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Terry Halvorsen: DoD to Focus on Cybersecurity, IT Workforce Retention in 2017

Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer at the Defense Department, has said DoD will work to update its networks, improve its cybersecurity posture and attract and retain information technology professionals in 2017, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Halvorsen gave the remarks Tuesday during his testimony before the House Armed Services Committee’s …

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DOT Names 7 Finalists in Smart Cities Challenge; Anthony Foxx Comments

The Transportation Department has selected seven finalists a $40 million national contest to develop programs to address mobility, environmental and safety problems through the integration of technology and data-based approaches. All finalistsin the Smart City Challenge will receive $100,000 each to aid in the development of new ideas that would be judged on the …

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Jennifer Walsmith: NSA Eyes Acquisition Innovation Through ‘Skunk Works’ Office, Women-Owned Businesses

Jennifer Walsmith, senior acquisition executive at the National Security Agency, has said NSA has started to establish a “Skunk Works” or rapid innovation office in an effort to introduce novel approaches to its acquisition process, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. “It’s not for Skunk Works technologies, but rather for Skunk Works just thinking …

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Pentagon to Seek Innovation, Organizational Strategies Through New Advisory Board

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has announced the Defense Department‘s plan to establish an advisory board to help craft technological strategies for DoD to address organizational culture and project management issues. DoD said Wednesday the Defense Innovation Advisory Board will work to identify best practices for iterative product development, data-based decision-making, enterprise information sharing and utilization of mobile and …

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Adm. Michael Rogers: NSA Aims to Integrate Capabilities, Talents Under Reorg Initiative

The National Security Agency has announced it will undergo a restructuring in a move to bolster the agency’s technological innovation, workforce and core missions of foreign signals intelligence and information assurance. The NSA in the 21st Century initiative is a two-year process to reshape the agency and  address challenges triggered by asymmetric national security …

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Lt. Gen. Michael Williamson: Army Acquisition Reform Focuses on Modernization

Lt. Gen. Michael Williamson, principal military deputy to the U.S. Army acquisitions chief, has said that a “whole government” approach and an increased decision-making authority for the services will help efforts to reform defense acquisition. He told Defense News reporter Jen Judson in an interview published Tuesday that acquisition reform plans should focus on …

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Deborah Lee James: Govt-Industry Collaboration Drives ’21st Century’ Air Force Acquisition System

U.S. Air Force Sec. Deborah Lee James has detailed the service branch’s Bending the Cost Curve acquisition system that seeks to support innovation and deliver cost savings and process efficiencies. James wrote in a guest piece published Wednesday on Defense One that the Air Force worked with the defense industry as part of efforts to develop …

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