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Rep. Brian Babin Introduces Cybersecurity Bill for Research Projects

Rep. Brian Babin new legislation to secure research efforts from potential cyberattacks. Co-authored by Reps. Roger Marshall, Randy Weber, Ralph Norman, Jim Baird and Anthony Gonzalez, the Securing American Research from Cyber Theft Act seeks to build computing environments to house sensitive projects to mitigate theft from foreign actors, the Committee on Science, Space and Technology said Monday.

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GSA Awards Contracts to Support Federal Air Travel

The General Services Administration has awarded contracts for a fiscal 2020 program to reduce the federal government's air travel costs. GSA said Tuesday that its City Pair Program would apply 51 percent discounts to the federal government’s airfare costs via pre-negotiated, firm-fixed-price agreements.

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Keith Nakasone, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Acquisition Management, within the Office of Information Technology Category for GSA, Announced as Panelist for Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Secure Supply Chain Forum on July 18th

Keith Nakasone, deputy assistant commissioner, acquisition management, within the Office of Information Technology Category for GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), will be featured as a panelist during Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Secure Supply Chain Forum on July 18th. Register now for the forum right here.

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DoD Tranfers $282M to ISR Defense Programs

The Department of Defense has allotted over $282 million for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance efforts over the past two months, C4ISRnet reported Tuesday. Pentagon took $247 million from operation and maintenance allotments to fund the development of various ISR-applied technologies such as artificial intelligence and a data sharing network.

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OPM Experiences Data Center Outage as Administration Pursues GSA Merger

The Office of Personnel Management experienced a disruption to its information technology systems due to a data center outage at OPM’s headquarters last week, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. “Significant OPM programs and missions were impacted for multiple hours last week during an incident that impacted OPM information technology,” Stephen Billy, deputy chief of staff at OPM, told the publication. 

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Army Lt. Gen. Paul Ostrowski: Getting Defense Contractors ‘Off the Net’ Could Help Address Cyber Threats

Lt. Gen. Paul Ostrowski, principal military deputy to the Army acquisition chief, said he believes investing in resources like information technology systems to pull some defense contractors “off the net” could be the best move as the service continues to face cybersecurity challenges, Army Times reported Tuesday.

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DoD Nominee Mark Esper Cites AI as Top Modernization Priority

 

Mark Esper, the White House’s nominee for secretary of the Department of Defense and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, said artificial intelligence would be his top priority in technology modernization if he gets confirmed, FedScoop reported Tuesday. “Different people put different things as number one, for me it is AI,” Esper told lawmakers during his confirmation hearing Tuesday.

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