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CBP to Install ROAM Boat Reporting Apps at Michigan

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection will implement a mobile application designed for small boat reporting functions at four different locations within Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. The Reporting Offsite Arrival-Mobile app will allow users to perform remote inspection efforts with a CBP officer at the Northern Lower Michigan and Eastern Upper Peninsula areas, the agency said Monday.

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SOSi Wins “Deal of the Year” at 2019 ACG Corporate Growth Awards; Julian Setian Quoted

The National Capital Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) presented the 2019 Corporate Growth Award for “Deal of the Year” in the $50 to $250 million size category to SOS International for the company’s acquisition of STG Group Holdings in April 2018, SOSi announced on Tuesday.

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House Panel Seeks Progress Report on DoD’s Electronic Warfare Efforts

The House Armed Services Committee released its draft fiscal 2020 defense policy bill directing the comptroller general to report on the Department of Defense’s electronic warfare and electromagnetic threat mitigation efforts, C4ISRNET reported Monday. The draft defense authorization bill directs the comptroller general to provide updates on matters such as the electronic warfare executive committee’s progress and the implementation of the 2013 Electromagnetic Spectrum Strategy.

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CIA Vet Kevin Zerrusen Takes SEC Cybersecurity Advisory Role

Kevin Zerrusen, former managing director for Goldman Sachs, has been appointed senior advisor for cybersecurity policy under Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton, SEC said Monday. Zerrusen will oversee the agency’s collaborative efforts on cybersecurity policy, risk assessment and relationship management in his new capacity.

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Space Dynamics Lab Names Former Intelligence Agency Director to Guidance Council

Robert Cardillo, former director at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and four-time Wash100 Award recipient, has joined Utah State University's Space Dynamics Laboratory as a member of its guidance council. The council consists of industry and government veterans and is established to help the laboratory deliver industry insights and forge customer relationships, SDL said Monday.

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House Lawmakers Want DoD to Halt Military Medical Billets Reduction

House lawmakers want to retain the 18,000 military medical billets that the Pentagon plans to close to transfer personnel to other operational and modernization priorities, Federal News Network reported Monday. The House Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee issued its marks of the 2020 defense authorization bill to prevent the Department of Defense from reducing or realigning military medical personnel. 

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Commerce Dept Seeking Public Comments on Draft Federal Data Strategy Action Plan

The Department of Commerce is set to publish in the Federal Register a request for public comments on the draft action plan for the Federal Data Strategy on Tuesday. The department said in the notice that the strategy seeks to help agencies leverage mission-support, statistical and program data as a strategic asset to promote transparency, facilitate oversight, build up the economy and increase the effectiveness of the federal government.

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Vice Adm. Robert Sharp Talks NGA’s Strategy 2025 at GEOINT Symposium

Navy Vice Adm. Robert Sharp, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, appeared Monday at the GEOINT Symposium to discuss the four strategic goals – people, partnerships, mission today and mission tomorrow - of NGA’s Strategy 2025. Sharp talked about NGA’s efforts to recruit, develop and retain talent as well as its focus on inclusion and diversity.

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Army Working on Near-Earth Orbit Satcom Network Capabilities

The U.S. Army is seeking new ways to utilize near-Earth orbit and medium-Earth orbit satellite communications technology to establish a tactical satcom network, C4ISRNET reported Friday. The Army has launched initiatives like the Expeditionary Signal Battalion-Enhanced pilot program, which involves the deployment of small to medium-sized terminals to support satellite constellations in closer orbits.

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Raytheon Secures Two-Year Mentor Protégé Program Contract from U.S. Air Force; Bill Sullivan Quoted

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a two-year Mentor Protégé program contract to Raytheon and Infinity Technology Services to help the Department of Defense diversify its supplier base by giving small businesses experience in high-demand disciplines. In addition, Raytheon will help ITS mature its cybersecurity design, testing, defense and verification capabilities.

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