Posts from GovConDaily for 09/26/2017

Telos Report: 83% of Federal Employees, Contractors Support Mandatory Implementation of NIST Cyber Framework

A new report by cybersecurity company Telos says 83 percent of federal employees and contractors support a mandate to implement the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s Cybersecurity Framework across federal agencies…
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Elbit System to Supply African Country With Defense Electronic Systems Under $240M Contract

Elbit Systems (Nasdaq: ESLT) has received a two-year, $240 million contract from an unnamed African country to provide directed infrared countermeasure systems that work to defend aircraft against shoulder-fired missiles…
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Hydroid Demos New Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

Kongsberg Gruppen‘s Hydroid subsidiary has demonstrated the capacity of an unmanned underwater vehicle to collect signals intelligence and launch an unmanned aerial vehicle during an in-water exercise…
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Leidos’ Roger Krone to Headline NVTC Titans Series Event

Roger Krone, chairman and CEO of Leidos, will serve as a keynote speaker at the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Titans Series event to be held on Oct. 13 at The Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia…
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Humanetics Secures DoD Grant for Anti-Radiation Drug Development

Humanetics has received a $3.8 million grant from the Defense Department to produce solid dosage forms of an experimental drug the company designed to counter lethal toxicities related to radiation exposure…
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NIST Picks 21 Small Businesses for Tech R&D Grants

The National Institute of Standards and Technology will award approximately $3.9 million in total grants to 21 small businesses to research and develop novel technology platforms. NIST said Monday it selected the companies based on their submitted proposals that seek to address challenges across several technology areas such as collaboration and partnership; precision measurements; systems; data and modeling; advanced sensing for manufacturing; cyber physical systems; lab to market; and biomanufacturing…
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Ryan McCarthy: Funding Predictability Key to Maintain Army Readiness, Modernization Efforts

Ryan McCarthy, acting secretary of the U.S. Army, has said the service branch requires a “sufficient” and “predictable” budget to maintain readiness and prepare for future operations…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Julianne Zuber, Sr. Regional Director, Federal Civilian for Juniper Networks

“I always seek the “art of the possible” when working to solve customer challenges.”   EM: You’ve been with Juniper for approximately 18 months now. Can you share with us some of the highlights of the past 18 months? Julianne Zuber: Juniper has recently made a significant investment in helping to address the $2 trillion per year losses our customers experience due to cybercrime…
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Digital Bazaar Receives DHS SBIR Contract to Develop Blockchains for Identity & Access Mgmt

Digital Bazaar has secured a $749,241 contract from the Department of Homeland Security to create blockchains for identity and access management. DHS said Monday Digital Bazaar will build a software ecosystem that will integrate distributed ledger technology, digital credentials and digital wallets to provide identity management and online access support to the homeland security enterprise…
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Report: DHS to Introduce Federal Dashboard for Cybersecurity

The Department of Homeland Security will introduce a government-wide dashboard in October to compile data from federal agencies that currently use sensor networks and dashboards within their organizations, GCN reported Monday…
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Marines Conduct Hot-Loading Mission on F-35B Aircraft

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 members have performed a hot-loading mission using an F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing aircraft as part of the U.S. Marine Corp‘s Weapons and Tactics Instructors course 1-18…
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VIDEO: Carter Hall Returns to Homeport

NORFOLK, Va. (Sept. 23, 2017) The Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) arrives at Naval Station Norfolk as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group homecoming. The ships were deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in Europe and the Middle East…
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