Tag Archives: CES

Fleet Cyber Command’s Civilian Employees Offered Transition to Navy’s Enterprise Cyber Service

Employees under the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command’s General Schedule unit may opt to shift their duties to the Department of the Navy’s Cyber Excepted Service through August 18th, the Navy said Wednesday. Congress authorized the Department of Defense to create the enterprise-wide CES personnel system in 2016 to improve the management of civilian cyber personnel.

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Air Force Delivers ‘Unified Platform’ Increment 1 to Cybercom

Department of Defense officials said the U.S. Air Force developed the first iteration of a cyber platform designed to help cyber forces perform mission planning, share information and deliver command-and-control systems to support cyber missions, Fifth Domain reported Monday. A spokesman for the Air Force said the service handed over to U.S. Cyber Command the first increment of the Unified Platform April 9. Increment 1 features capabilities for interoperability and defensive cyber operations.

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Paul Nakasone: Defense Department Reports Faster Recruitment of Cyber Workforce Personnel System

Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, said the Pentagon is benefiting from a faster hiring process for cyber employees following the launch of a new personnel system, Federal News Network reported Tuesday.

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Few Personnel, Security Clearances Slowing Down DoD’s Hiring Process

A Pentagon cyber adviser said the lack of personnel and complicated security clearance process has slowed implementation of a congressional authority for faster hiring of cyber and tech workers at the agency, FCW reported Tuesday. During a recent meeting with the Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, Marines Corps Brig. Gen. Dennis Crall, deputy principal cyber adviser for the Department of Defense, said the agency faces delays implementing the Cyber Excepted Service program.

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Michael Huerta: FAA-Registered Drones Reach 180K

The Federal Aviation Administration has recorded nearly 180,000 unmanned aerial systems that registered with the agency since it launched the registration system in December, FCW reported Wednesday. Chase Gunter writes the FAA intends for the registration to help address issues around safety involving drones and passenger aircraft. “Simply put, registration …

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FCC Chairman Genachowski On ‘Mobile Revolution’ and its Pitfalls

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski dropped by the Consumer Electronics Show to speak about both the “immense opportunity and the critical challenge” of U.S. wireless capacity. Genachowski said the United States is at the beginning stages of a “mobile revolution that is sparking an explosion in wireless traffic.” But, …

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CES Showroom Offers Glimpse into Federal Tech Future

Are you wondering why all the Beltway techies have been so giddy this week? Look no further than the Consumer Electronics Show, which kicked off in Las Vegas yesterday. According to Washington Post technology blog PostTech, the big stories emanating from the Las Vegas showroom this week are tablets and …

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