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Senate OKs Fiscal 2018 Budget Resolution

The Senate voted 51-49 Thursday to approve its fiscal 2018 budget resolution that would authorize a tax reform plan, The Hill reported Thursday. The budget measure proposes to increase defense spending levels at current rates to reach $684 billion by 2027 and reduce nondefense spending in succeeding years that would result …

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DoD, HHS Leaders: Information Sharing With Industry is Key to Mitigate Ransomware

Mitchell Komaroff, principal adviser for cybersecurity strategy, planning and oversight at the Defense Department, has said DoD collaborates with industry partners to help mitigate threats such as ransomware, FedTech reported Thursday. Komaroff told the audience at the CyberScoop CyberTalks event in Washington, D.C. that DoD works to outline clear cybersecurity requirements in contracts …

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GAO: NASA Faces Human Spaceflight Program Oversight Challenges

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that Congress consider instructing  NASA to implement strategies to address challenges related to oversight of three human spaceflight programs. GAO said in a report published Thursday that although NASA’s current approach to integrate its Space Launch System, Orion spacecraft and supporting ground systems offer some advantages, …

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DoD, Industry in Talks Over Cloud Security Requirements

The Defense Department is in talks with heads of cloud service providers on how to streamline cloud security requirements in a rulebook the Defense Information Systems Agency issued in 2015, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. DoD’s Cloud Security Requirements Guide offers information on security controls that should be adopted by cloud …

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Army Gets Approval to Form Installation Readiness Board

Ryan McCarthy, acting U.S. Army secretary, has approved the formation of an installation readiness board of directors that will assess preparedness and funding management efforts at the military branch’s facilities. The Army said Wednesday its vice chief of staff or assistants secretaries for installations, energy and environment and manpower and reserve affairs will chair …

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USAF Sec. Heather Wilson’s POC Event Keynote Pushes for More Resources to Elevate Space Domain

U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has emphasized during her keynote speech at a forum hosted by Executive Mosaic‘s Potomac Officers Club that the U.S. needs to establish readiness for potential conflict in the space domain. The service branch said Wednesday Wilson called for increased resources and flexibility in procurement in order to …

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Report: DSCA Chief Charles Hooper Mulls Establishment of ‘Security Cooperation University’

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Charles Hooper, director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, wants DSCA to establish a security cooperation university as part of efforts to accelerate the foreign military sales process, Defense News reported Wednesday. Hooper said at an Association of the U.S. Army event held Oct. 10 he envisions that …

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