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Defense Daily, Friday, October 19, 2018, Vol. 280, Issue 15

Pentagon To Release New Cloud Computing Strategy In Coming Months

The Pentagon is expected to release its new cloud computing strategy within the next two months detailing how officials plan to integrate its multiple ongoing major cloud computing efforts, including the imminent $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract, a top department technology official said Thursday.John Hale, chief of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s…

Lawmakers Signalling DoD Should Prepare for Smaller FY '20 Budget

The president and lawmakers are sending signals to the Defense Department not to expect any major increase in next year’s budget, and that some form of cut could even be in the cards.On Oct. 17, President Trump said he is demanding his cabinet members cut 5 percent from their future federal budget plans, and specifically…

Navy Releases RFP For NGEN-R SMIT

The Navy released the final Service, Management, Integration and Transport (SMIT) Request for Proposals (RFP) on Thursday under the service’s Next Generation Enterprise Networks Re-compete (NGEN-R).SMIT is one of the two components in the NGEN-R, the follow-on to the Navy’s current enterprise-wide information technology services contract vehicle, NGEN. NGEN provides IT services to the Navy…

CBP Wants Greater Sensor Integration On Borders, Lower Life-Cycle Costs With Technology

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials that oversee border security technology programs are considering new approaches to their overall efforts with desired outcomes including more integrated command and control centers, more interoperability among systems, more capability, and lower life-cycle costs.The CBP Border Patrol Program Management Office Directorate has 17 different programs, many of them similar…

Military Helicopters Significant Part of Projected Helo Sales Rebound, Forecast Says

After five years of stagnation and program delays in key regions of the world, the global military and civil helicopter market is poised for a rebound, according to a recent analysis by consulting firm Frost & Sullivan.Utility helicopters will account for $50 billion in sales through 2026, attack helicopters--$48 billion, maritime helicopters--$40 billion, and transport…