Posts from GovConDaily 04/21/2017

John Kelly: DHS Partners With Industry to Protect Federal Networks from Cyber Attacks

John Kelly, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has said DHS has collaborated with industry to update outdated information technology systems as part of efforts to safeguard the federal government’s data infrastructure from cyber attacks…
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DOJ’s Information Policy Office, GSA’s 18F Unit Partner on FOIA Portal Development

The Justice Department‘s Office of Information Policy has partnered with the General Services Administration‘s 18F digital services group to build a website for processing of Freedom of Information Act requests…
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Chris Wlaschin: HHS to Establish Health Cybersecurity & Comms Integration Center

The Department of Health and Human Services will stand up its version of the Department of Homeland Security‘s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in a move to help providers and consumers secure healthcare data, Federal News Radio reported Thursday…
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VA Choice Program Extension Bill Gets Trump’s Signature

President Donald Trump has signed a bill to extend a Department of Veterans Affairs program that allows eligible military veterans to receive medical care from a civilian provider, DoD News reported Thursday…
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Vectrus Named to 2017 Military Friendly Employers List; Chuck Prow Comments

Vectrus has been included in Victory Media’s annual Military Friendly Employers list in recognition of the company’s employment opportunities for retired service members. Chuck Prow, Vectrus president and CEO, said in a statement released Thursday at least 35 percent of Vectrus’ employees have a military background…
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Rep. Tom Cole: Trump Needs Congressional Approval for Sustained Military Operations Against Islamic State Group

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) has said President Donald Trump should seek authorization from Congress to carry out future military operations against the Islamic State militant organization, Defense News reported Thursday…
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Potomac Officers Club Rounds Out Speakers for Border Protection Innovations & Technology Forum

TYSONS CORNER, VA., April 21, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — today announced the list of speakers for the Border Protection Innovations & Technology Forum…
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Report: South Korea Provides Land for US THAAD Deployment

South Korea has granted 30 hectares of land to the U.S. Forces Korea for the deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, United Press International reported Thursday. Elizabeth Shim writes THAAD will be established on a golf course owned by the family-run conglomerate Lotte in Seongju County in South Korea’s North Gyeongsang Province…
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VIDEO: Marines take aim at Guantanamo Bay

Marines from 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment shoot table 5 and 6 at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Marines are in Cuba as part of a CONUS Based Alert Force readiness mission.
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