Posts from GovConDaily 01/06/2017

CBO: DoD’s Operation & Maintenance Funds Under Base Budget Rose by $64B Over 12 Years

A new Congressional Budget Office report says the Defense Department saw an estimated $64 billion growth in operation and maintenance funds within its base budget from 2000 through 2012. CBO said in the report approximately 60 percent of the increase in O&M budget could be attributed to spending on healthcare of uniformed personnel, veterans and their dependents, as well as spending on fuel and civilian compensation…
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Siemens, Omnetric Group, CPS Energy Deploy Microgrid System at San Antonio Military Post; Mike Carlson Comments

Siemens, Omnetric Group and CPS Energy have worked together to deploy a microgrid system at Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston as part of the Energy Department‘s effort to integrate disparate renewable resources…
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OMB Sets New Data Breach Preparation, Response Policies

The Office of Management and Budget has established new policies on how federal agencies should prepare for and address a breach of personally identifiable information. In a memo published Tuesday, OMB offers a framework for efforts to assess and mitigate risks facing affected individuals as well as guidance on how to provide notification and assistance to those individuals…
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Deloitte Study: 73% of CFOs Expect Less Congressional Gridlock in Next Administration

A new Deloitte report says 73 percent of surveyed chief financial officers at multiple North America-based public and private companies anticipate less congressional gridlock under the incoming U…
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DLT Adds Sqrrl’s Threat Detection Products to GSA Schedule; Jeremy Young Comments

DLT Solutions will offer Sqrrl’s threat hunting products to government agencies via the General Services Administration Schedule contracting vehicle. Sqrrl developed its threat detection system to help organizations detect, hunt and disrupt cyber threats through analytics, machine learning, petabyte scalability and link analysis methods, DLT said Thursday…
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CBP Implements Mobile Passport Control Tool at Sacramento Intl Airport; Brian Humphrey Comments

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has implemented the Mobile Passport Control application in California’s Sacramento International Airport as part of efforts to speed up processing at major international airports…
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Marcel Lettre, Adm. Michael Rogers Talk DoD’s Cyber Policy Framework, Industry’s Cyber Role at Senate Hearing

Marcel Lettre, defense undersecretary for intelligence, has said the Defense Department has established mission objectives for cybersecurity such as efforts to defend DoD’s networks and provision of cyber options to military commanders, DoD News reported Thursday…
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NASA Marshall Center to Host National Robotic Competition for Students

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center will conduct the 2017 FIRST Robotics Kick-Off event Jan. 7 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The event is a national robotic contest that allows teams of students grades 9 through 12 to design, build and test a robot within six weeks once they choose a “Kit of Parts,” NASA said Friday…
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Navy to Deploy E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Squadron to Japan

The U.S. Navy will deploy its Northrop Grumman-built E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft to Japan next month as part of the service branch’s rebalance effort in the Asia Pacific, USNI News reported Thursday…
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Barry Van Lare: Next Administration Should Form Intergovernmental Partnership With State, Local Govt Agencies

The incoming U.S. president and Congress should establish a new intergovernmental partnership with state and local government agencies in an effort to facilitate the deployment of resources to help address domestic issues and reinstate public trust…
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VIDEO: Cobra To Viper | The Corps prepares for a new era in aviation

1st Marine Aircraft Wing has started to phase out the AH-1W Super Cobra for the AH-1Z Viper in Okinawa, Japan. The AH-1Z Viper comes as an upgrade to the previous AH-1W Super Cobra, bringing improved flight and weapons capabilities…
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