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Bryan Ware to Focus on CISA Modernization, Data Mgmt

Bryan Ware, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's new assistant director for cybersecurity, said he will focus on the modernization of CISA's infrastructure, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. The effort will largely involve updates across the agency's artificial intelligence technologies and data management tools, Ware said at FedScoop’s Data Cloud Summit.

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Navy Chief Adm. Michael Gilday Asks for Higher Budget to Pursue Plans

Adm. Michael Gilday, chief of naval operations, said the U.S. Navy needs a higher budget to comply with the Trump administration's demands, Defense News reported Tuesday. He said at the Surface Navy Association's annual symposium that the service branch's Columbia-class submarine program has been taking too much a percentage of the budget.

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NIST Seeks Feedback to Modernize Federal Invention Reporting System; Walter Copan Quoted

The National Institute of Standards and Technology asks the public to submit input on the modernization of a platform through which inventors report on their federally-funded products. The agency said Monday it plans to update and simplify the Interagency Edison System or iEdison for improvements in functionality, information security and user experience. 

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Treasury Department Studies Blockchain Use to Track Grants

The Department of Treasury is nearing completion of an effort to develop a blockchain-based credit system for recipients of federal grants, FCW reported Friday. Craig Fischer, innovation program manager at the treasury department, said the effort aims to tokenize federal letters of credit for the tracking of awarded grants and associated cashflow.

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Gen. John Hyten: DoD Must Accelerate Pace in Power Competition

U.S. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the Department of Defense needs to be more responsive with regard to the power competition with Russia and China, DoD News reported Friday. Hyten said the military has to overcome the pace with its competitors and outrun them, especially considering China's speedy development.

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Navy Dept Pursues Strategy to Grow Civilian Workforce

The Department of the Navy has unveiled a new strategy designed to guide the development of DON's civilian workforce over the next 10 years. DON said Thursday that it needs the dynamic strategy to tackle workforce challenges amid changes caused by technological and geopolitical factors.

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