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Michael Moran: Navy Program Managers Must Lead Efforts to Streamline Acquisition

Vice Adm. Michael Moran, principal military deputy to the U.S. Navy acquisition executive, said Thursday at an engineering conference that “things can be done” when it comes to streamlining acquisition, USNI News reported Monday. Moran said the use of new and innovative processes like additive manufacturing helped the Navy field an updated next-generation jammer for the EA-18G Growler in four months instead of the initial nine-year schedule.

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Sen. Warner Proposes Cyber Doctrine, International Agreement to Expand US Cybersecurity

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, called on the White House and Congress to create a new U.S. cyber doctrine and establish an international agreement on standards regarding cyber attacks and security to deter threats, particularly Russia, CNET reported Friday. He said the federal government has been failing to protect critical infrastructures in the country and to prevent disinformation campaigns. 

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Sen. Mark Warner Proposes Bill to Augment U.S. Security Clearance

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., has introduced a bill that would aim to refine the nation's security clearance process. The Modernizing the Trusted Workforce for the 21st Century Act would task the executive branch to immediately address backlog cases concerning background checks, Warner's office said Thursday.

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Report: Trump Backs $750B Request for Pentagon Budget

President Donald Trump has supported plans to request a $750B defense budget from Congress for fiscal year 2020, Reuters reported Monday. A U.S. official told Reuters on Sunday that Defense Secretary James Mattis discussed with the president the potential impact of a flat defense budget on the military.
 

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Commerce CIO Rod Turk: Govt Now Close to ‘Tipping Point’ in IT Modernization

Rod Turk, acting chief information officer at the Department of Commerce, has said the policies, budget authorities and funding vehicles provided by the White House and Congress in recent years have already been helping federal agencies modernize their networks, MeriTalk reported Wednesday.

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House Passes 2018 Federal CIO Reauthorization Bill; Will Hurd Quoted

The House of Representatives passed a bill to reauthorize the federal chief information officer in a move to fortify the nation's cybersecurity. The Federal CIO Authorization Act of 2018 would grant the executive with authority to report directly to the Office of Management and Budget's director as a presidential appointee, Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas said Friday.

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House Passes Bill for Internet-of-Things Industry Research

The House of Representatives has passed a bill requiring government research on the industry of internet-connected devices. The State of Modern Application, Research, and Trends Internet of Things or SMART IoT act would task the Secretary of Commerce to gather data on industry sectors that produce internet-connected devices, the House Commerce Committee said Thursday.

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Army Corps of Engineers Unveils FY 2019 Work Plan for Civil Works Program

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has submitted to Congress its work plan for several projects under its Civil Works program. The service said Wednesday it will get a total of $6.9B in fiscal 2019 funds for the Army Civil Works program through the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.

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