Tag Archives: innovation

DoD’s Marcel Lettre Calls for Integration Among Intell Agencies, Innovation With Industry

Defense intelligence undersecretary Marcel Lettre has called for intelligence agencies to increase their collaborations with goals that include increased agility and integration, GovExec reported Friday. Charles Clark writes Lettre told agency and industry professionals at a Intelligence and National Security Alliance banquet that he also urges the next administration to standardize the Intelligence Community …

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Maj. Gen. John Wharton: Army Hosts Summit to Promote Innovation

The U.S. Army hosted a second summit at Aberdeen Proving Ground last month in an effort to promote innovation. Representatives from the Army Training and Doctrine Command and Army Materiel Command and technology, military and civilian leaders, scientists and engineers gathered at the two-day summit held April 5 to 6, the Army said …

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DoD Picks MIT-Led Consortium to Establish National Fabrics Manufacturing Innovation Hub

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will lead an industry consortium tasked to build a manufacturing innovation institute for functional fabrics under a partnership agreement with the Defense Department. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Friday the 89-member Advanced Functional Fabrics of America alliance will receive as much as $317 million in federal and private-sector …

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Report: Ashton Carter, Industry Execs Hold ‘Closed-Door’ Forum

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and several industry executives met Tuesday to discuss how companies and the Defense Department can increase their collaboration, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Brendan McGarry writes more than 30 members of the Aerospace Industries Association, Professional Services Council and National Defense Industrial Association participated in the “closed-door” forum with Carter at AIA …

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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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