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VA Migrates Data for Upcoming EHR Implementation; Robert Wilkie Quoted

Robert Wilkie

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has finished data-related preparations needed for the new VA health record's upcoming implementation in the Pacific Northwest region. The migration allows health care practioners to visualize information via the EHR modernization system at the Washington-based Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center. 

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DoD, NSA Launch Cyber Workforce Dev’t, Diversity Program

Cyber Workforce

The Department of Defense (DoD) has partnered with the National Security Agency (NSA) to launch a workforce training program aimed at promoting cybersecurity skills development to help close the nation’s cyber talent gap. CEDI participants will have access to DoD and NSA-sponsored cybersecurity programs, certified instructors, educational resources and internships with partner businesses.

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DoD’s Undersecretary for Policy Gets New Information Responsibility

DoD

The Department of Defense (DoD) has granted the undersecretary of defense for policy a new responsibility over information operations, as required by the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. The undersecretary will concurrently serve as the DoD's principal information operations adviser, an executive who will help the secretary of defense make informed decisions on information operations.

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DoD Puts up New Hypersonics Engineering Office at NSWC Crane; Mark Lewis Quoted

Mark Lewis

The Department of Defense (DoD) has stood up an Indiana-based office that would support collaborative engineering for hypersonic system development. The Joint Hypersonics Transition Office's Systems Engineering Field Activity will operate from Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division, to help DoD better access NSWC-linked experts from government, commercial and academic sectors.

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DHS Launching R&D Projects on 5G Mobile Security; Christopher Krebs Quoted

Christopher Krebs

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is launching a research and development effort focused on mobile security as the country works to roll out 5G infrastructure. William Bryan, the acting undersecretary for science and technology, said S&T is currently working with the private sector in efforts to secure U.S. telecom infrastructure.

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BAE Systems Announces NextGen Developments for RAF Combat Air System; Ian Bancroft Quoted

BAE Systems

BAE Systems has announced the most recent  concepts under development for the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) next generation combat air system to be delivered by Team Tempest, a UK technology and defense partnership formed by BAE Systems, Leonardo, MBDA, Rolls-Royce and the RAF. The Team Tempest partners are developing more than 60 technology demonstrations.

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Mark Esper: DoD Eyes Commercial Sealift Vessels for FY 2022 Budget

Mark Esper

Mark Esper, secretary of the Department of Defense (DoD) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, has said that DoD plans to add commercial vessels for military sealift operations in its budget request for fiscal year 2022. The Department of Defense also needs “sufficient munitions” to ensure conflict preparedness, according to Esper.

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VA Awards Halfaker DevOps Contract to Improve Security; Dawn Halfaker Quoted

Dawn Halfaker

Halfaker and Associates has been awarded the four-year, $11 million Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Program Integrity Tool (PIT) DevOps contract to advance the VA’s fraud, waste and abuse detection and prevention. The PIT platform currently houses commercial off the shelf (COTS) solutions that implement uniform claim payment processes and identify abusive billing rules. 

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Lockheed Martin Partners with Aerojet Rocketdyne Under NGI Contract; Sarah Reeves, Eileen Drake Quoted

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin has partnered with Aerojet Rocketdyne on a proposal to compete for the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) contract for The Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Lockheed Martin has offered an interceptor that will address all elements of environmental survivability. Aerojet Rocketdyne will power Lockheed Martin’s primary propulsion to address all U.S. Northern Command challenges.

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FLIR Systems Wins US Army OTA to Advance Multi-Sensor Detection System; Roger Wells Quoted

FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems has been awarded a $26 million Other Transaction Authority (OTA) agreement modification to support the U.S. Army’s Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle Sensor Suite Upgrade (NBCRV SSU) program. FLIR will serve as the lead integrator under the OTA. The company will work to modernize the Army’s NBCRV system with improved and autonomous CBRN sensors.

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