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*** Vice Adm. Nancy Norton formally retired as head of the Defense Information Systems Agency and command of Joint Forces Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network. Air Force Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner, took over as her successor at a ceremony held Feb. 26. One thing Skinner is inheriting as new DISA director is the Defense Department's Cloud Computing Program Office, recently added to the DISA portfolio.

*** A revision to a broad agency announcement from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will allow firms that are majority owned by private equity firm to participate in Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer opportunities, Washington Technology reports.

Posted on Mar 01, 2021 at 2:05 AM


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