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Congress Boosts Funds for Navy IT Network Program, Cuts Funds for Army Comms Programs

Congress passed the 2014 omnibus appropriations bill that increased funding for a U.S. Navy information technology network program and decreased spending for other U.S. Army communication systems, Nextgov reported Thursday. Bob Brewin writes the Defense Appropriations Committee added $105 million to the Navy’s requested $1 billion budget for enterprise IT …

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Juan Zarate on Undermining Terrorist Financial Networks, Adapting to Asymmetric Threats & the Evolution of the Anti-Money Laundering System

This is the second part of an interview with Juan Zarate, a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and author of Treasury’s War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare. Zarate was instrumental in developing and implementing new global financial mechanisms to promote U.S. national security as a …

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Cyber Command’s Budget Doubles for FY 2014

The Pentagon arm in charge of countering cyber attacks on military and civilian networks is set to receive $447 million in fiscal year 2014 funds after the House approved a spending package on Monday, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Aliya Sternstein writes Cyber Command received more than double its 2013 funding level of …

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MemSQL’s Carl Wright: Civilian Agencies Should Adopt Next-Gen IT Infrastructure

Carl Wright, executive vice president of in-memory SQL database specialist MemSQL, says federal agencies should adopt new information technology platforms for data analysis in real-time in order to speed up public service delivery, FCW reported Wednesday. According to Frank Konkel’s story, Wright said intelligence and defense agencies use real-time systems …

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Hong Kong GovCloud Seeks to Centralize Online Services

Hong Kong has deployed a cloud platform meant to centralise the semi-autonomous zone’s online services of different departments and bureaus under a five-year $242 million project. The Government Cloud Platform is meant to implement global cloud computing best practices and to adhere to government security standards, the HK government said Friday. …

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DARPA Hosts Robotics Challenge for Rescue Initiatives

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has hosted a robotics competition aimed at testing the rescue capabilities of the machines, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Danielle Wiener-Bronner writes DARPA planned to use the competition as a means to develop technology intended for disaster rescue operations. According to the robotics challenge site, the DARPA event …

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