Posts from GovConDaily for 03/21/2017

James Comey: FBI Investigates Russia’s Interference in US Election

FBI Director James Comey has informed House Intelligence Committee members that the bureau is looking into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election and any coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign, CNN reported Tuesday…
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Profile: Maj. Gen. Burke Wilson, Deputy Principal Cyber Adviser to the Secretary of Defense

Maj. Gen. Burke “Ed” Wilson serves as the deputy principal cyber adviser to the secretary of defense at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy within the Defense Department where he helps oversee DoD’s cyber activities, capacities and policies…
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David Glawe to Be Nominated DHS Undersecretary for Intell, Analysis

President Donald Trump intends to nominate David Glawe, assistant commissioner of the Customs and Border Protection agency, as the next undersecretary for intelligence and analysis at the Department of Homeland Security…
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Profile: Dr. David Honey, ODNI Science and Technology Director

Dr. David Honey serves as director of science and technology at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where he works to identify strategies for the integration of scientific and technological tools into operational systems…
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House Lawmakers Want Info on Disruption of IRS Student Financial Aid Tool

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers have urged the Internal Revenue Service to provide information about the outage of a tool used to help students apply for federal financial aid. Lawmakers asked IRS commissioner John Koskinen in a letter published Thursday to brief the House Committees on Oversight and Government Reform and Education and the Workforce on a recent incident that led to the unavailability of IRS’ Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA…
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DHS S&T Seeks Academic Partners to Run Border Threat Screening, Supply Chain Defense CoE

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate will award up to $35 million to two academic institutions to help DHS run a center of excellence for cross-border threat screening and supply chain defense…
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EY Study: 60% of Public Sector Leaders Cite Lack of Gender Diversity in Leadership Teams

A new EY study has found that 60 percent of public sector leaders said they think their senior leadership teams lack gender diversity and that 55 percent of them believe women are an underutilized talent pool in the government sector…
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Jive Software Gets FedRAMP ‘In-Process’ Status for Collaboration Platform

Jive Software has obtained “in-process” designation under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program for its cloud-based enterprise collaboration platform. NASA sponsors Jive’s efforts to complete and secure FedRAMP certification later this year for the collaboration tool, the company said Monday…
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Terry Halvorsen: Artificial Intell Key to DoD’s Cybersecurity Efforts

Terry Halvorsen, former chief information officer at the Defense Department, has said he believes artificial intelligence will play a role in cybersecurity efforts as security professionals and programmers work to protect DoD networks from potential cyber threats, Defense Systems reported Thursday…
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VIDEO: Railgun – First Shot Commissioning Series Terminal Range

Watch as the Office of Naval Research and Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, conduct the first shot of the Railgun at the terminal range November 17, 2016, as part of a commissioning series…
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