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Defense Officials Say Reduced Furloughs to Delay Contracts

The Defense Department is looking to shift funding from acquisition programs in order to compensate for missed savings following the reduction in furlough days, the Washington Business Journal reported Thursday. Jill Aitoro writes that Congress-approved reprogramming requests from the DoD will defer 200 defense programs. The Pentagon intends to save …

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IRS Calls Off a Second Scheduled Furlough Day

The Internal Revenue Service has canceled a scheduled furlough day for the second time within the past month, GovExec reported Thursday. Eric Katz writes acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel told employees they will not be required to go on unpaid leave Aug. 30 and said the agency has made progress …

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White House to Offer Incentives for Private Sector Cybersecurity

The White House on Tuesday published a preliminary list of incentives to encourage private companies to adopt upcoming cybersecurity standards and best practices for safeguarding critical infrastructure, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Cory Bennett writes the National Institute of Standards and Technology hosted workshops nationwide during the past few months to gather …

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Air Force Issues RFI for Staring Overhead Infrared Sensor

The U.S. Air Force has begun the presolicitation process for a staring overhead infrared sensor to be mounted on a commercial satellite, Military Aerospace reported Wednesday. John Keller writes the Space and Missile Systems Center posted earlier in the week a request for information to interested vendors for the Wide …

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Study: Joint US-China Aviation Projects Prone to Cyberespionage

A study has found that Sino-American aerospace operations are twice as likely to be hit by a cyber attack than companies with sole U.S. interest, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Aliya Sternstein writes the draft report co-authored by cyberwarfare researcher Jeff Carr, founder of security consultancy Taia Global, will be presented to …

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DOE Awards Grants for Nuclear Reactor Research

General Atomics has applied for U.S. Energy Department funding to develop a gas-turbine modular helium reactor, the Gas to Power Journal reported Wednesday. DOE is reviewing proposals from modular reactor developers for the second round of grants, according to the publication. According to the article, the company submitted a modified …

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Frank Kendall: Defense Firms Should Sustain Internal R&D Programs

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall has called on defense companies to maintain independent funds for research and development efforts, as government investment in technological R&D continues to decline, Defense News reported Monday. Marcus Weisgerber and Zachary Fryer-Biggs write industry is hesitant to invest in independent R&D projects amid cuts to …

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