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Mark Esper: Trump Admin Making Progress on Senate Confirmations

Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Mark Esper said that the Trump administration is “making steady progress” on Senate confirmations for top defense roles, Defense News reported Friday. Esper told reporters during a press briefing that eight officials are going through White House vetting while five nominees are slated to undergo Senate hearings.

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DoD, GSA Award $8B Cloud Contract to General Dynamics IT; Dana Deasy Quoted

The Department of Defense and the General Services Administration have awarded General Dynamics IT (GDIT) the potential 10-year, $7.6 billion Defense Enterprise Office Solutions (DEOS) contract to replace legacy DoD IT office applications with a standard cloud-based solution across all military services, the Washington Business Journal reported on Thursday

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Dana Deasy to Receive Official Presidential Nomination for Pentagon CIO Role

President Trump officially announced in a White House release Tuesday his intent to nominate Dana Deasy to become the chief information officer role with the Department of Defense. Deasy has served as DoD CIO since May 2018 and the White House’s move comes in compliance with a requirement in the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which took effect in January, Fedscoop reported

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DoD Seeking Commercial Services for Enterprise Cloud Efforts

The Department of Defense is implementing a multi-vendor approach to its 2018 Enterprise Cloud Strategy focused on simplifying agency operations, the Defense Information Systems Agency said Wednesday. Kevin Tate, a management analyst at the Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer, said at an AFCEA symposium in Baltimore, Md. that the department seeks to transition away from hardware-dependent infrastructures that lack flexibility and pose problems for equipment maintenance. 

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Few Personnel, Security Clearances Slowing Down DoD’s Hiring Process

A Pentagon cyber adviser said the lack of personnel and complicated security clearance process has slowed implementation of a congressional authority for faster hiring of cyber and tech workers at the agency, FCW reported Tuesday. During a recent meeting with the Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, Marines Corps Brig. Gen. Dennis Crall, deputy principal cyber adviser for the Department of Defense, said the agency faces delays implementing the Cyber Excepted Service program.

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Dana Deasy Talks DoD’s Cloud, Cyber, AI Strategies at House Hearing

Dana Deasy, chief information officer for the Department of Defense, testified before the House Armed Services Committee’s intelligence, emerging threats and capabilities subpanel on the Pentagon’s ongoing digital modernization efforts, the DoD website reported Tuesday.“DOD will remain a multicloud environment, with both general-purpose and fit-for-purpose clouds as part of our long-term strategy,” Deasy said on Tuesday. 

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Dana Deasy: Pentagon’s AI Strategy Backs Every Aspect of National Defense Strategy

Dana Deasy, chief information officer of the Department of Defense, has said DoD’s artificial intelligence strategy supports every facet of the National Defense Strategy, DoD reported Tuesday. Deasy told reporters Tuesday that the Pentagon’s AI strategy focuses on increasing agility and speed and that the performance of AI program will depend on the department’s relationships with external and internal partners.
 

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Potomac Officers Club Hosting Artificial Intelligence Summit With Keynote Speaker Dana Deasy, CIO at Department of Defense

The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — will be hosting the 2019 Artificial Intelligence Summit on Feb. 13 at the Hilton-McLean in McLean, Va. Dana Deasy, chief information officer of the Department of Defense and a 2019 Wash100 winner, will serve as a keynote speaker. On Monday, President Trump signed an executive order to launch the American AI Initiative, which directs federal resources toward the development of artificial intelligence in order to build up economic and national security and improve the quality of life of citizens.

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