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TRANSCOM, MARAD Heads Opt for Used Ships to Replace Aging Reserve Fleet

Top officials from the U.S. Maritime Administration and the Transportation Command want to proceed with the proposed acquisition of used vessels to replace the country’s aging fleet of reserve merchant ships, USNI News reported Thursday. The proposal intends to address the increasing cost of the maintenance and repair of existing ships in the Ready Reserve Fleet. The average age of reserve fleet is 44 years old. 

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Col. Greg Coile on Army’s Need for Resilient Communications in Contested Environment

Col. Greg Coile, project manager for tactical networks PEO C3T at the U.S. Army, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Wednesday about the possible impact of not having a resilient communications network on troops operating in a contested environment. “If you had a platoon or a company that was geographically dispersed, you could lose their ability to communicate higher, lose their situational awareness, lose the ability to call for fires and to get support,” he explained.

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GSA’s Jon Johnson: Category Mgmt Helped Govt Achieve $500M in Mobile Tech Savings

Jon Johnson, director of the General Services Administration‘s enterprise mobility program, has said that the interagency Mobile Service Category Management Team helped government agencies save approximately $500 million on mobile devices and services, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Government-wide spending on mobile platforms and services decreased from $1.5 billion in 2013 …

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Bill Zielinski: GSA Close to $50B IT, Telecom Services Contract Award Announcement

The General Services Administration expects to award in the next few weeks a potential 15-year, $50 billion contract vehicle for information technology, infrastructure and telecommunication services, FedTech reported Thursday. GSA is “a couple of weeks off” from awarding the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract, Bill Zielinski, deputy assistant commissioner for IT category management at …

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NSA Updates Patent Portfolio Under Tech Transfer Program

The National Security Agency has updated a list of patented tools NSA aims to bring into the commercial market through a technology transfer program, Nextgov reported Monday. NSA’s updated patent portfolio covers multiple research and development projects that aim to address big data, cyber, internet of things and mobility challenges. The …

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Matthew Donovan Nominated as Air Force Undersecretary

Matthew Donovan, a policy director and professional staff member at the Senate Armed Services Committee, has been nominated to serve as the next U.S. Air Force undersecretary, Air Force Times reported Thursday. In his current role, Donovan advises committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) on matters related to the Defense Department‘s fixed-wing, manned …

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