Posts from GovConDaily 12/23/2016

Cisco, CERT India Forge Threat Intell Sharing Partnership; Dinesh Malkani Comments

Cisco and the Computer Emergency Response Team in India have inked a memorandum of understanding to forge a threat intelligence sharing program in the country to help combat cyber threats, The Economic Times reported Thursday…
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Huntington Ingalls’ Newport News Industrial Business Secures Workplace Safety Certification

Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ Newport News Industrial business has received a Safety and Health Recognition Program certification from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The company said Wednesday the SHARP certification recognizes small business employers that have implemented an injury prevention and safety program and utilized OSHA’s on-site consultation services…
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Commerce Dept Identifies Focus Areas to Boost Export Opportunities for US Businesses

The Commerce Department has published a report that describes the government’s strategy to boost international trade opportunities for U.S. businesses. The 2016 National Export Strategy lists the government’s focus areas such as efforts to connect U…
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Vladimir Putin: Russia Continues Efforts to Modernize Nuclear Forces in Support of Arms Control Agreements

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that his country’s efforts to modernize nuclear forces conform with existing arms control agreements including a nuclear arms reduction treaty with the U.S…
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NIST Unveils Cybersecurity Guide to Support Attacker Containment and Incident Recovery

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a guide on cybersecurity events designed to help organizations establish a plan for cyber attacker containment and incident recovery. NIST said Thursday its computer researchers published the Guide for Cybersecurity Event Recovery in a push to consolidate current recovery guidance on incident handling and contingency planning as well as offers a process that can help organizations create recovery plans for cyber attack incidents…
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Energy Department Invests $40M in Wave Energy Testing Facility; Franklin Orr Comments

The Energy Department has invested $40 million in the development and construction of an open-water, grid-connected national wave energy testing facility in Newport, Oregon. DOE said Wednesday the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center at Oregon State University will build the wave energy testing facility and help develop new wave energy technologies to harness wave energy resources along the U…
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Japan’s Revised Cybersecurity Guidelines Cite Corporate Execs’ Role in Cyber Investments

Japan’s ministry of economy, trade and industry and the information-technology promotion agency have revised a set of guidelines in effort to highlight the responsibility of corporate executives in cybersecurity and include IPA’s supplementary cyber guidebook…
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Lockheed, Data Security Council of India Unveil Online Portal to Raise Cyber Awareness; Robie Samanta Roy Comments

Lockheed Martin and the Data Security Council of India have introduced a new web-based platform that seeks to educate small and medium-sized enterprises as well as vocational training organizations on cybersecurity, DefenseWorld…
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DARPA Delivers 2 Mobius Bionics-Built Prosthetic Arms to Walter Reed; Justin Sanchez Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has handed the first pair of prosthetic arms to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland in an effort to facilitate the deployment of the device to veterans and uniformed personnel who suffered upper limb loss…
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VIDEO: NASA Launches Satellite Constellation for Hurricane Tracking Mission

NASA successfully launched eight small satellites that will provide scientists with advanced technology to see inside tropical storms and hurricanes like never before. Called the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS), the constellation of eight microsatellite observatories launched Dec…
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