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Gen. John Hyten: DoD Must Accelerate Pace in Power Competition

U.S. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the Department of Defense needs to be more responsive with regard to the power competition with Russia and China, DoD News reported Friday. Hyten said the military has to overcome the pace with its competitors and outrun them, especially considering China's speedy development.

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Rep. Adam Smith on Acquisition Reform, National Security

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) told Defense News in an interview published Friday that he will prioritize acquisition reform. “I’m a big believer in competition and commercial off-the-shelf technology. We need to make sure we encourage as many competitors as possible."

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Army Bans Tiktok From Gov’t-Issued Devices

The U.S. Army has stopped using TikTok for recruiting activities after the Department of Defense's declaration of the entertainment mobile app as a cyber threat, Military.com reported Monday. A DoD cyber awareness message orders defense personnel to uninstall the China-based app from their mobile devices due to potential cyber risks.

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GSA to Advance Ban on Vendors With Ties to Chinese Tech Firms Via Consolidated Schedule Refresh

The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service will include in the initial refresh of its consolidated Multiple Awards Schedule a contracting ban on companies with ties to Chinese technology firms ZTE and Huawei through the supply chain, FedScoop reported Tuesday.

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Navy Dept Blocks TikTok From Mobile Devices

The Department of the Navy is prohibiting its members from using the TikTok video app on government-provided mobile devices due to the app's potential to threaten cybersecurity, Reuters reported Saturday. The U.S. Navy said in social media that it would block devices containing TikTok from the Navy Marine Corps Intranet that provides DON information technology services.

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US Reaches Phase One Trade Deal With China

China has agreed to structural changes across technology transfer, intellectual property, financial services, foreign exchange and currency and agriculture areas under a phase one trade agreement with the U.S. government.

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