Posts from GovConDaily for 03/23/2016

Raquel Bono: 78% of DoD’s FY 2017 Defense Health Budget Request for Patient Care

Defense Health Agency Director Raquel Bono said at a House subcommittee hearing Tuesday the military will allocate at least three-fourths of its healthcare budget request for fiscal year 2017 to patient care, DoD News reported…
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DoD’s Procurement, Acquisition Policy Arm to Update Contract Type Guidelines

The Defense Department‘s procurement and acquisition policy organization is looking to update its guidance on types of contracts in an effort to clarify requirements for industry partners, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday…
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Air Force to Decommission 2 GPS Satellites

The U.S. Air Force has started to dispose of two global positioning system satellites in an effort to reduce GPS constellation risks due to underperformance. The 50th Space Wing said March 16 space operators from the 2nd and 19th Space Operations Squadrons are conducting disposal operations for satellite vehicle numbers 37 and 40…
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UMass Amherst’s Jane Fountain: Next Administration Should Promote Shared Services, Designate COO at White House

Jane Fountain, a political science and public policy professor at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, has said the next U.S. administration should establish within the transition team a group that will work to address policy implementation and management concerns…
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FBI Adds 2 ‘Syrian Electronic Army’ Hackers to Cyber Most Wanted List

FBI has included two hackers who are members of the group known as the “Syrian Electronic Army” to the agency’s Cyber’s Most Wanted list. The bureau said Tuesday it has added Ahmed “The Pro” Al Agha and Firas “The Shadow” Dardar — both believed to be residing in Syria — to its cyber most wanted list and is offering up to $100,000 in reward for information that could lead to the targets’ arrest…
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CBO: Insider Threat Mitigation Bill Would Not Affect DHS Spending

The Congressional Budget Office has said a proposed House bill that would require the Department of Homeland Security to set up a program to safeguard DHS networks from insider threats would not affect the department’s net direct spending…
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Mike Horton: DHS OIG Eyes Data Center Move to Federal Cloud System

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Office of Inspector General looks to migrate its local data center infrastructure to a federal cloud computing platform as part of an information technology modernization initiative, Federal News Radio reported Friday…
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