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GAO: Sustained Momentum in Identifying, Implementing Initiatives Key to Uphold Weapon System Cybersecurity

Sustained efforts to develop and implement initiatives to address weapon system cybersecurity challenges are needed to update the Defense Department’s understanding of how to build more secure military tools, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

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GAO: DoD Lacks Data to Manage Single Source of Supply Risks

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to provide complete information on risks associated with the procurement of certain materials from only one source of supply. GAO said in a report published Thursday that DoD’s 2016 report on single sources of supply did not include two of …

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Air Force, NNSA Deploy Mock Nuclear Bombs From B-2 Stealth Bombers

The U.S. Air Force and National Nuclear Security Administration have conducted two flight tests that had joint test assemblies of B61-7 and B61-11 nuclear bombs released from two separate B-2A Spirit stealth bombers. NNSA said Thursday JTAs are mock weapons that do not contain nuclear materials but are built to feature sensors and …

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Report: House Committee-Approved Fiscal 2017 NDAA Contains ‘Open Systems’ Provision

A defense policy bill the House Armed Services Committee approved two weeks ago contains a provision that would require the Defense Department to implement open architecture-based weapon systems “to the maximum extent practicable,” Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes an earlier version of the committee’s 2017 National Defense Authorization Act had called for …

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DLA Looks to Bolster Spare Parts Network Amid Supply Shortage

The Defense Logistics Agency wants to build up its legacy parts data warehouse in order to address the supply shortage from various contractors, Defense Systems reported Tuesday. The logistics agency intends to connect data about old components and material scarcity through web-based applications under the Diminished Manufacturing Sources Shared Data …

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