Technology

NSWC Dahlgren Evaluates Safety of G/ATOR Radar; Bill Shea Quoted

NSWC Dahlgren

Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren Division has tested a ground/air radar system designed to detect ground weapons and provide air surveillance for any platform of the U.S. Marine Corps. He leads the program team for G/ATOR and serves as the radar operations manager for NSWCDD's sensor software engineering branch.

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DHS S&T Finances Pilot Testing of Emergency Comms Infrastructure Cybersecurity Tech

DHS

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate is funding SecuLore to test a technology designed to protect emergency communications infrastructure from cyber threats. SecuLore Solutions is testing a system that uses predictive analytics to detect threats targeting emergency communications centers. SecuLore will use the pilot testing's results to inform how ECCs would handle and deploy the technology.

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Biden Administration Submits Budget Requests for GSA; Katy Kale Quoted

Katy Kale

The Biden Administration submitted to Congress on Friday its priorities for the fiscal year 2022 discretionary spending. Those priorities included in the submission to Congress was the funding request for the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA). These discretionary investments are an element of President Biden’s broader agenda. The budget also includes $500 million for the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF). 

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NASA Approves Computing System for Artemis I Mission; Mike Van Houten Quoted

NASA Artemis

NASA has certified the computer system that would process the data of an upcoming uncrewed lunar flyby, which will serve as a prerequisite to future astronaut missions. The spacecraft command and control system (SCCS) is designed to address the information capacity and speed requirements of NASA's Artemis I mission, the space agency said Thursday.

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DARPA to Develop Circuit Tech for Low-Temperature Supercomputer Processing; Jason Woo Quoted

Low-Temperature

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched a program that focuses on expanding the computational power capacity of high-performance computing systems in line with energy efficiency standards. DARPA said Thursday that the Low-Temperature Logic Technology (LTLT) program is focused on developing a device/circuit capability that can achieve a performance and power improvement of 25 times compared to room-temperature central processing units.

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President Biden’s Defense Appropriations Budget Process Stymied by Congressional Legislative Backlog

U.S. Congress

President Biden is expected to submit to Congress the administration's discretionary spending top line requests for the fiscal year 2022 on Friday, signaling the start of the annual budget and appropriations process. The upcoming $715 billion defense budget request is slightly less than 2021’s request when adjusted for inflation.

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White House Eyes New Regulations for Securing Software Supply Chain

Software Supply Chain

President Biden plans to issue an executive order that will focus on addressing recent cybersecurity issues that could impact the software supply chain. Jeff Greene, acting senior director for cybersecurity at the National Security Council (NSC), told attendees at a Cybersecurity Coalition event that binding requirements under the executive order will be established after at least six months.

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Space Force Releases Space Systems Command Structural Framework; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

Gen. John Raymond

The U.S. Space Force has created an organizational framework for its Space Systems Command (SSC) ahead of the component’s official establishment in summer. The Space Force said Thursday that it intends to use the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base as the new command’s headquarters.

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AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon Lookout for Equipment

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the general availability of Amazon Lookout for Equipment, a new service that uses AWS-developed machine learning models to help customers perform predictive maintenance on the equipment in their facilities. With Amazon Lookout for Equipment, customers can detect equipment abnormalities with speed and precision. 

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Air Force Releases New Mission Statement; Gen. Charles Brown Quoted

Gen. Charles Brown

The U.S. Air Force has introduced a new mission statement - “To fly, fight, and win…airpower anytime, anywhere” - to highlight the capabilities and competitive advantage that airpower brings to the country and joint operations as they counter near-peer adversaries. Gen. Charles Brown, chief of staff of the Air Force, said the service consulted enlisted airmen, officers, guardsmen, civilians and reservists to come up with the mission statement. 

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