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House Appropriations Committee OKs Bill for $150M Addition to Technology Modernization Fund

The House Appropriations Committee has cleared a bill that intends to add $150 million for fiscal year 2019 to a government fund that serves to provide working capital for agency information technology modernization efforts, Federal Times reported Thursday. The Technology Modernization Fund was authorized under the Modernizing Government Technology Act that Rep. …

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Jim Bridenstine Discusses NASA-Related Policies on Commercial Space

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine discussed during the recent Space Transportation Association luncheon the space policy directives involving the agency and the Trump administration’s commercial space projects, Space News reported Thursday. Bridenstine noted that Space Policy Directive 1 is the most relevant directive to NASA as it directs the organization to …

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NNSA Deploys Counter-UAS System at Los Alamos Facility

The National Nuclear Security Administration has collaborated with the Federal Aviation Administration to field a technology platform designed to counter unauthorized unmanned aircraft systems near the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. LLNL said Thursday it implemented a government-authorized system using legal authority under the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act to protect the …

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Army Eyes New Tech Platforms, Industry Partnerships to Manage Installations; Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham Comments

Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, assistant chief of staff for installation management at the U.S. Army, has said the service branch looks to implement cloud computing, big data analytics and artificial intelligence technologies to help increase operational efficiency at installations. Bingham oversees policies, resources and resources for the Army’s installation services and infrastructure, the service …

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DISA Org Seeks to Advance Spectrum Sharing Through Algorithms, Analytics, Data Visualization

A Defense Information Systems Agency organization has begun to explore novel spectrum sharing platforms designed to meet warfighters’ electromagnetic spectrum requirements. The Defense Spectrum Organization develops and deploys spectrum management technologies that work to facilitate the Defense Department’s access to EMS, DISA said Wednesday. DISA said algorithms, automation and data …

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IARPA to Launch Competition on Increasing Face Recognition Accuracy

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is launching the Fusion of Face Recognition Algorithms Prize Challenge, where contestants will attempt to increase face recognition accuracy through the use of various algorithm fusion techniques. IARPA said Wednesday that the contest is open to researchers from local and international industrial and academic organizations. Chris Boehnen, …

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Trump to Nominate Karen Evans as DOE Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Karen Evans, national director of the U.S. Cyber Challenge, as assistant secretary for cybersecurity, energy security and emergency response at the Energy Department. She currently leads the public-private program designed to help address a skills gap in the cybersecurity field, the White House said Tuesday. Evans initially …

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