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PSC, DELTA Resources Hosting Defense Services Conference Nov. 21st; Maria Proestou, Jim Jaska Quoted

Professional Services Council (PSC) will hold the Defense Services Conference on Nov. 21st in Arlington, Va to bring together senior executives from the Department of Defense (DoD) and industry to survey current initiatives aimed at accelerating innovation and delivering capabilities to the future force. DELTA Resources announced its support for the conference on Thursday.

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Mark Esper: US Military Needs to Adapt, Implement National Defense Strategy to Fight New Threats

Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Mark Esper said the U.S. military should “adapt” to counter cyber attacks and threats in space amid the resurgence of “great power competition,” the Air Force reported Wednesday. He cited the role of the National Defense Strategy in ensuring national security and fighting threats from near-peer competitors.

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TCOM Secures $979M Army Tethered Aerostat Support Contract from DoD; Ron Bendlin Quoted

TCOM L.P. has been awarded a $979 million hybrid contract to perform engineering, logistics, operations and program management support for the Persistent Surveillance Systems - Tethered (PSS-T) Program from the Department of Defense, TCOM announced on Thursday. 

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AFRL Invests in Materials Research Facility at Cornell University

The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a $7.1M grant to Cornell University for the establishment of a new research facility. Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, a national physics research site, will have a new subfacility for materials research via AFRL’s support, the university said Wednesday.

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DoD Calling for Software Acquisition Funding Category

The Department of Defense is seeking a new budget category under research and development funding to focus on the software acquisition lifecycle, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Jeff Boleng, special assistant for software acquisition at DoD, said at a Software Engineering Institute event that the Office of Management and Budget has supported the department’s intent to pursue pilot programs under the proposed Budget Activity 8.

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Senate Subcommittee Includes F-35, Battleship Funds in $695B FY 2020 Defense Bill Markup

The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee on Tuesday approved a bill through legislative markup to authorize $694.9B in defense spending for fiscal year 2020, The Hill reported. The defense policy bill includes a base budget of $622.5B, $70.7B in overseas contingency operations funds and $1.7B in emergency funds. 

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Final Rule to Ban Government Use of Kaspersky Products

The Department of Defense, NASA and the General Services Administration are set to publish a final rule Tuesday to prohibit defense and civilian agencies from using cybersecurity products developed or provided by Russia-based Kaspersky Lab, Nextgov reported Monday

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