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White House Technology Council Focuses On Industry Partnerships In First IT Modernization Report

The White House’s American Technology Council (ATC) published its federal information technology (IT) modernization report Wednesday detailing a new risk-based approach to IT implementation and cyber security policy with a larger focus on commercial partners. The Trump administration’s technology council has released its first report, and is proposing the president implement two year-long plans to […]

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Air Force Association Report Calls On USAF To Address Lagging Cyber Effort

A new report from the Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute urges Air Force leadership to address not treating data as a strategic asset and leveraging industry input as part of a wider effort to meet cyber space challenges. The report, “The Cyber Edge: Posturing the US Air Force for the Information Age,” released Wednesday by […]

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Tillerson Details Plan To Shut Down State Cyber Office

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is moving forward with the elimination of his department’s office in charge of promoting U.S. cyber diplomacy abroad, according to a letter sent Monday to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) In the letter, Tillerson detailed a reorganization plan which includes dissolving the State Department’s Office of the […]

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GD To Support Navy Meteorology And Oceanography Command’s Cyber Efforts

The Navy is securing the cyber resiliency of its meteorology and oceanography command with a potentially $52 million, five-year contract for information technology (IT) and systems engineering services support to General Dynamics Information Technology. Under the deal announced Aug. 24, the IT unit of General Dynamics [GD] will provide cyber resiliency services for the Commander, […]

The Army Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) is a large-scale, semi-annual field evaluation of network and non-network capabilities. The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground (USAEPG) traditionally provides test and evaluation support and instrumentation to NIEs. However, with NIE 14.2, the latest evaluation, USAEPG provided the additional support of a network forensics team that made a positive impact on network troubleshooting, reliability and network protection. (Photo by Amy Walker, U.S. Army PEO C3T // RELEASED)

Army Launches $4B Program For Management Of Commercial IT Hardware

The Army wants to hire a company to manage the purchasing and maintenance of network hardware under a $3.9 billion contract announced Aug. 24. A request for proposals (RFP) for the Common Hardware Systems (CHS) program was released Aug. 24 by the Army’ Program Executive Office for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T), which expects […]

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House Democrats File Spending Bill Amendment To Protect State Dept. Cyber Office

Several House Democrats are attempting to restrict Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s ability to close his department’s cyber office with an amendment added to a House appropriations bill. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) filed the amendment to the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018 on Aug. 23. If passed, the amendment […]

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IT Companies Partner For Cloud Software Authorization Service

Telos Corporation and Sequoia Holdings Inc. have entered a partnership to streamline the process of authorizing software used on the intelligence community’s commercial cloud. The agreement, announced on Tuesday, brings together Telos’ Xacta 360 automated cloud compliance system with Sequoia’s automating infrastructure environment. The partnership is meant to help the evaluation of potential independent software vendors […]

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Navy, Marine Corps Want More Competency Before Full Move To Commercial Cloud

Increased data optimization is driving the migration of the Navy and Marine Corps’ systems and applications to the commercial cloud rather than cutting costs, in a process that is slowing down until both military departments gain full organizational competency for the transition. Marine Corps Chief Technology Advisor Daniel Corbin and Director of the Navy’s Program […]

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Verizon To Build, Operate Private Network For Public Safety

Just as a national effort has begun rolling out for wireless broadband networks for use by first responders, Verizon Communications [VZ] on Wednesday said it plans to build and operate its own private network core dedicated to public safety communications. Verizon said its new public safety network, won’t require states to drop out of the […]

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ManTech Nabs Potential $450 Million Enterprise Services Award From NASA

NASA has awarded ManTech International [MANT] a potential 10-year $450 million contract to provide a range of enterprise services for the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). The incumbent for the work had been Leidos [LDOS], which took charge of the contract when it acquired a former business segment of Lockheed Martin [LMT] last August. Lockheed […]