Posts from GovConDaily for 05/11/2017

President Trump Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order

President Trump signed an executive order Thursday to improve the federal government’s cybersecurity and critical infrastructure. after a spate of high-profile government hackings in recent years, a senior administration official told reporters on a call…
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Mary Tabb Howard Named Buchanan & Edwards Strategic Capture Director

Mary Tabb Howard, former senior proposal manager at Accenture‘s federal services subsidiary, has joined Buchanan & Edwards as director of strategic capture. BE said Tuesday Howard will oversee efforts to grow the company’s contract opportunities in the national security market…
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Carbon Black, Air Force Life Cycle Mgmt Center Sign CRADA to Boost Cyber Capacity at Hanscom AFB

Carbon Black and the electronics systems development division of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center have entered a cooperative research and development agreement to strengthen cybersecurity at the Hanscom Air Force Base Collaboration and Innovation Center…
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Leidos CFO James Reagan Talks Continuing Resolution, Procurement Process

James Reagan, chief financial officer at Leidos, has said he is pleased that the federal government no longer operates under a continuing resolution. He made the statement four days after President Donald Trump signed a $1 trillion omnibus spending package to fund government operations through the end of fiscal 2017 and increase defense spending by $21 billion…
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Marine Corps, Navy Host Amphibious, Autonomous Warfare Tech Demonstration; David Walker Comments

The U.S. Marine Corps and Navy hosted a 10-day exercise in April for defense, commercial and academic organizations to showcase emerging technology platforms such as unmanned aerial, multi-utility tactical transport and autonomous assault amphibious vehicles…
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David Norquist: DoD Size, Complexity Should Not Hinder Department Audit

David Norquist, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Defense Department comptroller post, has said the time is ripe for DoD to undergo an audit, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Norquist told lawmakers Wednesday during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that DoD has begun audit readiness efforts over the last seven years without initiating a “full-scope audit,” according to the station…
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DOJ, DHS Seek to Provide User-Friendly Tech for Employees

The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security aim to provide “user-friendly” technologies for employees in an effort to mitigate threats and address mission needs, MeriTalk reported Wednesday…
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UL Receives DARPA Grant to Test Internet-of-Things Gateway Security

Northbrook, Illinois-based security company UL has secured a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency grant to perform cybersecurity tests of internet-of-things gateways designed for industrial control system applications…
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VIDEO: Fort Hood Annual Full Scale Exercise

B-Roll of Fort Hood Annual Full Scale Exercise 10 MAY 2017.
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