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Reformed Defense Security Service to Reduce Small Business Programs; Elizabeth Mudd Quoted

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, formerly known as the Defense Security Service, plans to reduce small business engagement after merging with the National Background Investigations Bureau, FCW reported Wednesday. DCSA's small businesses goal would drop from 65 percent to below 10 percent as NBIB transfers to the Department of Defense, Elizabeth Mudd, DCSA's small business program manager, said at an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association event.

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USAF Sees Value in Faulty Data; Frank Konieczny Quoted

Analysts from the U.S. Air Force see to it that bad data must undergo evaluation with senior leadership before fixing, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Frank Konieczny, USAF chief technology officer, said the service branch is working to keep data flaws uncensored. Data flaws may include obsolete formatting, typos and incorrect or incomplete input.

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DISA’s Ernest Hibbs: U.S. Needs to Address System Engineering Gaps

Ernest Hibbs, chief engineer of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s infrastructure directorate, spoke about the country's systems engineering gaps during an event in Baltimore. Md. He discussed a number of cyber engineering problems including the country's posture as a target and excessive use of funds for discussions, DISA said Wednesday.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Al Whitmore, President of I&S Sector for BAE Systems’ U.S. Arm, His Second Consecutive Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Al Whitmore, president of intelligence and security sector for BAE Systems’ U.S. arm, with his second consecutive Wash100 award on Thursday. Executive Mosaic recognizes Whitmore for leading BAE to major contracts in R&D and adapting to the cloud and other emerging technologies. We are honored to present the most coveted award in government contracting to Al Whitmore and BAE Systems.

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Army to Further Involve Contractors in Enterprise Activities

The U.S. Army plans to implement enterprise-as-a-service as the initial step towards network modernization, with possible partnerships with the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy, FCW reported Friday. Col. Jeth Rey, director of operations at the Army's Cyber Command, said at an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association event that the branch's new network approach will involve more contractor services.
 

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USAF to Implement New Office for ISR-IT Activities; Bill Marion Quoted

The U.S. Air Force is restructuring its information technology office to include new components that would assist the service's chief information officer in the area of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, C4ISRNet reported Tuesday. A new combined intelligence/IT office and a corresponding deputy CIO would take up duties divided from the primary CIO's responsibilities.

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Col. Greg Griffin: Joint Regional Security Stack Could Support DoD-Military Data Exchange

U.S. Army Col. Greg Griffin has said he predicts the Defense Department‘s Joint Regional Security Stack would help DoD components share information with military services and combatant commands within a common platform. JRSS is designed to increase the visibility of network activity, simplify data exchange process and secure networks across the department, the Defense …

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DoD CIO Dana Deasy: Defense IT Pursues Collaboration, Innovation in Line With Mission

Dana Deasy, chief information officer of the Defense Department, discussed his plans to pursue innovation and collaboration for DoD’s information technology initiatives under the National Defense Strategy. He told members of the DoD IT community at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium Wednesday in Baltimore about his priority, …

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Vice Adm. Nancy Norton: DISA, JFHQ-DODIN Back Warfighters Through Innovation, Cyber Defense, Tech Delivery

Navy Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and commander of the Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network, has said DISA and JFHQ-DODIN support warfighters through innovation, technology delivery and cyber domain defense. Norton said at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium …

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John Zangardi: Workforce, Industry Collaboration Key to Cyber Resiliency

John Zangardi, acting chief information officer of the Defense Department, has said DoD needs to hire “exceptional” talent, maintain good cyber hygiene and collaborate with industry to stay ahead of security threats, DoD News reported Thursday. He told audience at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Defense Cyber Operations Symposium that DoD aims to …

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