Posts from GovConDaily for 03/07/2016

Robert Work: Wright-Patterson AFB Researchers Support 3rd Offset Strategy Through Technology R&D

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has highlighted several technology research programs that service and civilian personnel currently develop at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio in support of the Defense Department’s Third Offset Strategy, DoD News reported Friday…
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Globecomm Releases New Satellite Connectivity Service for Enterprise, Gov’t Sectors

Globecomm has unveiled a managed satellite service offering intended to facilitate high-capacity broadband connectivity for fixed or mobile government and enterprise communications. The VSAT service is designed to support data and video transmission on ground, maritime and aerial platforms as well as Internet of Things-based applications, Globecomm said Monday…
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ONC Unveils Software Contests, Funding Opportunity for Health IT Providers

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has launched a three-part challenge that aims to encourage the development of software applications for healthcare, with prizes worth $625,000 in total…
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Patrick Murphy, Gen. Mark Milley: Army’s FY 2017 Budget Request Eyes Readiness Against Asymmetric Threats

Two U.S. Army officials have said the service branch’s proposed budget of $125.1 billion for fiscal year 2017 aims to establish military readiness against asymmetric threats posed by Russia, China, North Korea and terrorist groups, the Army reported Thursday…
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Mike Tanner: Software-Defined Networks, Tiered Storage Platforms Key for Agencies to Manage Big Data

Mike Tanner, president and CEO of Hitachi Data Systems Federal Corp., has said the adoption of tiered storage tools and software-defined platforms can help federal agencies address the challenges posed by big data…
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GAO: Agencies Should Establish Data Center Cost Savings Plan to Meet Optimization Goals

The Government Accountability Office has called on 10 agencies to establish their planned cost savings goals through data center closures and urged 22 agencies to boost performance in data center optimization…
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Scout Warrior: Navy Expects Raytheon’s Air-Launched Weapon to Achieve IOC by March

The U.S. Navy expects the Raytheon-built Joint Standoff Weapon C-1 to achieve initial operational capability by the end of March 2016 after the weapon system completed an initial operational test in February, Scout Warrior reported Wednesday…
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