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NASA, Israel Space Agency to Collaborate on Space Activities

During a meeting earlier this week at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Israel Space Agency Director General Zvi Kaplan signed a joint statement of intent to expand the agencies’ cooperation in civil space activities. The signing followed a meeting between Bolden, Kaplan and Daniel Hershkowitz, …

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Federal Partners Need Adequate Funding, Says Gates

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates stressed the importance of adequate funding for federal partners that assist military efforts Thursday night at the Marines’ Memorial Association George P. Shultz lecture series in California. Gates explained agencies such as the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development are “woefully underfunded” …

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FAA Computers Remain Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks Despite Upgrades

Despite improvements at various radar facilities, the Federal Aviation Administration computer systems remain vulnerable to cyber attacks, according to a new government review. The Department of Transportation’s Inspector General said while FAA has made progress in securing some air-traffic control facilities, the majority of sites have not been upgraded. According …

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Obama: ‘We Should be Selling More to the Rest of the World’

President Barack Obama signed into law yesterday the Manufacturing Enhancement Act, legislation aimed at strengthening the nation’s manufacturing economy. The bill will create jobs and spur competition among companies by reducing or eliminating import tariffs, boosting output, supporting American jobs and lowering prices for American consumers. “For too long, we’ve …

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Mattis Assumes Command of CENTCOM

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates yesterday presided over Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis’ assumption of command from Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John Allen, who had been acting commander since Army Gen. David H. Petraeus left the command to lead NATO operations in Afghanistan. “General Mattis is one of the …

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DHS Previews ‘Stop. Think. Connect.’ Campaign

During an ongoing two-day cybersecurity education workshop at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Defense Department unveiled its national awareness campaign that will be launched during National Cybersecurity Awareness month in October. The “Stop. Think. Connect.” campaign hopes to make more Americans aware of threats in cyberspace through …

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FCC Seeks Public Comment on Creation of Cybersecurity Plan

The Federal Communications Commission released a notice earlier this week requesting public comment on the creation of an anticipated FCC plan that looks to address cybersecurity. The plan, the Cybersecurity Roadmap, seeks to identify vulnerabilities to core Internet protocols and develop solutions in response to cyber threats and attacks. The …

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