Technology

House Appropriators OK $474M for DHS Network Surveillance Tool

The House Appropriations Committee has approved $474 million in funds for the Department of Homeland Security’s network surveillance system that works to scan government Web traffic for intruders, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Lawmakers voted 32-17 to cut Obama’s EINSTEIN budget proposal, pay raise-related amounts and personnel costs, Aliya Sternstein reports. The allocation is …

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Army Opens Solicitation for Cyber Warfare Tech R&D Contract

The U.S. Army has started to accept bids on a potential five-year contract for technology research and development support work at the military branch’s new cyber electronic warfare laboratory, FierceGovernmentIT reported Tuesday. Dibya Sarkar writes the Army is scheduled to transfer its cyberspace experimentation activities from the Network Battle Lab …

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Gen. Darren McDew: Cybersecurity a Priority at Transcom

Gen. Darren McDew, the White House nominee to lead the U.S. Transportation Command, told a Senate panel that network security will be among his priorities at Transcom if he is confirmed, DoD News reported Tuesday. Jim Garamone writes that McDew, who is currently commander of Air Mobility Command, believes Transcom is …

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FirstNet, Industry Partner to Build Emergency Mobile Comm System

The First Responder Network Authority is collaborating with industry to develop and commercialize a platform for first responders to communicate when they respond to emergencies in remote areas. The Mobile Communications Unit will be built to integrate into emergency response vehicles and allow first responders to transmit information while outside …

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Justice Dept Eyes Tech Refresh to Support Mobile Workforce

The Justice Department has issued a request for information on “best of breed” office technologies as the department plans a technology upgrade amid the emergence of the mobile workforce, Nextgov reported Monday. Hallie Golden writes that the RFI indicates DOJ’s interest in cross-platform applets, office communications devices connected via Wi-Fi, unified …

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