Posts from GovConDaily for 04/05/2016

SIPRI: Global Defense Spend Bucks 4-Year Downward Trend, Oil Plunge Drives Some Cuts by Producers

A new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute says military spending worldwide in 2015 posted a year-to-year increase for the first time since 2011 at a rate of 1 percent to $1…
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Denise Turner Roth: GSA Exceeded FY 2015 Goal for Contracts to Woman-Owned Small Firms

Denise Turner Roth, head of the General Services Administration, has said the agency exceeded its goal to award 5 percent of its federal contracts to women-owned small businesses Roth said Monday the agency awarded nearly 10 percent, or approximately $350 million, in federal contracts to women-owned small firms in fiscal year 2015…
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Stephen Welby: DoD Needs to Accelerate Technological Decision-Making Cycle

Stephen Welby, assistant defense secretary for research and engineering, told Defense News in an interview published Monday that the Defense Department should make its “OODA Loop” process faster in terms of adopting technological approaches…
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Reuters: Orbital ATK Pushes for Use of Retired ICBMs in Commercial Satellite Launch Vehicles

Orbital ATK has urged Congress to consider ending a two-decade ban on the use of decommissioned intercontinental ballistic missiles to build new launch vehicles intended for commercial satellite launch efforts, Reuters reported Tuesday…
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GAO: DoD Should Update Guidance on Support for Civil Agencies During Cyber Attacks

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to revise its guidance in order to define the responsibilities of DoD components and other entities in providing support to civil agencies during cyber attacks…
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Will Roper: Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office Eyes New Functions for Existing Military Platforms

Will Roper, director of the Defense Department’s strategic capabilities office, has said SCO works to identify existing military systems that can be redeveloped to perform new functions through the use of three approaches, DoD News reported Monday…
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Sterling Global Operations Adopts ‘Janus’ Name After 3 Acquisitions

The stability services contractor formerly known as Sterling Global Operations has adopted the new name of Janus Global Operations after acquisitions of three risk management and security services providers…
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