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Timothy Grayson: DARPA Envisions Modular, Customizable Approach for DoD’s Joint Operations

Timothy Grayson

Timothy Grayson, director of the strategic technology office within the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), said DARPA wants to address the military's joint operational goals with an approach where systems can be flexibly arranged instead of following an existing structure. DOD envisions JADC2 as a networked integration between multiple weapon systems and communications. 

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National Intelligence Office Reorganizes Work Structure; John Ratcliffe Quoted

John Ratcliffe

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has reorganized its structure to revolve around two different operational directorates. ODNI said that it has established the Policy and Capabilities directorate and renewed the Mission Integration directorate for the agency's organizational restructuring aimed at improving work synchronization.

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GSA OIG Reports on Semiannual Savings, Fraud Cases

The General Services Administration's inspector general office has released a report on the agency's activities from April to September this year, highlighting audits on cost savings and performance. GSA Office of the Inspector General said it identified $79M in potential savings during the period, but also discovered various insufficiencies, criminal cases and fraudulent transactions, with a total of 30 audits issued.

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Navy Applies Virtualization Tech to Marine Corps Training

The U.S. Navy tested an existing 3D virtual training platform for the use of marines assigned to perform command, control, communications, computers and intelligence operations. Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic included the Multi-purpose Reconfigurable Training System in a new equipment training package designed for C4I across marines' communication systems and submarines, the Navy said Thursday.

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DHS Launches Security Initiative for US Telecommunications Infrastructure

Chris Krebs, undersecretary of the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security, has announced that the department is working on strengthening the telecommunications infrastructure of the U.S., FCW reported Wednesday. At a National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee meeting, Krebs said the DHS is seeking security systems to …

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National Guard Bureau, DoD Develop Unmanned Robot for CBRN Incident Response

The Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Division of the National Guard Bureau‘s Operations Directorate teamed up with other Defense Department agencies to develop a robotic chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incident response capacity within the DoD. Malcolm Reese, joint program director of the Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Division, led an effort …

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White House Unveils New Energy Standards Tool

The White House has launched a new acquisition tool designed to help agencies identify contracts that comply with the government’s energy requirements. Anne Rung, the U.S. chief acquisition officer, and Christine Harada, the federal chief sustainability officer at the Council on Environmental Quality, announced the launch of the Green Check …

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GAO Urges Federal Agencies to Identify Opportunities for Budget Requirements Standardization

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Office of Management and Budget, the Energy Department, NASA, the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation to explore strategies to standardize budget or procurement requirements. GAO said Friday it interviewed officials from universities and stakeholder organizations and they pinpointed factors that contribute to …

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