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Viasat, Visiontec Expand Partnership to Deliver High-Speed, High-Quality Satellite Internet; Antonio Carlos de Moraes, Bruno Soares Quoted

Viasat and Visiontec, a Brazilian-based satellite products distribution company, have partnered to provide fast, reliable internet service to residential homes across Brazil, Viasat announced on Tuesday

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Air Force Advances ‘White Hat’ Hacking; Lauren Knausenberger Quoted

The U.S. Air Force is increasing its use of ethical hackers to simulate cyber attacks on its information technology networks and Lauren Knausenberger, chief transformation officer at the service, said a $75 million blanket purchase agreement the service signed with cybersecurity firm Dark Wolf in February is an example of that, FedScoop reported Monday.

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DoD Urges Congress to Rescind Requirement for Unclassified FYDP Submission

The Department of Defense (DoD) is asking Congress to cancel the statutory requirement to develop an unclassified version of the Future Years Defense Program, the Federation of American Scientists reported Monday. DoD offers its defense spending estimates for the next five years through FYDP and the Pentagon said it might inadvertently disclose sensitive data through the publication of unclassified FYDP.

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Navy Division Awarded Patent for Chemical, Biological, Radiological Detection Tech

Personnel from Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division have received a patent for a technology designed to help unmanned aircraft systems collect data in chemical, biological and radiological operations. The Senses CBR Agents Pre-Engagement and Goes Over All Terrain or SCAPEGOAT platform uses three dedicated detection modules, Naval Sea Systems Command said Friday.

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Space Force Gets Initial Operational Capability of Space Fence Radar

The U.S. Space Force has attained the initial operational capability of a radar system designed to help the service branch identify and track objects in orbit. The Space Fence radar is designed to boost space situational awareness across satellites, debris, depleted boosters and other orbiting objects, USSF said Friday.

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New OPM Program Addresses COVID-19 Workforce Needs; Michael Rigas Quoted

The Office of Personnel and Management has launched an effort to address the COVID-19 disease that has caused the U.S. government to declare a national emergency. OPM said Friday its COVID-19 Surge Response Program aims to disseminate federal work opportunities in support of coronavirus response work.

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