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John Rood: DoD Pursues Plan to Purchase Low-Yield Naval Nuclear Weapons

John Rood, undersecretary of defense for policy, said Wednesday the military is pushing through to procure naval missiles that contain low-yield nuclear components, National Defense Magazine reported the same day. His announcement discussed the Department of Defense's intention to purchase submarine-launched ballistic missiles and ship-launched cruise missiles in support of the Trump administration.

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DoD Study Examines Compliance of Small, Large Firms With Cyber Standards; Kevin Fahey Quoted

A recent Department of Defense study says small and large contractors are struggling to comply with DoD’s new cybersecurity standards, Defense One reported Monday. “For the most part, the big companies do very well,” Kevin Fahey, assistant defense secretary for acquisition, told reporters at the Pentagon Monday. “But in no case do they meet everything that they thought they met.”

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Cyberspace Solarium Commission to Study DoD’s Defend Forward Concept

The Congress-created Cyberspace Solarium Commission is working to determine ways the Department of Defense's “defend forward” concept can support cyberspace protection, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. The concept focuses on keeping enemies close to create a better picture of adversarial preparation plans.

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Space Command Accepts WGS-10 SATCOM Into Operational Constellation

U.S. Space Command has accepted the 10th satellite of the Wideband Global Satellite Communication constellation following the completion of on-orbit testing performed by a team of engineers and operators from the U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy.

The team validated the Boeing-manufactured satellite's anti-jam capabilities and cybersecurity techniques and procedures that will be integrated into the entire constellation and then recommended it for acceptance into the WGS system, the Los Angeles Air Force Base said Tuesday

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Air Force, Strategic Capabilities Office Aim to Develop Cyber Planning Tool Via ‘Project IKE’

The U.S. Air Force and the Department of Defense’s Strategic Capabilities Office have decided to continue the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s work on a program to provide cyber personnel with a tool to plan and carry out cyber operations, Fifth Domain reported Monday.

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