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Defense Department is taking significant steps to improve management

The Pentagon wants to move $4.3 billion to fund emergency COVID-19 requirements, Federal News Network reports. The 2021 Compendium from the Defense Department’s Office of Inspector General has 65 recommendations on workforce safety and effective spending during the pandemic. Troy Meyer, acting deputy inspector general for audit at the Department of Defense Office of Inspector […]

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Navy must balance budget across three major areas, says Chief of Naval Operations

The Navy’s fleet of just over 290 ships won’t grow to its 355-ship goal without a big influx of money from Congress. That was the message from the Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday to Congress this budget season. In a “Government Matters” exclusive conversation at the Navy League Sea-Air-Space 2021 Virtual Preview, Adm. […]

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Defense Department makes progress on assessing cybersecurity of defense industrial base

The Accreditation Body for the Defense Department Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), a framework to evaluate security in the defense supply chain, has its first two certified third-party assessment organizations. The board will certify more assessors, or C3PAOs, in the coming weeks and months. Matthew Travis, first chief executive officer of the CMMC Accreditation Body, […]

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Former Office of the Secretary of Defense official discusses trends in climate change and national security

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin calls climate change an “existential threat” to the national security of the United States. Austin named four incidents in recent years driven by climate change that have impacted the department. Jim Mitre, former principal director for strategy and force development in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and now chief […]

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