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NGA Implements Vetting Process to Secure GEOINT App Store

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has developed an app store that implements segmentation controls to provide Defense Department employees access to applications based on their security clearance levels, Wired reported Tuesday. “We built the [GEOINT] App Store to be a completely unclassified environment that’s open to the public. … But it …

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Capt. Jacob Singleton: Air Force Research Lab Eyes Commercial Incubator, Accelerator Programs

Capt. Jacob Singleton, program manager at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Center for Rapid Innovation, told PCMag in an interview published Wednesday AFRL is interested in incubator and accelerator programs that can help developers explore the potential military use of commercial technologies. Singleton, who also leads Space Technology Accelerator program, said the lab …

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GSA’s Order-Level Materials Procurement Initiative Via Schedules Program Goes Live

The General Services Administration has begun implementing an initiative that seeks to authorize government agencies to purchase order-level materials through the Multiple Award Schedules program. OLMs are supplies or services procured in support of a delivery or task order that are not determined at the time of a contract award. GSA started …

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William Bryan to be Nominated Full-Time DHS S&T Undersecretary

President Donald Trump plans to nominate William Bryan, acting undersecretary for science and technology at the Department of Homeland Security since May 2017, to lead the S&T directorate on a full-time basis. In his current role, Bryan oversees leads research, development, innovation, testing and evaluation efforts of department components and first responders in the …

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DoD Unveils Digital Engineering Goals; Michael Griffin Comments

The Defense Department has established five goals for an initiative to modernize DoD’s systems design, development, delivery, operation and sustainment processes with the use of digital technology. DoD said Thursday it aims to integrate technological innovation into engineering practices and formalize the adoption of models that can support enterprise and program decision-making efforts …

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NNSA Selects Texas A&M University to Lead Low-Energy Nuclear Science CoE

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration has selected Texas A&M University to administer a center of excellence on low-energy nuclear science under a five-year, $10 million agreement. The university will manage the Center for Excellence in Nuclear Training and University-based Research in support of the Stewardship Science Academic Alliances program, DOE said Thursday. …

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Paul Tibbits: VA to Adopt Cloud Platform for Consolidated Financial Management System

Paul Tibbits, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has said VA plans to consolidate all financial management systems into a single cloud environment, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. He told the station the department will implement cloud technology as part of the Financial Management Business Transformation program in efforts …

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