Press Releases

DHS Posts RFI on Human-Portable Repeaters; Hasan Shahid Quoted

DHS

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a request for information to seek inputs on human-portable repeaters that can work on indoor and subterranean environments. The radio repeater must weigh under 50 pounds to qualify as human-portable and allow various configurations to adapt to indoor and underground emergency response operations.

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Air Force Conducts Construction Effort for KC-46A Aircraft Infrastructure

KC-46A

The Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) partnered with Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) and the Army Corps of Engineers to facilitate a multi-phase construction program that aims to build the infrastructure for the KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling vehicle. AFCEC wrapped up building at McConnell Air Force Base in 2017. 

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Cambridge Names Elizabeth Roman Jones as Compliance Director; Kim Harokopus Quoted

Elizabeth Roman Jones

Cambridge has appointed Elizabeth Roman Jones as compliance director to advance the company’s offerings to remain competitive in the marketplace, the company reported on Monday. Roman Jones will bring deep experience in implementing and supervising comprehensive compliance programs, including policy and procedure implementation, training, hotline management and risk mitigation to Cambridge. 

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Ellen Lord Discusses Impact of COVID-19 on Federal Modernization

Hon. Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense (DoD) and four-time Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed how the defense department has shifted modernization efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. As an effect of the pandemic the DoD added more focus to aviation propulsion, where the department has a number of key suppliers who depend on commercial aviation. 

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Army Futures Command to Develop Electric Powered Vehicles; LTG Eric Wesley Quoted

LTG Eric Wesley

Army Futures Command (AFC) has approved the development of electric powered tactical and combat vehicles by the Maneuver Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate. The directorate will begin drafting a requirements document for Tactical and Combat Vehicle Electrification (TaCVE) and will host an industry day to share electrification initiatives with industry.

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HRCI Names Janet Hanofee, SOSi CHRO, to Board of Directors; Julian Setian Quoted

Janet Hanofee

SOS International (SOSi) has announced that the company’s chief human resource officer (CHRO), Janet Hanofee, has been appointed to the Human Resources Certification Institute’s (HRCI) Board of Directors, the company reported on Monday. Hanofee will begin serving her two-year term on the HRCI Board of Directors beginning in January 2021.

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Air Force Activates 867th Cyberspace Operations Group; Col. Jeffrey Phillips Quoted

Col. Jeffrey Phillips

The U.S. Air Force reorganized some units in order to form a new cyber group in support of U.S. Cyber Command in an effort to bring together cyber developers, operators and intelligence forces. The 867th cyberspace operations group at Fort Meade in Maryland will operate under the 67th cyberspace wing

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NASA Sees Uptick in Cyber Threats as Employees Shift to Remote Work; Jeff Seaton, Paul Martin Quoted

Cyber Threats

NASA officials told the House Space Subcommittee o n Friday that the transition to telework due to the COVID-19 pandemic has led to new cybersecurity challenges. Paul Martin, NASA inspector general, told the House subpanel during the hearing that the space agency has seen an increase in cyber threats including phishing attempts during the period.

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Cedric Sims, Booz Allen SVP, to Chair Executive with Heart Campaign

Cedric Sims

The Greater Washington Region American Heart Association has appointed Dr. Cedric Sims, senior vice president with Booz Allen Hamilton, to chair the 2020-2021 Executives with Heart Campaign. Follow this link to register for the upcoming 2020 Greater Washington Region Heart Walk Digital Experience on Nov. 6th - 8th. 

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NIST Introduces New Method to Assess Phishing Cases

The Phish Scale

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)  has created a new method that organizations may use to protect themselves from phishing, a cyber attack that uses emails with malicious links potentially containing malware. The method, known as The Phish Scale, is designed to inform explanations behind the click rates of links found in phishing emails.

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