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GAO: CBP Should Update Guidance on UAS, Aerostat Mission Data Collection

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Customs and Border Protection to implement training efforts and update its guidance on collection of mission data associated with the use of Predator B unmanned aircraft systems. CBP should work to update its processes for data collection related to aerostat asset assists and record coordination procedures …

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Marines Test New Small Unmanned Aerial ISR Platform

The U.S. Marine Corps‘ Task Force Southwest has demonstrated a new small unmanned aerial system designed for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions during a flight test held at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The Instant Eye UAS works to capture imagery of battlespaces, perform reconnaissance and conduct airstrikes on selected targets, …

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GAO: DoD, DHS, HHS Need to Adopt Existing Tools to Coordinate Pandemic Response Efforts

The Government Accountability Office has called on the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services and Homeland Security to employ existing tools to coordinate preparedness and response to a pandemic. Those mechanisms include training exercises, liaison officers and interagency working groups, GAO said in a report published Friday. GAO also found that DoD …

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Grant Thornton: Survey Respondents Make Suggestions for Next Administration

Respondents in the American Society of Military Comptrollers’ 2016 survey of financial management professionals urge the next administration to conduct a comprehensive review of financial management information technology modernization efforts. Grant Thornton said Thursday,  the respondents have also recommended the incoming administration to develop mitigation strategies as well as focus initial …

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IT Alliance for Public Sector Asks Trump to Build Up Govt Cybersecurity Through IT Modernization, Acquisition Reforms

A division of the Information Technology Industry Council has provided President-elect Donald Trump with several recommendations to help build up the cybersecurity posture of federal agencies. The IT Alliance for Public Sector asked Trump in a letter published Thursday to direct agencies to develop an inventory of information technology systems, software and …

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Brig. Gen. Maria Gervais: Army Creates New Synthetic Training Environment for Mission Simulation

Brig. Gen. Maria Gervais, Combined Arms Center – Training deputy commanding general, has said the U.S. Army developed a new synthetic training environment designed to help forces simulate operations in urban environments, C4ISR & Networks reported Wednesday. Henry Kenyon writes Gervais noted at the annual Association of the U.S. Army meeting …

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Ashton Carter: Recruitment, Training Key to Future Force Development

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said “building the force of the future” requires recruitment, training and retention of service members as well as provision of healthcare support to uniformed personnel, DoD News reported Thursday. Karen Parrish writes Carter made the remarks Wednesday during his visit to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas. …

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