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March 9, 2017

Why does DoD Care About Space Situational Awareness? One Word: Deterrence


For the Department of Defense, space situational awareness is essential for deterring conflicts and denying adversarial attacks in the space domain. Space might be where conflict starts because all modern militaries use space in some way, shape or form.

Hackers Exploit Apache Struts Vulnerability to Compromise Corporate Web Servers


Attackers are widely exploiting a recently patched vulnerability in Apache Struts that allows them to remotely execute malicious code on web servers. Apache Struts is widely used to build corporate websites in sectors including education, government, financial services, retail and media.

In-Depth: Border Wall “Pre-Solicitation” Amended as CBP Indicates Possible Expansion of RVSS Program

Homeland Security Today

In addition to its pre-solicitation for prototype Southwest border wall structures, Customs and Border Protection also recently announced it is contemplating an expansion of the Remote Video Surveillance System Upgrade Program across the entire Southwest and Northern borders.

How Governments Really Use Emerging Tech


Artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics and virtual reality are at the top of every “hot technology” list, but translating emerging technology into practice is often a heavy lift, especially for government agencies working under budget and regulatory constraints. A new report described nine categories of innovation and provided global case studies that best illustrate the government’s use of the tech, describing the impact, innovation, readiness, sustainability, scalability and replicability.

Smart Bases May Be a Smart Idea, But Can The Military Afford Them?

Federal News Radio

Smart bases might be the wave of the future. They offer ways for military installations to use new technologies and big data collection to better the lives of service members and possibly save money in the long run.

Vendor Error Exposes Data of More Than 14,000 Health Plan Participants

Healthcare IT News

Medicare-approved insurance provider Brand New Day discovered an unauthorized access through its third-party vendor system. The company is notifying more than 14,000 patients of a potential breach of electronic protected health information.

Agencies Could Learn a Thing or Two From DoD’s approach to Buying Services

Federal News Radio

The Defense Department may have hit upon an acquisition innovation that is slowly drifting to the civilian world. Since 2012, the Pentagon has been taking a services acquisition workshop to procurements worth more than $1 billion.

Patient Expectations for Health Data Sharing Exceed Reality, Study Says

Healthcare IT News

Patient expectations about the power of digital health records are well ahead of the ability of healthcare providers to keep up, according to a new survey. The report found that a majority of patients believe it is important for any health institution, regardless of type or location, to have access to their full medical history in order to deliver high-quality care.

Senators Prepare to Introduce Legislation to Promote Transition to Next-Gen 911

IWCE’s Urgent Communications

Legislation designed to promote the transition from legacy 911 systems to next-generation 911 (NG911) platforms “as soon as practicable” is expected to be introduced by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) during the next few weeks.

87 Percent of Health Organizations Plan to Adopt IoT Technology By 2019, Study Shows

Healthcare IT News

The majority of healthcare organizations will adopt Internet of Things technology by 2019, according to a study from networking provider Aruba. Currently, 60 percent of healthcare organizations worldwide have introduced IoT into their facilities, which will increase to 87 percent by 2019.