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Sue Gordon: Intelligence Community Should Push for More Information Sharing

Sue Gordon, principal deputy director of national intelligence and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said the intelligence community should ramp up its efforts to advance transparency and share more information with the public as foreign governments continue to target the general public and commercial businesses, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday.

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Raytheon Secures Two-Year Mentor Protégé Program Contract from U.S. Air Force; Bill Sullivan Quoted

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a two-year Mentor Protégé program contract to Raytheon and Infinity Technology Services to help the Department of Defense diversify its supplier base by giving small businesses experience in high-demand disciplines. In addition, Raytheon will help ITS mature its cybersecurity design, testing, defense and verification capabilities.

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DIA Works on New Tool to Help Military Utilize Big Data

The Defense Intelligence Agency is developing a new data analytics tool to help federal analysts and planners better collect and analyze big data for intelligence and understand operations of adversaries. The Machine-Assisted Analytic Rapid-Repository System utilizes cloud computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning to modernize existing military databases, DIA said Thursday

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Report: NSA Suggests Cancellation of Phone Records Surveillance Program

The National Security Agency recommends that the White House end a surveillance program that gathers data on U.S. phone calls and text messages to detect and disrupt any terrorist plot against the country, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Sources said the recommendation stems from concerns that the program’s intelligence benefits have been outweighed by legal compliance and logistical issues.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Mac Curtis, President and CEO of Perspecta, His Fifth Consecutive Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Mac Curtis, president and chief executive officer of Perspecta, with his fifth consecutive Wash100 Award on Wednesday.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Richard White, President of SSL Government Systems, His First Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Richard White, president of SSL Government, with his first Wash100 Award on Friday. Executive Mosaic recognizes White for his efforts to be innovate in the fields of spacecraft technology and space exploration. We are honored to present the most coveted award in government contracting to Richard White of SSL Government Systems.

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FBI Director Christopher Wray: Industry Partnerships Necessary to Protect US

FBI Director Christopher Wray wants to increase the agency’s partnerships with the private sector to improve security and deter threats by foreign adversaries such as China, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. Wray said any operation to defend the U.S. now requires partnerships between law enforcement and industry, particularly in protecting critical infrastructures, 90 percent of which is privately owned.

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Air Force Combines Cyber, ISR Teams to Boost Operations Coordination

The U.S. Air Force has begun reorganizing to have cyber-focused personnel and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance teams in a single office to increase coordination of military operations. The service branch said on Friday that combining the functions of the staffs would break barriers and streamline oversight, policy and guidance in a range of operations.

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Rep. Will Hurd Appointed Lead Republican of Intelligence Modernization Subcommittee

Representative Will Hurd, former undercover officer at the CIA and cybersecurity entrepreneur, has been named a ranking member at the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence's Subcommittee on Intelligence Modernization and Readiness. Hurd's office said Friday that he's bringing his intelligence and cybersecurity background to the subcommittee and will follow through on information technology modernization policies under his new role.

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