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Army Considers Autoloader for Extended-Range Cannon

The U.S. Army is looking to equip its extended-range cannon artillery system with an autoloader for increased fired rounds per minute and reduced personnel requirements, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. Col. John Rafferty, director of the long-range precision fires cross-functional team, told reporters in Virginia that the service branch is assessing two different autoloaders: an industry-designed model and a government-designed model. 

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Air Force to Deliver Satellite, Space Debris Data Storage to Dept of Commerce

The U.S. Air Force is slated to hand over a library of space and satellite debris data to the Department of Commerce to delegate space notification responsibilities to the agency, Spacenews reported Friday. President Trump signed Space Policy Directive 3 ordering the Department of Defense to provide public space situational awareness data to the Department of Commerce.

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Mark Warner: NBIB’s Pilot Efforts Key to Security Clearance Backlog Decrease

Mark Warner, D-Va., said that the National Background Investigations Bureau has seen improvement in the handling of security clearances as the agency experiences a 40 percent decrease in backlog, Federal News Network reported Friday.  Warner, vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, told the publication that the recent development may eventually lead to a “steady state” of 250,000 manageable case files.

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Reps. Suzan DelBene, John Katko Sponsor Bill to Address IoT Requirements

Reps. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., and John Katko R-N.Y., presented a bill supporting the growing use of internet of things devices. The IoT Readiness Act would task the Federal Communications Commission to provide lawmakers with data required to continue the development of IoT devices, Delbene's office said Wednesday

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Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley: DIA Looks to Build AI-Based Intell Data Storage

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said that DIA wants to invest in a system to employ artificial intelligence and analytics to replace a 1996-era intelligence database during the Aspen Security Forum.

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Trump to Nominate Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary Post

President Trump announced plans to nominate Eugene Scalia, a partner in the Washington office of law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, to serve as the next secretary of the Department of Labor, Politico reported Thursday. “Gene has led a life of great success in the legal and labor field and is highly respected not only as a lawyer, but as a lawyer with great experience working with labor and everyone else,” Trump wrote in a tweet posted Thursday

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DHS S&T Labs Demo Portable Explosive Trace Detectors

Two laboratories under the Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate are teaming up to test portable explosives trace detectors. Researchers from the Transportation Security Laboratory validated gaps with the detectors and have spoken with vendors and customers to reinforce the devices' functionality, DHS said Thursday.

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USAF Tests Program to Train Airmen in Digital Fields

Air Education and Training Command has commenced beta testing of a program that aims to boost skills of airmen in digital technology. Project Nexus would task 18 airmen to study the topics of data science, software development or UI/UX design from July to November this year, the U.S. Air Force said Thursday.

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DLA Releases Supply Chain Security Strategy

The Defense Logistics Agency released a new plan to address global supply chain security issues including counterfeit platform components and compromised Commercial and Government Entity supplier codes. DLA said Thursday that the Supply Chain Security Strategy collates input from Col. Scott Ritzel, executive director of the agency’s Nuclear Enterprise Support Office, as well as 20 DLA professionals.

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