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Robert Work: Joint Interagency Combined Space Ops Center to Support 3rd Offset Strategy

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work believes that the Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center will play a key role to identify needed capabilities that will drive the Pentagon’s Third Offset Strategy, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. “The JICSPOC in our view is the first operational and organizational construct of the Third Offset Strategy,” …

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John McCain: Silicon Valley Should be Flexible in Data Privacy-Natl Security Matters

John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, believes the technology industry in Silicon Valley should consider measures that balance encryption and information sharing with the government on cyber threats. McCain said in a guest piece published Friday on Bloomberg View that Silicon Valley’s stance on privacy through data …

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Nextgov: OPM Eyes Added Security Requirements for Contractors Handling Fed Personnel Records

The Office of Personnel Management plans to require government contractors for employee background investigations processes to report cybersecurity incidents within 30 minutes and allow unannounced system inspections by the agency, Nextgov reported Friday. Jack Moore writes that a draft request for proposals released in January indicated the added requirements for OPM contractors …

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Rep. Bill Shuster’s Air Traffic Control Privatization Bill Draws FAA Modernization Concerns

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) has introduced a bill that seeks to privatize the U.S. air traffic control system amid what he calls “inefficient” modernization efforts by the Federal Aviation Administration, USA Today reported Wednesday. Bart Jansen writes that Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation Committee, said the proposed Aviation Innovation, Reform, …

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