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DoD, Raytheon Vet Brian Teeple Named DHS CTO

Brian Teeple, a Department of Defense veteran and former Raytheon executive, has been named chief technology officer for the Department of Homeland Security, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Most recently, Teeple served as acting deputy chief information officer for command, control, communications and computers and information infrastructure capabilities under the DoD CIO. 

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DoD Partners With RTI for STEM Outreach Programs

The Department of Defense awarded a five-year, $75 million cooperative agreement to Research Triangle Institute to create strategies in line with the agency's science, technology, engineering and mathematics efforts. DoD said Tuesday that it plans to confirm and support initiatives for the performance of K-12 and undergraduate STEM outreach and education programs under the Defense STEM Education Consortium cooperative agreement.

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Patrick Shanahan Hints at Possible NRO Integration Into Space Force

Acting Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Patrick Shanahan told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Pentagon could integrate the National Reconnaissance Office into the Space Force into the future, Defense News reported Thursday. Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), SASC ranking member, asked about the Department of Defense’s reason for not putting NRO under the new service branch and Shanahan said DoD didn’t want to delay the formation of the new force.

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DISA Introduces DoD Teleconferencing Tech

The Defense Information Systems Agency's Defense Collaboration Services unveiled a free and integrated teleconferencing technology for Department of Defense employees. The technology is compatible with defense switched network, enterprise voice over internet protocol and commercial phone systems to help telephone and web conference users communicate with DoD co-employees through an integrated DCS audio function, DISA said Wednesday.

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Federal Officials Cite Slow Acquisition Process, Change Management as Hurdles to Health Innovation

Government officials discussed the challenges to federal health care innovation during an event hosted by the American Council for Technology - Industry Advisory Council, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Terry Adirim, deputy assistant secretary for health services policy and oversight at the Department of Defense, cited poor change management and slow procurement process as obstacles to innovative projects.

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President Trump Nominates Air Force Gen. John Hyten as Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chairman

President Trump nominated Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, to serve as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Acting Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Patrick Shanahan announced Hyten’s nomination in a news release published Tuesday. Hyten started his military career in 1981 and held several leadership roles with the Air Force, including head of Air Force Space Command, director of space acquisition and cyber and space operations and requirements chief at Headquarters Air Force Space Command.

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DoD Begins Low-Yield Nuclear Cruise Missile Dev’t

The Department of Defense has begun the development of low-yield submarine-launched nuclear cruise missiles, USNI News reported Wednesday. John Rood, undersecretary of policy at the Department of Defense, said the U.S. military also requested funding through fiscal year 2020 to perform low-yield alteration to existing ballistic missiles and warheads deployed on submarines.

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Air Forces Plans to Purchase New A-10 Aircraft Wings

The U.S. Air Force is selecting sources for an upcoming contractual effort to rebuild wings of the A-10 support aircraft, Military.com reported Tuesday. Ann Stefanek, an Air Force spokeswoman, said the branch is allotting $267 milllion to purchase 20 wings through the A-10-Thunderbolt II Advanced-Wing Continuation Kit program's next contract.

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Patrick Shanahan: DoD Unveiling Space Force Leader Candidates in Weeks

Patrick Shanahan, acting secretary of defense and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said the government will name nominees for the U.S. Space Force leadership post in the coming weeks, Defense News reported Thursday. Pentagon officials propose the new service branch operate directly under the leadership of a senate-confirmed, space-focused U.S. Air Force undersecretary.

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