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IT experts, former leaders say DOD behind with advanced tech

Congress has tried for years to pass legislation to make the Pentagon a smarter buyer of technology. So when members of the House Armed Services Committee met recently with Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet, what they heard gave them pause Source: IT experts, former leaders say DOD behind with advanced tech — … Continue reading

April showers bring legislative flowers for defense

House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) said he’s hopeful Congress can actually appropriate 2017 funds to the Defense Department before April 1. Continue reading

Is the National Security Council too big? Yes, but it’s complicated

Colleagues on the House Foreign Affairs Committee signaled strongly last week they want to be part of that debate, and that the story is a bit more complicated, since the NSC’s business extends far beyond military matters. Continue reading

When should DoD respond to a cyber attack? No one really knows

Defense Department Acting Assistant Secretary for Homeland Defense and Global Security Thomas Atkin was unable to provide specifics to the House Armed Services Committee this week on when exactly DoD would get involved if there was a cyber attack to critical U.S. infrastructure. Continue reading