Posts from GovConDaily for 09/10/2018

USCYBERCOM Chief Says Innovation Key to Staying Ahead in Cyberspace ‘Great Powers Competition’

Gen. Paul Nakasone has said that the U.S. is currently in competition with adversarial nation states that avoid engaging in outright conflict and instead use “nibbling strategies,” which erode the country’s strategic advantages a little at a time, MeriTalk reported Friday
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House Passes Bill to Address State-Sponsored Cyber Threats; Rep. Ed Royce Quoted

The House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill that would create a threat-response framework to protect the U.S. against state-sponsored cyber attacks. Reps. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., and Ted Yoho, R-Fla…
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Army Tests New Anti-Drone Stinger Missile; Nears Approval

The U.S. Army tested a new anti-drone, higher-lethality upgrade of the Stinger missile in August, and is now closer to achieving approval for the warhead’s deployed use, Defense News reported Friday
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Report: Military Cyber Orgs Work to Finalize ‘Unified Platform’ Requirements

Stephen Schanberger, acquisition executive at U.S. Cyber Command, has said military cyber components collaborate to finalize requirements for the Unified Platform prior to a full transition of the program to the U…
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Report: Navy Needs to Control Maintenance Costs for Weapons Systems

A panel of military and legislative leaders and an analyst have said the U.S. Navy needs to control long-term costs for maintaining and modernizing weapon systems as the service adopts new acquisition processes, USNI News reported Friday
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USDA Extends Deadline of Proposals for New ERS, NIFA Headquarters; Sonny Perdue Quoted

The Department of Agriculture has provided a 30-day extension for organizations interested in housing the Economic Research Services and National Institute of Food and Agriculture, which will both be relocated in late 2019…
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Vicki Hildebrand: Transportation Dept Eyes Crowdsourced Bug-Hunting Through ‘Cleansing Program’

Vicki Hildebrand, chief information officer at the Department of Transportation, has said DOT has started to design a new “cleansing program” to facilitate crowdsourced cyber vulnerability hunting activities at component agencies, Nextgov reported Friday
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DoD IG Reviews Army Missile Defense System Development Plans

The Defense Department is conducting an audit on the U.S. Army in a move to identify the service branch’s plans to develop an integrated air and missile defense system, Defense News reported Friday
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Rep. Mike Coffman Urges Air Force to Procure Light Attack Aircraft

Rep. Mike Coffman, R.-Colo., has said the U.S. Air Force should expand its current fleet by procuring a light attack platform that can support strike missions. He wrote in an opinion piece published Sunday on Air Force Times that such vehicle has the potential to target hostile adversaries who do not employ anti-aircraft tools and mechanisms…
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State Dept’s Andrea Thompson: Dialogue Over International Norms of Behavior in Space Needed

Andrea Thompson, undersecretary for arms control and international security at the State Department, has said she believes there should be discussions about acceptable norms of behavior and rules in space for nation states, SpaceNews reported Saturday
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