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VMware Enhances vRealize Cloud Management to Support Multi-Cloud Environments

VMware

VMware has announced innovations across its VMware vRealize Cloud Management portfolio of on-premises and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, which will enable customers to securely deploy and operate hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Customers have also leveraged VMware vRealize Cloud Management solutions to gain greater IT and business agility to increase business outcomes.

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DOD Spending on OTAs Continues to Ramp Up; Robert Levinson, Rhys McCormick Quoted

Pentagon

A National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) report on the defense industrial base’s health shows that the Department of Defense’s (DOD) use of other transaction authority (OTA) agreements to encourage non-traditional vendors to work with the Pentagon has surged in recent years. Analysts at Bloomberg Government said use of OTAs continued to rise in fiscal year 2020.

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White House Memo Outlines Structure of National Security Council

White House

The White House has issued a new memorandum announcing the renewal of the National Security Council (NSC) system. The memo details the regular attendees of NSC meetings and the structure of the council’s principals committee, deputies committee and interagency policy committees. The interagency policy committees will oversee the development and implementation of national security policies by multiple government agencies. 

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Brig. Gen. Heather Pringle on Air Force’s Golden Horde Swarming Bombs Program

Brig.Gen. Heather Pringle

Brig. Gen. Heather Pringle, commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), said the service will conduct a second test of the Golden Horde swarming bombs later in Feb. 2021. “We’re looking forward to two more flights this month, in fact, with four collaborative small diameter bomb weapons, and I’m looking at time on target to try to up the game a little bit,” Pringle said.

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Idaho National Laboratory Introduces Engineering-Based Cybersecurity Approach

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Idaho National Laboratory (INL) created an approach that employs engineering design principles to mitigate cyberattacks on utility operations. INL Cybersecurity Researchers Sarah Freeman and Andy Bochman released a book that tackles the approach in an effort to train employees at public utilities in defending from cyberattacks. The laboratory provided California-based firm West Yost a license to use the CCE method.

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DOD Unveils Regional Sea Level Database for Coastal Facilities Engineering

Department of Defense

The Department of Defense (DOD) has publicly released a database that features information on regional sea levels to help engineers and designers develop coastal facilities. DOD said Wednesday its Coastal Assessment Regional Scenario Working Group developed the DOD Regional Sea Level database and a complementary report titled “Regional Sea Level Scenarios for Coastal Risk Management.”

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GISS Director Gavin Schmidt to Temporarily Serve as NASA’s Senior Climate Adviser; Steve Jurczyk Quoted

Gavin Schmidt

NASA has appointed Gavin Schmidt, director of he Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), to advise the agency on climate science in a new, acting-basis role. “This position will provide NASA leadership critical insights and recommendations for the agency’s full spectrum of science, technology, and infrastructure programs related to climate,” said Steve Jurczyk, acting NASA Administrator.

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New Subcommittee to Tackle Issues on Cybersecurity, IT Systems

CMMC Vetting

Rep. James Langevin, D-R.I., and Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., have introduced a new subcommittee that will focus on various areas such as information technology, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. The subcommittee will also tackle IT and cybersecurity operations and systems. Rep. Langevin is slated to lead the subcommittee as its chair.

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