Posts from GovConDaily for 12/01/2015

Booz Allen’s Angie Messer: Companies Should Exercise Cyber Response Plans Through ‘Wargames’

Angela “Angie” Messer, an executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, has told Bloomberg BNA that companies should have cyber response plans in place in the event of a cyber attack. Messer said in an interview published Monday that firms should exercise such plans on a regular basis through cyber wargames in order to practice their responses to potential network threats and other vulnerabilities…
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Casey Coleman: Tech Advances Outpace Governance, Budgeting, Regulations

Casey Coleman, group vice president for Unisys‘ federal civilian business, has highlighted several challenges she believes the government faces as agencies work to achieve their goals. Coleman wrote in a blog post published Monday that government executives shared the issues they currently confront during the recent Executive Leadership Conference, where participants discussed what to “expect and should aspire to achieve in government IT by the year 2020…
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Alion to Support Army’s Spectrum Compliance Mgmt Efforts

Alion Science and Technology will provide engineering assessments and other services to the Army Spectrum Management Office to help the U.S. Army comply with federal regulations on spectrum usage under a $25 million task order…
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Mike McCord: FY 2017 DoD Budget Would Slow Agency’s Modernization Efforts

Mike McCord, the Defense Department‘s comptroller, has said DoD could experience a slowdown in some modernization programs as a result of a $15 billion pending cut from its fiscal 2017 budget, USNI News reported Monday…
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DARPA Abandons F-15 Satellite Launch Plan After Propellant Explosions

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has ended its plans to use a modified version of F-15 fighter jet to launch satellite payloads into space after two unmanned tests of a pre-mixed propellant resulted in explosions, Space News reported Monday…
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GSA’s 18F Offers Product Design Guide for Digital Professionals

The General Services Administration‘s 18F organization has created a reference guide to help other government agencies adopt lean principles for their digital tool or service development strategy…
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Hanks, Hanks & Associates Wins NASA Administrative Support Contract

Hanks, Hanks & Associates has been awarded a potential five-year, $29.3 million contract to provide clerical support, records maintenance and other administrative services for NASA’s Alabama-based Marshall Space Flight Center and New Orleans-based Michoud Assembly Facility…
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