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Avi Bender: Federal Gov’t Needs Innovative Measures to Implement Shared Services for Data

Avi Bender, director of the Commerce Department’s National Technical Information Service, told FedScoop in an interview published Monday that the federal government should identify innovative approaches to shared services implementation and consider additional procurement instruments that are suitable for data management. “Data management is an ongoing innovation effort that requires continuous and iterative learning, continuous agility and discovery of new opportunities,” he said.

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Navy Commissions First UAS-Focused Test Squadron

The U.S. Navy has designated a new squadron tasked to test and evaluate unmanned aircraft systems for the service branch and the U.S. Marine Corps, with Cmdr. Matthew Densing serving as leader. 

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Report: Draft Directive Calls for DoD to Submit Legislative Proposal for ‘Space Force’

A draft policy directive would direct the Defense Department to hand over to the Office of Management and Budget by Dec. 1 a legislative proposal to establish a “space force” as a separate service branch, SpaceNews reported Monday. The proposed Space Policy Directive-4 obtained by the publication would require DoD to submit a budget plan for the space-focused service for inclusion in the president’s fiscal 2020 funding request.

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Army Trains to Use New EW Backpack System

Soldiers with the U.S. Army's Headquarters and Headquarters Company are training to use a new electronic warfare system geared to respond against enemy frequencies. Tested in Poland, this new backpack system features three components: VROD, VMAX and Raven Claw, the service branch said Friday.

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Trump Discusses Defense Matters at Luke AFB

President Trump made a visit to Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., on Friday to talk with officials about U.S. military technology and weapons, as well as the 56th Fighter Wing's training activities with the F-35 aircraft. Discussions revolved around the topics of cybersecurity, F-35 development, stealth technology, foreign military sales and other defense matters, the U.S. Air Force said Saturday.

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