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Army Secretary John McHugh to Leave Post in November

U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh will step down from his role by Nov. 1, 2015 after weeks of discussions with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work. “Secretary McHugh has been a tremendous public servant for decades, and he has helped lead the Army through a period of challenge …

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Alan Estevez: Pentagon Eyes $15B in Service Contract Savings

Alan Estevez — principal deputy defense for acquisition, technology and logistics –has said he expects the Defense Department to save as much as $15 billion in service contracts through planning and analysis, the Army website reported Thursday. DoD should tap design engineers to review such contracts in order to find efficiencies, he told attendees of …

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U.S., Japan Outline Cyber Defense Strategies

The cyber defense policy working group of the U.S. and Japan has issued a joint statement that outlines both countries’ views on cyberspace and the strategies they intend to adopt in order to address threats. The threat landscape continues to expand with the growth of sophisticated non-state and state-sponsored cyber …

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GAO Recommends DoD Guidance, Oversight for Insider-Threat Programs

The Government Accountability Office calls for the Defense Department to release guidance on the implementation of insider-threat programs and subsequent risk assessments and to evaluate current programs to identify capability gaps. GAO said in a report published Tuesday that the DoD components included in its review have inconsistently incorporated the security elements …

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Pentagon Allots $149M in Multidisciplinary Research Project Grants

The Defense Department has selected 22 research programs focused on science and engineering as recipients of grants worth $149 million combined. Research efforts will receive government funding over a period of five years and will involve 55 universities under the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, DoD said Tuesday. Army, Air Force and …

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