Posts from GovConDaily for 04/17/2017

Motherboard: Trump’s Transition Team Sought Info From NASA on Space Resource Commercialization

President Donald Trump’s transition team inquired about the profitability and potential commercialization of space resources and technologies in a series of internal communications with NASA obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, Motherboard reported Thursday…
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DoD Allocates $163M in Fiscal 2017 Multidisciplinary Research Funds to 23 Projects

The Defense Department has selected 23 multidisciplinary research projects to receive up to $163 million over five years as part of a grant program designed for U.S. universities. DoD said Friday the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative for fiscal 2017 will involve 55 academic institutions and complement other DoD efforts that support traditional, single-investigator university research grants…
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Air Force, NNSA Conduct Qualification Flight Test on B61-12 Gravity Bomb; Michael Lutton Comments

The U.S. Air Force and the National Nuclear Security Administration have evaluated the non-nuclear functions of a gravity bomb during a qualification flight test held at Tonopah Test Range in Nevada…
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UMBC Named Champion in Raytheon-Backed College Cyber Competition; Dave Wajsgras Comments

The University of Maryland in Baltimore County has landed the top spot during the 2017 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition sponsored by Raytheon. Teams from top 10 colleges and universities participated in the three-day NCCDC championship that kicked off April 13 in San Antonio, Texas, Raytheon said Saturday…
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Mike Pompeo: CIA to Build Up Defense Efforts Against Insider Threats, Data Theft

CIA Director Mike Pompeo has said his agency will continue its information security efforts to prevent data theft and the release of U.S. intelligence data by WikiLeaks and other activists, Nextgov reported Thursday…
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Oracle’s Mark Johnson: Agencies Should Consider End-to-End App Security Tools in Cloud Transition

Mark Johnson, director of modern platform for government at Oracle, has said that agencies should consider three factors before moving information technology systems to the cloud and one of them is to adopt end-to-end security platforms…
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Parsons’ Carey Smith to Keynote 2017 NDIA National Logistics Forum

Carey Smith, president of Parsons‘ federal group, will deliver a keynote speech on April 19 at the National Defense Industrial Association’s 33rd Annual National Logistics Forum in Tampa, Florida…
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Leonardo Subsidiary to Supply Electric Drive Systems for USCG Offshore Cutters

A Leonardo subsidiary has received a $10.7 million contract from the Eastern Shipbuilding Group to supply nine hybrid electric drive systems for integration into the U.S. Coast Guard‘s future Offshore Patrol Cutters…
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Cubic Receives ‘Military Friendly Employer’ Award From Victory Media

Cubic has been selected by Victory Media as a silver-level Military Friendly Employer award recipient for 2017 in the more than $1 billion revenue category. The company received the designation for its efforts to create job opportunities as well as hiring and retention programs for transitioning service members and their spouses who seek civilian employment, Cubic said Thursday…
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VIDEO: TTO Virtual Proposers Day 2017: The Power of Working with DARPA

DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office (TTO) focuses on conceiving, designing, developing, and testing advanced technology platforms that provide U.S. forces with overwhelming tactical and strategic advantage, including vehicles, weapons, and other full-scale, potentially field-deployable systems…
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