The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Air Mobility Command are developing a strategy for mobility research to support the service branch’s vision for an operational environment through the 2030s. The strategy will primarily focus on AMC mission areas such as aerial refueling, airlift, global air mobility and aeromedical evacuation.Read More »
A new Federal CIO Council report provides 10 recommendations on how agencies can improve the hiring process and develop the future information technology workforce. The report titled Future of the Federal IT Workforce Update suggests the development of a governmentwide special pay system for the IT workforce, transition to a competency-based classification model for all IT positions, creation of interdisciplinary procurement teams and expansion of existing pilot programs to enhance recruitment efforts.Read More »
Zscaler’s Shadow IT Report Analyzes IoT Transactions in Cloud, Traffic Volume by Industry; Deepen Desai Quoted
Zscaler has released a report titled, “IoT Devices in the Enterprise 2019: Shadow IoT Threats Emerge,” that has analyzed the exponential growth in IoT traffic volume, growth of IoT-based malware, IoT cloud transaction volume and how new threats have emerged within the Federal IT Enterprise.Read More »
Top officials from the U.S. Maritime Administration and the Transportation Command want to proceed with the proposed acquisition of used vessels to replace the country’s aging fleet of reserve merchant ships, USNI News reported Thursday. The proposal intends to address the increasing cost of the maintenance and repair of existing ships in the Ready Reserve Fleet. The average age of reserve fleet is 44 years old.Read More »
Col. Greg Coile, project manager for tactical networks PEO C3T at the U.S. Army, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Wednesday about the possible impact of not having a resilient communications network on troops operating in a contested environment. “If you had a platoon or a company that was geographically dispersed, you could lose their ability to communicate higher, lose their situational awareness, lose the ability to call for fires and to get support,” he explained.