National Roundup

KBRwyle to Conduct Centrifuge-Based ‘High-G’ Flight Training for Navy, Marines

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 17, 2018 — KBR‘s (NYSE: KBR) global government services business will support the training of U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps aircrew in simulated high-acceleration flight conditions under a five-year contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

The company said Wednesday KBRwyle will facilitate centrifuge-based “high-G” training for an estimated 600 students per year from the Marines, Chief of Naval Air Training, Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, Commander – Naval Air Forces and the “Blue Angels” flight demonstration squadron.

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Cleaning up cyber hygiene

Cleaning up cyber hygieneBy Caroline Mohan Aug 16, 2018

Effective cyber hygiene is crucial to both system and data security, and government agencies generally practice better cyber hygiene than most industry sectors, a new survey found.

Tripwire's State of Cyber Hygiene survey asked IT security managers about how closely they follow the Center for Internet Security’s (CIS) top six Critical Security Controls, the practice of which ensures good cyber hygiene.

Though government was found to have better cyber hygiene than most industry sectors, the overall results were lackluster. About 50 percent of respondents said they were running authenticated scans and were able to patch vulnerabilities within a week of detection. Almost half use dedicated workstations and networks for administrative activities, but over 40 percent do not use multifactor authentication or don’t require unique passwords for each system.

“The federal government might just be slightly ahead of the private sector on

Why agencies are turning to object storage

Why agencies are turning to object storageBy Stephanie Kanowitz Aug 16, 2018

As agencies struggle to find space to store data -- basically any digital document, photograph, video clip or audio file -- they’re turning to object storage.

Popularized as a way for cloud providers to store massive amounts of unstructured data, object storage is scalable and keeps physical footprints manageable. Because it’s available as a service, object storage can also be cost-effective. But its biggest benefit is its ability to meet modern data storage needs.

“Object storage is really probably the first storage that crossed the threshold of petabyte scale,” said Julia Palmer, research director in the area of emerging infrastructure technologies at Gartner. “Object storage changed the paradigm. There’s no longer files, those are the objects, and you talk to them via the specific programmable APIs.”

By 2021, more than 80 percent of enterprise data will be stored

HPE Works on Supercomputer to Help Speed Energy R&D Across DOE

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 16, 2018 — Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) is developing a high-performance computing system for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory under a partnership with the Energy Department aimed at accelerating research across DOE agencies, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday.

HPE said Tuesday the Eagle supercomputer, which will be equipped with Intel’s Xeon Scalable processors and Mellanox‘s EDR InfiniBand fabric, will help the laboratory expedite research and development of energy technologies for data sciences, vehicles, wind power and other applications.

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Peraton’s Reginald Brothers Talks Expectations for Army Futures Command

Reginald Brothers

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 16, 2018 — Reginald Brothers, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Peraton, has said the new Army Futures Command could adopt the same accelerated technology development approach as the Defense Innovation Unit as the former ramps up its mission, ExecutiveBiz reported Aug. 3.

The former Department of Homeland Security undersecretary for science and technology told Government Matters in an interview posted Aug. 1 that he also backs the selection of Austin, Texas, as headquarters for the command because of the city’s workforce, industry and research capabilities.

“What I really hope to see is for [AFC] to reach out to the Austin community and the rest of the ecosystem, take their ideas and integrate them into really good programs and capabilities,” Brothers said.

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