Posts from GovConDaily 12/27/2016

Homeland Security Research: Public Safety Market to Hit 5.7% CAGR in 2016-2020

A new Homeland Security Research Corp. report predicts the homeland security and public safety market will reach a compound annual growth rate of 5.7 percent from 2016 through 2020. The report examines the global homeland security and public safety market and forecasts new and mature technologies such as big data and analytics, advanced sensors, big data-based cybersecurity and video analytics to produce new market segments, Homeland Security Research said Tuesday…
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Agriculture Department Invests $5M in Cyber Physical Systems Research; Sonny Ramaswamy Comments

The Agriculture Department’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has invested up to $5 million in a research program that aims to mature the technology behind internet-connected agricultural resources…
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US Marine Corps Completes Joint Training Exercise in Bulgaria; Norman Renfro Comments

The U.S. Marine Corps has concluded a joint training exercise at Novo Selo Training Area in Bulgaria along with eight partner nations from the Black Sea and Caucasus regions to beef up the NATO alliance…
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Ashton Carter: US, Japan Agree in Principle on Updates to Civilian Base Workers’ Rights

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter expects the U.S. and Japan to conclude an agreement over the rights of some civilian base workers in Japan in the near future, Stars and Stripes reported Sunday. Erik Slavin writes the deal will remove some civilian base workers in the country from under the Status of Forces Agreement‘s protection from prosecution for criminal cases…
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Report: India to Receive BAE-Built Artillery Guns for Tests

India will receive two BAE Systems-made artillery guns within six months to perform tests and start the integration of the weapons into the country’s arsenal, The Hindu reported Monday. Dinakar Peri writes India signed a $737 million contract in November to acquire 145 M777A2 LW155 ultralight howitzers through the U…
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Lockheed Martin to Maintain F-22 Training System for US Air Force

Lockheed Martin’s aeronautics business has received a $14.9 million contract modification to maintain the training system for the U.S. Air Force’s for F-22 aircraft. The Defense Department said Friday that Lockheed will modify system hardware and manage distributed mission operations as part of the F-22 sustainment trainer requirements…
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DHS Opens Application Period on Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative for 2017

The Department of Homeland Security is accepting applications from current undergraduate and graduate students who are interested to join the 2017 Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative that aims to develop and expand the agency’s future cybersecurity workforce…
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Navy Forms New Detachment for Osprey Aircraft Crew Training

The U.S. Navy has set up a detachment at a Marine Corps air station in New River, North Carolina, to help train crews and maintenance staff on the CMV-22B Osprey aircraft, Seapower magazine reported Thursday…
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Melissa Hathaway: Trump Should Prioritize Energy, Telecom, Financial Cybersecurity in Budget Plan

Melissa Hathaway, president of consulting firm Hathaway Global Strategies, has called on President-elect Donald Trump to prioritize cybersecurity initiatives in his budget plan. Hathaway wrote in an opinion piece published Sunday on The Post and Courier that Trump must focus on efforts to secure energy, telecommunications and financial systems against what she noted are increasing cyber risks as the systems become connected to the internet…
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VIDEO: Army Research Laboratory: 2016 Year in Review

As 2016 comes to a close, ARL TV takes a look at the year’s highlights and looks toward a rewarding 2017.
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