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DISA Supports Air Force Command ORS-5 Satellite Communications

The Defense Information Systems Agency has contributed a converged access network for the Air Force Space Command and a military satellite tracking station to communicate with a new space surveillance satellite currently in orbit. AFSC and its mission partners receive data from Operationally Responsive Space-5 via DISA’s Converged Access Lite Network, the agency said Tuesday. The …

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Report: DHS to Introduce Federal Dashboard for Cybersecurity

The Department of Homeland Security will introduce a government-wide dashboard in October to compile data from federal agencies that currently use sensor networks and dashboards within their organizations, GCN reported Monday. Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary at DHS’ cybersecurity office, said at a Professional Services Council-hosted event held Monday the federal …

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Army Develops Game-Based Test System for Military Gear, Operation Concepts

The U.S. Army has announced plans to roll out a gaming system for soldiers to virtually test future mission equipment and procedures. Operation Overmatch is being developed by the Army’s Software Engineering Directorate and Capabilities Integration Center, the service branch said Wednesday. Army Lt. Col. Brian Vogt said the branch gathered input from industry and …

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GSA Revises Special Item Number on Professional Services Schedule to Cover ID Protection Services

The General Services Administration has revised a special item number on its Professional Services Schedule in an effort to meet the rising demand for identity protection services and changing requirements of federal agency customers. GSA’s office of professional services and human capital categories renamed SIN 520-20 on PSS as Data …

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SEC Chairman Jay Clayton Discloses 2016 Cyber Breach of Disclosure Document Collection System

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton issued a statement Wednesday saying the agency found in August that a previously identified cyber incident “may have provided the basis for illicit gain through trading,” MeriTalk reported Thursday. Clayton refers to a 2016 breach of the test filing component of SEC’s Electronic Data …

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DARPA Holds Talks to Discuss Biotech Research Programs

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency held a series of talks in Menlo Park, California last week to discuss the biotechnology research programs of the agency’s Biological Technologies Office as well as ways to advance the commercialization of biotechnology platforms. The two-day meeting dubbed “Biotech Startups of the Future” highlighted BTO’s research …

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NIST Nominee Walter Copan Cites Cybersecurity, Govt-Industry Partnerships as Top Priorities

Walter Copan, nominee for the National Institute of Standards and Technology director post, has said he intends to prioritize the implementation of NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework that seeks to help federal agencies and industry protect their networks from cyber threats, the Science Magazine reported Monday. “I think we all see cybersecurity as …

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