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Report: Mark Esper Open to Cutting Legacy Programs to Find Savings Under Defense-Wide Review

Defense Secretary and a 2019 Wash100 Award winner Mark Esper said a department-wide review of defense programs to generate savings will involve “divesting of legacy capabilities that simply aren’t suited” for future combat operations, Defense News reported Wednesday.

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DoD, GSA Award $8B Cloud Contract to General Dynamics IT; Dana Deasy Quoted

The Department of Defense and the General Services Administration have awarded General Dynamics IT (GDIT) the potential 10-year, $7.6 billion Defense Enterprise Office Solutions (DEOS) contract to replace legacy DoD IT office applications with a standard cloud-based solution across all military services, the Washington Business Journal reported on Thursday

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Vice Adm. Raquel Bono: DoD to Start Consolidating Military Hospitals Under DHA in October

The Department of Defense will begin to transition the management of hospitals and clinics of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army to the Defense Health Agency on Oct. 1 in compliance with the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017, the Air Force reported Tuesday.

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Sen. Marco Rubio: Agencies Must Use U.S.-Made Launch Vehicles

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has requested Vice President Mike Pence to order the use of U.S.-made rockets for government payload launches. Rubio's office said Monday that his request acknowledges the U.S. industrial base's capacity to launch government payloads and elliminate the need for foreign vehicles.

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Ellen Lord: Pentagon Seeks to Protect Military Tech With New IP Team

Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment and a 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said the Department of Defense will establish an "intellectual property cadre” to develop policies aimed at protecting the U.S. military’s technologies and ensuring data security by October, the Military website reported Monday

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GAO: DoD Needs to Boost Oversight of Physical Access Control Systems

The Government Accountability Office has issued recommendations regarding the Department of Defense's use of physical access control systems. GAO said Thursday that it found the service branch has not monitored the use of these PACS, and as a result, DoD is not aware of how much these systems are used.

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Raytheon Supporting USAF’s GPS III Satellite Launch with GPS OCX; Dave Wajsgras Quoted

During the U.S. Air Force’s launch of the GPS III satellite, Raytheon’s GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, supported the launch. The ground system will spend the next 10 days maneuvering the satellite into its final orbit, demonstrating GPS OCX's ability to simultaneously support multiple GPS III spacecraft on-orbit throughout the checkout and calibration process. 

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