Posts from GovConDaily for 03/31/2017

Report: House to Utilize Mobile Device Security App for Members, Staff

The House of Representatives will deploy a new software application that will work to secure the mobile devices of lawmakers and their staff through a contract with cybersecurity company Lookout, The Hill reported Wednesday…
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DoD Officials: Sequestration, Continuing Resolution Impede Efforts to Recover Military Readiness

Five Defense Department officials have asked Senate lawmakers to pass a budget to help mitigate the impact of sequestration budget cuts and lack of stable funds on DoD’s industrial infrastructure and military readiness, DoD News reported Thursday…
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Parsons Co-Hosts Research Workshop at MIT; Biff Lyons Comments

Parsons has collaborated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s civil and environmental engineering department to conduct a day-long workshop on research projects related to infrastructure, smart cities and transportation…
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SolarWinds Report: Majority of Public Sector Orgs Migrate IT Infrastructure to Cloud

A new SolarWinds report shows that 96 percent of public sector organizations have moved information technology systems and applications to the cloud in the past 12 months. SolarWinds said Wednesday it polled 75 IT leaders and practitioners from public sector institutions in the U…
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Gen. Darren McDew: Commercial Network Vulnerability Poses National Security Threat

Gen. Darren McDew, commander of the U.S. Transportation Command, has told House lawmakers that he believes a cybersecurity gap between military and commercial networks can pose a threat to national security, Federal News Radio reported Thursday…
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Avaya Earns Common Criteria Certification for Virtual Service Platform Switches; Mark Hankel Comments

Avaya has obtained Common Criteria certification for a suite of virtual services platform switches. The company said Thursday its portfolio of Virtual Services Platform 4000, 7000 series and 8000 switches was evaluated against Network Device collaborative Protection Profile v1…
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NASA Project Aims to Equip Orion Spacecraft With Laser Comms System

NASA has launched a project to develop a laser communications system for the Orion spacecraft the agency intends to use for its future manned missions to deep space. The Laser-Enhanced Mission and Navigation Operational Services system is designed to provide connectivity to astronauts in space and allow them to communicate with people on Earth, NASA said Thursday…
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VIDEO: Transcom Provides Full-Spectrum Mobility Capability

U.S. Transportation Command provides the United States with the most responsive and strategic mobility capability the world has ever seen. www.ustranscom.mil
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