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Rep. Mac Thornberry: HASC’s FY 2018 NDAA Contains Acquisition Reform, Missile Defense Provisions

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has said his panel’s $640 billion defense spending bill for fiscal 2018 includes proposed changes to the Defense Department’s acquisition system, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Thornberry told reporters Thursday that the draft fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act contains changes …

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David Norquist: DoD to Undergo Full-Scale Audit in 2018

David Norquist, Defense Department undersecretary and comptroller, has said DoD’s components and financial statements are scheduled to undergo full audits in 2018, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Norquist told lawmakers during a House Armed Services Committee hearing that DoD collaborated with independent public accounting companies to facilitate the full-scope audit. “Most …

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DoD Inspector General: NSA Lacks Detailed Strategy to Implement ‘Secure-the-Net’ Efforts

A redacted version of an August 2016 report by the Defense Department’s inspector general says the National Security Agency failed to develop a detailed plan for the implementation of its “secure-the-net initiatives” designed to safeguard classified data from insider threats, Nextgov reported Monday. NSA also fell short of safeguarding server …

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Sen. John McCain: Trump Administration Should Create Strategy for US Operations in Afghanistan

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has urged President Donald Trump’s administration to formulate a new strategy for the Defense Department to help address the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, Defense News reported Monday. McCain said the White House has not presented a strategy for Afghanistan since the …

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XCOR Aerospace CEO John Gibson to Be Nominated as DoD Deputy Chief Management Officer

John Gibson, president and CEO of private spaceflight and rocket engine development company XCOR Aerospace, will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department. The White House said Friday Gibson also serves as chairman of the advisory committee at investment management company Looking …

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John Zangardi: Workforce, Industry Collaboration Key to Cyber Resiliency

John Zangardi, acting chief information officer of the Defense Department, has said DoD needs to hire “exceptional” talent, maintain good cyber hygiene and collaborate with industry to stay ahead of security threats, DoD News reported Thursday. He told audience at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Defense Cyber Operations Symposium that DoD aims to …

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