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Air Force abruptly cancels a huge cybersecurity solicitation

In today’s Federal Newscast: A State Department contractor has been arrested for allegedly sharing classified information with a foreign government. Cisco…

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With shutdown looming, don’t overestimate your chances of success in the private sector

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Pentagon chooses 8 new ‘hubs’ to lead $2B effort to revitalize US microelectronics

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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2013 file photo, military personnel walks past an entrance to the Washington Navy Yard in Washington. Two years after the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, families whose loved ones died are filing multimillion dollar lawsuits against companies they say could have prevented it from happening.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

One decade after Navy Yard shooting, major changes made to ‘insider threat’ approach

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81st Training Wing Public Affair/Kemberly GroueU.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rashawn Duffy, 37th Training Wing Detachment 5 military training instructor, presents a coin to an Airman during the basic military training coining ceremony outside of Erwin Manor at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 14, 2020. Nearly 60 Airmen from the 37th TRW Detachment 5 completed the six-week basic military training course. Due to safety concerns stemming from COVID-19, the Air Force sent new recruits to Keesler to demonstrate a proof of concept to generate the force at multiple locations during contingencies. The flight was the first to graduate BMT at Keesler since 1968. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Air Force to fall short of recruiting goal for first time since 1999

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Air Force launches wide-ranging review to ‘reoptimize’ itself for future fights

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Army to treat OSINT as ‘intelligence discipline of first resort’ under new strategy

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Study finds major shortcomings in Air Force processes to test AI technologies

The authors emphasized the challenges in assessing whether an AI-enabled system will work as it’s intended are not unique to the Air Force, and are common…

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A dozen or more pilots advancing DISA’s cyber, cloud efforts

Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner, DISA’s director and commander of the Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network (JTF-DoDIN), said the…

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Felony convictions vacated for 4 former Navy officers in sprawling ‘Fat Leonard’ bribery scandal

Felony convictions have been vacated for four former Navy officers in a sprawling bribery scandal following allegations of prosecutorial misconduct. U.S. District Judge Janis Sammartino on Wednesday called the misconduct “outrageous” and agreed to allow the four men to plead guilty to a misdemeanor and pay a $100 fine each. The former officers were convicted in one of the worst bribery cases in recent history for the Navy. It centered around a defense contractor nicknamed Fat Leonard. Defense…

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