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Report: FBI Begins $100M Data Center Project in Idaho

The FBI has broken ground on the bureau’s $100 million project to establish a data center in Pocatello, Idaho, FCW reported Friday. Construction of the 100,000-square-foot building is part of a broader multiyear effort to consolidate multiple FBI data management operations, information technology systems and services. The data consolidation program seeks to …

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GSA’s 18F Helps Build Federal Lab Data Source Website

The General Services Administration‘s 18F organization has collaborated with the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer to build a website that offers information about facilities, programs and funds of approximately 300 federal laboratories. Aaron Sauers, laboratory and business systems chair at FLC, wrote in a blog entry posted Thursday the FLC …

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Army Uses AI in Stryker Vehicle ‘Proof-of-Principle’ Exercise to Advance Conditioned-based Maintenance

The U.S. Army used artificial intelligence, cloud platforms and wireless devices to conduct a “proof-of-principle” exercise that aims to help speed up conditioned-based maintenance activities for Stryker armored vehicles, Scout Warrior reported Wednesday. CBM seek to help the Army implement a “repair-when-needed” strategy to vehicle maintenance through the use of …

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Issues Executive Order to Create Statewide Cybersecurity Plan

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has ordered the state’s homeland security office to collaborate with other government agencies, companies and academic institutions to develop a statewide cybersecurity preparedness framework. Hogan’s office said Thursday Executive Order 01.01.2017.22 calls for the analysis of current plans and development of best practices to guard state government systems against …

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DHS S&T Website Features Homeland Security Innovation Projects

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has unveiled a new web page to display multiple innovation projects that seek to address homeland security challenges. DHS said Wednesday the Mobilizing Innovation page features a detailed overview and description of S&T projects categorized into mission areas such as resilience tactics, cybersecurity, first response, …

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Army, Marine Corps Demo 3D-Printed Small UAS

The U.S. Army and Marine Corps have tested a remote-controlled small unmanned aerial system that was manufactured through the use of three-dimensional printing technology. USMC said Tuesday the Army Research Laboratory brought together Marines from various military occupational specialties to demonstrate the functionality of the SUAS platform. The test occurred at Camp Lejeune in …

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NIST, DHS Partner to Establish Internet Routing System Security Standards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has worked with the Department of Homeland Security and the internet industry to develop standards for the protection of electronic messages from data theft. The Internet Engineering Task Force published the Secure Inter-Domain Routing framework in an effort to establish a uniform approach for protecting the internet’s …

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DHS S&T Project Aims to Repurpose Analytic Tools for Border Security Operations

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has launched a new project to repurpose, modify or integrate existing commercial and government analytic tools into border security platforms. DHS said Friday it aims to produce automated software to increase the amount of available data for border situational awareness missions through the Adaptive …

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Rep. Will Hurd Seeks to Include Central IT Modernization Fund in FITARA Scorecard

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) looks to evaluate a proposed information technology modernization working capital fund through the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scorecard used to evaluate the performance of government IT systems, MeriTalk reported Friday. The planned central IT modernization fund is part of the Modernizing Government Technology Act, which has …

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