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Mac Thornberry: More Defense OCO Funds Needed

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has said the Defense Department’s overseas contingency operations fund is in need of more funding, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Colin Clark writes Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday that the proposed $582.7 billion defense budget to be released next week as part of President Barack …

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Workers Groups Urge Congress to Pass Bill on Paid Parental Leave for Federal Employees

Leaders of the Federally Employed Women and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association have called on Congress to pass a bill that would provide all federal personnel paid parental leave. NARFE said Monday its National President Richard Thissen and FEW National President Michelle Crockett said Congress should follow the Defense Department’s …

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GAO: DHS Must Develop Guidance for ‘Einstein’ Tool’s Intrusion Detection, Prevention Functions

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Department of Homeland Security to develop network routing guidance for agencies and identify ways on how to build up the National Cybersecurity Protection System’s capability to detect and prevent intrusions in federal computer networks. GAO made the recommendations after an analysis showed that NCPS, also …

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Frank Kendall, Deborah Lee James Propose New Business Model for Space Launch Services Acquisition

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has proposed an acquisition strategy for satellite launch services that he believes could help the Defense Department reduce costs and dependence on Russian-built RD-180 rocket engines, DoD News reported Wednesday. “The basic business deal we have in mind is that the …

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Israel’s Yuval Steinitz: ‘Severe Cyber Attack’ Shuts Down Electricity Authority’s Computer Systems

Yuval Steinitz, Israel’s energy minister, has said the country’s energy ministry has begun to collaborate with the Israel National Cyber Bureau to address a “severe cyber attack” discovered Monday on the country’s electricity authority, The Times of Israel reported Tuesday. Steinitz told Cybertech Conference attendees in Tel Aviv, Israel, that …

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