Tag Archives: DoD

Sen. Maggie Hassan Wants Info on Agencies’ IT Modernization Plans, Priorities

Sen. Maggie Hassan

Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) has asked federal agencies about their efforts to modernize their legacy information technology systems, Nextgov reported Thursday. Hassan sent letters to the departments of Treasury, Defense and Homeland Security and seven other federal agencies to respond to six questions with regard to their IT modernization efforts by Aug. 3.

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Stephen Kitay: Pentagon Examines Initial Results of Survey of Space Industrial Base Amid COVID-19

Stephen Kitay

Stephen Kitay, deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy, said the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Space Acquisition Council is assessing initial results of a survey about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the space industrial base, SpaceNews reported Wednesday.

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GAO: DoD Must Address All Requirements for IP Transition Plan

DoD

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has advised the Department of Defense (DoD) to address assessment, cost planning and inventory requirements for DoD's transition to the latest version of internet protocol. DoD still needs to identify potential cyber risks and resource and work requirements related to the department's planned transition to IP version six, GAO said Monday.

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Laura Nunley Named DIA’s New Command Senior Enlisted Leader

Laura Nunley

Master Chief Laura Nunley, command master chief at the Office of Naval Intelligence, has received the assignment to serve as the Defense Intelligence Agency's command senior enlisted leader. She succeeds Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin Higginbotham of the U.S. Air Force in the role, the Department of Defense said Tuesday following an announcement from the Office of the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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Maj. Gen. John Shaw on Planetary Defense, NASA’s Manned Demo-2 Mission

Maj. Gen. John Shaw

Maj. Gen. John Shaw, head of Space Operations Command within the U.S. Space Force, discussed at a webinar Monday about planetary defense and how the Pentagon’s partnership with NASA might help mitigate the threat of an asteroid found to be on a collision course with Earth, DoD News reported Tuesday.

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Gerald R. Ford Carrier to Undergo Linking Tests in Atlantic

USS Gerald R. Ford

The U.S. Navy has begun to set the USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier for communication system tests that would occur for more than a year in the Atlantic region, Defense One reported Monday. The ship's voice and data link systems will undergo sea trials to demonstrate the ability to perform command and control with other ships.

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DoD to Use CARES Act Funds to Apply AI in COVID-19 Vaccine Testing

The Department of Defense (DoD) plans to use funds allocated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to develop artificial intelligence-based models to accelerate screening and testing of vaccines, antibody-based treatments and other drug candidates for COVID-19, Bloomberg Government reported Monday.

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