Posts from GovConDaily for 01/15/2016

CNAS Unveils 9 New Advisory Board Appointments; Kurt Campbell Comments

The Center for a New American Security has appointed nine executives from the defense, consulting and financial industries to the organization’s board of advisers. CNAS said Thursday that each appointee will serve a three-year term and aims to help inform the debate over U…
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DISA’s Dave Mihelcic: Some Standard Cloud Definitions May Not Be Suitable for DoD

Dave Mihelcic, chief technology officer at the Defense Information Systems Agency, has said that some definitions of cloud that the National Institute of Standards and Technology developed may not be applicable to the Defense Department, C4ISR & Networks reported Thursday…
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HPE’s Marilyn Crouther: Public IT Sector Should Adapt to Business Transformation

Marilyn Crouther, senior vice president and general manager of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s U.S. public sector business, has said the public information technology sector should learn how to adapt to transformation in order to be more agile and respond to industry demands…
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Brig. Gen. Erik Peterson: Army Needs Multi-Intelligence UAS for Special Operations

The U.S. Army aims to build an unmanned aircraft system that would employ multiple sensors for gathering of intelligence during special operations, Defense News reported Thursday. Jen Judson writes Brig…
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Cubic to Demo Firearms Training Systems at SHOT Show; Brooks Davis Comments

Cubic Corp.’s global defense unit will join a National Shooting Sports Foundation-hosted trade show in Las Vegas to exhibit several firearms training platforms. The company will demonstrate its PRISim Suite of firearms simulators, QuickRange pre-fabricated shooting range, Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System, Cubic NEK’s live training platforms and Live-Fire Range Design at next week’s SHOT Show, Cubic said Thursday…
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GAO: GSA Should Increase Competition to Help Tenant Agencies Reduce Leasing Costs

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the General Services Administration to expand competition for GSA leases in order to reduce leasing costs. GAO made the recommendation after an analysis showed that approximately half of 714 new office leases that GSA negotiated from 2008 through 2014 surpassed the average local market rate for similar office space by at least 10 percent, the congressional audit agency said in a report published Wednesday…
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ExxonMobil Taps Lockheed to Support Automation System Devt; Paula Hartley, Vijay Swarup Comment

Lockheed Martin has secured a contract from ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co. to provide systems integration support for the development of an automation system for production facilities, the companies said Thursday…