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GAO: DoD Forms Advisory Panel, DIUx to Address Contracting Challenges Faced by ‘Non-Traditional’ Firms

The Government Accountability Office has interviewed representatives from 12 “non-traditional companies” or firms that do not typically engage in business with the Defense Department and found challenges across six areas that keep them from developing platforms for military purposes. These challenges include complexity of process within DoD, unsteady budget, long duration of …

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Reports: House Approves DHS Reauthorization Bill

The House of Representatives voted 386-41 Thursday to pass a bill that would re-authorize the Department of Homeland Security and direct changes to the department’s national security initiatives, The Hill reported Thursday. If approved by Senate, the bill would mark the first re-authorization of DHS after it was created 15 years ago …

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Chris Sambar: AT&T, FirstNet to Integrate Cybersecurity Into Devices, Apps for Public Safety Broadband Network

Chris Sambar, a senior vice president at AT&T, has said the First Responder Network Authority and AT&T will work to integrate cybersecurity into devices and applications as part of the proposed wireless broadband network for public safety personnel, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. “First of all, the devices themselves need …

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New Army Lab to Support Collaborative Cybersecurity Research

The U.S. Army has established a cyber defense research laboratory to offer industry and federally-funded partners access to live cybersecurity data. The Army Cyber-research Analytics Laboratory is built through a partnership between the Army Research Laboratory and the Army Cyber Command, the service branch said Thursday. Akhilomen Oniha, technical architecture team lead for …

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IARPA Launches Satellite Imagery Analysis Automation Challenge

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has launched a prize competition for interested participants to develop machine learning algorithms and automated methods to detect and categorize satellite imagery points of interest. IARPA’s functional Map of the World challenge seeks to automate identification of land, building and facility use through recognition and categorization of …

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