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Pentagon Drafts Plan to Reform Civilian Personnel Mgmt System

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is reviewing the Defense Department‘s draft Force of the Future blueprint that proposes 11 strategies to reform the way DoD recruits and trains its civilian workforce, Federal Times reported Tuesday. Aaron Boyd writes DoD proposed to form a digital services team at its Washington and Silicon …

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NGA Launches Public Website for Unclassified Arctic Data

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has made its unclassified geospatial intelligence on the Arctic available to the public via a new website to support international efforts relevant to the region. NGA said Wednesday the website provides 3-D Digital Elevation Models of the Arctic landscape based on satellite images from DigitalGlobe‘s commercial imagery sources. Each model works to support scientific studies …

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Terry Halvorsen: DoD Seeks Greater Financial Costs for Hackers

Pentagon CIO Terry Halvorsen seeks to work with industry to shift cost burdens of cybersecurity on hackers that try to attack Defense Department systems, FCW reported Wednesday. Sean Lyngaas writes that Halvorsen pegged the cost of DoD cyber defenses at approximately $44 billion per year in remarks to the AFCEA Nova conference. “From a standpoint of cybersecurity, right now …

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DoD Plans Comparison Tests for F-35 & A-10 on Close-Air Support Capability

The Defense Department plans to test Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 fighter jet in a close-air support role alongside the A-10 Warthog to determine the jet’s capabilities compared to legacy aircraft, Defense News reported Sunday. Lara Seligman writes that the DoD Office of Operational Test and Evaluation will perform the comparison tests in 2018 as part of …

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GAO: DoD Lacks Strategy for Weapons Portfolio Management

The Defense Department needs an integrated approach to prioritize, evaluate and finance the department’s weapon procurement initiatives, according to a study by the Government Accountability Office. GAO said Aug. 27 that DoD has 78 ongoing weapon acquisition programs that cost more than $1.4 trillion combined. Acquisition and requirement development personnel …

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