Posts from GovConDaily 05/25/2017

John Rood Leading Candidate for Undersecretary of Defense for Policy

Veteran national security policy guru John Rood is a leading candidate to serve Defense Secretary James Mattis as the next undersecretary of defense for policy, U.S. defense officials said, reported The Washington Times…
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Ron Pontius: Army Needs to ‘Collapse, Converge, Modernize’ Networks

The Army has over 1.1 million users, 33,0000 servers, 3,500 private web servers, nearly 1,500 public-facing websites, and over 1,000 authorized networks — so the job of keeping all that information secure is no small feat…
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Leonardo Subsidiary Wins DSS Award for Counterintelligence Efforts; William Lynn Comments

A Leonardo subsidiary has received an Award for Excellence in Counterintelligence from the Defense Security Service for its efforts to develop methods against foreign theft of U.S. defense technology…
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Report: James Mattis Pushes for Munition Funding Increase in Fiscal 2018

Defense Secretary James Mattis directed other Defense Department officials to allocate funds for the full production of six “preferred” munitions as they prepared a fiscal year 2018 budget plan, Defense News reported Tuesday…
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Report: Lockheed Drops Plans to Join Navy Over-the-Horizon Missile Devt Competition

Lockheed Martin has decided not to bid on a U.S. Navy contract to develop an over-the-horizon missile for the service branch’s frigates and littoral combat ships, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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Adm. Michael Rogers: $647M Cybercom Budget Request to Support Mission Force Operations

U.S. Cyber Command chief Michael Rogers has said a portion of Cybercom’s proposed $647 million budget would finance efforts to integrate cyber-related technologies and operations against the Islamic State militant organization, DoD News reported Wednesday…
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Rep. Michael McCaul: Trump Administration Backs DHS Cyber Reorganization Proposal

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) has said the Trump administration is “fully supportive” of a proposed bill that would reorganize the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity functions, The Hill reported Wednesday…
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USMC, MIT Design Wearable Tech to Monitor Marine Agility, Mobility Changes

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the U.S. Marine Corps have developed a boot insert prototype designed to collect information on user mobility and agility changes in an  effort to help USMC plan the material composition and format of Marines’ protective gear…
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DOE to Invest $72M in 68 Small Business R&D Projects

The Energy Department will award 73 grants worth up to $72 million combined to help fund phase II research-and-development projects of 68 small businesses across 24 states. DOE said Wednesday the grants, worth an average of $1 million each, will be funded via the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs and cover a two-year base period…
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Red Hat’s Jim Tyrell: Public Sector Continues Utilization of Java Programming Language

Jim Tyrell, a principal architect of JBoss solutions at Red Hat‘s public sector business, has said he observed many government agencies have purchased and implemented the Java programming language in their information technology systems…
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VIDEO: Officials Brief Media on Fiscal 2018 DoD Budget Proposal

John Roth, performing the duties of Defense Department chief financial officer and comptroller, and Army Lt. Gen. Anthony R. Ierardi, Joint Staff director of force structure, resources and assessment, brief Pentagon reporters on the president’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget proposal, May 23, 2017…
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