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President Biden Nominates Jill Hruby for NNSA Administrator; Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jill Hruby

President Biden has nominated Jill Hruby, former director of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), as the administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and undersecretary for nuclear security. The White House said Wednesday that Hruby joined SNL as a technical staff member in 1983 and retired from the laboratories in 2017.

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Lockheed Martin, Omnispace Join Forces to Create Space-Based 5G Capability; Rick Ambrose Quoted

Rick Ambrose

Lockheed Martin announced on Tuesday the company has entered into a strategic interest agreement with Omnispace LLC to explore creating 5G capability from outer space jointly. The companies’ shared vision to revolutionize mobile communication with a global 5G space solution would be the first-ever dual-use 5G platform for commercial and government missions.  

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USAF Updates ‘Air Force Connect’ App to Centralize Base-Related Information

Air Force Connect

The U.S. Air Force is relaunching the 88th Air Base Wing’s page within the Air Force Connect mobile app to serve as a portal for base information including data on senior officials, directories, and social media. The Air Force said Friday the app is meant to operate as a central interface to sreamline information discovery without the need for multiple websites.

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Visible Assets Appoints Lisa Gordon-Hagerty to Board Of Directors; John K. Stevens Quoted

Lisa Gordon-Hagerty

Visible Assets announced Tuesday their appointment of Lisa Gordon-Hagerty to its board of directors. Gordon-Hagerty previously served as the administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Under Secretary for Nuclear Security at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). She was the first woman to hold this leadership position. 

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Coast Guard to Form Unmanned Tech Requirements Review Group; Adm. Karl Schultz Quoted

U.S. Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard looks to establish a new group that will work to review the service branch's requirements for unmanned vehicles. Schultz said the potential group will explore the feasibility of unmanned technologies for the Coast Guard. According to the report, USCG's research and development hub is currently conducting experimental activities on a 29-foot unmanned vessel in Hawaii.

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HPE Announced Updates For GreenLake Cloud Services Portfolio; Keith White Quoted

Hewlett Packard

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced Wednesday their latest innovation updates and partnerships to its HPE GreenLake cloud services portfolio. The updates and partnerships will dramatically simplify customer experience and expand HPE GreenLake Cloud Service business for customers of all sizes. 

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DHS Earmarks Funding for Mobile Network Security R&D Projects

Cybersecurity Controls

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has earmarked $2.1 million to support two mobile security research and development projects led by private sector entities. Matthew Hartman, deputy executive assistant director of cybersecurity at CISA, said the projects will help establish a TIC3.0-based overlay that will fortify federal mobile security networks.

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CISA to Begin Managing Federal Web Domain in April; Eric Goldstein Quoted

CISA Cybersecurity Tools

The General Services Administration (GSA) is transferring oversight responsibilities for the “.gov” domain to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in a move that will take effect in April 2021. CISA said Monday it will manage the top-level domain (TLD) which covers all branches of the federal government including states, counties, cities, tribes and territories. 

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Lt. Col. Tim Trimailo: Space & Missile Systems Center Eyes Further SDA Partnerships

Lt. Col. Tim Trimailo

Lt. Col. Tim Trimailo, a materiel head at the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), said his office is working to develop recommendations on streamlining the Space Development Agency’s (SDA) contracting process. He noted that CASINO serves as the focal point for SMC’s activities in low-Earth orbit and has “a natural tie” to SDA’s initiatives. 

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