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NIST Issues Revised Manuals on Cybersecurity Mgmt

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released new versions of two manuals on computer security, aiming to help information technology workers prevent cyber attacks. Each document includes methods and techniques intended to protect virtual networks and information systems from suspicious programs and applications that can damage or disrupt …

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Navy Awards $16M Contract to Build Maritime Surveillance Facility

The U.S. Navy has selected construction firm Whitesell-Green Inc. for a $15.9 million contract to build a facility where command and control systems will be setup for UAV intelligence activities, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Friday. John Keller writes the planned complex at Jacksonville Naval Air Station is expected to be completed by …

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NAVAIR Seeks GPS Anti-Jam Capability with Small Antenna System

The Naval Air Systems Command has tested an antenna system designed to protect unmanned aerial vehicles’ GPS technology from signal interference. The Navy’s Communications and GPS Navigation Program Office conducted the two-week simulation of the transmitter installed on an Aerostar in cooperation with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and Naval Test Wing Atlantic, NAVAIR said Thursday. “If …

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Report: MSPB Suspends Arbitration of Pentagon Layoff Appeals

The Merit Systems Protection Board has suspended the arbitration of layoff requests from Pentagon employees,  roughly 650,000 of whom have been furloughed as a result of sequestration, Government Executive reported Monday. Kellie Lunney writes the furlough appeals filed by Defense Department workers account for more than 90 percent of  30,400 requests the …

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