Posts from GovCon Daily 12/05/2016

GAO: Congress Should Not Fund 2017 LCS Acquisition

The Government Accountability Office has recommended Congress to not fund the acquisition of two Littoral Combat Ships requested for 2017 due to what auditors identified as the vessel’s obsolete design and construction backlogs…
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Republicans Pick Phil Roe to Chair House Veterans’ Affairs Committee

Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tennessee) has been selected to serve as chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee beginning next session, Military Times reported Friday. Leo Shane III writes Roe will succeed Rep…
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Independent Review Provides Recommendations for UK Naval Shipbuilding Growth

The U.K. government has published an independent report by businessman and Anglo American Chair John Parker that provides recommendations to boost the country’s naval shipbuilding industry. Parker’s report includes a reappraisal of the U…
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Marcel Lettre: Infrastructure Security Risks Warrant National Response

Marcel Lettre, undersecretary of defense for intelligence, has said the Defense Department pursues artificial intelligence, autonomy, automation, deep machine learning and human-machine teaming in efforts to drive cyber innovation, DoD News reported Saturday…
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Raytheon, DARPA Partner to Build Power Grid Cybersecurity Tech; Jason Redi Comments

Raytheon has secured $9 million in contracts to help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency develop technologies that will work to secure the U.S. power grid system from cyber attacks. The company said Monday its BBN Technologies subsidiary will design the technologies to send alerts of an impending attack and detect spoofing attempts on grid data collection and communication systems as part of DARPA’s Rapid Attack Detection, Isolation and Characterization Systems initiative…
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Purdue University Opens Global Security, Defense Innovation Institute; Mitch Daniels Comments

Purdue University has launched a new hub for global security and defense innovation at the university’s Discovery Park during a symposium on global defense issues. Dan DeLaurentis, professor of aeronautics and astronautics at Purdue and a President’s Fellow for defense initiatives, will serve as the interim director of the Institute for Global Security and Defense Innovation, Purdue said Thursday…
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Lockheed Breaks Ground on Minuteman III ICBM Replacement Program Mgmt Facility in Utah

Lockheed Martin has kicked off construction of a program management facility at  the Falcon Hill National Aerospace Research Park in Utah to support the U.S. Air Force‘s project to develop a follow-on intercontinental ballistic missile system…
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Int’l Law Enforcement Agencies Launch Cyber Operation to Take Down ‘Avalanche’ Malware Network

Police authorities in Germany have collaborated with Interpol, Europol, U.S. Justice Department and the FBI to take down an international cyber network that works as a delivery platform to launch malware attacks and money mule schemes worldwide…
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National Cyber Commission Unveils 6 Imperatives to Secure Digital Economy

The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity has released a report that outlines six imperatives to ensure security of the digital economy. The commission said in the report published Thursday that the government and industry should work together to defend and safeguard digital networks and the information infrastructure, as well as facilitate investments to protect the digital economy from security threats…
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NOAA Taps McMurdo for Search & Rescue Ground Stations; Mark Cianciolo Comments

McMurdo has received a potential five-year, $6.67 million contract from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide fourth generation search-and-rescue ground stations for NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite program…
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