Posts from GovConDaily for 11/07/2018

Rear Adm. David Hahn: Military Needs to Establish Trust as AI Tools Mature

Rear Adm. David Hahn, chief of naval research, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Tuesday that military needs to “get at a place of trust” as algorithms and other artificial intelligence tools get more sophisticated and transition into the operational space…
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DoD, GSA, NASA Propose Rule to Include Ombudsman’s Information in Multiple-Award IDIQs

The Defense Department, NASA and the General Services Administration have introduced a rule that seeks to require agencies to include in solicitations for multiple-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite–quantity contracts the ombudsman’s contact information…
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Christopher Smith: Private Firms Should Lead National Cyber Strategy to Address Cyber Attacks

Christopher Smith, a regulatory research associate at the National Defense Industrial Association’s policy division, has said the private sector should take the initiative to lead the implementation of the National Cyber Strategy…
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Dominic Cussatt: EHR Deployment, Cloud Migration Among VA’s IT Modernization Efforts

Dominic Cussatt, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, told Government Matters in a video interview that aired Sunday about VA’s information technology modernization priorities…
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DARPA Selects Potential Launch Sites, Initial Teams for Planned Payload Launch Competition

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced the potential locations for a competition that seeks to launch small payloads on short notice. The agency said Tuesday details of the launch sites for the DARPA Launch Challenge will be finalized, along with the necessary payloads and the orbit they will be placed in, a few weeks before the planned space flight missions…
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DOE Executive Karen Evans: IoT May Bolster Grid Cybersecurity

Karen Evans, assistant secretary at the Department of Energy’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response, is looking to leverage the Internet-of-Things to further secure the energy grid, FCW reported Tuesday…
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Defense Spending Critic Adam Smith Likely to Become Next HASC Chairman

A critic of the Trump Administration’s lavish spending on defense is expected to take over leadership of the House committee responsible for funding the U.S. armed forces, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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Cybercom Unit Posts Identified Malware Samples on VirusTotal

The cyber national mission force has uploaded unclassified malware samples to the VirusTotal website as part of its effort to share identified cyber vulnerabilities with industry, U.S. Cyber Command reported Monday…
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AFERM Certifies 65 Gov’t Employees as Risks Analysts

The Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management has authorized 65 federal employees through its enterprise risk management credential certification program to analyze ERM processes, Federal News Network reported Tuesday…
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DHS S&T Begins Program to Test Flood Sensors for Industry-Local Gov’t Disaster Mitigation Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate will begin testing Internet-of-Things flood sensors, which will be installed in five communities across the U.S. in an effort to generate reliable water level information…
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