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Defense Systems Update
August 16, 2022

The Hardest Thing About Missile Defense in Guam? Finding the Right Site
By Lauren C. Williams

There are candidate locations, but nothing is final, said Missile Defense Agency Director Vice Adm. Jon Hill.

Sealing Technologies wins $168M Marine Corps cyber contract
By Ross Wilkers

The veteran-owned small business will help develop new systems to analyze vulnerabilities.

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CISA task force leader calls for increased global cooperation on supply chain risks
By Chris Riotta

A co-chair of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency task force working to bolster supply chain resilience says global solutions are required to address some of the biggest threats impacting domestic and international supply chains.

CENTCOM Launches Competition For Innovation from Troops
By Patrick Tucker

The 'Shark Tank'-like competition will pull solutions from active-duty personnel for possible use in the field.

The US Army Is Hunting For More Soldier-Connected Tech
By Lauren C. Williams

A recent solicitation calls for soldier-centered networking and information technology that will link existing and prototype technologies together.

A Former Watchdog Has Ideas on Dealing With Poorly Performing Inspectors General
By Courtney Bublé

The former acting Pentagon inspector general asks, "Who is watching the watchdogs?"

DOD Failing to Track Progress on Military Alternatives to GPS, GAO Says
By Chris Riotta

A new report says military leaders don't have enough information to make crucial decisions about ongoing efforts to develop alternatives to the Global Positioning System.

New 'Influence Triad' Will Fuse SOF, Cyber, and Space Command Satellite Intelligence
By Tara Copp

Information warfare cells, where space units and SOCOM work side by side, will be dispersed throughout combatant commands.

The Pentagon's Plan to Buy Weapons Software Faster
By Lauren C. Williams

The DOD's dedicated software acquisition pathway is nearly two years old, and is already being used by a few dozen programs.

Treasury Department Sanctions Popular Cryptocurrency Mixer, Citing Growing Threat
By Patrick Tucker

North Korea used the popular service, but so did privacy-minded crypto traders.

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