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FAA Issues Drone Flight Restriction on DOE Facilities

The Federal Aviation Administration has moved to restrict operations of unmanned aerial vehicles near Energy Department facilities per request of U.S national security and law enforcement agencies. FAA said Monday it will use the agency’s authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations section to prohibit drone flights within 400 feet of seven DOE …

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Report: White House Report on Industrial Base Review Could Be Ready by April

The Defense Department is halfway through a cross-government review of the national security industrial base and expects working groups to come up with draft recommendations this month, Breaking Defense reported Monday. An administration official said Peter Navarro, a White House adviser, and his staff will analyze, synthesize and assemble those recommendations …

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GAO Adds Federal Indian Programs, Environmental Liabilities, 2020 Census to High-Risk List

The Government Accountability Office has added the 2020 Decennial Census, federal environmental liabilities and management of federal health, education and energy programs for Indian tribes to its high-risk list or areas in government operations that are vulnerable to fraud, waste and mismanagement. GAO said in a report published Wednesday the addition of the …

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Jeh Johnson: DHS Cyber Threat Mitigation Platform Covers 93% of Executive Branch Civilian Workforce

The Department of Homeland Security continues to provide its cyber threat mitigation platform to all civilian cabinet-level departments and 45 federal department and agencies that represent 93 percent of the executive branch’s civilian workforce. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson wrote in a blog post published Wednesday DHS continues to work with remaining department and agencies …

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DHS, FAA Start UAS Detection Study Around Denver Airport

The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Aviation Administration have kicked off a drone detection research around Denver as part of an effort to explore technologies the agencies believe could help detect unmanned aircraft systems near airports. The FAA said Wednesday the research being conducted in the vicinity of Denver International …

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GAO: Civilian Agencies Spent $661M on Federally-Owned Aircraft in FY 2015

The Government Accountability Office has found that civilian agencies spent $661 million to use and maintain federally-owned aircraft in the government’s 2015 fiscal year. GAO said Monday 11 civilian agencies own 924 aircraft as of July 2016 and that figure includes 495 airplanes, 414 helicopters, 14 unmanned aircraft systems and one glider. The State …

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Inspector General Reviews Interior Dept’s Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation Program for 3 Bureaus’ IT Systems

The Interior Department’s office of inspector general has found lapses in DOI’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program when it comes to safeguarding high-value information technology systems from cyber vulnerabilities. OIG said in a report published Wednesday its findings are based on the assessment of CDM practices that DOI implements for …

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