Tag Archives: Defense Department

Rep. Mike Gallagher: DoD Should Have Greater Visibility of Contractors’ Networks

Rep. Mike Gallagher

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) said the Department of Defense (DoD) should carry out threat hunting on defense contractors' private networks as part of efforts to build up national cybersecurity. Gallagher cited the need for DoD to have greater visibility of defense companies’ networks.

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Dana Deasy on DoD’s Plans for Cloud-Based CVR Collaboration Tool, Telework

Dana Deasy

Dana Deasy, chief information officer at the Department of Defense (DoD) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said conducting pilot programs that permit remote access to more sensitive data is DoD’s next step for a cloud-based collaboration platform that supports employees who are teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic, Defense One reported Thursday.

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Mark Esper Announces Pentagon’s Plan for Troop Drawdown in Germany; Gen. John Hyten Quoted

Mark Esper

Mark Esper, secretary of the Department of Defense (DoD) and 2020 Wash100 Award winner, announced that DoD intends to withdraw 11,900 troops from Germany in support of U.S. European Command’s plans to reposition those personnel to other locations in line with the implementation of the National Defense Strategy.

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Gov’t-Issued Report Recommends $1B in Allocations for Space Industrial Base; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

Gen. John Raymond

A report from over 120 participants in a NewSpace New Mexico virtual conference has recommended the government allow over $1 billion in existing Department of Defense (DoD) and NASA funding to support renewed space commodification efforts.

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DoD Releases Memo on Contracting Ban for Vendors Using Certain Telecom Equipment

Pentagon

The office of the undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense has issued a memo to facilitate the implementation of an interim rule that would block government agencies from contracting with entities that use telecommunications equipment and other products from five China-based companies.

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DoD’s Mike White on Accelerating Hypersonics Dev’t Efforts

Mike White

Mike White, assistant director for hypersonics at the office of the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, said the Department of Defense (DoD) is fast-tracking its current approach to hypersonics development. White said that the four-phase approach comes as part of the Pentagon’s efforts to keep up with the progress of adversaries like China and Russia.

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