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DISA to Start Hawaii Telecom Infrastructure Modernization Effort in 2018

The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to kick off a project next year to update telecommunications infrastructure for Defense Department personnel based in Hawaii. DISA said Thursday it aims to modernize DoD’s analog communications systems on the island to a new internet protocol-technology base under the Pacific Enterprise Services-Hawaii program. PES-HI will offer new …

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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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DHS’ Automated Indicator Sharing Program Commences Industry to Govt Cyber Threat Information Exchange

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Automated Indicator Sharing program under the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 has become a two-way exchange of information between government and industry partners on malicious cyber acts, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Scott Maucione writes Andy Ozment, DHS assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications, noted that Redwood City, …

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Reports: Mac Thornberry to Unveil Weapons Acquisition Reform Bill

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) plans to introduce a bill that seeks to reform the Defense Department‘s processes for acquisitions of weapons systems, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes Thornberry will likely integrate the proposed legislation with the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act that he plans to introduce in April. That …

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Mary Davie: Federal Agencies Increased Purchases Under GSA’s Networx GWAC Program By 8%

Federal agencies collectively bought more than $820 million in telecommunication services from industry during fiscal 2015’s first half through the General Services Administration‘s Networx governmentwide acquisition contract. The amount represents a 7.6 percent increase from the volume of Networx purchases recorded in the same period last fiscal year, Mary Davie, …

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NSWC Crane, Purdue To Enter Commercialization Agreement

The Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana, has teamed with Purdue University to carry out research projects in new technologies. Both organizations will formalize the partnership later this week, with Capt. Jeffrey Elder, commanding officer of Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane, and Dan Hasler, Purdue Research Foundation president, in attendance, Purdue said Tuesday. …

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Jon Huntsman: China Hacking Charges ‘Symbolic’

Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman said the government needs to more carefully consider its response to intellectual property theft, Politico reported Sunday. Nick Gass writes Huntsman called last week’s indictment of five Chinese nationals for cybertheft a largely “symbolic” gesture that will not gain much traction in stopping …

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