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House Panel Proposes $690B in Defense Discretionary Spending for FY 2020

The House Appropriations Committee introduced a draft spending bill that would authorize $690.2 billion in fiscal 2020 discretionary funds for the Department of Defense, reflecting an increase of $15.8 billion from the enacted discretionary budget for the current fiscal year. The committee said Tuesday the bill includes a base budget of $622.1 billion and $68.1 billion in overseas contingency operations funds – an increase of $15.6 billion and $165 million from current levels, respectively.

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Virginia Concludes Cyber Physical Systems Summit; Brian Moran Comments

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Cyber professionals, government officials, academics, military personnel and industry have concluded a three-day summit on cyber physical system security held in Virginia to address cyber threats to critical infrastructure, Daily Press reported Thursday. Tamara Dietrich writes summit participants discussed cyber risks to critical systems such as power, water and wastewater …

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CBO: DoD Could Transfer 80K Military Posts to Civilian Jobs

A Congressional Budget Office report estimates that approximately 80,000 active-duty positions could be replaced with federal civilian jobs if all military branches “use the same mix of the service branch with the smallest percentage of military personnel.” CBO said in a report released Sunday that it based the estimate on an analysis of 2012 data …

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Ashton Carter Proposes Additional Military, Civilian Personnel Mgmt Strategies

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has unveiled the third and fourth sets of the Defense Department‘s Force of the Future initiative in a move to reform strategies for DoD to manage its civilian and military personnel. The program’s first link aims to increase the recruitment of professionals and adoption of new ideas across the department while the second link focuses on employee retention …

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ITRC Report: Data Breaches Compromise 57M Social Security Numbers in Government Sector Since 2005

A new report from the Identity Theft Resource Center says there were 6,013 reported cases of data breaches since 2005 across the government, financial services, healthcare and education sectors. The nonprofit organization collaborated with Arizona-based information security firm IDT911 on the study and found that nearly 6.2 million personal data have …

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Gen. Daniel Allyn: 14K Army Personnel to Face Layoffs

Gen. Daniel Allyn, vice chief of staff at the U.S. Army, has said the service branch plans to lay off another 14,000 uniformed personnel as it works to reduce its total military personnel to approximately 980,000 by 2018, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Allyn told Senate Armed Services readiness subcommittee members …

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Brad Carson: DoD Needs to Revamp Military HR Mgmt Strategy

Brad Carson, acting defense undersecretary for personnel and readiness, has said he will propose reforms to the Defense Department‘s military workforce management system, Military Times reported Monday. “In managing personnel, we use only a narrow slice of information about service members and, as a result, we cannot optimize assignment, training, …

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