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GSA to Implement HTTPS in Web Browsers for New Executive Branch Domains

The General Services Administration will automatically enforce a communications protocol in modern web browsers for newly-established executive branch .gov domains and subdomains in a push to help agencies achieve secure communications. GSA’s Marina Fox and Eric Mill wrote in a post published Thursday the dotgov.gov program will submit newly registered executive branch domains …

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Jeh Johnson: Election Infrastructure Must Be Determined as Critical

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has said election infrastructure should be recognized as a subsector of the existing government facilities critical infrastructure sector and be a priority for cybersecurity assistance and protection. Johnson wrote in a blog post published Friday such determination will add election infrastructure, including centralized vote tabulations locations, communications technologies, …

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Army Soldiers Undergo Security Force Assistance Course on Communication

Approximately 1,500 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division soldiers have completed a two-week Security Force Assistance course at the National Training Center which covered topics on communication and rapport with host nation counterparts. The U.S. Army said Dec. 20 the soldiers will support Operation Freedom‘s Sentinel and assist Afghan counterparts …

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DHS S&T Explosives Unit Funds Oak Ridge Geospatial Tool Project

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s explosives division has funded an Oak Ridge National Laboratory research project to develop a geospatial tool for communication, collaboration and situational awareness uses in security events. DHS said Friday the Incident Management Preparedness and Coordination Toolkit aids bomb squads on the assessment of impacts …

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Army to Evaluate BAE-Built Armored Multipurpose Vehicle

The U.S. Army will test an armored multipurpose vehicle demonstrator BAE Systems  built as part of a contract to replace the military branch’s fleet of M113 armored personnel carriers. BAE was awarded a potential $1.2 billion contract in December 2014 to support the development, engineering, manufacturing and low-rate initial production of AMPVs for the military branch. The …

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Navy’s MUOS-5 Comms Satellite Deploys Antennas, Solar Arrays After Arrival at Operational Orbit

The U.S. Navy‘s fifth Mobile User Objective System satellite has fielded its antennas and solar arrays after the MUOS team maneuvered the spacecraft into operational orbit, the Navy reported Thursday. The Lockheed Martin-built MUOS-5 satellite reached operational orbit four months after it launched aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air …

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