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ITIF: 91% of Popular Federal Sites Fail to Perform Well in Terms of Speed, Mobile Friendliness

A new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation has found that approximately 91 percent of most popular U.S. federal websites did not fare well on at least one of the metrics for page-load speed, accessibility, mobile friendliness and security. ITIF said Monday it examined 469 federal websites for the Benchmarking U.S. Government Websites report’s …

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Marine Corps Fields Updated Anti-Tank Weapon Systems

Members of the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion Marines have fielded four updated anti-tank weapon systems updated by the Marine Corps Systems Command Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank Modernization program team in September. The ATWS platforms were designed to fire tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire-guided missiles and provide long-range, stand-off anti-armor fire support for maneuvering …

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Senate’s Draft Appropriations Bill Includes $1.8B for DHS Cyber Operations

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R- Mississippi) has proposed a draft bill that would allocate $1.8 billion for the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber operations unit, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The appropriations bill includes $713 million in funds to update and maintain federal computer networks’ cybersecurity, $341 million to safeguard banks, airports …

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Navy Adopts Mapping Tool for Live-Fire Exercises

The U.S. Navy‘s Office of Naval Research has sponsored the development of a mapping software platform for warfighters to map live-fire training areas. The tool is built through ONR’s TechSolutions rapid-response science and technology program and designed to integrate with the U.S. Marine Corps‘ Kinetic Integrated Lightweight Software Individual Tactical Combat Handheld …

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Report: Proposed NDAA to Reinstate FAA Drone Registration Rule

The fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act includes a provision that would restore Federal Aviation Administration rules on the registration of small, model-aircraft-sized drones, FCW reported Friday. FAA previously implemented an online registration requirement for commercial and recreational drone operators who use unmanned aircraft systems that weigh less than 55 pounds and …

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