Posts from GovConDaily for 08/21/2017

IARPA Awards Contracts for Research on Human-Machine Geopolitical Forecasting Tech

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has awarded research contracts under the Hybrid Forecasting Competition program that aims to enhance the accuracy of geopolitical event prediction methods…
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Trump Scraps Plan to Form Infrastructure Advisory Council

A White House official said Thursday that President Donald Trump has decided to drop plans to establish an advisory panel focused on infrastructure, Reuters reported Friday. The formation of the proposed Advisory Council on Infrastructure is part of an executive order Trump signed in July…
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Tiag Obtains AWS Consulting Partner Accreditation

Amazon Web Services has designated tiag as a consulting partner under the AWS Public Sector Partner Program, which is comprised of companies that support the cloud operations of government, education or non-profit customers…
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Report: FCC’s David Bray Cancels Plans to Join NGA as Chief Ventures Officer

David Bray, chief information officer of the Federal Communications Commission, has not accepted the position of chief ventures officer at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Federal News Radio reported Friday…
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Raytheon’s Bill Leigher: Cybercom Elevation Would Help Establish Cyber as Mainstream Military Skill

Bill Leigher, director of Raytheon‘s government cyber solutions, has said the elevation of the U.S. Cyber Command to a unified combatant command is “a key step” in establishing cyber as a mainstream tactical military skill…
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SSL’s Mike Gold: Public-Private Collaboration Key for Satellite Cybersecurity, Encryption

Mike Gold, vice president of operations at Space Systems Loral, has said he believes public and private sector organizations should collaborate in efforts to strengthen the cybersecurity and encryption capacity of U…
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National Guard Bureau, DoD Develop Unmanned Robot for CBRN Incident Response

The Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Division of the National Guard Bureau‘s Operations Directorate teamed up with other Defense Department agencies to develop a robotic chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incident response capacity within the DoD…
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General Atomics’ David Alexander: IP Theft ‘Detrimental’ to National Security

David Alexander, president of General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business, has lauded and expressed support to President Donald Trump’s commitment to counter the theft of U.S. intellectual property…
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DoD Eyes Blockchain Tech to Secure Military Platforms

The Defense Department has begun to consider using the blockchain technology as a method to protect U.S. military platforms, communications and procurements from potential cyber attacks, The Washington Times reported Thursday…
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Roger Krone: Leidos Partners With Nonprofit Groups to Help Address Opioid Abuse

Leidos CEO Roger Krone has said the company has teamed up with the Chris Atwood Foundation and other nonprofit organizations to support their efforts to counter abuse of opioid drugs. Krone wrote in an article published Tuesday the company’s move to partner with nonprofits is in response to a call to action by a Leidos employee who lost a son due to opioid addiction…
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VIDEO: How does NATO help manage crises?

NATO has taken on an important role in international crisis management since the end of the Cold War. Working closely with partner countries, the Alliance helped to end war and build sustainable peace in the Balkans…
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