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DOE Announces 2020 CyberForce Competition

Mark Wesley Menezes

The Department of Energy has launched the sixth year of an annual competition that aims to challenge students to compete in a realistic cybersecurity defense exercise. The CyberForce Competition 2020 virtual event will task individual representatives from various academic institutions to defend a simulated wind energy company's cyber systems against cyberattacks.

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NSA Releases Advisory on China-Linked Cyber Vulnerabilities; Anne Neuberger Quoted

Anne Neuberger

The National Security Agency (NSA) has issued an advisory on 25 cyber vulnerabilities tied to Chinese state-sponsored malicious activities. NSA released the advisory on the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) to encourage Department of Defense entities as well as  national security and defense industrial base stakeholders to take necessary precautions.

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Army Looks to Implement Revised Modernization Model in FY 2022

Army Modernization

The U.S. Army is planning to implement a modernization framework in fiscal year 2022 in line with the service branch’s efforts to update its doctrine as well as its tactics, techniques and procedures. The Regionally Aligned Readiness and Modernization Model (ReARMM) will focus on synchronizing regionally-based training approaches and ensuring readiness in multidomain activities.

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Halfaker Names Katrina Tuisamatatele Deputy EVP of Health Operations; Dawn Halfaker Quoted

Halfaker and Associates

Halfaker has appointed Katrina Tuisamatatele as deputy executive vice president of Health Operations to support projects across the Health division. "Her unique blend of technology, healthcare and leadership experience will strengthen our Health portfolio and enhance our ability to deliver critical healthcare IT services and solutions to all Americans, including our military service members and Veterans," said Dawn Halfaker, president and CEO for Halfaker. 

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BAE Systems Partners with Elbit to Deliver Advanced Operational Capabilities; Jim Miller, Ridge Sower Quoted

BAE Systems

BAE Systems has partnered with Elbit Systems to develop and integrate advanced operational capabilities for combat vehicles. The team will provide new technologies on combat vehicle systems that deliver advanced warfighting capabilities. “BAE Systems and Elbit America are investing in transformational combat vehicle technologies and turret solutions that will greatly enhance the lethality and survivability of next-generation combat vehicles for the U.S. and international militaries,” said Jim Miller.

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US Navy Awards Amentum $89M Task Order to Support FDRMC; Jack Kasiski Quoted

Amentum

The U.S. Navy has awarded Amentum a five-year, cost-plus-fixed-fee task order worth up to $89 million to provide technical and programmatic support services to its Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) under the Seaport NxG contract vehicle. “We are excited to expand our support to the Navy’s Regional Maintenance Centers around the globe,” said Jack Kasiski, senior vice president of Sustainment, Engineering and Acquisition for IS4. 

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IndraSoft Wins USAF DevSecOps Contract to Advance Cybersecurity; Raj Lingam Quoted

Raj Lingam

IndraSoft has been awarded a 5-year Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) for DevSecOps Services to support the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division's LevelUP Platform One program. Indrasoft will help the U.S. Air Force integrate Agile and DevSecOps technology innovations to enable the service branch to deliver capabilities that support Air Force and Department of Defense (DoD) missions.

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Accenture Completes N3 Acquisition; Manish Sharma Quoted

Manish Sharma

Accenture has completed its acquisition of N3, a business-to-business (B2B) sales firm specialized in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities. “Together, our real-time insights will augment decision-making, deepen sales interactions and help our clients achieve sustainable growth. We are excited about the potential of what Accenture and N3 can achieve together,” said Manish Sharma.

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NOAA, DOE Roll Out Ocean Observation Tech Dev’t Challenge

NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) launched a multistage competition that seeks to incorporate renewable energy into ocean observation systems. Competitors will be given opportunities to design, build and demonstrate their prototypes within a controlled environment during the challenge. Winners will receive $2.4 million in cash. 

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DOE’s Greg Sisson Warns Public on Social Engineering Scams

Department of Energy

Greg Sisson, acting deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity and chief information security officer at the Department of Energy (DOE), said the public must be wary of scams that use social engineering tactics amid the pandemic. Sisson explained that social engineering scams use human interaction through texts, phone calls, emails and online platforms to obtain personal information.

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