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Report: DoD Eyes Enhanced Military Acquisition Security; Kari Bingen Comments

Kari Bingen, Defense Department deputy undersecretary for intelligence, told legislators during a recent House Armed Services Committee hearing that security must become “a fourth pillar in defense acquisition” in addition to cost, schedule and performance, Fifth Domain reported Thursday. Bingen also recommended providing industry partners with incentives to encourage the …

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Gen. Paul Selva: DoD Works to Maintain Technological Superiority

Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at the Center for a New American Security’s annual conference that the Defense Department is developing technologies to maintain U.S. military superiority against China, DoD News reported Thursday. The U.S. Air Force general emphasized that the goal is to prevent China from …

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White House Reorganization Plan Calls for Public-Private Partnership to Facilitate Citizen Service Delivery

The Office of Management and Budget has proposed the establishment of a public-private partnership center to help federal agencies improve the delivery of services to citizens and oversight of public resources as part of a governmentwide reorganization plan, Government Executive reported Thursday. The report “Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st …

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Army to Invest in Tactical Network Mobility, Interoperability Programs; Maj. Gen. Pete Gallagher Comments

The U.S. Army plans to invest money to update its mobile tactical network and increase interoperability between troops, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Maj. Gen. Pete Gallagher, director of the Army’s Network Cross Functional Team, said at an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association event held Thursday that the military branch looks …

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NSA Moves Mission Data to IC GovCloud Platform; Greg Smithberger Comments

The National Security Agency has started migrating signals intelligence information, foreign surveillance and other intell data into a single classified cloud platform designed to help intelligence community analysts accelerate queries and generate insights from data, Nextgov reported Thursday. Greg Smithberger, chief information officer at NSA, said the IC GovCloud is a …

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Air Force Sets Time Frame for UH-1N Replacement Deliveries

The U.S. Air Force expects to award an UH-1N Huey replacement contract later this year and aims to deliver new utility helicopters to multiple bases in the 2020-2032 time frame. USAF said Wednesday it will buy aircraft designed to support nuclear deterrence, test and training, continuation of government operations and survival school support operations. The service branch …

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James Mattis: Trump’s Space Force Plan Needs Legislative Action

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said that President Donald Trump’s proposal for the U.S. military to establish a space force will require detailed planning and legislation prior to its formation, The Hill reported Wednesday. Mattis, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, told reporters Wednesday that Defense Department officials plan to discuss the matter at their meeting …

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Tom Soderstrom: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab Uses AI, IoT Applications to Manage Cybersecurity

Tom Soderstrom, chief technology and innovation officer at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said at Amazon Web Services’ Earth and Space Day held Tuesday he predicts new advances in technology will further drive breakthroughs, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. Soderstrom told event audience that JPL utilizes artificial intelligence, internet of things devices, chatbots and digital …

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