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House Committees Paying Close Attention to Communications

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Department of Defense IT officials are increasing their requests for IT and communications systems, while legislators are pushing for faster standardization to improve the troops' performance in the field. At the same time, the Defense Department's CIO assured congressional leaders that combat units in Iraq and Afghanistan will not be frustrated by a Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program policy that prohibits the services from buying existing radio systems without a waiver from the JTRS Joint Program Office. More inside...

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