Posts from GovConDaily for 12/19/2018

Trump Orders Formation of US Space Command

President Donald Trump issued Tuesday a memorandum that orders the establishment of a unified combatant command that would focus on space. Trump directs Defense Secretary James Mattis to nominate commander and deputy chiefs for U…
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GAO: OMB, DHS Should Help Agencies Work on Intrusion Detection Capabilities

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Homeland Security help federal agencies build up their capabilities to detect and prevent intrusions and other cyber threats…
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John Edwards: CIA Should Update Tech Platforms to Expedite Data Collection, Analysis

John Edwards, chief information officer at the CIA, has said the agency should update its technology platforms and optimize its workforce to accelerate data collection and generate insights from gathered information, FedTech Magazine published Tuesday…
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DHS Preps Next Phase of Smart City, IoT Tech Initiative

The Department of Homeland Security plans to launch the second phase of an initiative that gathers industry and government experts to build Smart City and Internet-of-Things technologies for U.S. critical infrastructures and first responders…
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Marine Corps Looks to Build New Platform to Conduct Large-Scale Wargames

The U.S. Marine Corps is seeking advanced analytics, visualization, models and simulation technologies to build a new virtual environment where the service can conduct large and complex wargames, Marine Corps Times reported Tuesday…
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DISA Releasing New Tools to Modernize Security Clearance Investigations

The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to deploy the next set of technologies to help the defense community modernize security clearance investigations by the end of December. DISA said Tuesday, it looks to unveil a new information technology system built by the agency’s National Background Investigation Services program office, an interface that connects background investigation systems and a position designation tool…
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DOE Announces Second Wave of Small Business R&D Funds

The Department of Energy announced $37M available in funding to support small business innovation research and small business technology transfer efforts. This is the second SBIR/STTR funding opportunity announced for fiscal 2019 that finances multiple small business-led research and development efforts in support of nine DOE offices, the department said…
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GSA Introducing Robotic Process Automation at Governmentwide Forum

The General Services Administration plans to hold a governmentwide forum on robotic process automation on Jan. 19 to discuss with federal employees the advantages of using machine learning technology across agencies, Federal News Network reported Tuesday…
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New Army Signal Unit Deploys Comms Kit for Expanded Data Exchange

A newly-established U.S. Army unit started deploying commercial-off-the-shelf equipment providing tactical network communications supporting both small and large units even in contested environments…
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SEC Appoints Daniel Kahl Deputy Director of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations

Daniel Kahl, chief counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, will assume an additional role as the office’s deputy director. He joins Kristin Snyder, OCIE’s current deputy director, in overseeing the office’s strategic efforts, the agency said Tuesday…
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