Posts from GovCon Daily for 12/23/2015

General Atomics Completes Predator Deliveries to Italian Air Force; Frank Pace Comments

General Atomics has delivered the final two RQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft systems to the Italian Air Force. Frank Pace, president of aircraft systems at General Atomics aeronautical systems, said Tuesday that “with the delivery of these aircraft, GA-ASI completes over two decades of delivering Predator A capabilities to the United States and allied countries…
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Ted Branch: Navy Must Ensure IT Apps Security for Data Center Migration

The U.S. Navy has ordered information technology managers across the branch to ensure that IT applications comply with cybersecurity standards before they migrate the apps to consolidated data centers, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday…
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NIST to Invest $140M for 2 New Manufacturing Innovation Centers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology intends to award up to $140 million in federal funds for the establishment of additional two institutes that will demonstrate advanced manufacturing processes…
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MarkLogic’s David Nace: Industry to Play Greater Role in 2016 EHR System Updates

David Nace, chief medical officer at MarkLogic, has said he expects greater participation from industry stakeholders in efforts to introduce updates on electronic health records systems in 2016. Such changes are likely to occur in the “usability” of EHR systems as doctors and medical organizations call for major upgrades of such platforms, Nace writes in a blog post published Tuesday on the company website…
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Cisco’s Kapil Bakshi: Govt CIOs’ 2016 Resolutions Should Include Tech Areas for Digital Transformation

Kapil Bakshi, a systems engineer at Cisco, wrote in a guest piece published Wednesday on Nextgov that federal CIOs should focus efforts on technology areas that work to support government digitization and CIO empowerment…
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ONC Releases Updated Healthcare Systems Interoperability Guide

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has revised a catalog that lists federally recognized interoperability guidelines and standards for electronic health records systems in the U…
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MarketsandMarkets: Military Comms Tech Market Worth Nearly $41B in 5 Years

The market value for military communications systems is forecast to reach $40.82 billion by the end of 2020, up from $23.02 billion during 2015, a MarketsandMarkets report says. MarketsandMarkets said Monday the introduction of Ka-band, advanced extra high-frequency satellite and Internet protocol-based networking technologies will help trigger a potential 12…
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