Tag Archives: DoD

DoD Considers Delaying Chinese Tech Removal Rule Implementation

Pentagon

A section in the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act requiring government contractors to remove Chinese-made technologies from their networks is now slated to take effect in August 2020 and the Department of Defense (DoD) is considering delaying by a year full compliance with that provision, FedScoop reported Monday.

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Senate Panel OKs $740.5B National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2021

House Appropriations

The Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday passed a $740.5 billion defense policy bill for fiscal year 2021 in a 25-2 vote. The Senate panel said the U.S. military advantage in ground, aerial, space, cyber space and maritime domains should be protected and the FY21 NDAA seeks accelerate innovation to allow the country to better compete with Russia and China.

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Ellen Lord: Pentagon Would Need Congress to Pass Supplemental Appropriations

Hon. Ellen Lord

Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said DoD may have to take some funds from its modernization and readiness accounts if Congress fails to provide supplemental budget amid mounting COVID-19 pandemic-related claims from the defense industry, Defense News reported Wednesday.

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USCYBERCOM Operations Director Maj. Gen. Charles Moore Named Command’s Deputy

Charles Moore

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Charles Moore, director of operations at U.S. Cyber Command, has been assigned to serve as USCYBERCOM's deputy commander. He will also receive a promotion to lieutenant-general as he remains at Fort George G. Meade in Maryland for his new assignment, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

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Army Research Office, Academe Form 5G Energy Conservation R&D Partnership

5G

The Department of Defense (DoD) is working with two academic entities to improve energy efficiency in 5G network operations, Federal News Network reported Friday. The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Lille in France have partnered with the U.S. Army Research Office to develop a honeycomb-like framework to allow 5G devices to switch networks with less energy.

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GAO Reports Increase of Procurement Budget from 2018-2019; Potomac Officers Club Hosts Procurement Virtual Forum on June 9th

GAO

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report, noting that agencies spent more on procurement in fiscal 2019 than in any of the previous 10 years, the office reported in May 2020. The report stated that agency spending on multiple award contracts for IT and services increased from over the last year. 

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Mark Lewis: Microelectronics, 5G, Hypersonics Are DoD’s Top Three R&D Priorities

Mark Lewis

The Department of Defense (DoD) is reshuffling its research-and-development priorities as it develops new roadmaps to advance future capabilities and Mark Lewis, director of research and engineering for modernization at DoD, said microelectronics is now the Pentagon’s top priority, National Defense reported Friday.

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