Tag Archives: DoD

Report: New U.S. Cyber Campaign to Target Islamic State Militants

The Defense Department has formed “national mission teams” to conduct offensive cyber-based operations against the Islamic State militant organization as part of a wider effort to disrupt the group’s communication activities, The New York Times reported Sunday. David Sanger writes DoD’s latest cyber campaign aims to weaken the ability of Islamic State militants to spread …

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Lawmakers Want DoD Innovation Hub Report Prior to Full Funding Release

The House Armed Services Committee’s emerging threats and capabilities panel wants the Defense Department to submit a series of reports on its new innovation center before releasing the hub’s full funding, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes the House subcommittee released its portion of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, …

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Christine Wormuth to Step Down as DoD Undersecretary for Policy in June

Christine Wormuth, undersecretary for policy at the Defense Department, will leave her current position in June after more than seven years of service under the current administration. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in a statement released Friday that Wormuth will be replaced by Brian McKeon, principal deputy defense undersecretary for policy, on an …

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Booz Allen’s Susan Lawrence: Acquisition Lessons From Industry Can Apply to Government

Industry, military and government leaders at the Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium 2016 have said technological and cultural differences need to be addressed to form better acquisition systems, Signal magazine reported Thursday. Robert Ackerman writes the event hosted by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association from April 20 to 22 brought together speakers who …

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House Subcommittee Proposal Seeks to Protect DoD Joint Information Environment from Insider Threats

A House subcommittee has introduced a proposal that would require the Defense Department to implement measures designed to protect the Joint Information Environment from insider threats, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Billy Mitchell writes the House Armed Services Committee’s emerging threats and capabilities subpanel will incorporate the proposal into the 2017 National Defense Authorization …

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DoD Names Nine Winners of 2016 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards

The Defense Department has recognized nine individuals, teams and installations within DoD for their environmental achievements and practices at the 2016 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards. DoD said Thursday nine winners were selected from 30 nominees. “Our men and women work hard to keep environmental stewardship a top priority while simultaneously advancing our National Defense Mission,” …

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