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White House Tests LG and Samsung Mobile Devices

The White House is testing mobile devices manufactured by LG and Samsung in order to replace Blackberry mobile devices currently in use, the Wall Street Journal  reported last Thursday. Will Connors writes that the White House’s internal technology team and the White House Communications Agency are working together to test the …

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Keith Alexander: Cybercom Ready for Unified Command Status

Army Gen. Keith Alexander, outgoing commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, believes Cybercom is mature enough to attain a unified command status, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jared Serbu writes Alexander expects the Defense Department to grant CYBERCOM the autonomous status in 2015 to …

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Pentagon Details $2.45B UAV Spending Plan for FY 2015

The Defense Department is seeking $2.45 billion in fiscal year 2015 funds for unmanned aerial vehicle acquisition and research, 15.8 percent greater than the fiscal 2014 UAV budget, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Sunday. John Keller writes the U.S. military plans to procure both the Northrop Grumman-built RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft …

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Pentagon Seeks $6B in FY 2015 C4I Funding

The Defense Department has proposed $6 billion in fiscal year 2015 funding for command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence systems, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Thursday. John Keller writes the Pentagon plans to spend $541.5 million on research and procurement of 3,294 radio systems under the Tactical Networking Radio Systems …

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Adam Smith: Sequestration to Remain in Obama’s Budget Proposal

Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), House Armed Services Committee ranking member, has said sequestration cuts will stay in place as the Obama administration’s budget plan heads to Capitol Hill, National Journal reported Monday. Jordain Carney writes the administration’s five-year budget proposal for fiscal 2015 adheres to the $496 billion spending caps …

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