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Patrick Shanahan: DoD Works on Two Budget Requests for Fiscal 2020

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has said drafting the budget for fiscal year 2020 calls for the Pentagon to “put the resources in place” in order to operationalize the national defense strategy. “We are not going to reverse course on all that planning but we will build two budgets,” Shanahan said Friday at the Military Reporters and Editors conference in Arlington, Va.

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Defense Digital Service Aims to Facilitate Cyber Tech Development via New Workspace in Georgia

The Defense Department’s digital service team has unveiled a new workspace in Augusta, Ga., to allow service personnel and civilians to work together on cyber capabilities. DoD said Thursday the Tatooine workspace marks the expansion of the Defense Digital Service’s partnership with Army Cyber Command on a pilot program that seeks to support and cultivate technical talent within ARCYBER through collaboration with DDS’ tech professionals with industry experience.

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DISA’s Brian Hermann: DoD Should Change Policies for Commercial Products Ahead of DEOS Contract

Brian Hermann, chief of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s enterprise-wide service development division, has said the Defense Department needs to reform its processes to leverage commercial off-the-shelf products and services, Federal News Network reported Wednesday.

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Patrick Shanahan: ‘Space Force’ Needed to Ensure US Supremacy in Space

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has said the creation of a “space force” as the sixth service branch is “absolutely necessary” to ensure the country’s superiority in space, Defense.gov reported Wednesday. “The U.S. military is the best in the world in space, but our adversaries have taken note and are actively developing and fielding capabilities to potentially deny our usage of space in crisis or war,” he said Tuesday during the National Space Council’s fourth meeting at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C.

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House Lawmakers Ask DoD’s Inspector General to Initiate JEDI Cloud Contract Probe

Two House Appropriations Committee members have asked the Defense Department’s office of inspector general to investigate the requirements and solicitation process for the potential 10-year, $10B Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Reps. Steve Womack (R-Ark.) and Tom Cole (R-Okla.) wrote a letter Monday to Glenn Fine, acting inspector general at DoD, to raise concern over the contract’s Defense Information Systems Agency impact level 6 requirement that a cloud service provider should meet.

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