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Report: New Hellfire Missile Variant Aims to Avoid Civilian Casualties

The U.S. government developed a variant of the Hellfire air-to-surface missile designed to target terrorists without explosion and reduce the risk of civilian casualties, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The modified Hellfire missile, also known as R9X, comes with a ring of six blades that can cut through vehicle roofs or buildings to home in on the target. U.S. officials said the Department of Defense used R9X six times in its operations in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen and Somalia. 

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DoD Supports Strategy for Global Health Security

The Department of Defense is supporting a national effort to prevent the spread of diseases across the U.S. and allied countries. The government's 2019 Global Health Security Strategy aims to foster international collaboration with foreign nations and organizations to avert and address disease outbreaks, DoD said Thursday.

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Sens. Heinrich and Ernst Introduce Mentor-Protege Legislation

Sens. Joni Ernst and Martin Heinrich unveiled a bill to allow the continuation of the Department of Defense's Mentor-Protege Program. The Defense Small Business Advancement Act will assist small businesses that serve as suppliers to private companies, civilian agencies and DoD customers through mentorship efforts from seasoned contractors, the office of Sen. Heinrich said Tuesday.

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GSA Eyes Civilian Version of DEOS Cloud Contract; Alan Thomas Quoted

The General Services Administration plans to develop a civilian counterpart of the potential $8 billion Defense Enterprise Office Solutions cloud contract, FCW reported Tuesday. Alan Thomas, commissioner of GSA's Federal Acquisition Service, said the proposed Civilian Enterprise Office Solution contract is in the early phase of development and “won't be a carbon copy of DEOS.”

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Sehlke Consulting Recognized as 28th Fastest Growing Veteran-Owned U.S. Business; Chad Sehlke Quoted

Inc. Magazine’s annual Vet50 list, recognizing the 50 fastest-growing veteran-owned businesses in the nation, listed Sehlke Consulting in the 28th position, Sehlke announced on April 18th. The selections for this list were based on the prestigious 2018 Inc. 5000|500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America list.

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White House Announces Gears of Government President’s Award Winners

The White House announced on Monday that the recipients of the Gears of Government President’s Award, which seeks to acknowledge the contributions of federal employees and teams who help improve the lives of U.S. citizens. “These awards recognize not just the front-line mission employees, but also those teams and individuals that are strengthening our country to be a more modern, effective government to better serve their fellow citizens,” Margaret Weichert, deputy director for management at the Office of management and Budget, said in a statement published Monday.

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DISA’s Global Video Services Enhances Collaboration Throughout DoD

The Defense Information Systems Agency is offering global video services to address the U.S. military's teleconferencing needs. DISA said Friday that its GVS technology allows users to communicate via video within both secret and non-secure internet protocol router networks. GVS is designed to accommodate a maximum of 1,000 desktop users simultaneously, and allow for connection and interoperability with conference rooms and legacy teleconferencing tools. Users may control GVS' video teleconferencing connections via endpoints. 

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DoD Granted Access to OPM’s Enterprise USALearning Platform

The Office of Personnel Management signed an agreement with the Department of Defense enabling DoD personnel to access OPM’s cloud-based USALearning education platform, OPM said Friday. The move comes as part of the DoD Reform Management Group’s initiative to use the USALearning ecosystem to streamline acquisition and technical support for the department’s training and education programs.

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Defense Innovation Board Report Looks at DoD’s Software Procurement Process

The Defense Innovation Board issued a report assessing the Pentagon’s software acquisition practices, the Department of Defense website reported Friday. The report focuses on three basic themes. The first suggests that cycle time and speed are the most essential metrics in software management. The second highlights the need to attract, retain and promote digital talent since “software is made by people and for people.”

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