Tag Archives: DoD

Mac Thornberry: 2016 NDAA Would Be Step Toward Defense Acquisition Reform

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has said the 2016 defense policy bill is a significant first step in their efforts to revamp the Pentagon’s acquisition system, Defense News reported Monday. Joe Gould writes some observers like Thornberry see the current procurement process at the Defense Department as unfavorable to U.S. military …

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Robert Work: DoD Eyes Combat Teaming, Human-Machine Collaboration for 3rd Offset Strategy

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has said the Defense Department has started to invest in combat teaming and human-machine collaboration as part of the third offset strategy, DoD News reported Sunday. Work told the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California that the strategy seeks to combat national security threats through conventional deterrence, Cheryl …

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Terry Halvorsen, Frank Kendall: New Guidebook Aims to Help Integrate Cybersecurity into Acquisition

The Defense Department has released a new guidebook that contains practices for integrating cybersecurity into the acquisition lifecycle in an effort to help systems recover from cyber attacks. In a memorandum published Oct. 30, DoD Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen and Defense Acquisition Undersecretary Frank Kendall said program managers will …

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Keith Alexander: Pentagon Needs New Framework to Counter Cyber, Terrorist Threats

Retired U.S. Army Gen. Keith Alexander has told Senate Armed Services Committee members he believes the Defense Department should adopt new strategies to protect the U.S. against acts of terrorism and cyber crime. The former National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command leader told lawmakers committee in written testimony Tuesday that continued activity of terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and …

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Air Force’s Sandra Finan Named DoD Deputy CIO for C4 Information Infrastructure

Maj. Gen. Sandra Finan — a former U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center commander — has been named deputy chief information officer for command, control, communications and computers and information infrastructure at the Defense Department. DoD reported Finan’s appointment in a Friday release and said she moves to the new role from her current position as special …

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