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Algorithmic Warfare Cross Functional Team (AWCFT) To Manage Data from Drone Surveillance

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work announced the creation of the Algorithmic Warfare Cross Functional Team (AWCFT) which will manage the masses of data currently collected by drone surveillance. Known as Project Maven, the team will accelerate the Defense Department’s integration of big data and machine learning, reports GCN. Masses of data have been …

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Fed Agencies Miss $3.3 Billion on Data Storage Savings Goal

Through fiscal year 2018, Federal agencies have $3.3 billion in savings yet to accrue from promised consolidations and data center closures and consolidations pledged in the Federal Information Technology Acquisition and Reform Act. Agencies were required to find $4 billion in savings from fiscal year 2016 to fiscal 2018 as …

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The Potomac Officers Club Finalizes Speaker List for 2017 Spring Cybersecurity Summit

TYSONS CORNER, VA, MAY 22, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has finalized its speaker and panelist list for the 2017 Spring Cybersecurity Summit. Cybersecurity is one of the foremost concerns of leaders in both the public and private sectors. The rapid advancement of …

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NIST Reveals Draft of Cybersecurity Framework

Industry experts and federal employees met at a workshop hosted this week at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland to hammer out the details of the new federal cybersecurity framework draft requested by President Donald Trump in his executive order. The framework will fulfill five key functions: identify, protect, detect, …

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The Potomac Officers Club Adds MG Garrett Yee to Panel for the 2017 Spring Cybersecurity Summit

TYSONS CORNER, VA, MAY 17, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has added Major General Garrett Yee to the list of Panelists for the 2017 Spring Cybersecurity Summit. Cybersecurity is one of the foremost concerns of leaders in both the public and private sectors. …

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GovCon Wire’s Weekly Roundup: Blockchain’s Impact on Industry & More

Weekly Roundup May 8 – May 12 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson It’s been nearly a decade since Satoshi Nakamoto first dreamt up the core component of the technology known as blockchain – the decentralized, digital currency Bitcoin has evolved …

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GovCon Wire’s Weekly Roundup: The Omnibus Spending Bill & DoD’s $598.5 Billion Budget

Weekly Roundup May 1 – May 5 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Earlier this week, Congress finally reached an agreement on the contentious fiscal 2017 budget. The $1.16 trillion omnibus spending bill allocates $598.5 billion in discretionary funding to …

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Billions in Defense Spending to be Withheld Until Trump Submits ISIS Strategy

Of the $15 billion in supplemental wartime spending in the 2017 federal spending bill, $2.5 billion will be withheld until 15 days after the president provides Congress with a strategy to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS). The defense secretary and secretary of state will also be required to update the Armed …

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Potomac Officers Club Adds Jeanette Manfra to 2017 Spring Cybersecurity Summit

TYSONS CORNER, VA., May 1, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has added Jeanette Manfra to the list of speakers for the 2017 Spring Cybersecurity Summit. Cybersecurity is one of the foremost concerns of leaders in both the public and private sectors. The rapid …

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Feds Spend $612.2 billion on Healthcare Halfway into 2017

So far through fiscal year 2017, the Federal government has spent $612.2 billion on contracts to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS,) almost six times the amount spent on the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Homeland Security. The majority of the money …

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