Posts from GovConDaily for 12/12/2017

DHS Forms Office to Coordinate Efforts Against Weapons of Mass Destruction

The Department of Homeland Security has created an office that will work to streamline its efforts to prevent terrorists from using weapons of mass destruction against U.S citizens and interests. The Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office will consolidate key functions and steer DHS’ strategy against WMD threats under the leadership of James McDonnell, director of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, the department said Thursday…
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Air Force to Host 2-Day Nuclear C3 Workshop in January

The U.S. Air Force is inviting senior technical professionals from the commercial and academic sectors to participate in an upcoming two-day workshop that will tackle advancements and challenges in the nuclear command, control and communications domain…
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General Dynamics Subsidiary Gets Modification for Arleigh Burke-class Lead Yard Services

General Dynamics‘ Bath Iron Works subsidiary has received a $23.9 million modification for additional Arleigh Burke-class lead yard services including engineering and technical support to construct new ships…
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Air Force Receives Newest Lockheed-Built C-130J Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force has received its newest Lockheed Martin-built C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, which will support the military branch’s aircraft upgrade efforts. The Air Force said Tuesday a team from the 37th Airlift Squadron brought the C-130J aircraft to Ramstein Air Base in Germany from Lockheed’s production facility in Marietta, Georgia…
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FTC, FCC to Enter Agreement on Online Consumer Protection

The Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission plan to enter a memorandum of understanding to coordinate efforts to protect internet consumers in line with the adoption of FCC’s proposed Restoring Internet Freedom Order…
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GSA TTS Lead Rob Cook Appointed to Chief Innovation Adviser Role

Rob Cook, director of the General Services Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service, will vacate his current role to serve as chief innovation adviser within GSA’s Office of Governmentwide Policy, FedScoop reported Monday…
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SAIC Appoints Investment Vet Mark Johnson to Board of Directors

Mark Johnson, co-founder and managing partner at private equity firm Astra Capital Management, has joined the board of directors of Science Applications International Corp. The 22-year investment veteran will be a member of the audit committee and his appointment brings the number of the company’s board members to nine, SAIC said Monday…
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Report: White House Report on Industrial Base Review Could Be Ready by April

The Defense Department is halfway through a cross-government review of the national security industrial base and expects working groups to come up with draft recommendations this month, Breaking Defense reported Monday…
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General Atomics, Starburst Accelerator Host Aerospace Tech Showcase Event

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has collaborated with Starburst Accelerator to administer selection committee program for multiple aerospace startup firms to pitch various technology platforms…
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Report: Navy to Deploy Littoral Combat Ships, Expeditionary Fast Transports to Support Southcom Operations

The U.S. Navy has decided to deploy Littoral Combat Ships and Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport vessels instead of reactivating Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates to support U.S. Southern Command operations, USNI News reported Monday…
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House OKs Bill to Revamp DHS Cyber Mission

House lawmakers have approved through a voice vote a bill that would reorganize the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity functions, The Hill reported Monday. The legislation would elevate DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate into a standalone agency from its current status as a component within department headquarters…
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IBM Designs Server for AI Workload Processing

IBM has unveiled a new server platform designed to help enterprise customers process and manage data-intensive artificial intelligence and cognitive computing workloads. AC922 Power Systems are built with IBM’s POWER9 processor and designed to accelerate training on deep learning processes by approximately four times, the company said Dec…
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VIDEO: Pushing Forward | Marine Corps Special Purpose MAGTF

Runnin’ and gunnin’ with the Special Purpose MAGTF – Crisis Response – Central Command. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Conner Robbins)
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