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Jerry McGinn: DoD Should Use Analytics to Predict Industrial Base Performance

Jerry McGinn, the Defense Department‘s principal deputy director for manufacturing and industrial base policy, believes DoD can better measure industry’s technology efforts against national security requirements with business intelligence tools, FCW reported Monday. Sean Lyngaas writes McGinn also recommended that the department adopt a predictive analytics approach to determine key …

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House’s FY 2016 Defense Bill Includes Operational Testing Provision; Michael Gilmore Comments

The House-approved defense authorization bill for fiscal year 2016 requires the Defense Department’s operational test and evaluation director to monitor acquisition program delays and cost increases associated with operational tests, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Scott Maucione writes the provision would also require the director to look at industry practices when it …

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Pentagon IG Cites Cyber Vulnerabilities in Data Infrastructure

The Defense Department’s inspector general has released a new summary report on cyber vulnerabilities it found in DoD’s information networks and systems. DoD’s IG said in a Sept. 25 report it identified vulnerabilities in the areas of contingency planning, access and identity management and risk management based on 20 unclassified audit reports and …

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DoD’s Alan Estevez: DoD, Transcom Hone Focus on Readiness & Modernization

Alan Estevez — principal undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics — has highlighted the Defense Department and U.S. Transportation Command’s focus on force readiness and modernization amid tight budgets, DoD News reported Wednesday. Estevez told the National Defense Transportation Association’s fall meeting in Maryland that DoD and Transcom’s initiative to …

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Congressional Negotiators Reach Compromise on $612B Defense Policy Bill

Conference committees in the House and Senate have settled their differences in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act following several months of negotiation, The Hill newspaper reported Tuesday. Rebecca Kheel writes the NDAA allocates a $612 billion budget for Defense Department operations and programs over the next fiscal year, including …

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Report: Robert Work Memo Cautions of Gov’t Shutdown

Defense Deputy Secretary Bob Work has cautioned the ongoing budget crisis in Congress could result in a government-wide shutdown this week, Military Times reported Friday. Andrew Tilghman writes Work informed soldiers and Defense Department civilians in a memo what happens in a shutdown if lawmakers failed to agree on a budget proposal before the Oct. 1 …

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GAO Identifies Resources for DoD Cyber Education Efforts

The Government Accountability Office has identified resources for the Defense Department’s Office of Small Business Programs to disseminate cybersecurity resources to small businesses. GAO said Thursday that cybersecurity electronic learning courses, a cyber online program and the Small Biz Cyber Planner 2.0 guide are some of the resources available to small …

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Terry Halvorsen: Cyber’s Discipline, Enterprise Areas Need Culture Change

Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer at the Defense Department, has cited economics, enterprise and discipline as the areas that require a change in cyber culture in order to protect data infrastructure from potential cyber threats, DoD News reported Friday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Halvorsen told a Billington Cybersecurity Summit audience culture change is vital …

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