Posts from GovConDaily for 09/29/2014

Report: Congress May Take Up IT Bills in Lame Duck Session

Sep 29, 2014 12:37 pm

Congress might use a so-called “lame duck” session after November to discuss five pending bills related to information technology, FCW reported Friday. FCW reports the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act is up for review by the Senate, while the Reforming Federal of Procurement of IT Act has bipartisan support in the House…
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Northrop Enters Next Phase in Maritime Unmanned Systems Design; Chris Hernandez Comments

Sep 29, 2014 12:08 pm

Northrop Grumman is currently working on a number of unmanned systems and its Tactical Exploited Reconnaissance Node has just entered the second phase of development, Northrop said Monday. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Office of Naval Research are leading the Tern program, which is meant to improve aviation capabilities from smaller ships…
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Mike Whitaker: FAA, Aviation Industry to Discuss ‘Next-Gen’ Avionics Mandate

Sep 29, 2014 11:33 am

Mike Whitaker, deputy administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, has urged the aviation industry to equip aircraft with the Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast Out system by 2020 to foster “next-generation” avionics…
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HP, IBM, Oracle Named Top Integrated Platform Vendors in IDC Report

Sep 29, 2014 10:45 am

An IDC report says the integrated platforms and infrastructure industry generated $2.4 billion in revenues in the second quarter of 2014, a 33.8 percent increase on a year-over-year basis. IDC said Thursday storage capacity shipped by integrated system vendors worlwide grew 63…
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US Navy Could Lease Surplus Ships to Canada After Forced Retirement of Supply Vessels

Sep 29, 2014 10:20 am

Canada could soon procure a surplus U.S. Navy vessel as a temporary replacement for two supply ships that were forced into retirement earlier this month due to damage from fire and rust, CBC News reported Tuesday
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Samuel Locklear: PACOM Opens Dialogue With China to Prevent Unsafe Naval Encounters

Sep 29, 2014 09:35 am

Adm. Samuel Locklear, the U.S. Pacific Command’s chief, said U.S. and Chinese military personnel engaged in open dialogue following close encounters between the two nations’ aerial and naval vehicles, DoD News reported Thursday
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