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USCYBERCOM Shifts Focus to Interagency, International Collaboration

U.S. Cyber Command is focusing on how to help other federal government components address cyber threats from foreign adversaries, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Brig. Gen. Timothy Haugh, leader of USCYBERCOM's Cyber National Mission Force, said that mission outcomes depend on how the country aids foreign and domestic industry partners in protecting national assets during a recent Atlantic Council event. 

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Gen. David Goldfein, International Air Chiefs Discuss Space Cooperation

Gen. David Goldfein, U.S. Air Force chief of staff, gathered leaders from other countries to discuss various space issues, Space News reported Saturday. Leaders from Australia, Canada, Italy, Germany, Japan, the U.K. and other nations attended the first conference of international air chiefs that took place at a Colorado-based facility.

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Sens. John Cornyn, Richard Burr, Mark Warner Present 5G Telecom Security Bill

Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Mark Warner, D-Va., introduced a bill intended to protect the country's modern telecommunications systems and infrastructure. The Secure 5G and Beyond Act would direct the president to formulate an inter-agency strategy on the security of technologies under fifth generation and future classifications, Warner's office said Wednesday.

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CIO Suzette Kent: Federal Workforce Welcomes OMB’s AI, Automation Initiative

Federal Chief Information Officer and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Suzette Kent said the federal workforce is showing great interest in the administration’s initiative to retool agencies with artificial intelligence, automation and analytics, Federal News Network reported Monday. Over 1,500 employees applied to the Office of Management and Budget’s first Federal Cyber Re-skilling Academy that intends to train non-information technology personnel for future cyber-related tasks and the use of innovative technologies.

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White House Seeks Industry Expertise to Advance AI Sector

Top White House technology officials called on federal agencies to work with industry to implement the Trump administration’s artificial intelligence strategy, NextGov reported Thursday. President Trump signed the American AI Initiative in February to accelerate government efforts to build new AI tools. However, White House officials said most agencies lack the experts who could determine the most promising research or update policies to promote responsible innovation.

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NASA Executive Christopher Scolese Nominated for NRO Leadership Post

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Christopher Scolese, director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, for the same position at the National Reconnaissance Office. Scolese has received a number of NASA awards, having held a number of leadership roles including associate administrator and chief engineer at the space agency, the White House said Thursday.

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DHA, VA Healthcare Merger Enters Strategy Dev’t Phase

The Defense Health Agency announced an effort to merge the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs’ healthcare systems is in the “strategy development stage,” Bloomberg Government reported Monday. Pat Murray, deputy director of the National Legislative Service for Veterans of Foreign Wars, said the DoD VA Health Care Staffing Services initiative will help the VA provide timely health services to veterans.

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Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill Preventing President Trump From Launching Nuclear Strike

House and Senate lawmakers have reintroduced a bill that would require President Trump to seek congressional approval before launching a nuclear first strike. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif, unveiled the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2019 during a recent press conference with nuclear arms control leaders, Markey’s office said Tuesday.

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