Officials from the Defense Department discussed innovation and the 2018 National Defense Strategy at the recent Defense News Conference in Washington, D.C., DoD News reported Thursday.
The House on Tuesday passed by a voice vote a proposal to start negotiations on the proposed $675B defense appropriations measure with the Senate, The Hill reported Tuesday. The Senate approved in August a package of appropriations bills that would authorize $854B in fiscal 2019 funds for the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor and Education.Read More »
Four senators have asked the chief financial officers of 13 agencies to address their “use it or lose it” spending at the end of the fiscal year. The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs said Wednesday Sen. Ron Johnson, Claire McCaskill, Rand Paul and Gary Peters expressed concerns that agencies may possibly spend more money at the end of fiscal year 2018 compared to previous years.Read More »
Defense Secretary James Mattis has said the Defense Department has initiated steps to establish a space-focused military command as part of a reorganization plan, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. He said Tuesday at the Pentagon that DoD will use existing resources and personnel to fund and operate the proposed space command, which will be led by a four-star general.Read More »
The Defense Information Systems Agency has approved use of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ under the Defense Department's enterprise service that provides unclassified access for commercial mobile services. The mobile phone company updated the models' firmware to be eligible for operation under the DoD Mobility Unclassified Capability, DISA said Monday in a tweet.Read More »
Defense Department Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy has said DoD is examining the science behind artificial technology and its potential application to the Pentagon's various missions.Read More »