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Defense Watch: Navy Reforms, USAF Radios, New IARPA Head

Navy Reforms. Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer earlier this month told reporters that 78 of 110 recommendations made by the Strategic Readiness Review and Comprehensive Review have been implemented. Those reviews were set up in the aftermath of four Naval mishaps in the Pacific theater, two of them involving deadly destroyer collisions with civilian…

GAO: As Maintenance Builds, New Air Force Pave Hawk Replacement To Arrive Ahead of Schedule

The Air Force’s new combat search-and-rescue helicopters are slated to be delivered months early, but a new government-issued report detailing the current fleet of HH-60G Pave Hawks’ maintenance woes indicates the shift can’t come fast enough.The service has employed Pave Hawk helicopters for combat search-and-rescue missions since the 1980s, but the inventory has shrunk over…

DHS Issues RFI For Industry Help To Develop Cyber Supply Chain Risk Assessment Capability

Continuing its efforts to create a capability to assess risks to cyber supply chains, the Department of Homeland Security is conducting market research to learn about industry capabilities to identify and mitigate risks in the supply chains of information and communications technology (ICT).An Aug. 17 Request for Information (RFI) says the government is interested in…

DNFSB Plans Major Reorganization

The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) said last Wednesday it will open two new field offices and cut its Washington workforce by almost half as part of a major reorganization scheduled to start in October. The changes will be effective Oct. 1, according to a press release from the independent federal agency that monitors health and safety…