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USAF Approves Production of B61-12 Nuclear Bomb

The U.S. Air Force approved the production of a new guided tail-kit assembly for the B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb. The service branch said Friday, its Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center will conclude the TKA's manufacturing development phase and proceed with production under the Milestone C transition. AFNWC developed the TKA and will perform integration with the bomb built by the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.

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Business Vet Anil Cheriyan Appointed to Lead Two GSA Services

Anil Cheriyan, former executive vice president and chief information officer of SunTrust Banks, has been appointed to fill two roles at the General Services Administration, effective early January. The GSA said Friday he will serve as director of the Technology Transformation Services and deputy commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service.

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Sen. Mark Warner Proposes Bill to Augment U.S. Security Clearance

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., has introduced a bill that would aim to refine the nation's security clearance process. The Modernizing the Trusted Workforce for the 21st Century Act would task the executive branch to immediately address backlog cases concerning background checks, Warner's office said Thursday.

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VA Unveils New API for Veterans Health Data Management

The Department of Veterans Affairs has released an application programming interface that would help veterans manage health data via mobile devices. The VA said Friday its Health API is designed to work with the next iterations of Blue Button, the department's service made to ease data access for veterans.

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Report: Trump Backs $750B Request for Pentagon Budget

President Donald Trump has supported plans to request a $750B defense budget from Congress for fiscal year 2020, Reuters reported Monday. A U.S. official told Reuters on Sunday that Defense Secretary James Mattis discussed with the president the potential impact of a flat defense budget on the military.
 

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Navy Focusing on Anti-Mine Warfare

The U.S. Navy plans to implement the use of unmanned systems in mine warfare to keep pace with enemy developments, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. Stephen Olson, deputy branch head for mine warfare with the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, said the branch is shifting from the traditional fleet approach to one that includes stronger mine countermeasures.

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GSA to Implement Mobile Device Use Into DevSecOps

The General Services Administration plans to integrate mobile devices into its DevSecOps activities in 2019 as the agency expects potential productivity boosts, Fedscoop reported Thursday. David Shive, the agency's chief information officer, said during the VMware Public Sector Innovation Summit that mobility is essential due to the growth of mobile device use among citizens.

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Army Releases Updated Future Fighting Concept

The U.S. Army has launched the latest iteration of its future operating concept that presents potential measures to counter adversaries’ layered stand-off. The service said Thursday “The U.S. Army in Multi-Domain Operations 2028," also known as MDO Concept 1.5, aligns with interagency efforts and offers recommendations based on experimentation.
 

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