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Navy Focusing on Anti-Mine Warfare

The U.S. Navy plans to implement the use of unmanned systems in mine warfare to keep pace with enemy developments, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. Stephen Olson, deputy branch head for mine warfare with the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, said the branch is shifting from the traditional fleet approach to one that includes stronger mine countermeasures.

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Patrick Shanahan: DoD Rescinds Contractor Payment Proposal

The Defense Department has decided to withdraw its proposed rule to regulate payments to contractors based on performance, Defense News reported Monday. “Recently, proposed amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) were prematurely released, absent full coordination,” Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan wrote in a statement obtained by the publication.

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NDIA Study Finds That Policy Frameworks Complicate Defense Contracting

The National Defense Industrial Association has found that the revised Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement and continued development of the National Institute of Standards and Technology cybersecurity framework create burdens on defense contracting, National Defense reported Tuesday. The study, “Implementing Cybersecurity in DoD Supply Chains", describes how defense contractors are responding to increasing regulation requirements.

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Ellen Lord: DoD Warns Military, Contractors Against Chinese, Russian Software

Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, has said the Defense Department started distributing to the military and contractors a list of software platforms that should not be purchased, Defense One reported Friday. This is because such software platforms have failed to meet national security requirements, Lord said. “What we are …

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NDIA Urges Congress to Reach Deal on Defense Budget Caps

The National Defense Industrial Association has called on Congress to reach a deal that would raise or suspend defense budget caps. NDIA said Nov. 20 it commends the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, which would authorize $700 billion in defense spending, but Congress still needs to address …

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Profile: Bryon Young, Executive Director of Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground

Bryon Young serves as the executive director of the Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. He oversees the execution of contracts that support research and development initiatives across the U.S. Army as well as mission critical contracting work for warfighters, program executive office and institutional customers of the military branch. …

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