Posts from GovCon Daily 10/07/2016

Air Force Establishes New Strategic Development Planning & Execution Office

The U.S. Air Force has unveiled a new office with responsibility over strategic development functions in support of the military branch’s development planning and experimentations initiatives…
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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Outfit Conducts Rocket Failure Test Flight in Texas

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin outfit carried out a test flight that had a crew capsule go through a simulated rocket failure in Texas in support of preparations to launch a suborbital system for space tourists in 2018, USA Today reported Wednesday…
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Mark Testoni: Graph Tech Offers ‘Great Promise’ in National Security Arena

Some national security experts have pointed to a new analytics tool dubbed “graph technology” as a means to help identify signs of cyber attacks before they occur, CNN reported Thursday. Nicole Gaouette writes graph technology works to identify how data is connected to form algorithms that can spot irregularities based on previous patterns…
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Navy Marks Cybersecurity Awareness Month Through Info Dissemination Initiative; Vice Adm. Jan Tighe Comments

The U.S. Navy is set to distribute graphics, videos and articles on cyber threats in an effort to educate the service branch’s personnel and partners on the topic in observation of the annual cybersecurity awareness campaign in October…
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Summit Consulting Lands 2 DOL Civil Investigation Support Contracts

Summit Consulting has received a pair of contracts to from the U.S. Labor Department‘s chief evaluation office to assess a civil law enforcement program run by the Employee Benefits Security Administration and develop business intelligence tools to support EBSA’s investigative efforts…
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NIH Arm Hands Down Zika Vaccine Development Grant

The National Institutes of Health‘s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded a two-year, $491,000 grant to the Infectious Disease Research Institute to design and develop a new Zika vaccine candidate…
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DOE Monitors Energy Infrastructure as Hurricane Matthew Reaches Florida

The Energy Department has deployed teams of emergency responders to monitor energy infrastructure as Hurricane Matthew hits Florida. DOE said Thursday the department’s responders are communicating with other responders and the energy sector to support the government’s restoration efforts…
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NIH Issues $20M in Peripheral Nervous System Research Funds

The National Institutes of Health will provide approximately $20 million in funds to support research of the peripheral nervous system as part of the agency’s Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions program…
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White House Announces 29 New Digital Tools Under Opportunity Project

The White House has unveiled 29 new digital tools from nonprofit organizations, companies and students that support national priorities as part of President Barack Obama’s Opportunity Project…
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