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Gov’t Leaders Discuss Nat’l Security Threats at NDIA’s CBRN Conference

Senior government officials discussed a range of national concerns on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense during the National Defense Industrial Association’s CBRN Conference and Exhibition in Delaware, National Defense magazine reported Tuesday. Andrew Kilianski, chief intelligence officer at the joint program executive office for CBRN, said that focus must be shifted to emerging threats and potential attacks from near-peer adversaries.

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Gary Washington: USDA to Issue Task Order Under GSA’s $50B Enterprise IT Contract

Gary Washington, chief information officer of the Department of Agriculture, said at an ACT-IAC event that the department plans to issue a task order for systems modernization support in the coming days, FCW reported Tuesday. The task order will fall under the General Services Administration's Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract for telecommunications services valued at $50 billion. 

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USACE Finishing Construction of Intell & Security Command Facility in Virginia

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District is nearing completion of the Secure Administrative/Operations Facility in Virginia which will house operations under the Army Intelligence and Security Command, DVIDShub.net reported Monday. The 381,000-square foot facility is located at Fort Belvoir and will be used for INSCOM’s various intelligence-related activities including training, acquisition, logistics and communications to support operations under the joint and coalition commands, Army and intelligence community. 

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CompTIA Signs National Deal to Certify Technology Workers

The Computing Technology Industry Association has agreed to certify 625K technology sector workers under a signed pledge with the White House. The organization said Monday it signed the pledge during a meeting with several administration officials such as Christopher Liddell, who serves as assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff for policy coordination.

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Navy, NASA Partner to Develop Space-Tailored Visualization Tech

Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, its partners and NASA are working to modify an existing diving visualization technology for space use. NSWC PCD and collaborators aim to space-tailor the existing Diver Augmented Vision Device, a head-up display system designed to provide users with high-resolution displays of sonar imagery, text messages, videos and other forms of media underwater, the U.S. Navy said Monday.

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Navy’s Oakland LCS Launches to Sea

Austal USA released the U.S. Navy's 12th Independence-variant littoral combat ship into the sea in preparation for delivery in 2020. The service branch said Monday that its future USS Oakland or LCS 24 touched water for the first time on Sunday at the shipbuilder's facility in Mobile, Ala.

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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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