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US, UK Sign Military Reserve Exchange Pact

The U.S. Defense Department and its British counterpart have agreed to host and train military reservists from either the U.S. or the U.K. as part of the countries’ security cooperation efforts, DoD News reported Monday. Paul Patrick, DoD’s deputy assistant secretary for reserve readiness, training and mobilization, signed a memorandum …

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House Armed Services Panel Clears 2016 Defense Spending Bill

Members of the House Armed Services Committee voted 60-2 Thursday to pass a $585 billion defense policy bill, Defense News reported Thursday. John Bennett writes the HASC-approved 2016 National Defense Authorization Act would authorize $495.9 billion in discretionary Pentagon spending and another $89.2 billion for overseas contingency operations. Committee Chairman …

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Ashton Carter Unveils New DoD Cyber Strategy

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has released a new strategic plan for the Defense Department to secure cyberspace operations and strengthen cybersecurity of weapon systems, the Washington Business Journal reported Thursday. Jill Aitoro writes the 42-page cyber strategy document calls for the agency to include security standards in military technology acquisition …

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DoD’s Michael Gilmore: Agencies Could Address Security Flaws During Software Development Process

Some government and industry executives have said at a Consortium for IT Software Quality-hosted forum that security management should be part of an organization’s software design and specifications, GCN reported Wednesday. Michael Gilmore, director of operational test and evaluation at the Defense Department, told the CISQ event audience that federal agencies …

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John Conger: DoD Willing to Consider BRAC Process Modification

John Conger — acting assistant defense secretary for energy, installations and environment — has said the Defense Department is willing to look into revising its Base Realignment and Closure process to obtain the authorization it seeks from Congress, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. “There were a sufficient number of criticisms …

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