Posts from GovCon Daily for 10/14/2015

Lockheed to Update Veterans Educational Benefits Processing System; Horace Blackman Comments

The Department of Veterans Affairs has selected Lockheed Martin’s Systems Made Simple subsidiary to update a system the VA uses to process educational benefits for veterans and their families. Systems Made Simple will collaborate with the VA to identify and select beneficiaries, monitor education outcomes and refresh interfaces for the Chapter 33 system, Lockheed said Wednesday…
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Donna Seymour: OPM to Implement Multifactor Authentication for All Smart Card Users by FY 2017

The Office of Personnel Management will require all personal identification verification card users to use multifactor authentication by the end of fiscal year 2017, OPM’s chief information officer told Nextgov in an interview posted Tuesday…
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Booz Allen, Splunk Forge Cyber Alliance; Angie Messer Comments

Booz Allen Hamilton and Splunk have entered into a cybersecurity agreement as both companies seek to help public sector and commercial customers detect and mitigate threats to their computer networks…
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Scott Davis: Army Ground Mobility Vehicle Program to Move Forward by 2017

The U.S. Army has lined up a Ground Mobility Vehicle procurement program for fiscal year 2017 as part of the service’s Combat Vehicle Modernization Strategy, Defense News reported Tuesday. Jen Judson writes that Scott Davis, head of combat support and combat service support for the Army, told Defense News the program was approved to proceed in March and is currently in the preliminary requirements review stage…
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Jason Matheny: IARPA Seeks Automated Methods to Identify Cyber Attack Indicators

Jason Matheny, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, has said IARPA is exploring the potential use of machine learning tools and publicly available data to predict cyber attacks before they happen, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday…
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James Clapper Talks Transparency, Cyber, IC ITE, Clearance Reform at PSC Event

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper discussed the Intelligence Community’s programs in support of government transparency, cybersecurity, clearance reform and the information technology enterprise during last week’s Professional Services Council conference…
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Jeh Johnson: Congress Should Legally Authorize ‘Einstein’ Program for Cyber Defense

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has urged lawmakers to facilitate information sharing and legally authorize DHS’ Einstein program in an effort to protect government networks from cyber attacks, FierceGovernmentIT reported Tuesday…
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