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Lt. Gen. Gary Thomas, USMC, deputy commandant for programs and resources, testifies before the  U.S. House Armed Services Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee.

U.S. Marine Corps Looking to Stand Up Information Warfare MEF

March 14, 2017
By Sandra Jontz
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With a little more financial backing, the U.S. Marine Corps is primed to grow its force in three critical areas to meet the threats of the future. An increase in the number of troops will meet cyber, electronic warfare and intelligence needs in what the Corps is calling a Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) information group.

Zangardi Steps In as DOD Acting CIO

March 2, 2017

John Zangardi stepped in March 1 as the U.S. Defense Department’s acting chief information officer (CIO) following Terry Halvorsen’s retirement. Zangardi has served as the department’s principal deputy CIO since last October. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has yet to name a permanent replacement for Halvorsen.

John Hickey, director of the Cyber Development Directorate for DISA, kicks off the 6th annual Mobile Tech Summit hosted by AFCEA DC Chapter. Photo by Mike Carpenter
Panelists at the Mobile Tech Summit in Washington, D.C., on March 1 discuss the importance of better managing spectrum as wireless technologies consume the resource at high rates. Photo by Mike Carpenter

Going Mobile: Technology Policy Changes to Help DOD Go Full-Throttle

March 2, 2017
By Sandra Jontz
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Ushering in full-blown mobility for the military will require technology advances, particularly in areas of automation and security management. With mobile no longer a fringe idea, troops want to avail themselves of all the bells, whistles and efficiencies the ecosystem offers. But security concerns continue to crimp the Defense Department’s migration to what is otherwise commonplace in the private sector.

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