Posts from GovConWire for 07/01/2015

Australia Launches 18F-Like Digital Services Office; David Hazlehurst Comments

The Australian government has launched its own digital services office with an annual budget of nearly $95 million to migrate public services to digital platforms, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Hallie Golden writes the Digital Transformation Office adopts a set of hiring processes from the General Services Administration’s 18F…
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South Korea Selects Airbus Tanker Jet for Military Aircraft Refueling

South Korea has ordered four aerial refueling tanker jets from Europe-based aircraft manufacturer Airbus, adding to the company’s portfolio of international customers, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday
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CACI Wins Army Systems Engineering Contract; Ken Asbury, John Mengucci Comment

CACI International has won a contract from the U.S. Army to provide systems engineering services for the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center’s Flight Activity unit…
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Army Selects 5 Companies for Rapid Prototyping Program Munitions Tech

The U.S. Army has chosen five companies to work on the design and development of next-generation munitions under the $200 million Rapid Prototyping and Technology Initiative – Generation 2 program, Military & Aerospace reported Tuesday
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Tony Scott: FITARA Implementation Could Drive IT Security Posture Improvement

U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott has said agency CIOs should include cybersecurity strategies in their Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act implementation plans, Federal Times reported Tuesday. “While there’s nothing specific in FITARA about cybersecurity, this is going to be one of the great benefits of FITARA — a greatly improved cybersecurity posture,” Scott told audience during a forum hosted by the Association for Enterprise Information…
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Navy Looks to Expand Operational Use of Joint High Speed Vessels

The U.S. Navy has deployed its Joint High Speed Vessel at international military exercises as the branch aims to extend the platform’s function beyond transporting cargo and personnel, DoD Buzz reported Monday
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June 30 Market Close: GovCon Index Down, US Stocks Crawl Up Ahead of Eurozone Meeting

The GovCon Index closed Tuesday’s trading session in negative territory for the sixth consecutive day with a loss of 0.081 points to end at 74.232. U.S. stocks also crawled back into positive territory during the afternoon as investors continued to watch the Greece debt negotiations ahead of a scheduledWednesday meeting of Eurozone finance leaders, according to CNBC…
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