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Profile: Terry Halvorsen, Defense Department CIO

Terry Halvorsen took on the responsibilities as chief information officer for the Department of Defense in March 2015. The Pentagon CIO serves as principal adviser to the defense secretary on various aspects of information technology, data management, satellite communications, timing programs, navigation, telecommunications and other non-intelligence space platforms. Halvorsen is also responsible …

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Report: Pentagon CIO Teri Takai to Leave Gov’t

According to a report by Federal News Radio, Defense Department Chief Information Officer Teri Takai will leave the Pentagon on Friday after three-and-a-half years as CIO. Jared Serbu reports that Takai told the Chief Information Officers’ Council of her plans Monday. Takai worked as the military’s lead information technology official as …

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House OKs Defense Bill Language Easing SATCOM Export Restrictions

The House approved an amendment to the 213 defense authorization bill that would alter restrictions on exporting U.S.-made commercial satellites, Kate Brannen reports for Defense News. Lawmakers agreed by voice vote to language in the bill that would allow commercial satellites to be moved from the U.S. Munitions List to …

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