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DoD IG Recommends Multi-Factor Authentication to Protect Ballistic Missile Defense System’s Technical Data

The Department of Defense inspector general office has recommended that DoD enforce the use of multi-factor authentication methods to secure classified systems that store, process and transmit technical information about the country's Ballistic Missile Defense System.

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McAleese & Associates: U.S. Navy Improving Public Shipyards in 2019

McAleese & Associates reports that public shipyards are all jockeying for public shipyard recapitalization funding heading into 2019. During the recent “Navy/USMC Readiness” hearing, Richard Spencer, secretary of the U.S. Navy, assured lawmakers the agency is drafting its master plan to modernize its public shipyards.

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GAO Finds DoD, HHS, DHS Misreporting Noncompetitive Contracts

The Government Accountability Office called on the departments of Defense and Health and Human Services to review their records of contract awards due to misreported noncompetitive contracts. Contracting officials at the DoD and HHS found misreporting competitive and noncompetitive between fiscal years 2013 and 2017, GAO said in a report posted Tuesday

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DoD Saves $4.3B in FY18, Sets $6B Goal for FY19

Lisa Hershman, acting chief management officer for DoD, said 114 projects contributed to the FY18 savings while a reduction in redundant defense systems saved the budget for early FY19. The report said DoD already freed up inventory space five times the size of the agency's central courtyard.

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USAF Conducts Critical Design Review for B-21 Weapon System; Heather Wilson Quoted

In late November, The U.S. Air Force evaluated the design of the B-21 bomber aircraft's weapon system to verify production readiness. The assessment reflected positive progress from the aircraft's engineering and manufacturing development phase that lasted almost three years, USAF said Monday.

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Air Force to Unveil Electronic Warfare Study in January

The U.S. Air Force plans to announce the latest findings of its year-long study that explored how the military can protect its equipment and data from emerging global threats on electromagnetic spectrum in January, Military.com reported Monday. Senior service officials will discuss the findings at the Weapons and Tactics Conference at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., according to Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson.

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