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Report: Leadership Changes at DoD Delay First KC-46 Delivery

The delivery of the first Boeing-built KC-46 tanker aircraft to the U.S. Air Force was postponed following the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis, Defense News reported Monday. A source said the service branch was scheduled to receive the first tanker on Monday but leadership changes at DoD stalled the decision on KC-46.
 

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Report: FY 2018 NDAA Amendments Direct DoD CIO to Set IT Standards, Review Budgets

Congress provided the chief information officer at the Department of Defense with additional authorities and responsibilities through new provisions that took effect Tuesday, Jan. 1, as part of the fiscal 2018 defense authorization measure, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. The amendments would direct the DoD CIO to develop, publish and adopt standards for all cyber and information technology capabilities that operate on networks of service branches and defense agencies.

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Ellen Lord Cites DoD Acquisition Reform Goals for 2019

Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense, has said one of her goals for calendar year 2019 is to revise the DoD Instruction 5000.02 policy, Defense News reported Thursday. “In 2019, one of my key objectives is to rewrite 5000.02,” she told reporters on Dec. 17.

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Report Highlights DoD’s Need to Assess Depot Workforce Programs

The Government Accountability Office has called on the armed forces to assess hiring, training and retention programs at their depots to address the emerging challenges keeping skilled workers for future maintenance works. In a report published in mid-December, GAO found that current shortages in skilled personnel and the aging workforce at military depots have delayed maintenance for aircraft, ships and other weapon systems.  

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GAO: FY 2015-2018 Awards to Small Businesses Majority-Owned by Investment Firms, Funds Totaled $43.6M

The Government Accountability Office has found that only three out of 11 federal agencies that take part in the Small Business Innovation Research program awarded grants and contracts to small firms owned by venture capital companies, hedge funds and private equity firms in the past four fiscal years. Those three agencies are the Department of Education's Institute for Education Sciences, Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy and the Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health, GAO said Friday.

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Recent DoD IG Audit Reveals Lack of Software Rationalization in Branches

The Department of Defense's inspector general released the audit results to determine how the U.S. NavyU.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force rationalize software and manage obsolete and duplicate applications. The audit found the three service branches did not consistently handle software rationalization. However, the USMC and Navy observed processes to prevent software duplication, the inspector general said Dec. 13th in a report.

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Ellen Lord: DoD Should Consider Launch Service Capability for Small, Large Satellites

Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense, has said she thinks DoD should collaborate with launch service providers to ensure the availability of services to bring small and large satellites to space on short notice, SpaceNews reported Monday. “I think we need to look at launch service capability for small sats as well as large,” she said Monday at the Pentagon.
 

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DoD Declassifies Space Traffic Data to Back Commercialization Effort

The Department of Defense has started to declassify space traffic data as part of the U.S. government’s effort to advance space commercialization and safety, Popular Mechanics reported Thursday. “This is us being transparent, leaning forward and trying to enhance that spaceflight safety through data sharing,” Col. Scott Brodeur, director of the Combined Space Operation Center, told the publication.

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Michael Griffin: DoD Eyes Boost-Glide Hypersonics to Counter Adversaries

Michael Griffin, undersecretary for research and engineering at the Department of Defense, has said the Pentagon has begun to ramp up efforts to build hypersonic weapons as Russia and China advance development work on the technology, DoD News reported Thursday. Griffin said Thursday at a National Defense Industrial Association-sponsored event in Washington that DoD considers developing boost-glide, air-breathing hypersonic platforms.

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