Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/16/2016

FireEye, NATO Forge Cyber Threat Info Sharing Partnership; Tony Cole Comments

FireEye and NATO have agreed to exchange cyber information in a move to help protect the international alliance’s networks and systems with a company-built threat intelligence platform. Both parties signed an industry partnership agreement with the goal to facilitate bilateral sharing of non-classified technical data related to vulnerabilities and threats in cyberspace, FireEye said Friday…
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Lockheed-Collinear Partnership Aims to Commercialize Wireless Transmission Tech; Rick Ambrose Comments

Lockheed Martin and Collinear Networks have partnered to commercialize a global wireless transmission technology designed for telecommunications network operators. Lockheed said Thursday its space systems business has worked with Collinear since June 2014 under a licensing and development agreement to market a Lockheed-developed hybrid point-to-point wireless transmission platform…
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Space.com: NASA to Utilize IBM-Developed Watson Computer for Spaceflight Science Inquiries

IBM‘s question-answering computer platform will analyze aerospace research and data to help NASA answer inquiries on spaceflight science and support decision-making processes during air travel, Space…
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Microsoft Gets FedRAMP Board Approval to Add 8 Services to Azure Govt Cloud’s P-ATO Certification Scope

Microsoft has added eight service offerings to the Azure Government cloud platform’s provisional authority-to-operate certification coverage under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program…
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Navy Conducts Autonomous Patrol Missions Through Unmanned Small Boat Swarm

The U.S. Navy has demonstrated a swarm of unmanned small boats through autonomous patrol missions in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay for an effort to demonstrate the vehicles’ functions with remote human supervision…
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Veris Group to Utilize Endgame Security Platform to Boost Threat Hunting Capacity

Veris Group‘s adaptive threat division will use Endgame‘s endpoint detection and response platform in a push to boost detection, response and threat hunting capacity for customers and help them address security threats at a faster rate…
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BAE, Cyber London Extend Collaboration to Help Security Startups; Richard Wilding Comments

BAE Systems has extended a partnership with Cyber London for another three years in support of efforts to foster innovation and develop talent in U.K.’s cybersecurity sector. BAE said Thursday the commitment builds on the first 18 months of the partnership during which more than 23 startup companies complete CyLon’s three-month accelerator program of professional training and guidance…
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GSA to Conduct Environmental, Transportation, Historic Preservation Studies for New Labor Dept HQ

The General Services Administration plans to conduct environmental, transportation and historic preservation studies at candidate sites for the Labor Department‘s future headquarters. GSA said Thursday the studies will inform the government’s decision and aid compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act…
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20 Veterans Groups Ask Trump to Retain Bob McDonald as VA Secretary

The heads of 20 veterans organizations have asked President-elect Donald Trump to keep Bob McDonald as Department of Veterans Affairs’ secretary, Stars and Stripes reported Wednesday. Nikki Wentling writes the groups said in a Dec…
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Tom Wheeler to Resign as FCC Chairman in January

Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, will step down from his post on Jan. 20 after more than three years on the job. Wheeler helped advance the passage of “net neutrality” rules that require internet service providers to treat online content equally, according to a report by Brett Molina for USA Today…
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Air Force Taps Battelle for Environmental Modeling & Simulation Support III Contract

Battelle has received a potential five-year, $9.5 million contract for research and development, operation and maintenance support to the U.S. Air Force. The service branch awarded the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract through the Environmental Modeling and Simulation Support III program, according to a FedBizOpps notice published Wednesday…
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