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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Unveils Modernization Proposals

Ajit Pai, chairman at the Federal Communications Commission, has proposed two approaches to update and simplify the agency's procedures. Pai proposed that the agency should utilize written testimonies to speed up hearing processes, FCC said Monday

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Air Force Sec. Matthew Donovan Visits Partner Facilities

Matthew Donovan, acting secretary at the U.S. Air Force, toured three facilities in Florida to showcase the service branch's communications, air and space investments. Donovan examined the Kennedy Space Center's X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle processing facility and visited Northrop Grumman's design and development area for the B-21 Raider aircraft, the Air Force said Monday.

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TechnoMile Acquires All Assets of Carroll Publishing; Ashish Khot Quoted

TechnoMile announced on Tuesday that the company has acquired all the assets of Carroll Publishing. Technomile will operate the assets under a newly formed entity, Lead Connector, and will more tightly integrate the content with their industry-leading Growth, Compliance (Contracts and Supply Chain), and Operations platforms.

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David Berger’s Planning Guidance Puts Focus on Marine Corps’ Force Design

Gen. David Berger, the U.S. Marine Corps commandant, said that he is focused on updating force design in an effort to “modernize for the future during a recently released strategy,” Federal News Network reported Monday. Berger wrote in the 38th Commandant’s Planning Guidance that the Marine Corps should avoid prioritizing mass over quality for its manpower model and that it must move away from legacy defense programs.

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NASA Vet Lisa Watson-Morgan Named Human Landing System Program Manager

Lisa Watson-Morgan, a three-decade NASA veteran, has been appointed manager of a program to facilitate the development of a lunar lander to support manned missions to the moon by 2024 as part of the space agency’s Artemis program. NASA said Monday that Watson-Morgan will oversee the development and testing of landing platforms and manage the integration of such systems with the Orion crew vehicle as part of her duties as Human Landing System program manager.

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CISA’s Bob Kolasky: New Acquisition Council Launches Efforts to Help Agencies Address Supply Chain Security Risks

 

Bob Kolasky, an official at the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said the newly created Federal Acquisition Security Council has initiated its efforts to help agencies manage security risks to the supply chain, FCW reported Monday. FASC "is going to serve as the governance structure to elevate the security within federal acquisition processes,” Kolasky, head of CISA’s National Risk Management Center, said at an FCW briefing held July 16.

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Report: States Need More Federal Funds to Back Election Security Initiatives

A new report released by the New York University School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice says states will need additional federal funding to protect state and local election systems from cyber threats posed by nation-state actors ahead of the 2020 election. According to the document, Congress allocated $380M in grant funds through the Help America Vote Act in 2018 to help states improve their election security.

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