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Army, HackerOne to Launch Bug Bounty Challenge

The U.S. Army has partnered with HackerOne to create a bug bounty challenge that will engage eligible hackers in efforts to uncover security vulnerabilities in the military branch’s systems. HackerOne said Saturday Hack the Army is the first of a series of challenges that the Defense Department plans to launch following the Hack the Pentagon bug …

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White House Seeks $11.6B in Additional Overseas War Funds

The White House has requested $11.6 billion in additional funds for overseas contingency operations, Defense News reported Thursday. Aaron Mehta writes the supplemental request brings the total of the OCO budget proposal for fiscal year 2017 to $85.3 billion and comes in two budget amendment requests worth $5.8 billion each. …

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Will Roper Talks Strategic Capabilities Office’s Role in Pentagon’s Third Offset Strategy

Will Roper, director of the Defense Department’s strategic capabilities office, has said SCO is a “near-term” part of DoD’s third offset strategy, DoD News reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Roper said that SCO can introduce modifications to technological capabilities that could potentially pose a disproportionate training burden to U.S. adversaries as land, aerial and maritime …

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James Clapper Receives DoD’s Highest Civilian Award

National Intelligence Director James Clapper has received the Defense Department‘s highest civilian award in recognition of his leadership role over Office of National Intelligence and larger intelligence community. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter presented Clapper the Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Medal during a ceremony held at ODNI’s headquarters, DoD said Friday. “No one has better demonstrated that instinct to …

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Ashton Carter: DoD to Create Chief Innovation Officer Role

The Defense Department plans to appoint a chief innovation officer to serve as a senior adviser to the secretary and lead programs such as the Defense Innovation Board’s suggested activities, DoD News reported Friday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told a Center for Strategic and International Studies event that …

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DoD Pledges Continued Support for Colombia’s Peace Process

The Defense Department has pledged $10 million to aid the Colombian government’s humanitarian mine clearance operations as part of the U.S.’ continued support for the ongoing peace process in Colombia, DoD News reported Monday. DoD News reports that Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and his Colombian counterpart Luis Carlos Villegas talked about bilateral military relations Monday over the phone. …

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Reuters: Australia Agrees to Co-Fund US Force Deployment Efforts in Darwin

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has discussed plans to double the number of U.S. Marines in the Australian city of Darwin by 2020 with Australia’s Defense Minister Marise Payne during a bilateral meeting held in Washington, Reuters reported Thursday. Tom Westbrook writes the two countries have reached a cost-sharing agreement in principle  to increase U.S. …

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Report: DoD to Request OCO Budget for Afghanistan Troop Retention in November

The administration will submit an overseas contingency operations supplemental budget request to Congress after the Nov. 8 elections to support 8,400 U.S. troops deployed to Afghanistan, Defense Insider said Tuesday. The budget request is estimated to be between $3 billion and $6 billion, Tony Bertuca writes. The report said the Office of Management and Budget has …

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