Posts from GovCon Daily 08/19/2015

Senate Democrats Call For Bipartisan FY 2016 Budget Negotiations in Letter

The Senate Democratic Caucus has called on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to hold an initial round of bipartisan budget negotiations “as soon as possible” to avoid a potential fiscal crisis in the fall…
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Maj. Gen. Julie Bentz: JIDA Leverages ‘Community of Action’ to Combat Adaptive Threats

The renamed Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency is adopting a “community of action approach” to counter adaptive threats, C4ISR & Networks reported Tuesday. Maj. Gen. Julie Bentz, acting director of JIDA, told the publication the agency seeks innovation and collaborations with industry, foreign governments, coalition forces, interagency partners and academia amid budget constraints…
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Lockheed Embarks on New Surveillance Aircraft R&D Program

Lockheed Martin‘s Skunk Works unit is developing a high-altitude, long-endurance aircraft that would look as an upgraded version of the company’s U-2 intelligence, surveillance and reconnaisance platform, Flightglobal reported Monday…
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Kevin Desouza: Gov’t CIOs Recognize IT Metrics’ Value

A new report published by the IBM Center for the Business of Government says government chief information officers should establish a balanced collection of information technology metrics for innovation and operations and project management in order to achieve mission objectives…
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Teal Group: UAV Production to Reach $93B in 10 Years

A new Teal Group report forecasts production of unmanned aerial vehicles to reach a total of $93 billion in the next 10 years. Philip Finnegan, Teal Group’s director of corporate analysis and an author of the study, said Friday the market research firm’s 2015 UAV study “calculates the UAV market at 72 percent military, 23 percent consumer, 5 percent civil cumulative for the decade…
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