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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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Terry Halvorsen: Pentagon Seeks to ‘Kill’ Duplicate Databases

The Defense Department is targeting between $10 billion and $20 billion in savings over the next five years by eliminating duplicate databases, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Terry Halvorsen, DoD’s acting chief information officer, said his office is working with Dave Tillotson, acting deputy chief management officer, to execute the business process and systems …

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Report: Agencies Reviewing Draft of Future EO on Federal Drone Operations Transparency

The administration could soon issue an executive order requiring all federal agencies to release information to the public regarding their aerial surveillance activities using drones, The Washington Post reported Friday. Craig Whitlock reports that the directive would target data only on federal drone operations in U.S. airspace, such as the flight path and applications for …

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