Posts from GovConDaily for 06/14/2017

Navy Staff Director James Foggo Nominated as Commander of Naval Forces Europe-Africa, JFC Naples

Vice Adm. James Foggo III, director of the U.S. Navy staff, could potentially assume command of U.S. Naval Forces Europe, U.S. Naval Forces Africa and the Allied Joint Force Command in Naples, Italy…
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House Oversight Blames DoD for FITARA Score Failure

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee took DoD to task for their failing FITARA scores and lack of transparency in spending. The DoD moved $15 billion in IT spending to the classified National Security System, which has an exemption to FITARA reporting, reported Defense News, and lawmakers were unhappy with the appearance that DoD was skirting accountability requirements…
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GAO: Challenges in 5 Main Areas Impact DoD Mission Capacity

The Government Accountability Office has determined five key areas that hinder the Defense Department‘s capacity to complete its missions. GAO said in a report published Tuesday DoD’s operational obstacles include cyberspace threats and cyber expansion requirements, escalating program costs, human capital management, efficiencies in defense business operations and a need to rebalance its military forces…
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Commerce Dept Wants Public Input on Anti-Botnet Measures

The Commerce Department‘s National Telecommunications and Information Administration wants public input on actions that can help the government mitigate botnet attacks, Nextgov reported Monday…
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Jacobs to Design I-76 Corridor Transportation Mgmt System in Philadelphia

Jacobs Engineering Group has received a 10-year, multimillion dollar contract to design a multimodal system for the Pennsylvania Transportation Department to manage traffic along the city of Philadelphia’s Interstate 76…
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Report: US Looks to Boost Scrutiny of Foreign Investments in AI, Machine Learning Tech Via Interagency Panel

The U.S. government has begun to consider how to ramp up the role of an interagency committee that evaluates acquisitions of U.S. companies by firms from countries that pose national security threats, Reuters reported Wednesday…
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Dustin Brown: New OMB Guidance Aims to Scale Back Agency Reporting Requirements

The Office of Management and Budget will issue a memo that seeks to reduce reporting requirements and cumbersome activities for government agencies, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Dustin Brown, deputy assistant director for management at OMB, said during a panel discussion at the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council’s conference in Washington that OMB plans to release the new guidance on Thursday…
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Army to Field Disaster Response Comms Tech Suite

The U.S. Army prepares to implement a network communications tool suite designed to help the Army National Guard soldiers communicate with first responders in the event of a natural disaster or other critical situation…
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VIDEO: Inherent Resolve Spokesman Briefs Reporters

Army Col. Ryan Dillon, spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, briefs reporters at the Pentagon via satellite from Baghdad, June 8, 2017.
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