Final design review completed on info-sharing system

A final design review has been completed by Boeing on a U.S. Air Force program for information sharing and improved communications. The program is called Talon HATE, which combines information from fighter networks, national sources and joint command-and-control assets.

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It is Time to Get Serious about Architecting ICT

Why is the idea of architecting ICT infrastructure still an abstract to so many in government and even private industry? While the idea of information silos is well-documented and understood, it is still quite surprising to see “siloed” attitudes are still prevalent in modern organizations. 

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Malaysia: Our skies will not be safe until nations share their knowledge

Najib Razak, Malaysian Prime Minister states that a system for sharing sensitive information would narrow gaps in intelligence and warning systems, providing greater protection for passengers.

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Award: Program Management, Project Management and Technical Support Services

The Defense Information Systems Agency awarded a $17,325,360.90 contract to Strategic Operational Solutions, Inc. for Multinational Information Sharing (MNIS) Program Management, Project Management and Technical Support Services.

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The Visa Waiver Program: Enhancing Security, Promoting Prosperity

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) is a valuable tool supporting U.S. tourism and trade, public diplomacy, and national security. The VWP allows residents of member countries to visit the U.S. without a visa for up to 90 days in exchange for security-cooperation and information-sharing arrangements and reciprocal travel privileges for U.S. residents. The VWP is extended only to U.S. allies and friends that meet certain security and immigration requirements.

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What DHS Must Do to Expand Cybersecurity Information-Sharing

More than a year has passed since the Department of Homeland Security expanded its voluntary program for sharing classified and unclassified threat indicators with critical infrastructure operators.

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NYC mayor de Blasio facing criticism for curbing counterterrorism programs

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio is facing backlash over his decision to curb several counterterrorism programs introduced by former mayor Michael Bloomberg. Among other things, de Blasio has restricted the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program; approved issuing municipal IDs of standards lower than those mandated by the federal government’s RealID program; is refusing to reinstate a special surveillance program which targeted Muslim communities in New York; and has also replaced the highly regarded deputy police commissioner for intelligence.

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Premier Alliance gains approval for contracting with U.S. Dept. of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has added Premier Alliance to its list of Qualified Energy Service Companies, the company announced on September 12.

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EU mulls air passenger data sharing in fight against extremism

Among the pressing issues being discussed at the NATO summit is how to tackle Muslim militants who control vast chunks of Iraq and Syria. The United States wants to forge an international coalition, while Britain said it is actively considering arming Kurdish fighters.

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D.C. Gets $30 Million Grant To Protect Region From Nuclear Threats

D.C. will manage a $30 million federal grant to protect the region from threats “posed by dangerous radiological or nuclear materials” by raising the area’s detection capabilities.

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