Tag Archives: DoD

John Hale: Commercial Providers Will Operate DISA’s Next milCloud Iteration on DoD Property

John Hale, chief of the Defense Information Systems Agency‘s cloud portfolio, has said commercial providers will maintain and operate DISA’s future milCloud 2.0 private cloud platform on Defense Department property with access only available to DoD data and users. Hale told an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association symposium audience that DISA plans to …

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NASA Prepares for Solar Probe, Deep Space Missions With Simulation Chamber

NASA‘s Marshall Space Flight Center is using a 4-by-8-foot vacuum chamber to test components of a sensor package that will support the planned 2018 Solar Probe Plus mission that aims to send a spacecraft into the sun’s atmosphere. The agency said Tuesday the High Intensity Solar Environment Test system works to simulate extreme conditions in space and subject test …

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Ashton Carter: US Eyes Increased Force in Poland, Baltic States

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said that the U.S. government and its allies look to increase the presence of troops in the Baltic states and in Poland in a bid to counter threats from Russia, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Richard Sisk writes Carter told reporters Tuesday in Stuttgart, Germany, that the goal is …

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FedScoop: DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar Discusses AI Advancement, Limitations

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Arati Prabhakar told her audience at an Atlantic Council event that artificial intelligence is still in the infancy stage as new technologies emerge, FedScoop reported Monday. Billy Mitchell writes that the research agency invests in the advancement of AI and looks to address its limitations in what Prabhakar refers to as …

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DoD News: Robert Work Talks Defense Cooperation, Russian Activities With Nordic, Baltic Countries

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work discussed defense cooperation and regional threats in a meeting between the U.S. and Nordic and Baltic countries, DoD News reported Tuesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes the meeting focused on defense cooperation, Russian activities in Europe and anti-terrorism efforts against the Islamic State militant group. “Finland has about a 1,500-kilometer border with Russia, so …

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Mary Miller Named DoD Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research, Engineering

Mary Miller, formerly deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Army for research and technology, has been named principal deputy assistant secretary for research and engineering at the Defense Department’s office of the defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Miller’s appointment to the Senior Executive …

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Federal Times: GSA to Handle All Health IT Contracts for DHA

The General Services Administration will handle contracts for the Defense Health Agency‘s health information technology requirements under a DHA memo sent April 25, Federal Times reported Monday. Aaron Boyd writes that DHA Component Acquisition Executive Michael O’Bar signed the memo to require health agency procurement officers to use GSA’s governmentwide acquisition contracts and schedules for all IT …

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Richard Kidd: Climate Change-Induced Floods, Heat Affect Army Training

Richard Kidd, deputy assistant army secretary for energy and sustainability, told Defense Department leaders in a panel discussion held April 26 that Army training exercises are affected by inclement weather conditions he says result from global climate change. Kidd said floods in Fort Irwin, California and Fort Eustis, Virginia have caused erosion of ranges and tank trails that subsequently strained the …

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