Posts from GovConDaily for 01/14/2016

NASA Selects Orbital ATK, Sierra Nevada, SpaceX for Round 2 Space Station Resupply Contracts

NASA has awarded Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), Sierra Nevada and SpaceX a second round of potential multi-billion dollar contracts to deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station through 2024 in support of efforts to end U…
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SPAWAR Extends Serco US Arm’s C4ISR Tech Installation Services Contract; Dan Allen Comments

The North American subsidiary of Serco Group will continue to help the U.S. Navy test and install command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems under a three-year contract extension from the branch’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command…
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DHS’ Phyllis Schneck: New Multilateral Export Control Policy Conflicts with US Cyber Efforts

Some government and industry executives told a congressional hearing Tuesday they believe the U.S. government should review a multilateral arms control agreement’s policy that restricts cross-border sales of computer surveillance technology, FCW reported Wednesday…
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Andy Slavitt of CMS Advocates for Medicaid Infrastructure Investment

Andy Slavitt, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, has called for investments in the Medicaid information technology in an effort to help with customer service work…
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Rick Ambrose: Lockheed Completes GPS III Satellite Thermal Vacuum Test

Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s space systems segment, has said the company has concluded a thermal vacuum test on the first satellite for the U.S. Air Force’s GPS III program, Space News reported Wednesday…
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IBM Concludes Upgrade Work on NOAA’s Weather Forecasting Supercomputers; Kathryn Sullivan Comments

IBM has completed upgrade work on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s supercomputing systems intended for weather and climate forecasts under a $44.5 million contract. The company worked to increase the operational computing capacity of the Luna and Surge supercomputers from 776 teraflops to 2…
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FAS: DoD Implements Continuous Personnel Evaluation to Detect Insider Threats

Michael Vickers, then-defense undersecretary for intelligence at the Defense Department, said in an April 2015 report that DoD has initiated efforts to detect potential insider threats through pilots and concept demonstrations, according to the Federation of American Scientists…
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