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Defense Daily, Friday, December 1, 2017, Vol. 276, Issue 42

Top HASC Democrat Urges More Foreign Partnerships To Ease Demand On U.S. Military

Faced with budget constraints that are unlikely to ease anytime soon, the U.S. military should build more relationships with foreign countries to counter threats in a more cost-effective way, according to the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee (HASC).The military could reduce its overseas presence by making greater use of the kind of…

McCaul Wants DHS To Accelerate Deployment Of New Checkpoint Screening Technology

Amid new threats to aviation, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee wants the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to move more quickly in deploying an advanced scanning system to airport checkpoints to screen carry-on bags.“I think I speak for almost every member of this committee that we need to take quicker action,” Rep.…

DISA Seeking Industry Input For New DoD Cyber Threat Sharing Platform

The Department of Defense’s information technology agency is seeking industry input on capabilities necessary to build its cyber threat sharing platform. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) released its Request for Information (RFI) on Wednesday to assess how to approach to impending acquisition process for its new Cyber Threat Sharing Indicator Platform.Responses to the RFI…

SASC OKs Lockheed Executive For DoD Policy Post

The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) approved Lockheed Martin [LMT] executive John Rood to be undersecretary of defense for policy Nov. 30 despite concerns among some lawmakers about the number of Pentagon appointees who hail from top defense firms.Those concerns flared at a Nov. 16 hearing, where Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the committee’s chairman, and…

New DISA Director Nominated

The president has nominated Navy Rear Adm. Nancy Norton to serve as director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and commander of the Joint Forces Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network. Norton is currently serving as DISA’s vice director, a role she began in August, where she oversees the agency’s effort to build a mobile…

State Department Approves $415 Million Laser Guided Bomb Unit Deal With Singapore

The State Department has approved a possible $415 million deal with Singapore for the sale of laser guided bomb (LGB) units to be used on its fleet of F-15SGs.The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress on Wednesday of the foreign military sale (FMS) for 40 GBU-10 Paveway II LGB units, 84 GBU-12 Paveway II…

Navy Personnel Command Head Named New Commander Of Naval Surface Forces

Secretary of Defense James Mattis said on Thursday that the president nominated Rear Adm. Richard Brown, commander of the Navy Personnel Command (NPC), to be appointed vice admiral and assigned as commander of Naval Surface Forces.If confirmed by the Senate for the new position,  Brown would also serve as commander of Naval Surface Force, U.S.…