Tag Archives: Defense Authorization Act

House Panel Seeks Progress Report on DoD’s Electronic Warfare Efforts

The House Armed Services Committee released its draft fiscal 2020 defense policy bill directing the comptroller general to report on the Department of Defense’s electronic warfare and electromagnetic threat mitigation efforts, C4ISRNET reported Monday. The draft defense authorization bill directs the comptroller general to provide updates on matters such as the electronic warfare executive committee’s progress and the implementation of the 2013 Electromagnetic Spectrum Strategy.

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FAA Directed to Startup 6 New UAS Test Sites

The 2012 Defense Authorization Act calls for the Federal Aviation Administration to establish six new testing sites for unmanned aerial systems, according to Defense Systems. The act allots at least $1 billion for UAS activities. The sites will be used to test the safety of integrating UAS into the national airspace as part …

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Pentagon Can Now Play Offense in Cyberspace

The head of the National Security Agency said last month that playing offense in cyberspace is challenging because the current strategy focuses primarily on defense. “They find a vulnerability, they penetrate the network, we find out about it several months later,” said Army Gen. Keith Alexander “We diagnose the malware, …

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Military Health IT Getting $1.4B, With a Catch

Among the many areas fully funded in the omnibus spending package is the Military Health System‘s information technology systems, with $1.4 billion allotted for fiscal year 2012. At the same time, the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2012 limits the Pentagon’s power to spend that money. The Act restricts …

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Senate Defense Bill Requires Contractors to Monitor Supply Chain

The Senate’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2012 passed Thursday by a 93-7 vote with a provision requiring contractors to monitor their supply chain. The amendment, sponsored by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.), also requires contractors to buy parts from trusted suppliers as …

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