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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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DHS: Over 700,000 Travelers Overstay U.S. Visas

Over 700,000 legal foreign travelers to the United States overstayed their visas and remained in the country during 2016, according to a report released by the Department of Homeland Security. “This report shows that we have a problem with visa overstays in the United States,” a senior administration official said in …

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US, Saudi Arabia Ink Potential $110B Weapons Sales Package

President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud have signed a potential $110 billion package of weapons sales agreements in an effort to advance global security and economic development initiatives between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. The White House said Saturday Trump also inked a Joint …

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GovCon Wire’s Weekly Roundup: President Trump’s Cybersecurity Order & More

Weekly Roundup May 15 – May 19 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Last week President Trump signed an executive order to bolster our nation’s cybersecurity and maintain and strengthen U.S. cybersecurity capabilities. The order addresses the network security of U.S. government agencies, …

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U.S. CIO Margie Graves: Thanks to 2015 Cyber Security Sprint, Feds Avoid Wannacry Virus

Acting U.S. CIO Margie Graves said that thanks to the 2015 federal cybersecurity sprint, federal agencies were able to avoid the devastating WannaCry ransomware virus that infected more than 200,000 people and organizations in over 150 countries. When asked at the Public Sector Innovation Summit how security protocols implemented in …

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Report: Saudi Arabia, Lockheed Seal $6B Deal for Modified Littoral Combat Ships

Saudi Arabia and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) have closed on a $6 billion contract for the Bethesda, Maryland-based defense contractor to deliver four modified versions of Littoral Combat Ships, Bloomberg reported Friday. The deal for Multi-Mission Surface Combatant Ships comes as President Donald Trump heads to the Middle Eastern country as part …

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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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Synopsys VP Kuehlmann: WannaCry is ‘A Wake-up Call for the World’

Over 200,000 devices in at least 150 countries had been infected with WannaCry by Sunday, a piece of ransomware that holds your computer hostage until you pay hackers $300 in bitcoin. WannaCry is the largest cyberextortion scheme ever, reports CNet, and experts are warning that many governments are susceptible due to outdated technology. …

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Clapper: U.S. Government ‘Under Assault’ Due to Comey’s Firing

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Sunday that the U.S. government is “under assault” after President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI director James Comey. “I think, in many ways, our institutions are under assault, both externally — and that’s the big news here, is the Russian interference in our election …

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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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