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Senate OKs Waiver for James Mattis’ Appointment to DoD Leadership Post

The Senate approved a congressional waiver to help ease the path for retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis’ confirmation as defense secretary under President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration through an 81-17 vote Thursday, Politico reported Thursday. Jeremy Herb and Connor O’Brien write the waiver legislation would exempt Mattis from a law that requires a seven-year wait for former …

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CBO: Cyber Bill’s Information System Updates Requirement Would Cost ‘Hundreds of Millions’ Over 5 Years

A Congressional Budget Office report says a requirement to replace or update information systems within a year under the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 would cost the government “hundreds of millions of dollars” over a five-year period ending in 2020. CBO also estimates that there would be significant costs associated …

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Terry Halvorsen: Pentagon Updates Cloud Service Broker Approach

Terry Halvorsen, acting chief information officer of the U.S. Defense Department, will release a memo next month regarding changes in the agency’s method for acquiring commercial cloud services, DoD News reported Tuesday. Amaani Lyle writes Halvorsen clarified the role of the Defense Information Systems Agency as a cloud broker during …

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