Kathleen Hicks

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Mask requirements return for federal employees, contractors in light of new guidance

Following instructions from the Office of Management and Budget, federal agencies on Wednesday began to impose new mask requirements for federal employees,…

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(U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau)U.S. service member examines a Manual for Courts-Martial. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau)

DoD trying to balance changes to sexual assault prosecution without giving up large UCMJ authority

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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 launches project to quickly shift AI from labs to real-world warfighting

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Pentagon CMMC review aims to address small biz cost concerns, ‘restore trust’ in assessment processes

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(Senior Airman Roslyn Ward/U.S. Air Force via AP)U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon is aerial refueled by a KC-135 “Stratotanker” over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 as part of an escort mission in support of the B-52 “Stratofortress” deployment. The United States flew strategic bombers over the Persian Gulf on Wednesday for the second time this month, a show of force meant to deter Iran from attacking American or allied targets in the Middle East. (Senior Airman Roslyn Ward/U.S. Air Force via AP)

Air Force will turn its tankers into flying hotspots in first deployment of ABMS

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Federal agencies begin to lift mask requirements for fully-vaccinated employees

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AP/Jose Luis MaganaDeputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks, center, arrives at the Pentagon, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

DoD says service members and civilian employees can leave masks at home if vaccinated

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DoD strengthens its emphasis on data, gives CDO new responsibilities

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 10, 2009) Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Ryan Allshouse uses the intrusion detection system to monitor unclassified network activity from the automated data processing workspace aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). IDS is part of the integrated shipboard network system and serves as an important computer network defense enabler protecting the unclassified shipboard network from cyber attack.  (U.S. Navy photo by Rick Naystatt/Released)

Federal union has some ideas on how to address Pentagon workforce shortages

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DoD initiates CMMC review — big deal or perfunctory?

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body named Matt Travis, the former deputy director at CISA, as its new CEO as part of the…

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More Pentagon, White House staff picks announced for Biden administration

Joe Biden nominated of Kathleen Hicks as the deputy secretary of Defense and Colin Kahl as under secretary of Defense for Policy.

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House, Senate committees meet to ponder civilian-military relations under President Trump

Congress’ two defense policy committees were set to meet Thursday to consider whether retired Gen. James Mattis should be the next secretary of Defense, something both houses of Congress will have to approve since his confirmation would require the suspension of a federal law that demands military officers be out of uniform for seven years before they become the military’s civilian boss.

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