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Alan Shaffer on Pentagon’s Support to Defense Supply Chain During Pandemic

Alan Shaffer

Alan Shaffer, deputy undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense (DoD), said the Pentagon has made contract actions worth nearly $4.5 billion through the Defense Production Act Title III and other assistance programs to support the industrial base during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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JAIC Director Nand Mulchandani: DoD Continues Performance in AI Competition

Nand Mulchandani

Nand Mulchandani, acting director of the Department of Defense's (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), said at the Pentagon the U.S. still has the upper hand in the artificial intelligence competition with foreign adversaries. He added that the country will not imitate China's technological practices that go against U.S. values.

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U.S. Army Unveils Interim Systems for DoD’s Counter-Drone Capability

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army announced the selection of interim platforms for the Department of Defense’s counter-small unmanned aircraft system (C-sUAS) capability following the completion of assessment and approval of the results by DoD. The interim C-sUAS platforms were categorized into four systems: fixed/semi-fixed systems, mounted/mobile system, dismounted/handheld systems and command and control.

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House’s Draft NDAA Wants Pentagon to Address Cyber Workforce, IT Asset Management Issues

Pentagon

The House Armed Services Committee’s intelligence, emerging threats and capabilities subpanel has released a draft of its National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would direct the Department of Defense (DoD) to address issues concerning cyber workforce and information technology-related assets, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday.

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GAO Reports Increase of Procurement Budget from 2018-2019; Potomac Officers Club Hosts Procurement Virtual Forum on June 9th

GAO

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report, noting that agencies spent more on procurement in fiscal 2019 than in any of the previous 10 years, the office reported in May 2020. The report stated that agency spending on multiple award contracts for IT and services increased from over the last year. 

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Mark Lewis: Microelectronics, 5G, Hypersonics Are DoD’s Top Three R&D Priorities

Dr. Mark Lewis

The Department of Defense (DoD) is reshuffling its research-and-development priorities as it develops new roadmaps to advance future capabilities and Mark Lewis, director of research and engineering for modernization at DoD, said microelectronics is now the Pentagon’s top priority, National Defense reported Friday.

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