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DoD, GSA, NASA Publish Final Rule on Federal Procurement Instrument ID System

The Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA have released the final rule on establishing a uniform identification system to standardize procurement activities across government as part of amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation. According to a document published Tuesday in the Federal Register, the procurement instrument identification system effective on Nov. 13 will utilize activity address …

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DoD’s Andrew Weber Accepts New Role in State Department’s Ebola Coordination Unit

Andrew Weber, assistant secretary for nuclear, chemical and biological defense programs at the Pentagon, plans to leave the agency for the State Department later this month. In his new role, Weber will work with former U.S. Ambassador to India Nancy Powell to coordinate with international partners in containing the Ebola epidemic, the Defense Department said Thursday. …

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DISA Opens milCloud Marketplace to DoD Mission Partners

The Defense Information Systems Agency has made the milCloud marketplace available to Defense Department mission partners. Partners with a common access card will have access to classified and unclassified services through the cloud-based marketplace, DISA said Thursday. MilCloud, an infrastructure-as-a-service platform, combines commercial and government-built technologies for users to develop and maintain DoD applications. The milCloud marketplace also features …

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Frank Kendall: DoD Pushes Next-Gen Warfare Systems Efforts

The Defense Department has begun to explore new warfare technologies in an effort to retain U.S. dominance in combat, DoD News reported Tuesday. Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisitions, technology and logistics, told a symposium in Crystal City, Virginia that DoD has kicked off a research and development effort patterned after a 1970s …

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DARPA’s Kerry Bernstein: SRI Builds Instrument to Find Counterfeit Chips

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency research partner SRI International has delivered the Advanced Scanning Optical Microscope to the Naval Surface Warfare Center‘s Crane division to aid forensic analysis of integrated circuits and other microelectronics. DARPA said Tuesday the technology supports its Integrity and Reliability of Integrated Circuits program, which aims to detect …

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Chuck Hagel: DoD Seeks Military Healthcare System Services, Facility Improvements

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has instated a deadline for underperforming units of the U.S. military healthcare system to develop service and facility improvement plans that aim to address identified performance gaps, Reuters reported Wednesday. David Alexander writes that Hagel gave a 30-day timeline for plans to shorten patient wait times for health services as well as a …

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Robert Work: Pentagon to Operate Under CR When DoD Unveils FY 16 Budget Plan

The Defense Department expects Congress to reject the Pentagon’s estimated $70 billion proposal to fund other areas by reshuffling the military compensation structure, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes congressional committees worked to reverse $31 billion in proposed weapons programs retirement and modification efforts. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work told the station his …

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