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Thomas Kenney: Common Standards Needed to Manage Future Joint Warfighting Data, Tech

Joint Warfighting Data

Thomas Kenney, chief data officer of U.S. Special Operations Command, said military branches should develop standards to manage system interoperability and data access as the Department of Defense (DOD) works to complete its joint all domain command and control strategy. Kenney said DOD should also explore tools to manage digital identities and credentials across the military.

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NIST Unveils Fourth Version of Smart Grid Framework; Avi Gopstein Quoted

Smart Grid Framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the fourth iteration of the Smart Grid Framework that intends to advance interoperability on the power grid. The Smart Grid Framework Release 4.0 lays out a new strategy to support the development of interoperable equipment and devices and offers resources and guidance for grid cybersecurity.

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DHS Taps IJIS Institute to Oversee Program for Public Safety Agencies

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded $268 thousand in funds to Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute to lead an effort that seeks to optimize communications between public safety agencies during joint emergency operations. The first phase of the CAD2CAD project aims to develop a set of interoperability standards for computer-aided dispatch platforms and address first responders' inability to transmit information through CAD systems.

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Cynthia Mendoza on Intell Community’s Reference Architecture Framework

Cynthia Mendoza

Cynthia Mendoza, chief architect at the intelligence community, said the reference architecture framework (RAF) seeks to be a “cradle to grave” model that could enable IC to implement information technology programs through standard integration and business approaches. She cited the importance of building trust across the community’s IT enterprise and described RAF as a people process.

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BlackBerry Limited UEM Software Achieves DoDIN Approval; John Chen Quoted

John Chen

BlackBerry Limited’s Unified Endpoint Manager (UEM) software has achieved Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN) approval as a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution, the company reported on Tuesday. BlackBerry UEM is the only MDM solution on the DoDIN Approved Product List (APL). The company has completed Cybersecurity and Interoperability certification across the DoDIN.  

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Air Force Delivers ‘Unified Platform’ Increment 1 to Cybercom

Department of Defense officials said the U.S. Air Force developed the first iteration of a cyber platform designed to help cyber forces perform mission planning, share information and deliver command-and-control systems to support cyber missions, Fifth Domain reported Monday. A spokesman for the Air Force said the service handed over to U.S. Cyber Command the first increment of the Unified Platform April 9. Increment 1 features capabilities for interoperability and defensive cyber operations.

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Military Service Secretaries Aim to Facilitate Weapon Systems Interoperability via Common Standards

Army Secretary Mark Esper, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Navy Secretary Richard Spencer have signed a new memorandum that establishes common standards of data sharing between weapon systems across domains. The Air Force said Friday the joint memo requires acquisition executives within service branches to publish implementation guidelines for procurement programs, determine gaps and suggest new standards.

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John Windom Offers Updates on VA’s EHR System Implementation at House Panel Hearing

John Windom, executive director of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ office of electronic health record modernization, has said VA has created 18 workflow councils and completed state reviews of the first implementation sites since it initiated the adoption of a new EHR system, Healthcare Informatics reported Wednesday. Windom appeared before the House Veterans Affairs Committee's technology modernization subpanel Wednesday to provide updates on VA’s implementation of a Cerner-built EHR platform.

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Report: Senate’s FY 2019 Minibus Measure to Appropriate $60M for Health IT Interoperability Efforts

A package of fiscal 2019 appropriations bills passed by the Senate would earmark $60.3M in funds to support the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s health IT interoperability efforts, Meritalk reported Monday.

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