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Trump Announces 5 ISIS Leaders Have Been Captured

President Trump tweeted Thursday that 5 of the ‘most wanted’ ISIS leaders ‘have just been captured. Confessions from the five men, clad in jumpsuits and handcuffed were also broadcast on Iraqi television. First to be captured was Ismail al-Eithawi, described as a close aide to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and then the other men were… Keep Reading

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Tech Firms Look for Congress Intervention on JEDI Contract

An industry group that represents tech firms has asked Congress to intervene on the Pentagon’s JEDI cloud contract, according to a letter obtained by Nextgov. The letter, from the IT Alliance for Public Sector, which represents 80 tech firms, expresses concerns about the single award contract saying it contrasts with industry best practice, and opens… Keep Reading

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Shakeup for Pentagon Cloud Steering Group

The Cloud Executive Steering Group, tasked with shaping the Defense Department’s cloud strategy, has been reshuffled. Previous Chairwoman and Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Ellen Lord has been replaced with Jay Gibson, the DoD’s deputy CMO. Two new members will also be joining the panel: Bob Daigle and Essye Miller. Daigle… Keep Reading

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Brookings Recommendations for Future National Defense Strategy

As the Defense Department puts the final touches on the 2018 National Defense Strategy, the Pentagon is wrestling with how to build a military that can fight and win wars today and in the future. It should focus on high-end conventional challenges while limiting the stresses of the current counterterrorism fight. Much is and will… Keep Reading

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