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Profile: Mitchell Komaroff, DoD Trusted Mission Systems and Networks Director

Mitchell Komaroff serves as the director of the Defense Department‘s Trusted Mission Systems and Networks for the DoD Chief Information Officer. He oversees the development and implementation of a strategy that works to minimize national security risks posed by increasing globalization in the information and communications technology sector. As TMSN director, Komaroff also leads transactional risk management …

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DARPA’s Arati Prabhakar: US Can Maintain Military Edge Through Continuous R&D Investments

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Arati Prabhakar has said the U.S. should continuously invest in science and technology in order to maintain its military advantage as foreign powers strengthen their research and development efforts, DoD News reported Wednesday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Prabhakar made her remarks at a hearing of the House Armed …

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James Comey: FBI 2017 Budget Request Includes $85M for Cyber Threat Investigations

FBI Director James Comey told a House appropriations subcommittee Thursday the bureau has requested $9.50 billion in total appropriations to carry out law enforcement, national security and criminal justice operations in fiscal 2017. Comey said in his written testimony the budget request includes $85.1 million to fund the bureau’s efforts to identify threats in cyberspace and share …

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James Thurman: US Army’s Size, Budget Need Reconsideration

Retired U.S. Army Gen. James Thurman has said the U.S. government should reconsider the budget and the number of soldiers the service branch needs, the Army reported Thursday. Thurman said at a Thursday Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that Russia’s resurgence and other national security challenges the country currently faces also …

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Sens. Kirk, Gillibrand Push New Bill to Speed Up Electronic Warfare Acquisition

Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) have proposed a bill that seeks to provide the Defense Department with more flexibility in terms of allocation of funds for electronic warfare platforms. The proposed Electronic Warfare Enhancement Act would also incorporate EW platforms into the Rapid Acquisition Authority Program in an effort to …

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DNI James Clapper: Terror Threats Grow in Sophistication, Intensity

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said terrorism has become more sophisticated and destructive as extremist groups such as the Islamic State organization increasingly use social media for their propaganda, WTOP reported Monday. “In my 50-plus years in intelligence, I don’t know if we’ve been beset by a more diverse array of …

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Frank Kendall, Deborah Lee James Propose New Business Model for Space Launch Services Acquisition

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has proposed an acquisition strategy for satellite launch services that he believes could help the Defense Department reduce costs and dependence on Russian-built RD-180 rocket engines, DoD News reported Wednesday. “The basic business deal we have in mind is that the …

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