Posts from GovConDaily 01/25/2017

MITRE’s Roger Furr on Nonprofit Org’s Role as Government’s ‘Bridge’ to Commercial Sector

Roger Furr leads work to form and administer both contracts and subcontracts in his role as an executive director at nonprofit research organization MITRE Corp. MITRE operates federally-funded research and development centers for the government that act as hubs for agencies and commercial companies to collaborate on scientific research, analysis, development, systems engineering and integration…
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Report: UK Defense Ministry Requests to Buy Oshkosh JLTV

The U.K.’s defense ministry has requested to buy Oshkosh-built Joint Light Tactical Vehicles for the British army through the U.S. government’s foreign military sales program, Defense News reported Tuesday…
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Hackers Found 118 Valid Vulnerabilities During Army Bug Bounty Program

The U.S. Army received 118 valid vulnerability reports from participants involved in the the service branch’s bug bounty program that ran from Nov. 30 to Dec. 21, 2016. HackerOne said Friday Hack the Army engaged 371 eligible participants including 25 government employees and 17 military personnel…
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Report: Trump Discusses Plans to Cut Taxes, Regulations With Company Leaders

President Donald Trump discussed plans to cut taxes and regulations in a meeting with business executives in the White House, the Washington Post reported Monday. Trump said he aims to remove at least 75 percent of regulations that govern businesses; expedite plans to build factories; and impose border tax on companies that take production out of the U…
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Trump’s Executive Order Aims to Speed Up Infrastructure Environmental Review & Approval Process

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to develop a framework that seeks to speed up the environmental assessment and permitting process for electrical grids, ports, highways and other high-priority infrastructure projects…
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Taiwan’s Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. Begins F-16 Modernization Work

Taiwan’s state-owned aerospace firm has begun to upgrade four Lockheed Martin-built F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft for the country’s air force, Defense News reported Tuesday. Mike Yeo writes Aerospace Industrial Development Corp…
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GAO: DoD, VA Should Establish Timeframes to Track Recommended Changes to Lovell FHCC

The Government Accountability Office has urged the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to create interim milestones and timeframes in order to monitor the implementation of recommended updates to an integrated federal health care center in North Chicago, Illinois…
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IHS Markit: Global Militant Attacks Up 25% From 2015 to 2016

A new report from IHS Markit says militant attacks worldwide rose from 18,987 in 2015 to 24,202 in 2016 with Syria and Iraq accounting for 45 percent of those attacks. IHS Markit said Tuesday the Islamic State organization constituted approximately 18 percent of the global militant attacks and accounted for 39 percent of all non-militant casualties in 2016…
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Huntington Ingalls Picks 28 Gulf Coast Schools to Receive STEM Grants; Edmond Hughes Comments

Huntington Ingalls Industries has provided more than $100,000 in total funds to help finance science, technology, engineering and math projects of 28 schools and educational groups in Alabama and Mississippi…
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VIDEO: Service Members in Afghanistan congratulate 45th commander in chief

Service members at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, congratulate President Donald J. Trump on his inauguration during the Salute to Our Armed Services Ball, Jan. 20, 2017.
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