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Terry Halvorsen: DoD to Replace Common Access Cards With Multifactor Authentication Systems

Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen has said the Pentagon will replace Common Access Cards with multifactor authentication systems such as biometric technologies, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Shaun Waterman writes Halvorsen told an audience at the 2016 Federal Forum that DoD has a two-year plan in place to remove CAC cards from information systems …

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Senate OKs FY 2017 Defense Policy Bill in 85-13 Vote

The Senate voted 85-13 to pass a bill that would authorize $602 billion in defense budget for fiscal year 2017, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act contains acquisition reform provisions, including a measure that would limit cost-plus contracts and a proposal to remove …

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Ashton Carter Announces New Members of Defense Innovation Board

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has announced the three new members of a board that will work to facilitate a “culture of innovation” in the areas of technology, people and operations across the Defense Department, DoD News reported Friday. Carter told Defense One Tech Summit attendees in Washington that retired Navy Adm. William …

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Chris Lynch: DoD Digital Service Continues Cyber Work Against Malicious Attacks

The Defense Department system has been under constant attack with more than a billion malicious hits on the defense.gov website over the past few years, DoD News reported Friday. Jim Garamone writes Chris Lynch, U.S. Digital Service director, said his organization composed of private-sector information technology specialists work to bring best practices from the civilian …

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GAO Calls for Revision of US Navy Frigate Acquisition Strategy

The Government Accountability Office has called on Congress to require the U.S. Navy to change the way the service buys frigates and hold funds for Littoral Combat Ship acquisitions in fiscal year 2017. GAO said Thursday that it also wants the Defense Department to demand reviews prior to acquisition decisions and …

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