September 25, 2017

White House Seeks Civilian & Military Pay Raise Cap

pay raise

The White House seeks to cap the federal civilian pay raise at an average of 1.9 percent for 2018 and limit the military pay raise to 2.1 percent.

Chaos Is New Normal on Internet

New Normal on the Internet cyber

The world has entered into a new era of cyber conflict. Recent “ransomware” events show chaos and disruption are the new normal on the Internet.

Mattis: North Korea No. 1 US Threat

DefSec James Mattis

Persistent nuclear missile tests, despite international sanctions, moved North Korea above Russia to become the top threat to the United States.

You’re Invited to Hack the Air Force

Hack the Air Force

The Air Force’s Chief Information Office will hold its Hack the Air Force exercise. The “bug bounty” program will invite participation from talent in the US and, this year, will include those from US partner-nations, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Cyberhawks Take First at Competition

CSM Cyberhawks

The Cyberhawks of the College of Southern Maryland placed first April 7 at the Maryland Community College Cyber Competition in Germantown.

DoD Blocked LCS Cost Overruns from GAO Report

LCS cost overruns

A week before the FY17 DoD budget — upped to $584 billion — is expected to finally reach the House floor, a congressional audit reports cost overruns in the controversial Littoral Combat Ship program were classified and kept out of an earlier Government Accountability Office report.

What’s Ahead for Cybersecurity?

What's Ahead for Cybersecurity?

Trump likely to push for increased cybersecurity in government, and also increased digital surveillance and encryption workarounds: Not so much on cybersecurity regulations for businesses.

TPP Hosts Cybersecurity Event March 2

cybersecurity

The Patuxent Partnership will present “Cybersecurity: Threat Detection and Management” from 8 am to 4:30 pm Thursday, March 2, at Southern Maryland Higher Education Center at 44219 Airport Road in California.

Marines Seek Ways to Combat Armed Drones

armed drones

The Marines are using “everything from shotguns to water cannons to other kinetic means” and even lasers to counter the growing threat of armed drones.

Register Now for Upcoming TPP Programs

TPP Seeks Exhibitors for Tech Conference

Upcoming topics to be addressed by The Patuxent Partnership include additive manufacturing and US-Russian relations in the Trump administration.