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Profile: Michael Brown, CIO of Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Michael Brown serves as the chief information officer of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He previously worked as executive director of the information technology services office at the Department of Homeland Security where he formed and led an $800 million per year organization that worked to deliver IT services across DHS. Brown also directed the enterprise infrastructure projects office …

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NIST Report Eyes ‘Quantum-Resistant’ Cryptography

A report by the National Institute of Standards and Technology explores algorithms that can help mitigate the potential threats quantum computing poses on cryptography. NIST said Thursday the Report on Post-Quantum Cryptography outlines the agency’s plans to secure electronic information in the advent of quantum computers and suggests that organizations switch to safer encryption algorithms. “There has been …

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Army Research Institute Creates Altitude Readiness App for Soldiers

The U.S. Army‘s Medical Research and Materiel Command has rolled out an Android-based mission planning application created by the Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine for military personnel who perform high-altitude operations. The Altitude Readiness Management System works to predict the likelihood military personnel will suffer mountain sickness or experience reduced performance at various altitudes, the Army said Monday. …

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Army Demos Air Defense System Against UAS, Cruise Missile Threats

The U.S. Army has tested its new air defense system that will work to protect soldiers from aircraft, cruise missiles, unmanned aircraft systems and artillery weapons once it becomes fully developed. The Army said Monday the Integrated Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept — a joint project of the service branch’s Cruise Missile Defense Systems Project …

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SPAWAR Receives DoD Verdure Award for Efforts to Promote Small Businesses

The Defense Department has given the Verdure Award to Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Office of Small Business Programs in recognition of its efforts in promoting small businesses through SPAWAR acquisitions in fiscal year 2015. The U.S. Navy said Tuesday the Verdure Award is part of DoD’s Vanguard Awards Program which aims to acknowledge individuals …

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Federal News Radio: DoD’s Services Acquisition Reform Could Take 12 More Years

The Defense Department‘s efforts to reform its services acquisition system could take another 12 years to reach full implementation, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Scott Maucione quotes Ken Brennan, DoD deputy director of services acquisition, who said the department is three years into a potential 15-year reform plan that aims to enhance the …

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DHS, Partners Conduct Emergency Response Tests Along US-Canada Border

The Department of Homeland Security science and technology directorate has collaborated with Canadian organizations to test emergency response technologies and protocols along the Michigan and Ontario border. DHS said Tuesday the fourth leg of the Canada-U.S. Enhanced Resiliency Experiments at the Blue Water Bridge crossing will work to test cross-border broadband and wireless networks, electrocardiogram …

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Defense News: Rep. Mac Thornberry Adds Prototype Funding Language in Defense Bill

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has proposed a budget flexibility measure that would allow the Defense Department to prototype, experiment and field new technologies outside major DoD acquisition programs, Defense News reported Monday. Aaron Mehta writes the proposal is written under section 1702 of the House Armed Services Committee chairman’s markup of the fiscal year 2017 National …

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