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Navy Planning to Establish University System by 2020

U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has signed a memorandum creating a Naval University System to maintain U.S. military edge, the Department of Defense said Tuesday. The service branch is seeking to establish a Naval Community College system to cover masters degrees for unrestricted line and general officers focusing on strategic studies.

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Air Force, Army Working on New Contracts to Expand Military Cyber Training

The U.S. Air Force and Army issued solicitations seeking industry support for new initiatives to expand the cyber training environment for U.S. service members, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. The Army is aiming to build new cyber ranges in Orlando and Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Charleston, S. C., and in Patuxent River, Md to increase cybersecurity training and certification events for its troops.

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CBO Looks at Effects of Partial Gov’t Shutdown; Forcepoint’s Eric Trexler Comments

The Congressional Budget Office has released a report that assesses the effects of the five-week partial government shutdown on the federal budget and economy. CBO estimates that the partial shutdown resulted in the delay of federal discretionary spending worth approximately $18B for the procurement of goods and services, compensation and other government services, according to the report.

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Rep. Robin Kelly Warns of Gov’t Shutdown’s Impact on IT Recruitment

House Rep. Robin Kelly, ranking member of the subcommittee of information technology, warned that the ongoing government shutdown might lead to challenges in attracting IT talent for federal agencies. The temporary closure of agencies expects to have “massive short-term impacts” on more than 800K federal workers, Kelly said in a statement posted Wednesday.

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DoD Announces Military-Industry Talent Exchange Program

The Department of Defense launched a new pilot program to increase the understanding of business operations between military and commercial sectors. The DoD said Wednesday its Defense-Industry Talent Exchange Pilot Program will involve 13 military and industry participants who would share the best practices from respective sectors.

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Army Seeks to Enlist More Soldiers in New Recruitment Push

Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, has said that the service is looking to major urban centers like Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles to increase its recruitment figures. Speaking at a Jan. 7 Association of the United States Army forum, Townsend noted that the service is also improving its presence on social media. The U.S. Army decided to embark on the effort after it failed to reach its recruitment objective in 2018, National Defense reported Tuesday.

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USAF Kessel Run Labs Opens Jobs Addressing Software Needs

The Kessel Run Experimentation Laboratory seeks civilian personnel who would help the U.S. Air Force address software matters that affect various weapon and information systems. Kessel Run intends to hire 50 new employees at an event taking place Jan. 23 to 24 as part of an expansion effort in Boston, Mass., Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Friday.

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