Posts from GovConDaily for 05/24/2017

Lt. Gen. McLaughlin: Cybersecurity Threat Isn’t Theory, It’s Real and It’s Here

Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin McLaughlin, chief of U.S. Cyber Command, said Wednesday that too much of the cybersecurity threat conversation on Capitol Hill discusses threats as a “theory” — rather than the reality these threats already are…
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Intellicheck Shareholders, Board OK Name Change; William Roof Comments

Intellicheck Mobilisa has officially changed its name to “Intellicheck Inc.” in efforts to establish a new corporate identity based on a strategic plan for growth in the field of identification authentication…
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U.S., Saudi Arabia Agree to Establish Cooperation Against Terrorist Financing Networks

U.S. and Saudi Arabia have entered into an agreement to establish a multinational alliance that will identify and implement measures against terrorist financial networks. The Terrorist Financing Targeting Center will promote collaboration between U…
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Adm. Michael Rogers: Cybercom Needs Funds to Start Command Designation Change

Adm. Michael Rogers, head of the U.S. Cyber Command, has said at a House committee hearing that his organization seeks a $647 million budget for fiscal 2018, up 17 percent from the command’s current spending level, Nextgov reported Tuesday…
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STORServer Unveils Cloud Backup Appliance for Govt Customers

STORServer has introduced a data backup appliance for government customers to archive, restore and secure information stored in cloud environments. The appliance is designed to help clients meet security requirements under the Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 140-2 and the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, the company said Tuesday STORServer’s platform is powered by IBM‘s Spectrum Protect backup and recovery technology as well as two government-certified IBM cloud data centers in Texas and Virginia…
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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests 2nd SLS Flight Engine Controller Unit; Eileen Drake Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne has tested a second flight engine controller for its RS-25 rocket engine at NASA‘s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. NASA will use the Aerojet Rocketdyne-made engine technology to power the Space Launch System as part of a planned unmanned space mission, the company said Tuesday…
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Air Force Would Defer A-10, U-2 Retirement Plans Under Trump Budget

A fiscal 2018 spending plan released by the Trump administration does not provide  retirement dates for the U.S. Air Force‘s A-10 Warthog and U-2 reconnaissance aircraft fleets, Defense News reported Tuesday…
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Boeing Performs Radar Upgrade on Saudi Arabia’s AWACS Aircraft

Boeing has completed an effort to optimize the radar systems of Saudi Arabia’s fleet of E-3A airborne warning and control system aircraft. The Radar System Improvement Program is intended to boost the original equipment’s radar sensitivity and widen the range for tracking targets, Boeing said Tuesday…
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Janus Trains Ukraine Military, Defense Personnel on Landmine Action Strategies

Janus Global Operations has trained a group of Ukrainian military and defense personnel on landmine action quality management strategies as part of a two-month project the company carried out for a nonprofit mine-clearance organization…
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WH Budget Request Includes $228M Central IT Modernization Fund

The White House’s proposed fiscal 2018 budget includes $228 million for a central fund to support updates to the federal information technology infrastructure, Federal News Radio reported Monday…
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VIDEO: Arctic Warriors

Deep in the heart of the Alaskan Mountain Range, members of the Northern Warfare Training Center give Soldiers the skills they need to thrive in one of the nation’s most challenging environments…
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