Posts from GovConDaily for 01/09/2018

Multi-Industry Organizations Call for National Data Protection Standard

A coalition of 22 financial, technology and retail trade groups has called on Congress to pass legislation governing consumer data protection and breach notification. On Thursday, the organizations wrote a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee calling for the enactment of national data breach legislation that would protect consumers’ sensitive data…
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Sen. John Hoeven Urges DHS Leaders to Use North Dakota’s UAS Expertise for Border Protection Efforts

Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota) has asked Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection agency officials to take advantage of the state’s unmanned aerial systems knowledge to formulate strategies to protect the northern border…
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Air Force Brig. Gen. John Millard will Take Helm as Air Mobility Command Deputy Director of Plans, Requirements

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. John Millard, former executive officer to the commander at the U.S. Transportation Command, has been appointed as deputy director of strategic plans, requirements and programs at the Headquarters of the Air Mobility Command, the Defense Department said Monday…
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Navy Begins to Implement Surface Fleet Review Recommendations

The U.S. Navy has started to implement recommendations from a review of accidents involving the service branch’s surface ships in an effort to boost fleet safety and readiness. Adm. Bill Moran, vice chief of naval operations, directed Adm…
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Chanette Armstrong Appointed to Lead DOE Office of Technology Transitions

Chanette Armstrong, a registered patent attorney, has joined the Energy Department as director of DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions. DOE said Monday Armstrong will coordinate technology transition efforts across department-backed national laboratories, research facilities and program offices, as well as oversee the Energy Investor Center and Technology Commercialization Fund…
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Maj. Gen. John Morrison: CEMA Units Integrate with Brigades from Other Specialties

Maj. Gen. John Morrison, commander of the Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, has said cyber-electromagnetic activities have begun to routinely operate alongside brigades from other domain specialties at combat training centers and home-station training environments…
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House Lawmakers to Consider Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Bill

The House will take up on Tuesday a bill that would require the Department of Homeland Security to report procedures and policies to disclose identified computer software vulnerabilities, Nextgov reported Monday…
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Report: DoD to Unveil National Defense Strategy Soon

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said the Defense Department aims to provide details of a national defense strategy by Jan. 19, Defense News reported Sunday. Mattis told reporters Friday at the Pentagon that DoD will release a shorter and unclassified version of the document to the public…
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Sen. Cathy Osten’s Proposed Bill Seeks to Expand Submarine Jobs Pipeline in Connecticut

Connecticut Sen. Cathy Osten (D-Sprague) has proposed a bill that seeks to boost the state’s investment in manufacturing jobs within the defense sector. The Submarine Jobs and Opportunities Building Success Act would allocate $100 million in funds in the next five years to infrastructure development efforts to help address submarine contracts-related requirements, the Connecticut Senate Democrats said Wednesday…
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Vencore Labs Chief Scientist Anthony Triolo Joins National Spectrum Consortium’s Exec Committee

The National Spectrum Consortium has appointed Anthony Triolo, chief scientist and senior manager of Vencore Labs, as a large company sector representative on the consortium’s executive committee…
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Pivotal Commware Moves to New Kirkland, Wash Headquarters

Pivotal Commware has transferred its corporate headquarters from Bellevue, Washington, to a new building in Kirkland in a move to meet research requirements as the company works to expand its 4G and 5G wireless capabilities…
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AECOM JV to Support Army Coastal Storm Risk Management Efforts

An AECOM–Moffat and Nichol joint venture has won a potential five-year, $30 million contract to support coastal storm and flood risk management projects of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The JV will provide architect-engineer services to a coastal storm risk management effort from the South Shore of Staten Island in Fort Wadsworth to Oakwood Beach in New York as part of the contract, the Defense Department said Monday…
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VIDEO: Flight Operations Aboard USS George H.W. Bush

Flight ops aboard CVN 77 including shots of of the catapults and the arresting gear below decks. 171129-N-VZ034-001
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