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GAO: Guidance Needed to Manage US Border Patrol Tech Assist Data Quality

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the U.S. Border Patrol agency craft guidance to manage data on the contributions of technology platforms or other assets to secure the southwest border. GAO said Thursday it found that Border Patrol lacks “sufficient” guidance to validate the usability, reliability and accuracy of asset assists data that agents …

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Report: DoD Considers Additional Security Requirements for Worldwide Base Infrastructure Contracts

The Defense Department looks to establish new requirements for infrastructure contracts issued around the world in a push to mitigate vulnerability issues related to energy grid systems at military installations, Defense News reported Wednesday. The report noted that challenges related to the grid infrastructure include external factors that impact the …

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Karen Dunn Kelley to Assume ‘Nonexclusive’ Commerce Deputy Secretary Responsibilities

Karen Dunn Kelley, undersecretary for economic affairs at the Commerce Department, has been appointed to perform the nonexclusive duties and functions of the deputy secretary of commerce. The department said Wednesday Kelley’s appointment was made in accordance with the Vacancies Reform Act and after the retirement of Ellen Herbst, who previously performed the …

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Lawmakers Urge FAA to Address UAS Security Risks

House lawmakers have called on the Federal Aviation Administration to implement measures to help mitigate security risks from unmanned aircraft systems, FCW reported Wednesday. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) said at a Wednesday hearing of the House Transportation Committee’s aviation subcommittee that UAS platforms should be installed with remote detection and identification systems. Earl …

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DSCA: US Foreign Military Sales Hit $42B in Fiscal 2017; Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper Comments

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has announced that the U.S. posted $41.93 billion in total foreign military sales for fiscal year 2017. DSCA said Tuesday the figure includes $32.02 billion in deals funded by partner countries; $6.04 billion in transactions funded the State Department’s foreign military funds; and $3.87 billion in FMS deals …

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