The Department of Defense plans to leverage open source solutions and services to meet mission requirements, no matter where the tactical edge lies. Guest blogger Bob Kimball highlights how providing connectivity that enables high-performance, assured networking is not only critical, but the reason why defense and civilian agencies are closely examining software-defined networking as a solution.
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Anne A. Witkowsky has been appointed as the deputy assistant secretary of defense for policy (partnership strategy and stability operations), Washington, D.C.
Rebecca Bill Chavez has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service as deputy assistant secretary of defense for policy (Western hemisphere affairs), Washington, D.C.
Amy Searight has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service as principal director for East Asia, Department of Defense, Washington, D.C.
Alan F. Estevez has been assigned as principal deputy undersecretary of defense (acquisition, technology and logistics), Washington, D.C.
Stephen W. Preston has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service as Department of Defense general counsel, Washington, D.C.
Marcel Lettre has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service as principal deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence, Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Defense Department has revamped its Telework Program for the civilian work force. Leaders at each Defense Department component now are required to promote telework within their organizations and to take all possible steps to overcome artificial barriers to program implementation.
Biometric technology capabilities continue to grow, and so do government data sharing efforts.