Posts from GovConDaily for 02/24/2016

FIN Chairman Juan Zarate Included in 2016 Wash100 for Counterterrorism Thought Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Juan Zarate, the chairman and co-founder of the Financial Integrity Network, as an inductee into the 2016 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena…
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February 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Cuts AM Decline, Falls Short of Positive Close as US Stocks Gain

The GovCon Index climbed back from a more than 1-percent fall in morning trade Tuesday but fell short of a full turnaround in the final hour, down 0.059 points to 71.756 in activity that mirrored U…
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Maximus Federal Lead Tom Romeo on Agencies’ Citizen Experience Commercialization Efforts, LPTA Use in IT Acquisitions

As head of Maximus‘ federal services business, Tom Romeo oversees an approximate $500 million portfolio of work for the federal government in areas such as health program support and business process services to agencies for the facilitation of a process the company calls the “Citizen Journey…
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Army Explores Strategies, Challenges for Future Force Development

The U.S. Army has conducted a study of emerging operational, strategic and tactical challenges as the military service aims to identify methods to prevent overmatch by adversaries through 2025 and beyond, the Army News Service reported Monday…
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Deltek: VA Requests 5% Hike in FY 2017 Discretionary Budget

The Department of Veterans Affairs has called for $78.7 billion in discretionary budget for the fiscal year 2017, up 4.9 percent from the fiscal 2016 level. Deltek said Tuesday VA plans to increase funding under FY 2017 for projects that aim to bolster veterans’ benefits programs, reduce claims backlog, expand healthcare access, broaden mental health services, streamline the appeals process and beef up cybersecurity…
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Scout Warrior: DoD Eyes Mobile Artillery Weapons System Deployment in South China Sea

A senior Army official has said the Defense Department has begun to consider the potential placement of mobile artillery weapons in South China Sea that will be used as an aerial defense against hostile rockets and missiles, Scout Warrior reported Tuesday…
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New 18F State & Local Govt Practice to Support Grant Programs; Denise Turner Roth Comments

The General Services Administration‘s 18F unit wants to expand its consulting and acquisition services in efforts to forge partnerships with federal agencies to support grants for state and local digital services programs…
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LGS, DARPA Build Laser Tech With Waveform Agility; Stephan Wielandy Comments

LGS Innovations has completed work on a laser platform designed to improve the capability of light detection and ranging systems to detect and analyze objects of interest. The company developed the laser system with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s strategic technology office under the Laser Radar Technology program, LGS said Tuesday…
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GAO: DOE Faces Challenges in Modernization of Nuclear Security Infrastructure

The Energy Department continues to face cost and schedule management issues in the agency’s projects to modernize the U.S. nuclear security enterprise, according to a Government Accountability Office report…
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