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DHS Releases Thermal Monitor for Firefighters

The Department of Homeland Security unveiled a body-worn device to monitor thermal conditions and alarm warfighters on potential hazards. Funded through the Small Business Innovation Research initiative, Burn Saver is a lightweight device designed to track the heat flux and temperature of fireground environments through the use of built-in sensors, DHS said Tuesday

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Greg Griffin: DISA Needs to Synchronize Operations

Col. Greg Griffin, chief of defensive cyber operations at the Defense Information System Agency, said the agency's interactions has to be synchronized to address immediate concerns. Griffin explained during AFCEA's TechNet Cyber 2019 event that the agency has to align all its organizations and carry out cyber defenses in order to fill gaps, DISA said Monday.

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SOCOM Looks to Enhance Operations with Artificial Intelligence

The Special Operations Command plans to apply artificial intelligence into its operations to help the U.S. stay ahead of Russia, China and other adversaries in employing new technologies to boost military power, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. Officials from SOCOM's component commands discussed the efforts of near-peer competitors to modernize capabilities during the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Tampa, Fla.

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DIU Accelerating Satcom, Space Tech Contract Awards

Col. Steve Butow, space portfolio director for the Defense Innovation Unit, said that the recently established agency is looking to issue its first contract award within 60 days, Space News reported Tuesday. “At DIU, we don’t like to pick winners, we build menus. Sometimes we get two solutions that are quite unique and we want both of them,” he noted during this year's Space Tech Expo in Pasadena, Calif. 

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GAO: OPM Faces Challenges in Reorganization Efforts

Almost a year after the Office of Personnel Management started reorganization, the reform remains as a challenge for the agency and its partner organizations. A new report issued Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office highlights that OPM, the Office of Management and Budget and the General Services Administration failed to implement proper reform efforts, including an implementation plan. 

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Report: Air Force Launches Probe Into Navy-Linked Cyber Intrusion

A memo says the U.S. Air Force reported intrusion of its network using malware and is investigating the U.S. Navy with regard to the latter’s possible involvement in the cyber attack, Air Force Times reported Tuesday. Navy Capt. David Wilson, chief of staff for the military branch’s defense service offices, wrote in the memo that a Navy prosecutor involved in a Navy SEAL’s war crimes case in San Diego used tracking software to trace emails sent to defense lawyers in an effort to find the source of media leaks.

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Robert Bonner, Leon Fresco Inducted to Homeland Security Advisory Council

Kevin McAleenan, acting secretary of homeland security and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, swore in former judge Robert Bonner and lawyer Leon Fresco as new members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council at a recent meeting. McAleenan also discussed a set of homeland security matters with the council during the public session, DHS said Tuesday. The acting secretary also unveiled a new HSAC mission to protect religious organizations in the U.S. 

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Jill Singer, VP of National Security for AT&T’s Global Public Sector Solutions Unit, Receives Executive Mosaic’s Chairman’s Award

Jim Garrettson, chief executive officer of Executive Mosaic, presented Jill Singer, vice president of national security for AT&T’s Global Public Sector Solutions Unit and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, with the Chairman’s Award for completing her third year as chairman of the Intelligence Leadership Group for Executive Mosaic’s 4x24 program.

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Raytheon Completes U.S. Army’s LTAMDS Testing

Raytheon announced on Tuesday that the company has completed technical testing for the U.S. Army’s ring Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) sense-off at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The two-week missile defense demonstration highlighted Raytheon's readiness to deliver mission-critical LTAMDS capability.

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OMB Proposes Creation of Acquisition Modernization Test Board

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy within the Office of Management and Budget submitted six legislative proposals to Congress in April as part of its acquisition reform efforts, Federal News Network reported Monday. One of those proposals is the establishment of an acquisition modernization test board, which would update OFPP’s authority with regard to governmentwide procurement testing and create “test programs that promote incremental improvement of acquisition practices.”

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