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Draft Fiscal 2019 NDAA to Keep DISA, Fund AI, Machine Learning Tech

A markup of the proposed fiscal 2019 defense policy bill released by the office of House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) does not include a plan to shut down the Defense Information Systems Agency, Nextgov reported Monday. The chairman’s markup of the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act released …

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DoD Proposes to Host NATO Joint Force Command

The Defense Department has proposed to accommodate in Norfolk, Va., a future command that would support NATO operations across the trans-Atlantic region. DoD said Friday it seeks to host the NATO Joint Force Command for the Atlantic, which the international alliance will establish to help address global security challenges. NATO intends for …

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DoD News: Richard Spencer Talks About Efforts for Navy Modernization

At a news briefing, U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer discussed the service branch’s progress under the 2018 National Defense Strategy, DoD News reported Wednesday. The Navy plans to refine processes, employ Congressional acquisition authorizations and partner with industry to support the development of the Navy–Marine Corps team, said Spencer, a 2018 Wash100 recipient. Spencer discussed …

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Ellen Lord: DoD to Make Procurement Authorities Clear to Acquisition Workforce

Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, has said she plans to look at all procurement authorities and contract vehicles the Defense Department implements in an effort to reform DoD’s business practices, DoD News reported Wednesday. “Then [we’ll take] examples of how these different acquisition authorities and contract types …

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Air Force Seeks Asset Security Challenge Participants

The U.S. Air Force is seeking ideas from industry and academic professionals on how to secure temporary, fixed and mobile assets as part of the military branch’s AFWERX Fusion Challenge. USAF said Tuesday the challenge represents an open innovation platform for the service branch to collaborate with potential non-military partners in areas …

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Michael Griffin: DoD Plans to Field Self-Driving Vehicles to Back Army’s Logistics Operations

The Defense Department could be the first user of self-driving vehicles that run on artificial intelligence platforms in support of logistics operations, Bloomberg reported Monday. “We’re going to have self-driving vehicles in theater for the Army before we’ll have self-driving cars on the streets,” Michael Griffin, defense undersecretary for research …

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