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Reports: UVA Official Ty Schieber Named Board Chairman for New DoD Cybersecurity Certification

Ty Schieber, senior director of executive education at the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation, has been appointed to lead an independent body that will be responsible for the governance of the Department of Defense cybersecurity maturity model certification, Inside Defense reported Thursday.

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DoD to Boost Rare Earth Mineral Production to Reduce Dependence on China

The Department of Defense is requesting funds to increase the production of rare earth minerals in the U.S. to reduce the country’s reliance on China, Reuters reported Thursday. Air Force Lt. Col. Mike Andrews, a spokesman for DoD, said the department’s request was included in a report submitted to the White House as part of a federal program seeking to offer economic incentives to boost domestic manufacturing capabilities.

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Report: Pentagon-Led Study Looks at US Military’s Dependence on Foreign Imports

A Defense Department-led study has found that the U.S. military has become too reliant on China and other foreign countries for microelectronics and other items, Reuters reported Wednesday. Some U.S. officials told the news agency those microelectronics include transistors and integrated circuits that can be found in mobile devices, drones, cruise missiles and satellites.

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