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Katie Arrington: Pentagon’s Cyber Certification Model Specifically Designed for Small Businesses

Katie Arrington, special assistant to the assistant secretary of defense for acquisition for cyber, said the Department of Defense’s new cybersecurity certification model seeks to help small businesses comply with cyber controls through a tiered rating system depending on the platforms they are asked to protect, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday.

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Anil Cheriyan: GSA Adds AI to Centers of Excellence Program’s List of Modernization Areas

Anil Cheriyan, deputy commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, said the agency’s Centers of Excellence program has made artificial intelligence its sixth modernization focus area, Federal Times reported Tuesday.

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Navy Chief Learning Officer John Kroger Sets Goal to Create Thinking Force

John Kroger, newly appointed chief learning officer at the Department of the Navy, seeks to establish a force of thinkers and has been working with officials to organize DON's education system, USNI News reported Monday. As CLO, he carries the task to organize the United States Naval Academy, the future Naval Community College, Marine Corps University and other academic institutions within DON.

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DoD Acquisition Office Issues Cybersecurity Accreditation Body RFI

The Pentagon's Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment is seeking input on how to establish an accreditation body to verify the cybersecurity of controlled unclassified information stored in defense contractor-run networks.

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DoD Tactical Comms Product Marketplace Goes Live

The Department of Defense's Joint Tactical Networking Center has declared initial operational capability status for an online repository of radios, waveform technology and other commercial products designed to help DoD customers communicate.

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Ball Aerospace Receives 2020 Award for Outstanding Services from American Meteorological Society; Rob Strain Quoted

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) has awarded Ball Aerospace with the 2020 Award for Outstanding Services by a Corporation for designing and building advanced remote-sensing instruments and spacecraft enabling timely, accurate weather predictions and environmental monitoring to ensure a Weather Ready Nation, the company announced on Tuesday.

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New University to Train Security Cooperation Workforce in Defense Department; Cara Abercrombie Quoted

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has opened a new institution designed to train and build a workforce of security cooperation experts. The new Defense Security Cooperation University aims to ensure that all involved personnel have a grasp of security cooperation's alignment with the national security strategy, according to DSCU President Cara Abercrombie, the DSCA said Thursday.

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PSC Comments on Department of Defense Draft Cybersecurity Framework; Wash100 Award Winner David Berteau, Alan Chvotkin Quoted

On Monday, the Professional Services Council (PSC) provided further feedback on the issues and concerns for the contractor community with regard to the Department of Defense’s (DoD) draft Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework. 

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