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CBO Estimates DoD Spending to Reach $776B by 2034

The Congressional Budget Office released a report stating that the Department of Defense’s projected $718B spending from 2020 to 2024 would increase to $776B or 13 percent by 2034. CBO assessed DoD’s Future Years Defense Program which includes the department’s projected costs for programs within a five-year period.

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DoD Undersecretary Michael Griffin: Gov’t Should Collaborate With Academia, Industry Partners

Michael Griffin, undersecretary for research and engineering at the Department of Defense and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, has urged the U.S. government to augment collaborative efforts with academic and industry partners. Griffin said the three sectors should drive partnerships to allow rapid development, conception and procurement of technologies, Naval Sea Systems Command said Wednesday

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Mark Esper: DoD to ‘Fully Pursue’ Ground-Launched Missile Dev’t Following INF Treaty Exit

Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient Mark Esper issued a statement on Friday announcing the nation’s withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty due to Russia’s “sustained and repeated violations” of the agreement which puts limitations on missile deployment.

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Navy to Commission Newest Freedom-Variant Littoral Combat Ship

The U.S. Navy will commission its newest Freedom-class littoral combat ship into service on Saturday at the Naval Air Station in Key West, Fl. The Lockheed Martin-build USS Billings, named after the largest city in Montana, to support the Navy's missions in near-shore and open-ocean environments, the Department of Defense said Wednesday

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DoD Inspector General Looks at Department’s Commercial IT Product Security

The Department of Defense's Office of the Inspector General conducted an audit to verify whether DoD assesses cybersecurity risks in commercial off-the-shelf information technology products. The audit found that DoD employs COTS IT products that hold commonly known cyber vulnerabilities due to lack of associated policy, strategy and product standards, DoD IG said in a report publicly released Tuesday.

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DoD Inspector General Audits Contractor Networks, Systems

The Department of Defense's Office of the Inspector General released the results of an audit that sought to confirm contractors' capacity to secure controlled unclassified information on their respective systems and networks.

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