Posts from GovConDaily for 04/18/2017

Reuters: Leaked Docs Show Alleged NSA Hacking of SWIFT Money Transfer Network

The hacker group called “Shadow Brokers” has released documents that it says describe National Security Agency techniques to exploit commercially available software in order to access the SWIFT money-transfer system, Reuters reported Sunday…
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Leidos Debuts Pro Bono Legal Service for Military Vets, Nonprofit Orgs; Vincent Maffeo Comments

Leidos has launched a program that offers free legal assistance to U.S. military veterans, community nonprofit groups and underprivileged people. The company said Tuesday its legal department and General Counsel Vincent Maffeo will oversee the pro bono legal initiative…
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Kratos Subsidiary Modifies T-72 Tank to Operate Unmanned

A subsidiary of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has installed a remote control kit into a T-72 tank to support unmanned operations. Kratos said Thursday its Micro Systems business converted a T-72 to be controlled by the Army Ground Aerial Target Control System as part of an effort to help the U…
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GAO: DHS Should Set Time Frame to Identify Non-Major Purchases

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Department of Homeland Security establish a time frame for DHS component agencies to identify acquisitions that are less than $300 million…
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SAP NS2’s Mark Testoni: Policymakers Should Facilitate Public-Private Collaboration Against Cyber Threats

Mark Testoni, president and CEO of SAP National Security Services, has said government regulators and lawmakers should work to advance collaboration between public and private sectors in order to protect data networks and critical infrastructure from cyber attacks…
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Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch: Air Force May Discard Plans to Qualify 2nd Ejection Seat for F-35A

Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, military deputy to the Air Force‘s assistant secretary for acquisition, has said the service branch is likely to scrap plans to qualify a second ejection seat for the Lockheed Martin-built F-35A aircraft if the Martin-Baker-made US16E seat meets all requirements, Defense News reported Monday…
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Army Tests 2 Transport Vehicles Designed to Support Multi-Domain Applications

The U.S. Army has tested two vehicle platforms designed to provide transportation capacity in various types of terrain as well as help soldiers detect aircraft and conduct three-dimensional fires targeting missions…
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Navy Taps Charles River Analytics to Create Manned-Unmanned Teaming Mission Planning Tools

Charles River Analytics has received $750,000 contract from the U.S. Navy to create mission planning tools for unmanned-manned teaming operations. The company said Wednesday it will produce Advanced Mission Display and Planning Tools designed to help operators monitor missions, identify response requirements and manage planning tools…
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VIDEO: 2017 Department of the Navy Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition – Final Recap

Final recap of the 2017 Department of the Navy Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition. Now in its seventeenth year, the Forum has been a long-standing venue for connecting SBIR/STTR-funded technologies with warfighters, government acquisition and technical personnel, large primes, system integrators, and other potential partners/collaborators…
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