Posts from GovConDaily for 12/05/2018

Report: Pentagon, GSA Expect to Award $8B DEOS Cloud Contract in April

The Department of Defense and the General Services Administration said they expect to issue the request for quotes for a potential $8B cloud contract in February with plans to award it by April, Federal News Network reported Tuesday…
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NIST Researchers Analyze Security Threats to First Responder Devices in New Study

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology have performed an analysis of the threats affecting modern communication and wearable devices that public safety officers use when performing their duties…
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White House to Release New AI Research Plan in 2019

The Trump administration plans to release a revised version of the 2016 National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan in the spring, FCW.com reports. Lynne Parker, assistant director of AI at the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, said the plan will detail federal government procedures on tracking the progress of its AI programs, during an Information Technology and Innovation Foundation event Tuesday…
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James Mattis, Lawmakers Discuss Planned $33B Defense Budget Cut With Trump

President Donald Trump has met with Defense Secretary James Mattis and chairmen of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees to discuss the administration’s plan to implement a $33B cut to the Pentagon’s fiscal 2020 budget, Defense News reported Tuesday…
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TSA Issues Cybersecurity Strategy to Protect Transportation Infrastructure

The Transportation Security Administration released its first Cybersecurity Roadmap containing guidelines on securing its critical transportation infrastructure, the TSA said Tuesday. The roadmap covers the TSA’s main cybersecurity priorities such as identifying risks, reducing system vulnerabilities, mitigating consequences and fortifying system resilience…
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USAF to Implement New Office for ISR-IT Activities; Bill Marion Quoted

The U.S. Air Force is restructuring its information technology office to include new components that would assist the service’s chief information officer in the area of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, C4ISRNet reported Tuesday…
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Wright-Patterson AFB Selected as F-35 Support Organization Base

The U.S. Air Force is looking to station the F-35 Lightning II Hybrid Product Support Integrator organization at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The HPSI organization provides product support for all F-35 users including joint and international customers, USAF said Tuesday…
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DoD Eyes Commercial Space Tech Utilization Through Proposed New Agency

The Defense Department looks to accelearate space projects and leverage commercial technology platforms through the establisment of a new agency early next year, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and Michael Griffin, DoD undersecretary for research and engineering, have said a Space Development Agency would help address military innovation challenges in that domain…
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Trump Administration Launches Effort to Bolster U.S. STEM Education, Workforce

The Trump administration has announced a strategy that aims to drive innovation by promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. The plan, titled Charting a Course for Success: America’s Strategy for STEM Education, is intended to keep the U…
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IRS Shifts Tech Solicitation Approach

The Internal Revenue Service has revamped its approach to identify, test, procure and deploy technology platforms that can support tax collection and management functions. A FedBizOpps notice posted Thursday stated IRS aims to accelerate the timeline for the agency’s bid solicitation process and introduce multiple projects or contests through the Pilot IRS framework…
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