Posts from GovConDaily 03/13/2017

OMB: Federal Agencies Reported 30,899 Cybersecurity Incidents to DHS in FY 2016

A report from the Office of Management and Budget says federal agencies reported 30,899 cybersecurity incidents to the Department of Homeland Security‘s U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team during fiscal year 2016…
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DoD Sends FY 2017 Supplemental Budget Plan for OMB Review

The Defense Department has submitted for review by the Office of Management and Budget a supplemental DoD budget request for fiscal 2017, Defense News reported Friday. Lt. Col. Eric Badger, a DoD spokesman, was quoted by Defense News as saying the department’s budget amendment material will not affect its ongoing push for the passage of a full-year appropriations package in Congress…
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Senate Bill Would Expand DoD Cybersecurity Scholarship Program

Senators Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) and Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) have introduced a bill that seeks to expand the Defense Department‘s scholarship program for college students pursuing cybersecurity degrees…
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State Dept Issues RFI on Mobile Biometric & Biographic Data Collection Tech

The State Department has posted a request for information on mobile data collection devices that work to obtain biometric and biographic information. The office of the chief technology officer within the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security seeks devices that weigh three pounds or less; can communicate wirelessly through a virtual private network; and can function in outdoor environments, according to a FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday…
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Harris Gets NSA Type-1 Certification for Wideband HF Manpack Radio

A Harris-developed wideband manpack radio system has secured a Type-1 certification from the National Security Agency for the transmission of classified images, maps and other data from beyond-line-of-sight environments…
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Steve Skladanek: Lockheed Eyes 5-Year Overlap in Operations Between Atlas V, Vulcan Rockets

Lockheed Martin plans to concurrently operate its Atlas V rocket with the United Launch Alliance-built Vulcan launch vehicle for a period of five years, Space News reported Friday. “We will be flying both vehicles for some period of time until we are absolutely certain that the Vulcan system can maintain the cadence, and the rhythm and reliability that our customers are expecting of us,” Steve Skladanek, president of Lockheed’s commercial launch services business, said Wednesday at the Satellite 2017 conference…
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Reuters: MBDA, Lockheed Plan JV to Manage MEADS Deal with Germany

MBDA plans to establish a joint venture with Lockheed Martin to oversee a missile defense program in Germany after the country’s defense ministry voiced concerns about MBDA’s capacity to execute the project independently, Reuters reported Thursday…
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CSSA Gets NASA’s 2016 Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award

Cepeda Systems & Software Analysis has received the 2016 Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year award from NASA in recognition of its engineering support to the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center…
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David Shulkin: VA Should Focus on Commercial Software Adoption

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has said that VA should focus on the adoption of “commercially tested” software platforms for use in acquisitions, electronic health records and other business processes, FCW reported Friday…
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VIDEO: Sikorsky’s Morgan on Bid to Replace USAF Huey Nuclear Support Helos

David “Rum” Morgan, business development director at Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky unit, discusses the suitability of the H-60 Blackhawk for the US Air Force’s competition to replace its aging UH-1N Huey helicopters with 72 new aircraft with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian…
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