Posts from GovConDaily for 04/04/2017

Salesforce Gov’t Cloud Gets DISA Impact Level 4 Provisional Authorization; Dave Rey Comments

Salesforce has secured provisional authorization at Impact Level 4 from the Defense Information Systems Agency for the deployment of the company’s cloud platform for the public sector. The IL4 provisional authorization serves to enable Defense Department mission owners and contractors to use Salesforce Government Cloud to manage controlled unclassified information, the company said Tuesday…
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Boeing Launches Deep Space Habitat, Transport Concepts for Manned Lunar, Mars Missions

Boeing has introduced concepts for its deep space habitat and transport platforms designed to help NASA advance manned exploration missions to the moon and Mars. The company said Monday the proposed habitat called Deep Space Gateway would fly aboard the Space Launch System to facilitate scientific research in cislunar space and help open commercial and government partnerships for future lunar missions…
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Tom Sorley to Chair FirstNet Public Safety Advisory Panel

Tom Sorley, vice chair of the First Responder Network Authority’s public safety advisory committee over the past four years, has been appointed as chair of the panel. FirstNet said Monday the more than 30-year public safety veteran will lead PSAC and its efforts to help the agency uphold its goal to create a nationwide broadband network for public safety personnel along with the communities they serve…
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Leidos, UK Defense Ministry Open Military Logistics Facility; Roger Krone Comments

Leidos and U.K.’s defense ministry have opened an 861,112-square-foot facility in Shropshire, England, to provide logistics, commodities and support services to the British military. The Defence Fulfilment Centre is built to also store food, clothing, general and medical supplies of the U…
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CSRA’s John Dancy: Federal Agencies Should Adopt Targeted Approach to Website Security, Accessibility

John Dancy, chief information officer of CSRA, has said he believes federal agencies should go “back to basics” to address the security and accessibility challenges on  government-run websites…
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GAO: Congress Should Let Agencies Determine Insurance Coverage Level for Data Breach Victims

The Government Accountability Office has said Congress should consider allowing agencies to determine the appropriate level of identity theft insurance coverage for affected individuals of data breaches…
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Vice Adm. Thomas Moore: Navy Needs 2K Additional Civilian Employees to Address Ship Maintenance Backlog

Vice Adm. Thomas Moore, chief of the Naval Sea Systems Command, has said the U.S. Navy needs to hire at least 2,000 additional civilian employees to help address the maintenance backlog at the service branch’s shipyards, Federal News Radio reported Monday…
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Air Force Nominee Heather Wilson Says to Prioritize Space Threat Awareness

Heather Wilson, the White House’s nominee for the U.S. Air Force secretary post, has said she plans to prioritize efforts to raise awareness of threats to space assets once confirmed, Space News reported Friday…
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VIDEO: Cyber Threats in Aviation

Raytheon is developing technologies to alert pilots of potential cyberattacks against the connected electronics of an aircraft.
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