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David Norquist: Potential Caps to Reprogrammed DoD Funds Would Drive ‘Significant Challenges’

David Norquist, acting deputy defense secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, said that Congress’ potential restrictions on the Department of Defense’s reprogramming authority for funding will pose “significant challenges” and obstruct efforts to address evolving needs, Defense News reported Thursday.

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Sen. Angus King Announces New Commission to Advance Cyber Strategy

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) launched a new commission that would implement a strategy for cyber space by pursuing three strategic options: deterrence, international agreement and persistent engagement, Breaking Defense reported Monday. “One of the motivations of this is that, right now, the cyber responsibility is scattered throughout the federal government,” King said of the new 14-member commission.

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New Commission Established to Recommend on National Cyber Policy, Strategy

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, and Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., will co-chair a commission intended to assess and address the cyber threats facing the country. The Cyberspace Solarium Commission consists of 14 members working to build cyber policy on recommendations, hearings, intelligence and homeland security discussions, King's office said Thursday. The group's establishment stems from the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.

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Robert Daigle to Step Down as Director of DoD’s Cost Evaluation Office

Robert Daigle, director of the Department of Defense's cost assessment and program evaluation office, will step down from her post in May, Foreign Policy reported Monday. In his role, Daigle manages an independent analysis group that assists the DoD secretary to develop long-term decisions for the agency's $700 billion annual budget.

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Patrick Shanahan: DoD’s FY 2020 Spending Plan a ‘Requirement-Informed Budget’

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the Pentagon’s $718 billion funding request for fiscal 2020 is a “requirement-informed budget” supporting the National Defense Strategy and addressing threats posed by Russia and China, the Department of Defense website reported Thursday. Shanahan, a 2019 Wash100 winner, testified on Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee to provide an overview of DoD's FY 2020 budget request and how its provisions intend to respond to those specific threats.

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Defense Security Service to Oversee DISA’s National Background Investigation Service

A Pentagon memorandum directs the director of the Defense Security Service to assume responsibility for the Defense Information Systems Agency’s National Background Investigation Service to build up the Department of Defense’s personnel vetting process. DISA said on Thursday that 2019 Wash100 Award winner David Norquist, who serves as deputy secretary at DoD, issued the Jan. 28 memo on the realignment with the provisions of the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.

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David Norquist: DoD Developing Financial Database Under Pilot Program

David Norquist, acting deputy secretary of defense, said Wednesday during a Center for the National Interest event in Washington, D.C. the Department of Defense is developing a financial audit database, FCW.com reported Wednesday. Norquist said the pilot program aims to resolve issues cited by the DoD inspector general’s first ever audit issued in November 2018.

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Acting DoD No.2 David Norquist: Pentagon Secures Topline Budget Figure for FY20

Acting Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist confirmed the Pentagon has received the budget figure for fiscal year 2020 and a rollout remains on schedule for February, MilitaryTimes reported Wednesday. Officials had expressed concerns that the Department of Defense might delay the release of its budget as the agency announced at end of 2018 that it had yet to receive a final figure.

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David Norquist to Take Over as Acting Deputy Defense Secretary

David Norquist, who has served as comptroller at the Department of Defense since 2017, will assume the role of deputy defense secretary on an interim basis, Defense News reported Wednesday. He will take on the responsibilities of Patrick Shanahan, who took over as acting DoD secretary after James Mattis announced his resignation.

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DoD Comptroller Says Agency Audit ‘Laundry List of Problems’ Contractors Could Fix

Defense Department Comptroller David Norquist recently said that the DoD will need the help of contractors to address the issues that the agency's first-ever audit will reveal, Federal News Network reported Wednesday. Speaking at the Professional Services Council’s 2018 Vision Federal Market Forecast conference, Norquist described the agency-wide audit as “a laundry list of problems” but also an opportunity for the industry to offer solutions.

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