Posts from GovConDaily for 03/23/2017

James Mattis Urges Congress to Authorize Extra $30B in Defense Funds for FY 2017

Defense Secretary James Mattis has urged Congress to approve President Donald Trump’s request for an additional $30 billion to fund defense programs, DoD News reported Wednesday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Mattis told the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee at a meeting held Wednesday the budget request is the first step in a three-part, multi-year effort to increase defense readiness…
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DHS S&T Develops Training System to Aid TSA Airport Screening

The Office for Public Safety Research within the Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate has built a training system designed to help Transportation Security Administration personnel conduct airport screening tasks…
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Akamai’s Tom Ruff: Agencies Should Protect Data Infrastructure With Cloud-Based Security Tools

Tom Ruff, vice president of the public sector business at Massachusetts-based cloud services provider Akamai, has said government agencies should adopt cloud-based security platforms that work to detect and prevent cyber attacks before they hit an organization’s applications or data center…
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Navy Orders Elbit Systems-Built Helmet Display Tracker Systems for MH-60 Aircraft

The U.S. Navy has awarded Elbit Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary a $49.9 million contract to supply helmet display tracker systems and related line items for the service branch’s MH-60 helicopters…
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Yale University and McKinsey & Co. Hold First Ever Cyber Leadership Forum

Yale University and global consulting firm McKinsey & Co. aim to facilitate a conversation on how legal, business and policy leaders can work together on cybersecurity issues at the “Bridging the Divide” conference March 30-April 1 in New Haven, Conn…
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Harris to Resell Avtec Dispatch Console System in North America

Harris‘ public safety and professional communications business has agreed to resell Avtec’s dispatch console system in the North American market as part of a strategic partnership agreement…
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Reports: Microsoft Develops Custom Windows 10 Offering for Chinese Govt

Microsoft has developed a customized version of its Windows 10 operating system for the Chinese government through a partnership with state-owned China Electronics Technology Group, Dow Jones Newswires reported Tuesday…
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Army Creates Force Modernization Plan for 2020-2040 Time Frame

The U.S. Army expects to release this summer a maneuver force modernization strategy that describes what the military branch’s warfighters should do to counter potential threats between 2020 and 2040…
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LexisNexis’ Suzanne Charleston Named to FedHealthIT’s Top 100 Influencers List

Suzanne Charleston, a senior business development executive at LexisNexis Risk Solutions, is included on FedHealthIT magazine’s list of 100 top influencers in the federal health information technology sector…
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VIDEO: 2017 Bataan Memorial Death March

B-Roll video from the entire event with Indiana National Guard soldier footage.
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