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Margie Graves on Civilian Counterpart to DoD’s Cyber Certification Framework

Margie Graves, federal deputy chief information officer, said a civilian counterpart to the Department of Defense’s proposed Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification would require a different structure to meet civilian agencies’ wide range of missions, Nextgov reported Wednesday.

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Alan Shaffer: DoD Adopts Mid-Tier Approach to Develop Smaller EW Systems

Alan Shaffer, deputy undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, said the Pentagon is employing a middle-tier procurement approach for systems that can undergo rapid development, C4ISRNet reported Monday. He talked about the importance of low-cost systems in electronic warfare and the Department of Defense's efforts to rapidly prototype these technologies.

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Michael Kratsios: ‘Quantum Supremacy’ a Product of US Innovation Ecosystem

Michael Kratsios, U.S. chief technology officer and a 2019 Wash100 award winner, wrote in a commentary published Wednesday on Fortune that Google’s announcement that it proved the theory of “quantum supremacy” using its quantum computer Sycamore demonstrates the efforts of the U.S. innovation ecosystem, which is driven by cooperation between the federal government, private sector and academia.

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DoD OIG Audit Confirms Department’s Implementation of 3D Printing Tech

The Department of Defense's inspector general office found in an audit that DoD has implemented policy on additive manufacturing across the Defense Logistics Agency and the four service branches. At least 81 military facilities have used AM or 3D printing to manufacture a variety of tools to address the absence of phased out parts, reduce maintenance hours and improve existing system components, DoD Office of the Inspector General said Monday.

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