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GAO: Pentagon Needs Consistency in Portfolio Reviews for Weapon System Investments

A new Government Accountability Office report has found what auditors call lapses in the way the Defense Department adopts portfolio management techniques to assess its acquisition programs for weapon systems. GAO said in an August report that there are several factors that hinder DoD to collectively evaluate its investments in weapon platforms, such as …

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Profile: Marianne Bailey, Principal Director in the Defense Department’s Office of Deputy CIO for Cybersecurity

Marianne Bailey serves as principal director at the Defense Department‘s office of the deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity and is responsible for coordinating DoD’s cybersecurity standards, policies and guidelines with those of other U.S. government organizations, partner nations and companies. Prior to this role, Bailey worked at the National …

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David Shear: Military Modernization, Resource Demand Could Create APAC Region Instability

David Shear, assistant defense secretary for Asian-Pacific security affairs, has detailed the U.S. government’s efforts to ensure maritime security in Asia-Pacific, DoD News reported Friday. Shear said the U.S. will work to safeguard freedom of navigation within the region’s maritime environment through continued engagement, multilateral institutions and diplomacy, Jim Garamone …

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Reuters: Interagency Tech R&D Project Aims to Curb Unauthorized Drone Operations

Several federal agencies have partnered with state and local law enforcement agencies to build technologies for monitoring unauthorized commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles, Reuters reported Thursday. David Morgan writes the Federal Aviation Administration and the departments of Defense and Homeland Security launched the interagency technology development project to stop …

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Robert Work Issues New DoD Cyber Workforce Mgmt Directive

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has implemented new policies for the management of the Defense Department‘s civilian and military cyberspace personnel. In a directive published Aug. 11, Work instructed the department to form a council to unify its cyber workforce and standardize baseline qualifications, responsibilities and training requirements. He said …

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DARPA Program Seeks to Speed Up Integrated Circuit Design Cycle; Linton Salmon Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has issued a broad agency announcement seeking proposals for a three-year program that aims to improve power efficiency of customized military integrated circuits and accelerate the circuit design cycle. DARPA said Monday the Circuit Realization At Faster Timescales initiative will allocate approximately $30 million in …

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Profile: Terry Halvorsen, Defense Department CIO

Terry Halvorsen took on the responsibilities as chief information officer for the Department of Defense in March 2015. The Pentagon CIO serves as principal adviser to the defense secretary on various aspects of information technology, data management, satellite communications, timing programs, navigation, telecommunications and other non-intelligence space platforms. Halvorsen is also responsible …

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