Posts from GovConDaily for 06/26/2017

Army’s $20B Per Annum Weapons Systems Investment Could be a Waste if it Does Not Address Staffing Problems

Over the past decade, the U.S. Army has spent over $20 billion each year to develop and acquire weapon systems, but it canceled many of those due to the realization that requirements would not be met — and a government watchdog report indicates this problem is likely to continue if the Army does not address its workforce shortfall…
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Defense Contractors will be Held to Higher Cyber Standards

Defense contractors will soon be held to the same cybersecurity standards that the Defense Department has implemented  in recent years, according to a top IT official at the Pentagon. “The cyberthreat is not going away; we have to defend our networks and systems, and you’re part of that defense,” acting DOD CIO John Zangardi said Friday…
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General Dynamics Hands 10,000th FAA Air Traffic Control Radio

General Dynamics‘ mission systems business unit has produced and delivered its 10,000th air traffic control radio to the Federal Aviation Administration under the agency’s NEXCOM 2 modernization program…
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Air Force to Implement Cybersecurity Plan Designed to Address Potential Threats

The U.S. Air Force will operationalize various elements of its cybersecurity plan which was structured to evaluate and address potential attacks as well as develop cyber resilience in weapons systems and platforms during the acquisition process, Defense Systems reported Friday…
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US Military, NATO Conclude Saber Strike 17 Cooperative Training Exercise

Military members from the U.S. and NATO have concluded the Saber Strike 17 cooperative month-long training exercise which took place at various locations in the Baltics and Poland. The operation involved 11,000 U…
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Report: VA Outlines Efforts to Address Inspector General’s 33 Cybersecurity Recommendations

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ office of information and technology has asked VA’s inspector general to close 18 out of 33 recommendations since it has implemented measures to update its information security efforts, Federal News Radio reported Friday…
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DARPA to Host Event on National Security Challenges, Technologies

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will host a two-day event on Aug. 2 to 3 in Arlington, Virginia to discuss the Strategic Technology Office’s mission, problem spaces and technology interests with industry…
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Jeff Handy: CRN Recognizes Fulcrum on ‘Solution Provider 500’ List

Fulcrum has been selected for CRN magazine’s 2017 Solution Provider 500 list that ranks information technology consultants, technology integrators and service providers in North America by revenue…
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DHS Grants to Support Community-Led Counterterrorism Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded $10 million in total grants to 26 local law enforcement and community organizations that aim to help the government combat terrorism and radicalization…
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Rear Adm. Samuel Paparo Assigned as Navy Carrier Strike Group 10 Commander

Rear Adm. Samuel Paparo, a U.S. Navy corporate fellow at Lockheed Martin, has been appointed to serve as commander of Carrier Strike Group 10 in Norfolk, Virginia, the Defense Department said Friday. Paparo joined the Navy in 1987 and has supported Lockheed’s efforts to develop long-range objectives and strategic plans since August 2016 through the identification of internal and external factors that could affect corporate growth and innovation…
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VIDEO: Boeing’s Caret on Learning from Losses, Measuring Success and Maximizing Wins

Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, discusses lessons learned from competition losses, the metrics of success, corporate reorganization, the T-100 trainer, KC-46 tanker, the defense budget and investment during a June 21, 2017, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at Paris-Le Bourget Airport during the 2017 Paris Air Show…
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