s proposal poses a threat to the country’s GPS capabilities, economy and national security.

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