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Army Looks at Industry for 5G Tech; Col. Schawn Branch Quoted

The U.S. Army seeks to modernize its cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and training via application of industry-made 5G cellular technologies, C4ISRNet reported Thursday. Col. Schawn Branch, who leads the Army's 5G and enterprise information technology as a service program, told C4ISRNet the service branch is focusing 5G efforts on augmented and virtual reality, global asset management and smart technology depots.

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USDA to Address IT Skills Gap in Employees; Gary Washington Quoted

The Department of Agriculture faces the challenge to address the information technology skills gap across the USDA workforce, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Gary Washington, USDA chief information officer, said at a Fedscoop event that the department's adoption of a consolidated, business-focused IT approach has left out the technology awareness of many employees.

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Kevin Cox: DHS Provides Agencies Better Network Visibility Through CDM Program

Kevin Cox, a Department of Homeland Security official, said agencies were able to discover 75 percent more devices within their information technology infrastructure using automated tools offered through DHS’ Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, Nextgov reported Thursday.

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NASA Inspector General Office Reports 2019 Challenges

NASA's Office of the Inspector General has found seven challenges faced by the space agency in the areas of management and performance. The agency is challenged to conduct manned lunar exploration by 2024, improve management across major programs, sustain a skilled workforce, maintain human presence in-orbit, better oversee contract awards, address information technology issues and support facilities, NASA OIG said Wednesday.

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DHS Posts ID Application Tech Concept RFI

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a request for information to seek sources of technologies that will implement digital receipt, transmission and authentication of applicant documents and information.

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Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford: Army to Highlight Security in New Data Strategy

Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, chief information officer/G-6 of the U.S. Army, said the service branch's upcoming data strategy will focus on security, Fifth Domain reported Wednesday. The new strategy will significantly involve the service's Artificial Intelligence Task Force, a unit currently developing AI-driven target recognition technology. 

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DARPA Pursues Effort to Better Patch Legacy Software

The Defense Advanced Projects Agency has launched an effort to address issues in patching legacy software for mission-critical systems. DARPA said Monday its new Assured Micropatching program seeks to develop technologies that accelerate and aid in the analysis, modification and correction of legacy software binaries.

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