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Mike Brown steps away from Pentagon acquisition nomination

Amid an inspector general's investigation on his conduct as director of the Defense Innovation Unit, Mike Brown announced Wednesday that he will take himself out of the running to be the Department of Defense's chief of acquisition and sustainment. Brown sent a letter to Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin requesting that President Biden withdraw his nomination, saying that the investigation has roadblocked his confirmation to be DOD’s head of acquisition and sustainment and “our men and women in uniform deserve Senate-confirmed leadership as soon as possible.” Jackson Barnett reports.

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Austin proposes $1.5B for the JAIC

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Tuesday said he will commit $1.5 billion for the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center over the next five years. Jackson has this too.

7 programs leading government’s push to the cloud

FedScoop compiled a list of seven of the largest and most impactful adoptions of cloud capabilities in recent years across the federal government. Read more on FedScoop.

CISA responds to 'PrintNightmare' flaw

CISA late Tuesday ordered federal agencies to disable the Microsoft Windows Print Spooler service because of an alarming flaw that could allow attackers to take over systems remotely. CISA gave agencies until midnight Wednesday to disable the service in response to the so-called “PrintNightmare” bug. Its “emergency directive” also ordered agencies to implement Microsoft security updates by July 20. Tim Starks has more on CyberScoop.

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