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Report: Bill Would Reform Navy Surface Ship Operations

Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and John McCain, R-Ariz., have introduced a bill that would implement changes to the U.S. Navy‘s surface fleet operations, USNI News reported Monday. The Surface Warfare Enhancement Act of 2018 was created in response to ship collisions that involved the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain guided-missile …

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BMNT’s Peter Newell Lauds Pentagon Efforts to Reform Defense Acquisition System

Peter Newell, managing partner at consultancy BMNT Partners, has lauded the Defense Department’s efforts to overhaul the current military acquisition system through collaboration with Silicon Valley-based technology firms, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Newell, former director of the U.S. Army’s Rapid Equipping Force, called DoD’s creation of a satellite office in Silicon …

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NTT Data to Modernize Texas Transportation IT Infrastructure; John McCain Comments

NTT Data Inc. has agreed to help update the Texas Transportation Department‘s internal processes and information technology systems in a move to help the agency achieve its goals. NTT Data will work with the department to develop and maintain applications, assist end users, provide service desk support, enhance network and telecommunications systems, …

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Sens. McCain, Levin: DoD Leaves Cyber Questions Unanswered

Sens. Carl Levin and John McCain of the Senate Armed Services Committee urged the Defense Department to clarify the military’s cyber role in a letter sent yesterday to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. The letter states the DoD has failed to fully define DoD’s plan-of-action should a threat to national security …

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Senator Urges Creation of Cybersecurity Panel

A Republican senator is calling for the creation of a panel to draft legislation on cybersecurity and electronic intelligence leaks without having to work through numerous — and sometimes competing — committees of jurisdiction, AFP reports. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch …

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Michele Flournoy Testifies Before Congress

Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, saying that the ongoing campaign in Southern Afghanistan’s goal of reclaiming Marjah is the only the opening salvo in a larger initiative to crack the Taliban.  Flournoy is one of ExecutiveBiz’s Top 20 People …

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