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FERC Proposes to Offer Incentives to Public Utilities for Cybersecurity Upgrades

Electrical infrastructure

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has proposed to amend its regulations to establish rules that would provide incentives to electric companies and other public utilities for making cybersecurity investments that go beyond the requirements of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards.

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White House Requests Insights on US Research Environment

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has issued a request for information to seek insights on how federal agencies can work with industry and academic institutions to maximize the effectiveness and quality of the U.S. research environment.

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New Air Force Initiatives Seek to Help Address Pilot Shortage

The U.S. Air Force has unveiled three initiatives to increase incentive pay for pilots, expand the service branch’s aviation bonus program and bring retired pilots back to active duty. The Air Force said Friday the first initiative will authorize higher incentive pay or flight pay for all aviators based on their …

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Reports: Senate Panel OKs Airwaves Reallocation Bill

A Senate panel has cleared a bill that would require federal agencies to give up some of their airwaves for use in commercial wireless communications, Bloomberg BNA reported Friday. Lydia Beyoud writes the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Thursday voted to pass the proposed Mobile Now Act that Sens. …

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IBM’s Jimmy Norcross: Pentagon’s ‘Better Buying Power’ to Promote Agile Acquisition

A new report by the IBM Center for the Business of Government says the Defense Department’s Better Buying Power program can be implemented across government agencies to advance agile procurement processes, expand partnerships with industry and further build up services acquisitions. The “Beyond Business as Usual: Improving Defense Acquisition through Better Buying Power” …

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Michael Daniel: Cyber Should Be Part of Agency, Corporate Risk Mgmt

White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel believes that cyber defenses at many government agencies still have room for improvement amid an increase in awareness of potential threats, FierceGovernmentIT reported Thursday. Dibya Sarkar writes that Daniel told his audience at this week’s Aspen Forum there is a lack of incentives for stronger cybersecurity and a …

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Obama to Announce Tax Incentive for Businesses

President Barack Obama is expected to announce tomorrow that companies will be able to benefit from a new tax write-off for investments over the next year. The move, along with Obama’s plan to pour $50 billion into infrastructure improvements, is aimed at stimulating companies to purchase now rather than later. …

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