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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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Patrick Shanahan: Trump Should Understand Possible Tradeoffs in DoD’s Potential $700B Budget

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has said a reduced budget would restrain some of the Pentagon’s objectives, Federal News Network reported Friday. He told reporters Thursday that the Defense Department completed the proposed $733B budget and has now begun to draft the $700B spending plan after President Donald Trump ordered a 5 percent budget cut.

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Army Seeks Industry Support to Address Network Modernization Gaps; Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford Quoted

The U.S. Army is lacking the technical sufficiency needed to modernize the service's data and communication networks, and is now seeking industry support to address this gap, the National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, chief information officer of the Army, announced the branch's need for sustained industry support at the Military Communications Conference.

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Patrick Shanahan: Army Looks at Every Program to Advance Modernization

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has said the U.S. Army has begun to examine each of its programs to prioritize spending and advance modernization, National Defense reported Wednesday. “As pressing as the threat is, we will not be handed a blank check. Fiscal discipline and performance will determine whether we will be able to execute our strategy,” he said Wednesday during his speech at the Association of the United States Army’s annual conference.

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Mark Esper: Army Could Free Up $25B to Support Six Modernization Priorities

Army Secretary Mark Esper has said the service has evaluated every activity and program within the “equipping peg” and identified $25B in funds that could be shifted toward its top six priorities for modernization, Defense News reported Monday. The service’s modernization priorities are the next-generation combat vehicle; long-range precision fires; network; soldier lethality; future vertical lift; and air and missile defense.

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AUSA Holds Fourth Innovators Corner for xTechSearch Semi-Finalists; Bruce Jette Quoted

The Association of the U.S. Army has dedicated its fourth Innovators Corner session to 25 companies selected to present their proposals for addressing the service's modernization priorities. The U.S. Army said Monday the shortlisted firms participating in the Expeditionary Technology Search competition will use the three-day event to showcase their ideas for long-range precision fires, next-generation combat vehicle, future vertical lift, network, air and missile defense, and increased soldier lethality.

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