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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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GAO: DoD Faces Commercial Product Cost Assessment Challenges

The Defense Department uses previous contracts or contractor-provided cost data to examine the reasonableness of commercial offerings in noncompetitive acquisition programs, according to a Government Accountability Office report. GAO said Thursday DoD contracting personnel asked pricing information from vendors to determine whether the prices the department paid on 12 of 32 …

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Frank Kendall: Rocket Engine Development Cost Sharing a Possibility

Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall has said DoD is open to the possibility of sharing development costs for a U.S.-made rocket engine with industry, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. “The approach we would prefer, rather than just paying for new engine development, is to help someone close their business case …

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