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HASC to DoD: We’ll Do The Money, You Do A Tech Strategy

Posted by Paul McLeary on


In a markup of the 2020 defense budget, the HASC tells the Pentagon to keep developing new tech but inform the Hill about how and where it might be used.

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Top Trump DoD Policy Nominee In Trouble: McCain, Warren Hammer Lockheed Exec

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


CAPITOL HILL: President Trump’s nominee for the Pentagon’s top policy job appears to be in jeopardy after a bipartisan savaging by Senators John McCain and Elizabeth Warren this morning. At issue: Whether John Rood, who runs international sales at the world’s largest defense contractor, Lockheed Martin, would recuse himself from policy discussions affecting Lockheed’s arms… Keep reading →

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Navy Submariner Takes Pentagon Cyber Post

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: The Pentagon named a Navy cryptologist to a top cyber policy position today. Rear Adm. Sean Filipowski, who’ll get his second star with the new job, is a protégé of former NSA director Gen. Keith Alexander. Filipowski even served as Alexander’s intelligence chief at US Cyber Command — a position that requires keeping on… Keep reading →

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