As the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) is set to become the primary background investigation provider today, Charles Phalen will be appointed acting director, effective July 1. […]

The Defense Department (DoD) Office of Under Secretary Acquisition of Sustainment is creating a new certification model to streamline DoD’s cybersecurity acquisition processes, Special Assistant to DoD’s Assistant Secretary of Defense Acquisition for Cyber Katie Arrington said at the Professional Services Council Federal Acquisition Conference today.






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The Department of Defense (DoD) has delayed the transfer of 1,200 IT employees that was set to take place in September of 2019 as labor unions raised their concerns about the move.






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Lisa Porter, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, had a lot of good things to say about the promise of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies at the GEOINT Symposium on Tuesday, with one important caveat: AI isn’t ready for prime time in Department of Defense (DoD) critical applications, and likely won’t be for some time.






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The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) filed an unfair labor practice complaint against the Department of Defense (DoD) on behalf of the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), alleging that the Pentagon neglected its duty to consult with the union on 1,200 IT personnel transfers to the Defense Information Services Agency (DISA).






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The Department of Defense (DoD) is working on a joint data strategy for the service branches within the department, said Michael Conlin, chief data officer at DoD.






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The Department of Defense and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced a memorandum of agreement to provide DoD access to OPM’s USALearning platform for training activities.






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The Defense Department’s (DoD) most senior leadership faced the wrath of one of the House Appropriations Committee’s most senior members today over what Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., a former chairman of the committee, regards as slow progress toward the goal of efficiently linking electronic health records (EHR) systems used by DoD and the Veterans Affairs Department (VA).






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The Department of Defense (DoD) is soliciting submissions for construction manufacturing that can be done autonomously. The proposed technology should be able to construct barracks, houses, and other buildings, along with mobility and counter-mobility tools like bridges, culverts, and anti-vehicle obstacles.






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The Defense Department’s (DoD’s) immature global supply chain networks for moving F-35 aircraft parts have largely contributed to F-35 spare parts shortages and difficulties managing and moving parts around the world, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found in an April 25 report.






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British police arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange today in response to a U.S. extradition request after a Federal court issued an indictment that charged him with one count of conspiracy to hack a U.S. government network to disclose classified documents.






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David Norquist, deputy Defense Secretary and chief financial officer at the Pentagon, told senators today that threats posed by China and Russia are the Defense Department’s (DoD) central problem – particularly in the race for technological defense capabilities – and largely justify the White House’s proposed $750 billion defense budget for FY2020.






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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has identified 91 open priority recommendations to the Defense Department (DoD) – the highest number outstanding for all Federal agencies – with cybersecurity as one of the nine major areas DoD should prioritize.






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