Posts from GovConDaily for 05/15/2017

NASA to Pursue Unmanned Mission for 1st SLS/Orion Flight Test

NASA has decided to pursue its original plan to conduct the first integrated flight of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft without crew. The agency said Saturday it is “technically capable” of launching astronauts aboard the Exploration Mission-1 flight test, but it would be difficult to modify plans to make way for a crewed mission at this point…
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Army Tests Saab-Built Mobile Camouflage System on Fighting Vehicles

The U.S. Army‘s 2nd Cavalry Regiment has begun a field evaluation of a Saab-developed mobile camouflage system as part of operational training activities in Hohenfels, Germany. Saab said Friday the service branch is testing Barracuda MCS on Stryker fighting vehicles with NATO allies that support Operation Atlantic Resolve and the Enhanced Forward Presence missions…
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DHS to Introduce 8 New Cyber Tech at Demo Day in Washington; Robert Griffin Comments

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate will demonstrate eight new cybersecurity technologies built under S&T’s Transition to Practice program at a ‘Demonstration Day’ event in Washington, D…
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CBO: No Sequestration Required for Fiscal 2017

The Congressional Budget Office has said sequestration is not necessary for fiscal year 2017 because appropriations for defense and nondefense initiatives are respectively equivalent to the $634 billion and $553…
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Report: NIST to Release New Online Password Security Guide

The National Institute of Standards and Technology could release this summer new guidance that recommends the use of long passwords or passphrases to eliminate the need for periodic password changes, Nextgov reported Friday…
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Melissa Hathaway: Trump’s Cybersecurity Executive Order Would Require 14 Reports on Cyber Issues

Melissa Hathaway, a senior adviser at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center, has said President Donald Trump’s cybersecurity executive order will require 14 new reports on various cyber-related areas, BankInfoSecurity reported Thursday…
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Engility to Hold Fundraising Event for Wounded Vet Housing Campaign

Engility will host an event Wednesday, May 17, in Chantilly, Virginia, as part of an annual campaign in which company employees raise funds to help Building Homes for Heroes retrofit or construct a new house for a disabled veteran…
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Jay Carr: Contractor Engagement Key in Army Procurement Process

Jay Carr, executive director of the Army Contracting Command, has said that contractors should be well-trained and ready to help U.S. Army commanders implement technology they need to execute a mission…
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VIDEO: Iron Focus 2017

PKG about the joint live-fire exercise May 10, 2017, in the training areas near Fort Bliss. Interview with COL Charles Lombardo, commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division. Iron Focus 17 training enables the commander to focus on leadership, training and resources to improve 2-1 AD’s combat readiness and worldwide operations during their transition from a Training and Doctrine Command to U…
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