Posts from GovConDaily for 08/18/2017

IronNet CEO Keith Alexander Backs White House Memo on Chinese Trade Practices

IronNet Cybersecurity CEO Keith Alexander has expressed support to President Donald Trump’s memorandum on China’s trade practices saying the measure would help put an end to the “theft and forced transfers” of U…
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Former DoD Adviser Daniel Kliman Named a CNAS Senior Fellow

Daniel Kliman, a U.S. Navy Reserve officer and former senior adviser at the Defense Department, has been named senior fellow in the Asia-Pacific Security Program of the Center for a New American Security…
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Army NETCOM to Implement Plurilock Authentication Software

The U.S. Army‘s Network Enterprise Technology Command has selected a Plurilock Security Solutions-built cybersecurity platform to help warfighters defend against adversarial identity compromise…
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AT&T Extends Air Force Association CyberPatriot Sponsorship

AT&T will continue to provide financial support, volunteer technical mentorships and in-kind network contributions to the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot program as a Cyber Diamond sponsor…
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CH2M, Alcyon Sign Mentor-Protege Agreement Under NASA

Representatives from companies CH2M and Alcyon have signed a mentor-protege agreement under NASA Tuesday at the Marshall Space Flight Center. The agreement represents the 16th mentorship deal between a prime contractor of MSFC and a protege, which was also the first certified small disadvantaged business to enter the program, NASA posted Thursday…
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Granite-Obayashi JV Lands $165M Contract to Help Build Marine Base in Guam

A joint venture of Granite Construction and Obayashi has received a potential $164.9 million contract from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command to provide design-build services for the future Marine Corps Base in Guam, Stars and Stripes reported Friday…
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State Dept IG: Diplomatic Security Bureau Needs to Improve Security Clearance Process

The State Department‘s office of inspector general has called on the Bureau of Diplomatic Security to address issues in its security clearance process. The OIG said in a report published July that certain factors may slow down the processing of security clearances such as unclear roles and responsibilities; insufficient resources; and an influx of student interns that require clearances…
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Gen. Joseph Dunford: UN Sanctions First Step to Stop North Korea’s Nuclear Threat

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said he believes the ballistic missile and nuclear threats posed by North Korea could be addressed in a peaceful manner as the economic and diplomatic pressure campaign advances, DoD News reported Thursday…
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Air Force Assigns Personnel to New Space Operations Directorate

The U.S. Air Force has appointed 43 military, government civilian and contractor personnel to the service branch’s newly established Space Operations Directorate that will have an initial operating capability by Monday…
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Robert Foster: Risk Mgmt Framework Migration Among Dept of the Navy’s Cyber Efforts

Robert Foster, the departing chief information officer of the Department of the Navy, has said one of his office’s cybersecurity initiatives over the last two years is the transition from the Defense Department’s Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process to the risk management framework, Federal News Radio reported Thursday…
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VIDEO: USS Lewis B. Puller Commissioning

Brig. Gen. Frank Donovan, commander task force (CTF) 51, reads a letter at the commissioning ceremony for the USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) from the ship’s sponsor, Martha Puller Downs. Lewis B. Puller is the first ship to be commissioned outside the United States, and the ship’s reclassification provides U…
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