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DHS, Air Force Set Sights on Aviation Cybersecurity; Will Roper Quoted

The Department of Homeland Security has revived a program to identify airliners’ risks to cyber attacks, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. DHS teamed up with the departments of Transportation and Defense on the reconstituted cybersecurity program, which will involve limited aircraft testing.

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GAO: DoD Yet to Update Rules on LPTA Procurements

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Department of Defense will require over a full year to update its regulations through “lowest price technically acceptable” acquisition procedures. GAO said in its report that Congress required DoD and civilian agencies to revise its rules on using LPTA within 120 days.

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Navy Achieves 80 Percent Mission-Capable Goal for Aviation Fleet

The U.S. Navy has attained an 80 percent mission-capable rate for the service branch's aviation fleets of F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft. The Naval Aviation Enterprise worked to implement the Naval Sustainment System-Aviation initiative that allowed the Navy to achieve this goal, the service branch said Tuesday.

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GSA Picks Joint AI Center as Fifth Centers of Excellence Partner Agency; Wash100 Award Winner Emily Murphy Quoted

The General Services Administration has partnered with the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center through the Centers of Excellence program to help JAIC accelerate AI adoption across DoD and the federal government.

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Mark Esper: US Military Needs to Adapt, Implement National Defense Strategy to Fight New Threats

Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Mark Esper said the U.S. military should “adapt” to counter cyber attacks and threats in space amid the resurgence of “great power competition,” the Air Force reported Wednesday. He cited the role of the National Defense Strategy in ensuring national security and fighting threats from near-peer competitors.

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