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Graham: KY Kids Would Be Better Off If School Funds Are Diverted To Border Wall

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speculated Sunday that middle schoolers in Kentucky who would otherwise benefit from Defense Department funds for school construction would be better off should that money be used for a border wall instead. Trump administration officials have said that, because President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Friday, already-appropriated money designated for military construction will be available to build a wall on the southern border instead. CBS “Face The ...
Tags: News, Congress, Kentucky, Cbs News, Graham, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Trump, Dod, CBS Face the Nation, Sen Lindsey Graham R SC, Margaret Brennan, Matt Shuham

Game of Thrones Hacker Worked With US Defector To Hack Air Force Employees of Iran

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: The U.S. Department of Justice unsealed today espionage-related charges against a former U.S. Air Force service member who defected to Iran and helped the country's hackers target her former Air Force colleagues. Besides charges and an arrest warrant issued in the name of the former USAF service member, the DOJ also indicted four Iranian hackers who supposedly carried out the cyber-attacks acting on information provided by Witt. The most notable of...
Tags: Hbo, US, Tech, Iran, Edward Snowden, Middle East, Air Force, Doj, Usaf, US Air Force, Booz Allen Hamilton, Irgc, Dod, Witt, U S Department of Justice, U S Air Force

WH Mulls Redirecting Emergency Funds For Wall, Despite Likely Legal Challenges

The White House is seriously considering taking funds from Army Corps of Engineers’ flood control projects in California, as well as disaster relief money for California and Puerto Rico and DOD military construction funds, to build President Donald Trump’s wall. However, according to a Monday Politico report, the executive order would be almost certain to draw instantaneous legal challenges and ire from members of Congress who represent the districts that would be denuded of funds. Usual Trum...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, California, White House, Donald Trump, Puerto Rico, Miller, Trump, Dod, House Armed Services Committee, Army Corps Of Engineers, Stephen Miller, Kate Riga, Usual Trump

Zoom M&O PARIS – CRAFT : Florent Blanchard présente le luminaire DOD

Florent Blanchard présente sa propre marque DOD, un luminaire en forme de dodécaèdre modulable en bois massif à assembler soi-même. Le design modulaire du luminaire DOD  permet de créer selon les envies des combinaisons dans une ambiance lumineuse colorées, chaleureuse ou dynamique. D es centaines de combinaisons sont possibles ! Le luminaire DOD représente le premier objet d’une collection de mobilier ludique et revalorisé. Florent a eu l’idée de DOD en 2015 : «  Il y a un an, je su...
Tags: Books, Video, Design, France, Nature, Paris, Unique, Série, Dod, Cela, Deco, Bois, Lampe, Evenement, Reportage, Artisan

GAO-19-214, Foreign Military Sales: Observations on DOD's Approach to Developing Price and Availability Estimates for Foreign Customers, February 06, 2019

What GAO Found The Department of Defense (DOD) reported receiving 3,038 requests for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) price and availability data in fiscal years 2014 through 2018 from 93 countries...
Tags: Dod, GAO, Department of Defense DOD

GAO-19-245R, Defense Management: Status of GAO Recommendations Made to the Department of Defense (Fiscal Years 2014-2017), February 05, 2019

What GAO Found Overall, as of November 2018 the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of GAO's recommendations had improved from the prior year. GAO measures implementation of...
Tags: Department Of Defense, Dod, GAO

United States: The Limitations On Subcontracting Rule: DOD Makes Immediate Change; FAR Council Issues Proposed Rule - Baker Donelson

The Department of Defense (DOD) has issued a class deviation that resolves the inconsistency between the Small Business Administration
Tags: News, United States, Dod, Department of Defense DOD, Baker Donelson

Microsoft has a chance at beating Amazon for the 'most important cloud deal ever,' and it could change the balance of power in the cloud wars (MSFT, AMZN)

Six months ago, Amazon Web Services was seen as the clear winner in the race for the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract.  Now, Wedbush Securities analyst Dan Ives says Microsoft has a 40% chance of winning over AWS — far from a sure thing, but better chances than it had even a year ago.  Microsoft has stepped up its game on its Azure Government cloud, and it's leveraging it's four-decade- long relationship with the Department of Defense to be more competitive f...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Washington, China, Trends, Department Of Defense, Aws, Ibm, Pentagon, Cia, Seattle, Amazon Web Services, Dod, Jedi, Ives

GAO-19-244, Prepositioned Stocks: DOD Needs Joint Oversight of the Military Services' Programs, January 31, 2019

What GAO Found The Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation plan for managing the military services' prepositioned stock programs does not fully address four of the seven elements required by...
Tags: Department Of Defense, Dod, GAO

United States: The 809 Panel's Bid Protest Reform Recommendations - Arnold & Porter

In 2016, Congress instructed the U.S. DOD to convene a panel of procurement professionals from inside and outside government to review every regulation governing DOD procurement and recommend whether each one should
Tags: News, Congress, United States, Dod, Porter, U S DOD

Pentagon stands by finding of no conflict of interest in JEDI RFP process

A line in a new court filing by the Department of Defense suggests that it might reopen investigation into a possible conflict of interest interest in the JEDI contract RFP process involving a former AWS employee. The story has attracted a great deal of attention in major news publications including the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal, but a Pentagon spokesperson has told TechCrunch that nothing has changed. In the document, filed with the court on Wednesday, the government’s legal repre...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Cloud, Lawsuit, Enterprise, Washington Post, Tech, Department Of Defense, Aws, Ibm, Pentagon, RFP, Wall Street Journal, Oracle, Dod, Jedi

John Kelly Is Back…And Telling Trump To Reopen The Government

Former chief of staff John Kelly joined his fellow ex-DHS secretaries in imploring President Donald Trump to allow the government to reopen, citing the suffering of DOD employees and the risk that they’ll leave vital posts to seek work in the private sector. Though the letter is addressed to both Trump and members of Congress, it calls for restoring funding immediately, which the Democratic bill currently in the Senate would do if Trump would allow Republicans to vote for it. “We are awed by ...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Dhs, Donald Trump, John Kelly, Trump, Dod, Chuck Schumer, Kate Riga, realDonaldTrump

The government’s secret UFO reading list is revealed. Wow.

A just-unclassified Department of Defense reading list on UFOs is stunning. The DOD is wondering if the truth lies in some of the most far-out theories. Science fiction has nothing on science fact. None The public finally had a chance in 2017 to see some of the government's tightly guarded UFO footage — never mind the sudden admission that it existed in the first place. The handful of clips that were de-classified were eye-popping, depicting flying somethings with ridiculous maneuvering capabi...
Tags: Science Fiction, Space, Congress, Department Of Defense, Nasa, Earth, Physics, Aircraft, Innovation, Universe, Drake, Ufo, Extraterrestrial Life, Douglas Adams, Dod, Steven Aftergood

SIG SAUER TANGO6T Riflescope and Mount Adopted by DoD for Special Operations Forces

SIG SAUER TANGO6T Riflescope and Mount Adopted by DoD for Special Operations Forces Newington, N.H. –-( The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the selection of the SIG SAUER Electro-Optics TANGO6T 1-6×24 Second Focal Plane (SFP) Riflescope and ALPHA4 Ultralight Mount for use by Special Operations Forces. The TANGO6T 1-6×24 riflescope, selected by DoD is a second focal plane, ruggedized riflescope with a Flat Dark Earth (FDE) anodized aircraft grade aluminum maintube....
Tags: Guns, Germany, Department Of Defense, Gear, Dod, Special Operations, Sig Sauer, BDC, U S Department of Defense DOD, Ron Cohen, Shooting Industry News, Sauer, Riflescopes, SIG SAUER Inc, Special Operations Forces, Andy York

Pentagon Extends Military’s Role In US-Mexico Border Mission

WASHINGTON (AP) — The military is taking on a new and extended role on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Pentagon said Monday. At the request of the Department of Homeland Security, the Pentagon agreed to provide personnel to operate security cameras and to lay about 150 miles (240 kilometers) of concertina wire between official ports of entry, officials said. The military also will continue to fly aircraft in support of Customs and Border Protection personnel. “DOD is transitioning its support at t...
Tags: News, Washington, Mexico, US, Ap, Dhs, Pentagon, Customs, Dod, Border Protection, National Guard, Pat Shanahan, Summer Concepcion, Acting Defense, Department of Homeland Security the Pentagon

Director of Development, Antaeus Theatre Company

The Director of Development occupies a leadership position at Antaeus. The successful candidate will enthusiastically embrace the theater’s work, and convey its value to the community. In close collaboration with the Executive Director, the DOD creates and implements a fundraising plan to achieve annual and special project fundraising goals. They oversee leadership giving, annual giving, foundation grants, corporate sponsorships, planned giving, and special events. The position reports to...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Microsoft, Board, Dod, Antaeus, Antaeus Theatre Company, Development Antaeus Theatre Company, Ana Rose O'Halloran

Supreme Court mulls Honolulu election results, Kauai reaches 50% renewable power, Hawaii lawmaker joins drilling fight as tarballs surface on Big Island beach, whale count scheduled despite federal shutdown, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Humpback whale breach  in Hawaii PC: Kohala Sail & Sea Michael Faughn An annual effort to monitor humpback whale migration numbers in Hawaii will proceed as scheduled despite the shutdown of the federal government, a spokesperson for the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation said Tuesday. Hawaii News Now.The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary's annual Ocean Count will take place January 26 despite the federal government shutdown. KHON2.Mike Gabbard joins other lawmak...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Washington, Department Of Defense, Hawaii, House, Pacific, Griffin, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Dod, Honolulu, Hawaii County, U S District Court, Legislature

Some GOP Sens Hope Trump Declares Border Emergency So They Can End Shutdown

Some Republican senators declared support of President Trump’s threat to declare a state of emergency on the southern border in order to end the ongoing government shutdown — even as they hinted it might not actually give Trump the money for his border wall. A number of GOP lawmakers said Tuesday evening that they’re open to Trump declaring a state of emergency, a move of questionable legal standing that would undoubtedly face legal challenges. Many said they weren’t sure if the declaration an...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, Senate, Gop, Dc, Kennedy, Trump, Dod, Pelosi, Cameron Joseph, John Kennedy R La, GOP Sens Hope Trump

Unpacking the "Transgender in the Military" Cases

As many Balkinization readers may know, a few weeks ago the Solicitor General filed petitions for certiorari “before judgment” with the Supreme Court in three cases (Nos. 18-676, 677, 678) challenging then-Secretary of Defense Mattis’s new policy regarding transgender service-members.  In each of the cases a district court preliminarily enjoined DOD from implementing the new policy.  On Friday, however, a D.C. Circuit panel in one of the cases (consisting of Judges Griffith, Wilkins and Williams...
Tags: Supreme Court, Obama, Obama Administration, California, Defense, Court, America, Williams, Doj, Ash Carter, Branding, Trump, Nixon, Dod, Carter, D C Circuit

Secrecy News for 01/07/19

SECRECY NEWS from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy Volume 2019, Issue No. 1 January 7, 2019 Secrecy News Blog: TRUMP SAYS DOD IG REPORTS SHOULD BE "PRIVATE" DEFENSE PRIMERS, AND MORE FROM CRS TRUMP SAYS DOD IG REPORTS SHOULD BE "PRIVATE" The recurring dispute over the appropriate degree of secrecy in the Department of Defense arose in a new form last week when President Trump said that certain audits and investigations that are perform...
Tags: News, Congress, China, Defense, US, Department Of Defense, Dhs, United States, Pentagon, States, Smith, Focus, US Army, Adam Smith, Trump, Dod

Weekly Primer: Industry Insiders, Former Lobbyists Make Cabinet Room Debut

When President Donald Trump convened his Cabinet for a meeting Wednesday, there were a few new faces around the table: Sitting to the President’s left was Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan; on the President’s right, acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt. Both come with their own conflict-of-interest concerns: Shanahan, who replaced James Mattis, was a Boeing executive before joining the administration. And Ryan Zinke’s replacement, Bernhardt, used to lobby for the oil industry. The n...
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, White House, Exxon Mobil, House Of Representatives, General Services Administration, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Boeing, Justice Department, Exxon, Trump, Dod, Interior

United States: DOD And Other Agencies Seek To Enhance Contractors' Cyber And Supply Chain Security - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

The Department of Defense (DOD) and its component services and agencies are taking several independent steps to assess and enhance
Tags: News, United States, Dod, Department of Defense DOD, Gump Strauss Hauer, Feld LLP

United States: DOD's Long-Awaited LPTA Regulations Expected In Fourth Quarter Of FY 2019 - Morrison & Foerster LLP

In an LPTA procurement, the Government evaluates proposals for mere technical acceptability under the solicitation's stated evaluation criteria.
Tags: News, United States, Morrison, Dod, Foerster LLP

Worlds First EMP Protection Device?

Hey Guys and Gals, I just thought I would see what everyone thought about the EMP Shield. Here is the website: It's techy so, figured this may be the thread to get opinions. I'd love to hear the good, bad and ugly. I've already seen some great stuff and nasty comments on it but, overall I believe it's a credible product since it was tested in the DOD approved testing lab and passed the Military standards. What do ya'll think? Worth the money to put on a home, g...
Tags: Weapon, The Tech Zone, Dod

United States: DOD's New Rules Of The Road For 'Other Transactions' - Arnold & Porter

For over 60 years, the U.S. government has entered into agreements called "other transactions."
Tags: News, United States, Arnold, Dod, Porter

GAO-19-64, Defense Science and Technology: Actions Needed to Enhance Use of Laboratory Initiated Research Authority, December 20, 2018

What GAO Found Congress has provided the Department of Defense's (DOD) research labs with several authorities to enhance management and operations. Four authorities that GAO examined provide lab...
Tags: Department Of Defense, Dod, GAO, GAO Found Congress

US Ballistic Missile Systems Have No Antivirus, No Data Encryption, and No 2FA, DOD Report Finds

An anonymous reader writes from a report via ZDNet: No data encryption, no antivirus programs, no multi-factor authentication mechanisms, and 28-year-old unpatched vulnerabilities are just some of the cyber-security failings described in a security audit of the U.S.' ballistic missile system released on Friday by the U.S. Department of Defense Inspector General (DOD IG). The report [PDF] was put together earlier this year, in April, after DOD IG officials inspected five random locations where th...
Tags: US, Tech, Dod, U S Department of Defense, Zdnet, Missile Defense Agency MDA

Oracle is suing the US government over $10B Pentagon JEDI cloud contract process

Oracle filed suit in federal court last week alleging yet again that the decade-long $10 billion Pentagon JEDI contract with its single-vendor award is unfair and illegal. The complaint, which has been sealed at Oracle’s request, is available in the public record with redactions. If all of this sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the same argument the company used when it filed a similar complaint with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) last August. The GAO ruled against Oracle last mo...
Tags: Google, Cloud, Lawsuit, Enterprise, Microsoft, US, Tech, Department Of Defense, Ibm, Pentagon, RFP, Department Of Justice, Defense Department, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, Dod

Oracle is suing the U.S. government over $10B Pentagon JEDI cloud contract process

Oracle filed suit in federal court last week alleging yet again that the decade-long $10 billion Pentagon JEDI contract with its single-vendor award is unfair and illegal. The complaint, which has been sealed at Oracle’s request, is available in the public record with redactions. If all of this sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the same argument the company used when it filed a similar complaint with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) last August. The GAO ruled against Oracle last mo...
Tags: Google, Cloud, Lawsuit, Enterprise, Microsoft, US, Tech, Department Of Defense, Ibm, Pentagon, RFP, Department Of Justice, Defense Department, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, Dod

F-35A Lightning II

The F-35A Lightning II is a fifth-generation fighter combining advanced aerodynamics, survivability in high-threat environments and an enhanced ability to provide pilots and allied assets across operational domains with robust situational awareness. var tag = document.createElement('script'); = 'iframe-demo'; tag.src = ''; var firstScriptTag = document.getElementsByTagName(...
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