Posts from GovConDaily for 01/29/2016

The 2016 Wash100’s Mix of Companies, Agencies & Trade/Research Groups

As covered here yesterday, GovCon Wire’s parent company Executive Mosaic announced its inductions for the 2016 edition of the Wash 100 — EM’s annual selection of the government contracting arena’s most influential voices…
Read More

Harris’ Exelis Arm Receives $316M Contract Modification for IR Instruments on NOAA Satellites

A subsidiary of Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) will supply two Cross-track Infrared Sounder instruments for two upcoming Joint Polar Satellite System follow-on missions under a $316 million contract modification from NASA…
Read More

GAO: Army Should Develop Bridge Contract Utilization Guidance

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Army Contracting Command offer guidance to help its personnel comply with a policy regarding issuance of service extensions to vendors. GAO said Thursday it reviewed five contracts from the command and found three of the deals were extended for periods longer than what is allowed under the Federal Acquisition Regulation…
Read More

Pentagon Aims to Help US Partner Countries Build Defense Institutions

The Defense Department has issued a new directive that aims to help foreign allies develop their capacity and capabilities as part of DoD’s international security cooperation strategy, the Federation of American Scientists reported Thursday…
Read More

Jens Stoltenberg: NATO Allies Stopped Budget Cuts to Build Up Defenses in 2015

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said NATO member countries ceased to implement cuts to their defense budgets in 2015 amid emerging challenges and threats, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes Stoltenberg told the press in Brussels during the presentation of his annual NATO report that five allies have spent at least 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense programs and equipment…
Read More

PwC Survey: 91% of Enterprises Adopt Cyber Frameworks to Detect Network Vulnerabilities

A new PwC survey says 91 percent of business organizations have implemented the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Cybersecurity Framework and other risk-based security guidelines in an effort to detect and mitigate cyber threats…
Read More

James Williamson: Lockheed Enters Tech Partnership With British Air Traffic Mgmt Firm

NATS has chosen Lockheed Martin as a systems integration partner as the companies seek to explore new air traffic management technology services for the British aviation market. Lockheed said Thursday it will help the British company to identify, integrate and implement service offerings based on concepts from the Single European Sky ATM Research initiative…
Read More