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Navy Stands Up New Cyber Dev’t Center

The U.S. Navy's Cyber Warfare Development Group has opened a new center dedicated to the development of naval cyber warfare technologies. The newly established Cyber Foundry features a physical environment, modern processes, resources and expertise in support of cyber technology development, the Navy said Tuesday.

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Mars Recconnaissance Orbiter Spacecraft Enters Flash Memory Maintenance

A multipurpose spacecraft designed by Lockheed Martin to study and monitor Mars' surface has entered a hiatus on Feb. 17 to allow engineers in performing long-distance maintenance efforts from Earth. The team is updating the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's battery parameters as well as planetary position cables within the flash memory, NASA said Tuesday.

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NSA’s Alexander Gates to Lead Cybersecurity at DOE; Dan Brouillette Quoted

Alexander Gates, a cybersecurity official with the National Security Agency, has been appointed to join the Department of Energy as assistant secretary for cybersecurity, energy security and emergency response or CESER, Cyberscoop reported Friday. Gates will succeed Karen Evans who has been in the role since September 2018.

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Navy Dept Seeks to Reinvest $40B in 5 Years; Thomas Modly Comments

The Department of the Navy plans to implement a cost assessment initiative to help save $40 billion from fiscal years 2022 through 2026, USNI News reported Tuesday. As part of the Stem-to-Stem Review program, DoN will aim to reprogram $8 billion per year to support Future Defense Program priorities including readiness improvement and ballistic missile submarine procurement.

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