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NDU Foundation Adds Sharon Dunbar, 2 Other Former Defense Execs to Board

Sharon Dunbar

The National Defense University Foundation (NDU) has added Sharon Dunbar, Madelyn Creedon and Angela Ambrose, who all have national security experience, to its board of directors. Dunbar, a retired U.S. Air Force major general, is the vice president of cross-company business initiatives at General Dynamics' mission systems business, the NDU Foundation said Thursday.

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Philip Duffy Rejoins OSTP to Serve as Climate Science Adviser

Philip Duffy

Philip Duffy, former president and executive director of the Woodwell Climate Research Center, has returned to the Office of Science and Technology Office as climate science adviser to OSTP's first-ever climate and environment division, the White House announced Sept. 1st. The White House noted that his new appointment comes at a crucial time, following the Aug. 9 release of the IPCC report.

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NNSA’s Jill Hruby: Nuclear Science & Tech Adoption Key to Address Climate Change

Jill Hruby

Jill Hruby, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, said she believes that adopting nuclear science and technology advancements will be key to reduce the global consequences of climate change. “I think the world needs nuclear energy as safe, secure, reliable, clean base power capability," said Hruby.

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Lt. Gen. James Richardson: Army to Evaluate Joint Interoperability Tools, Methods During 2021 Project Convergence

James Richardson

Lt. Gen. James Richardson, deputy commanding general of Army Futures Command (AFC), said the Project Convergence exercise slated to take place in the fourth quarter will focus on assessing new processes and technology platforms for joint interoperability. The campaign's inaugural series of learning experiments tested military tactics for the Department of Defense's Joint All-Domain Command and Control strategy to meet multidomain operation goals by 2028.

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Army Launches Online Portal for Small Biz Contracting Opportunities; Matthew Willis Quoted

Internet of Battlefield

The U.S. Army has unveiled an online platform that gives vendors access to information about the military branch's open contracting opportunities that are reserved for small businesses. The service said Wednesday it launched the website following the integration of its Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs into a single funding vehicle.

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Navy Looks to Industry Best Practices to Transform Ship Sustainment Process; Vice Adm. William Galinis Quoted

Ship Sustainment

The U.S. Navy's four public shipyards have adopted corporate best practices as part of an initiative to address challenges associated with the aircraft carrier and submarine maintenance process. Naval Sea Systems Command said the service worked with Boston Consulting Group to determine how approaches used by industry could help shipyard personnel complete work on schedule through the Naval Sustainment Systems - Shipyard effort.

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Navy Names Rear Adm. William Byrne as Next Warfare Development Director

William Byrne Jr.

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. William Byrne Jr., vice director at the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will take on a new role as director of warfare development, N72, in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in Washington D.C., the Department of Defense announced Friday. Byrne will be succeeded by Rear Adm. George Wikoff as Joint Staff vice director. 

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Bipartisan Bill Would Allocate $25B for Public & Private Shipyard Modernization Projects

Ship Sustainment

A bipartisan group of seven House and Senate lawmakers proposed a bill allowing $21 billion for projects to revitalize four U.S. Navy shipyards and another $4 billion for the modernization of private facilities used to build or repair military ships. SHIPYARD Act would also give the Navy secretary more flexibility to award contracts under the Defense Production Act. 

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Sonny Bhagowalia: CBP’s Cloud Data Management Process Has Built-In Cybersecurity

Sonny Bhagowalia

Sonny Bhagowalia, chief information officer of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP), said the agency has baked in cybersecurity measures as part of its process for managing the life cycle of data in a cloud computing environment. Bhagowalia said on the Federal Monthly Insights show that CBP uses cloud technology to manage privacy and protect sensitive agency data from advanced persistent threats. 

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Air Force Using Nellis AFB Facilities to Support Advanced Battle Management System Development; Lt. Col. Kelii Chock Quoted

ABMS Development

The U.S. Air Force has started developing and integrating joint all-domain command and control approaches and Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) technology into the red flag exercises, weapons school and operational test community of the Nellis Air Force Base. ABMS programs from the Shadow Operations Center will then be moved to the Virtual Test and Training Center

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