Posts from GovConDaily 01/11/2017

Dawn Scalici on Thomson Reuters’ Government Market Strategy & Data Priorities at Agencies

Dawn Scilaci joined global media and information services company Thomson Reuters in July 2015 as its first global government business director after a three-decade career in the U.S. intelligence community that included roles at the CIA, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and Department of Homeland Security…
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NIST’s Draft Cybersecurity Framework Update Covers Cyber Supply Chain Risk Mgmt

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released its proposed update to the Cybersecurity Framework in an effort to provide new information on cyber supply chain risk management and introduce measurement processes for cybersecurity…
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OPM Unveils Federal Cyber Talent Recruitment Portal

The Office of Personnel Management has launched a new website that offers information and tools to support talent recruitment from various sources such as federal government websites. OPM said Tuesday CyberCareers…
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Coast Guard, USACE Team Up to Develop Marine Safety Info Test Bed in Kentucky

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Coast Guard will collaborate to develop a marine safety information test bed in Kentucky as part of efforts to advance riverine, coastal and intracoastal navigation in the country…
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Safran to Update Navigation System of France’s Ballistic Missile Submarines

Safran‘s electronics and defense business has been selected to design and build a new global navigation system for integration into the Triomphant-class ballistic missile nuclear submarines of the French navy…
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Marine Corps Relocates 1st F-35B Squadron to Japan

The U.S. Marine Corps will transfer the homeport of an F-35B squadron from the military service’s air station in Yuma, Arizona to the branch’s station in Iwakuni, Japan. MCAS Iwakuni will become the first location to accommodate the Lockheed Martin-built F-35B aircraft of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 as part of the service branch’s worldwide deployment effort, the Marine Corps said Tuesday…
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IBM’s Keith Salzman Cite Gov’t Programs That Help Address Substance Abuse Disorders

Keith Salzman, chief medical information officer at IBM‘s global business services unit, has said federal, state and local government agencies have partnered with companies and nonprofit organizations to launch efforts that seek to address drug and alcohol use as well as substance abuse disorders in communities…
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CGI to Develop Cloud-Based Flood Forecasting System for England’s Environment Agency

CGI has secured a three-year, $6.1 million contract to design and operate a cloud-based system for England’s environment agency to generate and disseminate flood forecasts. The company said Tuesday that EA’s Future Flood Forecasting System will be designed to run on Microsoft‘s Azure Cloud platform and employ rich data analysis and visualization technologies…
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WSJ: FBI Chief James Comey Says Russian Hackers Targeted Republican Data During Election Campaign

FBI Director James Comey has told Senate Intelligence Committee members at a hearing  that Russian hackers also targeted Republican data in the 2016 election campaign and that the documents revealed were less than the unveiled emails of Democrats, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday…
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VIDEO: Demo Door Open

Cooperation between morphologically distinct robots can give rise to new capabilities. Here the capability for perching quadrotors and spool-equipped crawling robots to open doors is demonstrated. This particular behavior allows these robots to explore previously inaccessible regions and improves the capability of MAST platforms for use in ISR applications…
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