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DARPA’s Paul Thomas on Fast-Tracking ‘Blackjack’ Space Network Initiative

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Paul Thomas, project manager for the Blackjack effort at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), said the agency is moving forward with the program after evaluating commercial technologies and identifying potential risks. He noted that the agency is “tying up all the loose ends” of its phase one contract and studying its options after evaluating technical risks.

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Accenture Acquires VanBerlo to Improve Build Smart Connect Solutions; Thomas Paulen Quoted

Accenture has acquired VanBerlo, an award-winning product design and innovation agency headquartered in Eindhoven, Netherlands, to strengthen capabilities and improve build smart connect solutions, the company announced on Wednesday. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

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FTC, SEC Look to Cloud and Mobile Tech for Innovation; Bajinder Paul, Thomas Bayer Comment

The Federal Trade Commission has joined the Securities and Exchange Commission in using cloud computing to modernize information technology networks in order to increase operational functions and facilitate innovation, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that Bajinder Paul, FTC chief information officer, said the email and messaging platform and wireless offering is the starting point for the move …

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NASA’s Thomas Zurbuchen Orders Design Modification Study for WFIRST Space Telescope

Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the NASA‘s Science Mission Directorate, has urged the Goddard Space Flight Center to study potential design changes on the agency’s future space observatory to address the results of an independent review. The design modification study is intended to reduce the cost and complexity of the Wide Field Infrared Survey …

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James Mattis Creates New Task Force to Secure DoD’s Critical Tech, Data

Defense Secretary James Mattis has formed a new task force that aims to protect the Pentagon’s critical technology, classified data and controlled unclassified information from expropriation and theft. Mattis directs Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to name a director and deputy chief to oversee the Protecting Critical Technology Task Force, according to an Oct. 24 memo obtained by Inside Cybersecurity.

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James Comey Confirmed as FBI Director

The Senate has confirmed former Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Comey as FBI director, Reuters reported Monday. Thomas Ferraro writes Comey won a 93-1 vote on his appointment, replacing Robert Mueller as the bureau’s lead since 2001. The Senate cast its vote after Sen. Rand Paul withdrew his opposition to …

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