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Robert Daigle to Step Down as Director of DoD’s Cost Evaluation Office

Robert Daigle, director of the Department of Defense's cost assessment and program evaluation office, will step down from her post in May, Foreign Policy reported Monday. In his role, Daigle manages an independent analysis group that assists the DoD secretary to develop long-term decisions for the agency's $700 billion annual budget.

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DoD Takes New Look on How to Secure Defense Industrial Base

Ellen Lord, under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and Wash100 Award winner, announced new efforts to improve how the Pentagon will identify the companies at risk of cyber attacks, USNI News reported Friday. “So what I’ve mandated is, this year we will come up with a National Cybersecurity Standard with metrics, and we will develop third-party independent auditors who can go and audit against those cybersecurity standards,” she said at a recent U.S. Naval Institute meeting.

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DoD CMO Releases Initial Enterprise Business Reform Plan

The Department of Defense’s office of the chief management officer issued an initial plan to reform DoD’s enterprise business operations on Friday. OCMO set up three reform teams – human resources, supply chain and logistics and category management - to “establish a culture of continuous improvement focused on results and accountability” and oversee four activities cited in Section 921 of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2019, according to the report.

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DoD Undersecretary Ellen Lord Meets with Exchange Program Participants

Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient Ellen Lord conducted a meeting with the participants of the Department of Defense's Public-Private Talent Exchange initiative. The initiative has assigned private sector employees to civilian defense positions and vice versa to allow the participants to comprehend each area's operations and share practices, DoD said Thursday.

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Michael Griffin: DoD Labs Must Work, Collaborate to Support Warfighters

Michael Griffin, undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, highlighted the mission of the Department of Defense's organic laboratories during DoD Lab Day. He said that laboratory engineers must work with a balance between speed, diligence and quality to boost the military's lethality and protection, DoD said Thursday

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Chuck Prow, President and CEO of Vectrus, His Fifth Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Chuck Prow, president and chief executive officer of Vectrus, with his fifth Wash100 Award on Wednesday. The award comes after Vectrus was selected for the U.S. Army’s potential $82 billion LOGCAP V contract vehicle on April 12th.

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DISA Passes 100K Mark for ‘Purebred’ Device Credential Issuance System

The Defense Information Systems Agency issued over-the-air derived credentials to the 100,000th device through the Department of Defense's Purebred mobile certification system last month, DISA said Wednesday. Purebred is designed to handle encrypted communications and secure web browsing for certified DoD mobile devices without constantly requiring a common access card and smart card reader.

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Caroline Bean: DoD’s milCloud 2.0 Migration Effort Open to Industry Support

Caroline Bean, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s infrastructure branch chief, said that companies seeking collaborations with the Department of Defense may want to support the milCloud 2.0 effort, Government CIO Media reported Wednesday. Bean, also the program manager for milCloud 2.0, noted that government partners should consider including cloud migration plans in contract scopes to develop future cloud strategies during General Dynamics Information Technology’s Emerge 2019 event.

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USCYBERCOM Shifts Focus to Interagency, International Collaboration

U.S. Cyber Command is focusing on how to help other federal government components address cyber threats from foreign adversaries, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Brig. Gen. Timothy Haugh, leader of USCYBERCOM's Cyber National Mission Force, said that mission outcomes depend on how the country aids foreign and domestic industry partners in protecting national assets during a recent Atlantic Council event. 

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