Tag Archives: MTA

IG Report: DOD Uses Middle Tier of Acquisition Pathways to Rapidly Deliver Capabilities to Warfighters

Pentagon

The Department of Defense’s (DOD) office of inspector general (OIG) conducted an audit of DOD's use of the middle tier of acquisition pathway and found that acquisition personnel employed the MTA approach for 11 reviewed programs in accordance with the department's guidance to rapidly build and deploy technologies to meet the needs of warfighters.

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GAO: DOD Needs Reporting Strategy to Improve Weapon Systems Oversight

Pentagon

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Department of Defense (DOD) come up with a reporting strategy to enhance oversight of weapon systems developed using multiple pathways. GAO conducted its annual assessment of DOD’s weapon programs and found that the Pentagon’s new acquisition framework enables program managers to implement one or more of six acquisition pathways, including middle-tier acquisition and major capability acquisition pathways.

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DHS, Metropolitan Transportation Authority to Assess COVID-19 Spread in Public Vehicles

Cybersecurity Talent

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority have teamed up to explore how COVID-19 aerosol agents travel through public transit systems. DHS said Tuesday its science and technology directorate freed an airborne coronavirus simulant into train cars and buses operated by MTA to examine how COVID-19 spreads through coughs and sneezes.

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DHS, MIT Lincoln Lab Join Forces to Conduct Public Transit Virus Mitigation Tests

DHS

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory will help the Department of Homeland Security's science and technology (DHS S&T) directorate test simple methods for preventing viral infection among travelers that use public transportation. The DHS-Lincoln Lab-MTA partnership will spread an aerosolized water-based agent inside vehicles in a way that imitates how people breathe, talk, cough or sneeze.

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