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Federal pay gap between men and women is narrowing, GAO reports

In today’s Federal Newscast: The Federal pay gap between men and woman has narrowed, but it’s still there. Two congressmen want to stop government funding…

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Pentagon ready to name first 15 ‘pathfinder’ contracts for CMMC

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Gearing up for great power competition also helped the Air Force prepare for COVID-19

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Pentagon’s new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification is out. Now what?

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U.S. Navy/MC1 Byron C. LinderSOUTH PACIFIC (July 9, 2017) Operations Specialist 1st Class Charles Hammond, from Kansas City, Missouri, monitors tracks aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) during an air defense exercise comprised of Sterett, amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20), amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), Royal Australian Navy frigate helicopter HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155), Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate HMAS Darwin (FFG 04), and Royal Australian Navy frigate helicopter HMAS Toowoomba (FFH 156) as part of Talisman Saber 17. Sterett, part of a combined U.S.-Australia-New Zealand expeditionary strike group (ESG), is undergoing a series of scenarios that will increase proficiencies defending the ESG against blue-water threats so amphibious forces can launch Marine forces ashore in the littorals. Talisman Saber is a biennial U.S.-Australia bilateral exercise held off the coast of Australia meant to achieve interoperability and strengthen the U.S.-Australia alliance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder/Released)170709-N-ZW825-895

New NDIA study gives defense industrial base health a ‘C’ grade

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More than 800 service members and civilians gathered at Camp Atterbury for Cyber Shield 18 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana from May 6-18, 2018.

Pentagon issues long-awaited cyber framework for Defense industry

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FILE - In this Jan.23 2018 file photo, a French solider watches code lines on his computer at the French Defense ministry stand during the International Cybersecurity forum in Lille, northern France. Police in Europe and North America have seized servers and data from Islamic State propaganda outlets in a multi-country operation aimed at tracking down radicals and crimping the group's ability to spread its violent message. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)

DoD to debut new cyber assessment program for contractors in less than a year

The Pentagon hopes to pick a nonprofit organization to oversee its new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program by January, with CMMC being applied…

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Why DoD’s decision to make cybersecurity an ‘allowable cost’ matters

As part DoD’s move to shore up its supply chain, the Pentagon is developing with industry and other experts a new cybersecurity maturity model that is…

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DoD should use third-party cybersecurity assessments for its vendors

Leslie Weinstein, an Army Reserve officer and consultant for DoD, explains why the Pentagon should follow other sectors and use experts to ensure vendors are meeting cyber requirements.

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