Posts from GovConDaily 01/05/2017

Obama Vows Continuity of Leadership in Transition Period

President Barack Obama has assured the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman and military commanders that there would be continuity of leadership during the U.S. presidential transition, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday…
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CSIS Task Force Recommends Cybersecurity Agenda for Trump Administration

A task force of the Center for Strategic and International Studies has published a report that suggests a list of cybersecurity objectives for President-elect Donald Trump, GovInfoSecurity reported Wednesday…
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Former NASA CTO Deborah Diaz Named Principal at Deep Water Point

Deborah Diaz, formerly chief technology officer and deputy chief information officer of  NASA, has joined federal market consulting firm Deep Water Point as a principal. She will provide assistance in strategy development, implementation planning, information technology investment planning and technologies projects to Deep Water Point clients in her new role, the company said Wednesday…
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NOAA’s John Leslie: JPSS-1 to Launch No Earlier Than July

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has put off the launch of its weather satellite until after July due to technical errors, Space News reported Wednesday. Jeff Foust writes the same problems that caused the cancellation of the first Joint Polar Satellite System’s launch in August 2016 have led to the latest postponement of flight…
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CA Technologies’ Jamie Brown on Privileged Users Mgmt, Continuous Authentication as Cyber Priorities

Jamie Brown, director of global government relations at CA Technologies, has said the incoming administration should give more emphasis on the management of privileged users as part of efforts to build up the U…
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Defense News: Air Force Eyes JLTV for Missile Field Security

The U.S. Air Force considers the procurement of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles in a bid to help security forces protect missile-launch facilities, Defense News reported Wednesday. Valerie Insinna writes Air Force spokesman Chris Mesnard confirmed that representatives of the military branch visited Marine Corps Base Quantico to witness JLTV demonstrations and receive briefings from U…
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Peter Broadhurst: Inmarsat Backs New Campaign to Protect Ships, Mariners From Cyber Threats

Inmarsat supports a maritime and offshore industry-led global campaign that aims to protect marine vessels and crewmembers against the threat of cyber attacks. The Be Cyber Aware at Sea effort seeks to address cyber risks that face international shipping, ports and offshore operations through cyber awareness programs in the private sector, Inmarsat said Wednesday…
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Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Unveils On-Demand Cloud Computing Service Built on Red Hat’s Open-Source Platforms

Cambridge, England-based genome research organization Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has begun to offer “science-as-a-service” offering built on Red Hat’s OpenStack and CloudForms open-source technology platforms…
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Noresco to Update Energy Mgmt Infrastructure at 2 VA Facilities

The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded Noresco an energy savings performance contract to implement $22 million in infrastructure upgrades at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in New Mexico and El Paso VA Health Care System in Texas…
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Palo Alto Networks’ Pamela Warren: Agencies Should Adopt Automation to Prevent Cyber Attacks

Pamela Warren, director of government and industry solutions at Palo Alto Networks, has said government agencies should adopt automation in an effort to protect networks from emerging cyber threats and predict cyber attackers’ actions…
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VIDEO: NASA Previews Spacewalks to Upgrade ISS Power System

On Jan. 4, NASA held a press briefing at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston to preview a pair of planned spacewalks to perform a complex upgrade to the International Space Station’s power system…
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