Posts from GovConDaily for 08/17/2017

DHS Outlines Efforts to Fight Domestic Terrorism

The Department of Homeland Security has outlined four ways that the department works to mitigate domestic terrorism. DHS said Wednesday its office for community partnerships conducts briefings, exercises, workshops and training to educate and help communities fight domestic terror threats…
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DARPA Program Aims to Increase Autonomous System Predictability, Safety

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has introduced a research program to explore methods to increase the predictability and safety of learning-enabled autonomous platforms such as unmanned aerial and driverless vehicles…
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TechCongress Seeks Applications for 2018 Congressional Innovation Fellowship

TechCongress is looking to recruit up to six technology professionals who can provide technical expertise to policymakers or congressional committees on Capitol Hill through a 12-month fellowship program…
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US Govt Websites See Increase in Mobile Device-Driven Traffic

A report from the General Services Administration‘s Digital Analytics Program has shown that mobile devices accounted for 43 percent of all traffic on U.S. government websites in December 2016…
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Navy Afloat Expeditionary Sea Base to Be Commissioned in Bahrain

The U.S. Navy plans to commission its first purpose-built expeditionary sea base at a ceremony that will take place at the Khalifa bin Salman Port in Al Hidd, Bahrain, on Thursday. USNS Lewis B. Puller is built to replace interim afloat forward staging base USS Ponce and will be commanded by Navy Capt…
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OMB: DATA Act Could Help White House Increase Govt Accountability

The Office of Management and Budget has said the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 could help the Trump administration streamline processes and increase accountability in the federal government, Nextgov reported Wednesday…
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Mitre Names Mark Maybury, John Kreger, 3 Other Senior Execs to New Leadership Roles

Mitre has appointed five senior executives to new leadership roles as part of the McLean, Virginia-based nonprofit organization’s plan to boost focus on technical innovation efforts. Mark Maybury, formerly vice president, chief security officer and director of the National Cybersecurity Federally Funded Research and Development Center that Mitre runs for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, will serve as VP for the organization’s intelligence portfolio, Mitre said Tuesday…
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Report: Trump Ends American Manufacturing Council, Strategic & Policy Forum

President Donald Trump has disbanded two business councils after several CEOs decided to withdraw membership in response to Trump’s remarks on race relations and violence following a white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Bloomberg reported Thursday…
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ThinkSmart Adds New Features to Workflow Automation Platform

ThinkSmart has updated a technology platform designed to help government and enterprise customers automate workflows and business processes. The company said Monday it incorporated new features into the Automation Platform that will work to help users configure and integrate the product with any system that runs Salesforce or Google application program interfaces…
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Revolution Lighting to Supply 2,300 LED Tubes for Naval Fleet

Revolution Lighting Technologies has been selected by the Defense Logistics Agency  to produce 2,300 military standard light-emitting diode tubes for the U.S. Navy. The company said Thursday it will supply the service branch with T8 LED tubes designed with Buy American Act- and Trade Agreements Act-compliant components…
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VIDEO: USS Bonhomme Richard and 31st MEU Train in Coral Sea

CORAL SEA (Aug 11, 2017) CH-53E Super Stallions, assigned to the “Dragons” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), take off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in support of a certification exercise (CERTEX) for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU)…
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