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Reports: DIUx Head Raj Shah Steps Down

Raj Shah, head of the Defense Department’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, resigned from his post Thursday after a nearly two-year stint with the organization, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Navy Capt. Sean Heritage will step into the acting leadership role at DIUx. Shah, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, took the helm in May …

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Mitre Appoints 5 to Visiting Fellows Program

Mitre has appointed five individuals to the nonprofit company’s Visiting Fellows Program that aims to help address complex national problems. The nonprofit said Thursday its newly appointed visiting fellows possess a background in the organization’s strategic focus areas of national defense, cybersecurity and health. Richard Byrne, senior vice president of programs and …

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Report: Talks Continue on Potential Boeing, Lockheed Fighter Aircraft Production Facilities in India

The U.S. and Indian governments look to close a deal that will potentially bring the production of fighter aircraft from Lockheed Martin and Boeing to India, the Washington Post reported Monday. Annie Gowen writes Lockheed has proposed to move its Texas-based F-16 assembly line to India, which will make the country the sole producer …

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HackerOne, Synack to Help Pentagon Create “Bug Bounty” Contract Vehicle

The Defense Department has chosen HackerOne and Synack to create a contract vehicle that will work to help DoD components and services launch “bug bounty” programs. DoD said Thursday the contract vehicle will facilitate efforts to standardize a crowdsourced approach to digital security through challenges designed to identify and address vulnerabilities on department-run websites. The department seeks to launch …

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Enlighten IT Consulting Lands DoD Cyber Support Contract; Shawn Justice Comments

Enlighten IT Consulting has received a potential $3.3 million contract to help the Defense Department protect data and information networks from insider threats and external cyber vulnerabilities. DoD awarded the Cyberstrike contract in support of the implementation of the Pentagon’s Cyber Strategy that Defense Secretary Ashton Carter approved in April 2015, …

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Pentagon Leaders, Trade Associations Discuss Defense Industry’s Environment

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall met with three defense trade associations in an effort to understand and address issues that affect the aerospace and defense industry. CEOs and senior executives from the National Defense Industrial Association, Aerospace Industries Association and the Professional Services Council discussed acquisition …

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Report: DoD Supports Boeing, Lockheed Proposals to Establish F-18, F-16 Production Lines in India

The Defense Department has expressed support to proposals by Lockheed Martin and Boeing to produce their respective F-16 and F-18 fighter jets in India as part of the Make in India program, Hindustan Times reported Monday. Shishir Gupta writes Defense Secretary Ashton Carter relayed DoD’s support to the proposals to Manohar Parrikar, …

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World Affairs Council Holds Annual Global Education Gala

The World Affairs Council held its annual gala at Ritz Carlton-Washington, D.C., on March 29 to honor organizations that contributed to global education, international affairs and global communications. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter was the event’s keynote speaker and also received the International Public Service Award, World Affairs Council said March …

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Benga Erinle: Ultra Electronics 3eTI Supports Navy Leaders’ Call for ICS Security Accountability

Ultra Electronics 3eTI released a statement in response to a letter U.S. Navy leaders sent to Defense Sec. Ashton Carter regarding the addition of industrial control systems security on the monthly DoD cyber scorecard, Ultra Electronics said Wednesday. DoD assesses agencies’ cybersecurity improvement efforts through the scorecard framework. Benga Erinle, president of Ultra …

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MTSI Awarded DoD Strategic Capabilities Office Support Contract

Modern Technology Solutions Inc. landed a $22.6 million contract from the Washington Headquarters Services to provide technical engineering services to the Defense Department‘s Strategic Capabilities Office. The department said Friday work will occur in Arlington, Virginia, through Feb. 24, 2021. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter formed SCO in 2012 to help maintain DoD’s munitions, …

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