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DoD Prohibits Department Personnel From Using Geolocation Tools in Operational Areas

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan recently issued a memo prohibiting Defense Department personnel in operational areas from using the geolocation features of their electronic devices. Activating geolocation functions of devices such as smartphones and fitness trackers could result in “unintended security consequences” by divulging “personal information, locations, routines and numbers …

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VA Acting CIO Blackburn Steps Down

Scott Blackburn, acting chief information officer for the Department of Veteran Affairs, announced his resignation on Tuesday via Twitter. “This is a bittersweet moment in my career. Today I officially resigned my position at @DeptVetAffairs. It has been the honor of my life. Too many people to thank. Will continue …

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Cybercom Declares Network Defense Headquarters Fully Operational

A U.S. Cyber Command component has reached full operational capability status after three years of establishing capacity and capability to operate, defend and secure the Department of Defense Information Network. The Joint Force Headquarters DoDIN oversees the security and management of nearly 15,000 networks that support three million users across all warfighting segments,  Cybercom said Wednesday. “A …

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James Mattis to Attend NATO, Northern Group Meetings in Europe

Defense Secretary James Mattis began a five-day visit to Europe as part of efforts to maintain key U.S. military relations with European allies. The Defense Department said Friday Mattis will participate in a Northern Group forum on Monday and Tuesday in Helsinki, Finland, to meet with his counterparts from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, …

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Trump Nominates Synovision’s Bruce Jette as Army Acquisition Chief

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Synovision Solutions President and CEO Bruce Jette to be assistant secretary of the U.S. Army for acquisition, technology and logistics. The White House released Thursday the president’s announcement of candidates for possible positions in the administration, including Jette. Jette most recently led Synovision, which has …

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