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Army, Marine Corps to Test Oshkosh-Built JLTVs in 2017

The U.S. Army and Marine Corps plan to conduct tests on Oshkosh Defense-built Joint Light Tactical Vehicles over the next year at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona and other military sites across the country, the Army News Service reported Wednesday. Gary Sheftick writes up to 10 vehicles will undergo maneuverability and automotive evaluations during 2017. Oshkosh Defense, which …

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NASA Makes Little Progress on Mars Missions Beyond 2020 Rover, Orbiter; Jim Watzin Comments

NASA has made little progress on future Mars missions beyond a 2020 rover in an effort to replace aging spacecraft currently in orbit around the planet, Space News reported Friday. The space agency has prioritized the establishment of an orbiter that will work to relay communications for spacecraft on Mars’ surface and carry high-resolution cameras and others …

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DISA Restructures Computing, Storage Activities; David Bennett Comments

The Defense Information Systems Agency has moved to restructure computing and storage operations from January 2017 onward in an effort to standardize the services across its enterprise. DISA aims to unify computing resources across the Defense Enterprise Computing Center networkand other locations, the agency said Thursday. “We conducted a careful and thoughtful review of our computing …

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DHS’ Automated Indicator Sharing Program Commences Industry to Govt Cyber Threat Information Exchange

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Automated Indicator Sharing program under the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 has become a two-way exchange of information between government and industry partners on malicious cyber acts, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Scott Maucione writes Andy Ozment, DHS assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications, noted that Redwood City, …

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GAO: Defense Secretary Should Instruct Army to Develop Oversight Mechanisms for Patriot Missile System Upgrade Strategy

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Defense Secretary should direct the U.S. Army to establish oversight mechanisms similar to defense acquisition program systems if development for upgrades operationally tested with Post Deployment Build-8 is required. GAO said in a report published Thursday the Army plans to spend $2.9 billion …

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FCC Task Force to Unveil Broadband Health Mapping Tool

A Federal Communications Commission task force will launch a new mapping tool to support data-driven decision-making that integrates broadband technology and health. FCC said Friday the Connect2Health Task Force will unveil the Mapping Broadband Health in America tool at an event Aug. 2 in collaboration with the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease. The commission added the tool aims to facilitate stakeholder …

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Report: New U.S. Cyber Campaign to Target Islamic State Militants

The Defense Department has formed “national mission teams” to conduct offensive cyber-based operations against the Islamic State militant organization as part of a wider effort to disrupt the group’s communication activities, The New York Times reported Sunday. David Sanger writes DoD’s latest cyber campaign aims to weaken the ability of Islamic State militants to spread …

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NGA’s Robert Cardillo: Data Sharing Can Help Protect Space Assets

Robert Cardillo, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, believes information sharing efforts can help bolster the security of space assets, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes Cardillo noted the Joint Interagency Space Operations Center’s role in facilitating information sharing during a hearing before the House Armed Service Committee’s strategic forces …

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