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Army Uses New Procurement Method to Save Money

The U.S. Army has generated $1.2 billion in savings through the use of a new data-driven, category-based procurement process, said an executive within the service branch.

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Ellen Lord: DoD to Focus on Counter-UAS Tech in 2020

Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, said the Department of Defense intends to prioritize technologies that counter small enemy unmanned aircraft systems, C4ISRnet reported Wednesday. DoD will streamline efforts into three to five anti-drone systems for department-wide deployment, Lord, who is also a 2019 Wash100 winner, told reporters Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

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NASA to Prepare SLS Core Stage for Potential 2021 Launch

Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator, has announced the completion of the core stage that would support the first Artemis mission's launch, Space News reported Tuesday. The space agency's Michoud Assembly Facility is ready to send out the Space Launch System rocket's core stage by this year's end, ahead of the launch scheduled for 2021.

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Robert Pearce to Lead NASA Aeronautics Directorate Full-Time

Robert Pearce, the acting associate administrator of NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, has been appointed to assume his role on a full-time basis. He oversees the strategy moving NASA's research across multiple aeronautical areas such as airspace operations, aviation concepts and integrated aviation systems, the space agency said Tuesday.

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GovCon Expert Alan Chvotkin: Small Businesses Need New Cyber Compliance for DoD Contracting

Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, said small businesses would need to comply with a new cybersecurity standard for approval to work on Department of Defense contracts, FCW reported Tuesday.

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Technical Review on NSA Call Surveillance Program Nears Completion

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is almost done conducting a review on the National Security Agency's investigation of unauthorized call records, FCW reported Monday. The review tackles the technical problems that have caused NSA's Call Detail Records program to collect an excessive amount of data.

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Gen. John Raymond: Space Force to Support Nation’s Satellite Security

Gen. John Raymond, who leads U.S. Space Command, said the country would be able to better protect satellites with the U.S. Space Force's establishment, Space News reported Monday. Raymond sat down with Space News to talk about various developments regarding Space Command and the Space Force.

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Report: Bryan Ware to Join CISA as Assistant Cybersecurity Director

Bryan Ware, assistant secretary for cyber, infrastructure and resilience policy at the Department of Homeland Security, has been appointed to hold a significant cybersecurity-focused role within the department, Fedscoop reported Sunday. He would succeed Jeanette Manfra as assistant director for cybersecurity of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, sources say.

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Ryan McCarthy: Army Needs to Adopt Additive Manufacturing

Ryan McCarthy, secretary of the U.S. Army, said the service branch needs to implement 3D printing or additive manufacturing for cost reduction and capability boost purposes, Defense News reported Sunday. He said at the Reagan National Defense Forum that the Army must adopt 3D printing for the production of spare parts for weapon systems.

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