Posts from GovConDaily for 01/07/2016

Michael Huerta: FAA-Registered Drones Reach 180K

The Federal Aviation Administration has recorded nearly 180,000 unmanned aerial systems that registered with the agency since it launched the registration system in December, FCW reported Wednesday. Chase Gunter writes the FAA intends for the registration to help address issues around safety involving drones and passenger aircraft…
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Airbus, Perlan Project Team Move Engineless Aircraft to New Hangar in Nevada

Airbus‘ U.S. subsidiary and Perlan Project sponsor Dennis Tito have opened a new facility at the Minden-Tahoe Airport in Nevada to house the volunteer-run project ahead of a summer flight for the Perlan 2 glider…
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Carahsoft’s Michael Shrader: Healthcare Challenges Present IT Market Opportunities

Michael Shrader, vice president of innovative and intelligence solutions at Carahsoft, believes technical challenges that healthcare providers face present an opportunity for information technology vendors, he wrote in a blog article published Wednesday…
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CBO: Annual US Deficit Fell to Lowest Point in 8 Years

The Congressional Budget Office has published an infographic report that indicates the $439 billion U.S. budget shortfall the agency recorded for fiscal 2015 was the government’s smallest deficit since fiscal 2007…
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Parsons to Present at 2016 Digital Bond S4 Conference; Mary Ann Hopkins Comments

Parsons will deliver a presentation titled “Moving Engineering Firms to Cyberspace” at the Digital Bond-hosted S4 security conference as one of the sponsors of the three-day event. The 2016 S4 conference will be held from Jan…
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AFEI Presents Enterprise Information Awards; Booz Allen’s Greg Wenzel Comments

The Association for Enterprise Information has given the 2015 Excellence in Enterprise Information Awards to the National Nuclear Security Administration, Institute for Defense Analyses and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency…
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Industry, Gov’t CISOs Share Cybersecurity Predictions for 2016

Chief information security officers from 26 companies, universities and government agencies have discussed the challenges they faced in 2015 and shared their forecast on cybersecurity-related issues for 2016, Security Current reported Dec…
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