Posts from GovConDaily for 07/05/2017

U.S. Cyber Command Learns Valuable Lessons from Cyber Flag Exercise

U.S. Cyber Command leaders say they learned valuable, specific and applicable lessons at last year’s Cyber Flag exercise including that it’s not always necessary to deploy the whole 39-person cyber protection team, or CPT…
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Joe Stuntz: OMB to Issue New Consolidated ID Mgmt Policy

The Office of Management Budget will create a new policy on identity management by building on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s updated digital identity guidelines and on the White House’s memo that seeks to reduce agency reporting requirements, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday…
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SBA Releases New Historically Under-Utilized Business Zones Map to Encourage Small Biz Participation

The Small Business Administration has unveiled a new map of historically under-utilized business zones as part of an effort to modernize the agency’s federal contracting programs. SBA said June 28 the map is designed to help small businesses determine if they are eligible to participate in the HUBZone program…
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US Ambassador to UN Requests Emergency Security Council Meeting on North Korea

After North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile Monday, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley requested an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council. That meeting will likely be held Wednesday with the 15-member council, as concerns mount that the regime is developing an inter-continental ballistic missile that can reach the U…
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ViraCyte Secures NIH, FDA Grants to Develop, Test T-Cell Immunotherapies

ViraCyte has secured $3.75 million in contracts from the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration to continue development work on cellular immunotherapies designed to protect stem cell transplant recipients from severe infections…
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Inspector General: DHS Must Update Financial Mgmt Systems, IT Security Programs

The Department of Homeland Security‘s inspector general has said DHS’ chief information officer and acting chief financial officer must work together to update financial management systems and associated information technology security programs…
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Lockheed Gets $74M in Navy Contract Modifications for Lots 11, 12 F-35 Parts, Engineering Support

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) two contract modifications worth approximately $73.9 million combined to provide materials and services to support the low-rate initial production of F-35 Lightning II aircraft…
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Rex Tillerson: Global Action Needed Against North Korea’s Nuclear Weapon Pursuit

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called on countries to launch a global action in response to North Korea’s efforts to advance nuclear weapons, Reuters reported Tuesday. “All nations should publicly demonstrate to North Korea that there are consequences to their pursuit of nuclear weapons,” Tillerson said…
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Soldiers, Vendors Participate in Army Cyber Quest Drill

The U.S. Army has conducted a month-long cybersecurity exercise that aimed to test soldiers’ ability to detect unusual network activities and avert cyber attacks, Defense Systems reported Monday…
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UN Survey: Nearly 100 Countries Lack National Cyber Strategy

The United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union has found that 50 percent of 195 countries surveyed have not implemented a national cybersecurity strategy, Reuters reported Wednesday. ITU has also identified a gap between countries in terms of capacity to implement appropriate cybersecurity tools, strategies and programs…
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VIDEO: Motivational Fireworks

Fireworks — Marine Corps style.
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