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U.S. Army’s RDECOM Changes Name and Joins AFC; John Murray Quoted

The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has joined the Army Futures Command and rebranded the name to the Combat Capabilities Development Command during a ceremony on Jan. 31. CCDC's science and technology advisers met with cross functional teams and the Modernization Task Force to prepare for the command's transition to AFC, the Army said Thursday

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Mark Esper: Army Seeking Modernization Funding to Achieve Readiness by FY 2022

Mark Esper, Secretary of the U.S. Army, said in an interview the service branch wants to allocate significant funding into science and technology efforts to reach its readiness goals by fiscal year 2022, Defense News reported Tuesday. He noted that the Army is making progress with 31 programs under the established Futures Command in line with the service’s modernization strategy developed in 2018.

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USMC Requesting $14B in FY 2020 Funding for Modernization, Readiness

Lt. Gen. Brian Beaudreault, the U.S. Marine Corps’ deputy commandant for plans, policies and operations, announced the USMC is requesting $14B for modernization and $13.8B for near-term readiness efforts, USNI News reported Thursday. Each appropriation accounts for 30 percent of the service branch’s total budget for fiscal year 2020.

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Navy Eyes Potential Contract for Large Surface Ship

The U.S. Navy is awarding a contract for the construction of a large surface combat ship as part of a plan to complete a 355-ship fleet, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. Rear Adm. Ronald Boxall, the Navy's director of surface warfare, said Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has proposed the contract be awarded in fiscal year 2023.

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Army Plans to Cut 8K Apps for Future Hybrid Cloud Migration

Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, chief information officer of the U.S. Army, has announced plans to reduce its more than 8,000 applications over the next 12 months to utilize hybrid cloud, Federal News Network reported Monday. Crawford said the service branch is identifying which apps can migrate immediately, and those that should end its operations or take time to move to the cloud. 

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DISA Releasing New Tools to Modernize Security Clearance Investigations

The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to deploy the next set of technologies to help the defense community modernize security clearance investigations by the end of December. DISA said Tuesday, it looks to unveil a new information technology system built by the agency’s National Background Investigation Services program office, an interface that connects background investigation systems and a position designation tool.

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Federal CIO Kent: Gov’t Setting New IT Modernization Goals for 2019

Suzette Kent, Federal Chief Information Officer, announced the government plans to release its draft policy to update the Trusted Internet Connections program in the coming week, Federal News Network reported Thursday. She said the TIC policy would provide federal agencies with a streamlined process to move to multi-cloud environments as part of the government’s ongoing information technology modernization program.

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Mark Esper OKs New Army Intellectual Property Mgmt Policy

Army Secretary Mark Esper has cleared a new policy that aims to provide the service with a strategy to advance innovation and modernization and sustain readiness through intellectual property management, the Army News Service reported Tuesday. Esper approved the IP management policy Friday to facilitate acquisition and modernization reforms that seek to accelerate the delivery of new capabilities to warfighters amid emerging threats posed by adversaries.

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