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Defense Daily, Thursday, November 1, 2018, Vol. 280, Issue 24

So Far, Shift In Cyber Strategy Has Been Successful, Pentagon Official Says

Less than two months after the Trump administration and Defense Department released new cyber strategies that enable more offensive operations, the results so far are positive, a Pentagon official said on Tuesday.The administration’s new strategy allows the government to “balance and assess risks” and make decisions faster and to “do so at the speed of…

Coffman Sees Mine Warfare Plan Delivered By New Year

The Navy’s director of Expeditionary Warfare said he expects the office to finish and deliver its comprehensive mine warfare (MIW) plan by the start of the new year.Marine Maj. Gen. David Coffman told reporters during a roundtable discussion on Wednesday that while he expects his office to finish their draft of this plan, he had…

Defense Contractors Hedging Their Bets in Key SASC Member Races

With the 2018 midterm elections less than a week away, defense contractors are funneling campaign contributions into incumbents sitting on the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), while keeping an eye on possible surprise challengers.The armed services committees from both chambers are likely to see significant turnover in the next congress, regardless of the outcome of…

New Contractor to Take Over Main U.S. Nuke Lab Thursday

Triad National Security is set on Thursday to take over management of the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, ending a decade-long experiment in running the nation’s oldest nuclear weapons laboratory as a for-profit business.The transition was still on track for Thursday, Triad and Department of energy spokespersons wrote in emails Wednesday.The company —…