Posts from GovConDaily for 05/26/2017

Security Clearance Process Key Challenge for Military Cyber Forces

Military cyber defensive and offensive capabilities are far greater now than they were in the past, but the lengthy security clearance process has proved a challenge for the ever-expanding cyber mission, several senior commanders told a Senate panel this week…
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Lt. Gen. Nakasone: U.S. Has Improved Fight Against ISIS Online

The U.S. military has improved its counter-fight against ISIS’s cyber operations in the last six months, the commanding general of Army Cyber Command Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone said this week. “I think what we are learning is in terms of being able to counter a message, being able to attack a brand — in this case the brand of ISIS,” said Lt…
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President Trump Urges NATO Members to Boost Defense Spending

President Donald Trump has urged NATO member countries to meet commitments to spend 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense, DoD News reported Thursday. Trump said at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium that the 2 percent commitment is the “bare minimum” for addressing current threats and is not enough to meet modernization, readiness and force size needs…
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Accenture Report: 66% of Civil Service Tech Leaders Eye Public-Private Partnerships to Accelerate Service Delivery

A new Accenture report says 66 percent of technology leaders in public service agencies said they are willing to adopt public-private partnerships and new commercial frameworks to facilitate the delivery of services to citizens…
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DOT to Seek Bids on Civil Integrated Mgmt Data Standards Identification Research Project

The Transportation Department’s Federal Highway Administration plans to issue a solicitation for proposals on June 15 for a research project that seeks to identify and develop digital transportation data standards and governance approaches to support the creation of a Civil Integrated Management framework…
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NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft With Northrop’s Navigation Tool Travels Through Gap Between Saturn, Rings

A Northrop Grumman-built navigation platform has worked to provide attitude control capabilities for NASA’s Cassini space vehicle in support of the Saturn exploration mission. The spacecraft with Northrop’s Space Inertial Reference Unit maneuvered through a 1,500-mile gap between the planet and its rings on April 26, the company said Thursday…
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Lockheed Subsidiary to Update Chilean Frigate Combat Mgmt System

Lockheed Martin‘s Canadian arm has secured a contract to update the combat management system and subsystems on three Type 23 frigates of the Chilean navy. The company said Tuesday its CMS 330 system was chosen to replace the current system used on Chile’s Type 23 frigates after a worldwide competitive tender process…
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VIDEO: The Drone Swarm

The Defense Department successfully demonstrated one of the world’s largest micro-drone swarms at China Lake, Calif., in October. The micro-drones demonstrated advanced swarm behaviors such as collective decision-making, adaptive formation flying and self-healing…
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