Posts from GovConDaily for 06/15/2017

Joint Chiefs: 70 Percent of U.S. Cyber Command Force Teams Are ‘Fully Operational’

Seventy percent of U.S. Cyber Command’s Cyber Mission Force teams have reached initial operating capability and are “fully operational capable,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday…
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Steven Walker Outlines DARPA’s Cybersecurity Research Goals

Steven Walker, acting director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has outlined DARPA’s plans to protect U.S. networks against cyber attacks at the 2017 Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium hosted by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, DoD News reported Wednesday…
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Experts Warn Lawmakers of Increasing China Cyber Espionage Attacks

Experts at a Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing warned lawmakers Tuesday that Chinese government hackers appear to be once again targeting private U.S. companies and organizations. “Anecdotally,” there appears to be a re-emergence of economic-related espionage by Chinese hackers, reported Samantha Ravich, an adviser to D…
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DOE to Award $67M in Nuclear Energy R&D Funds

The Energy Department plans to award nearly $67 million in funds to 85 projects as part of efforts to advance nuclear energy research and technology development. DOE said Wednesday the funds will support research efforts under the department’s Nuclear Energy University Program, Nuclear Science User Facilities and Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies programs…
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NASA Awards Raytheon Potential $155M Neural Buoyancy Lab Support Contract

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a potential seven-year, $154.5 million contract from NASA to support flight crew training and development efforts in the space agency’s Neural Buoyancy Laboratory at the Houston-based Sonny Carter Training Facility…
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MDA Seeks Industry Info on High Altitude, Long Endurance UAS

The Missile Defense Agency has posted a request for information on a high altitude, long endurance unmanned aircraft system that can provide support in the 2023 timeframe. MDA said Tuesday in a FedBizOpps notice that the UAS should be able to carry a high energy laser system payload to high altitudes to mature boost phase intercept, or the capacity to destroy missiles while in boost phase…
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Army Seeks Director to Lead Intell CoE for Capabilities Devt & Integration

The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command is looking for a professional to serve as director of the service branch’s Intelligence Center of Excellence for Capabilities Development and Integration at Fort Huachuca in Arizona…
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NIST Picks 33 Research Projects to Advance Communication Tech Devt for First Responders

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has selected 33 projects to research and develop broadband communications tools designed for public safety operations through multiyear grants worth $38…
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AWS to Open East Coast GovCloud Facility in 2018

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 14, 2017 — Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) has unveiled plans to establish the AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region in 2018 to provide cloud hosting services to government customers in the East Coast, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday…
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VIDEO: S-280 – the Engagement Operations Center for the Integrated Battle Command System

Setup of the IBCS S-280, Engagement Operations Center. These shelters offer the speed and flexibility needed to conduct critical Integrated Air and Missile Defense Operations while offering better protection to soldiers…
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