Posts from GovConDaily for 04/11/2016

IBM Vet David Hathaway to Head Defense, Intell Business for Global Business Services Segment

David Hathaway, a 14-year IBM (NYSE: IBM) veteran and a former public sector application lead in its global business services segment, has transitioned into the role of vice president of defense and intelligence for the GBS organization, an IBM spokesperson has told GovCon Wire…
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CNAS to Form Task Force for DoD-Industry Collaboration Project

The Center for a New American Security has launched a new project that will employ the help of a task force comprising industry leaders that will work to develop a new vision for collaboration between the Defense Department and industry partners…
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Ashton Carter: US to Deploy THAAD Weapon System for Defense in South Korea

Defense Department Secretary Ashton Carter has said at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York that the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea will push through, Reuters reported Friday…
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Northrop Grumman to Spearhead Projects Aimed at Future Cyber Workforce; Kathy Warden Comments

Northrop Grumman is set to hold several cyber defense competitions in the U.S., Middle East and Europe in April as part of the company’s cyber education and workforce development goals. “Globally, we face a critical shortage of trained professionals ready to take on the job of securing our systems and networks,” Kathy Warden, corporate vice president and president of Northrop’s mission systems unit, said in a release issued Thursday…
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NIST, Industry Discuss Proposed Updates to Cybersecurity Framework; Donna Dodson Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has gathered industry participants at a workshop meant to review the proposed changes to the NIST cybersecurity framework, FedScoop reported Thursday…
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Parsons Salt Waste Processing Facility Project Receives DOE Recognition; Mary Ann Hopkins Comments

Parsons‘ $2.3 billion Salt Waste Processing Facility project in South Carolina has received an award from the Energy Department for the company’s project management practices. Deputy Energy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall presented the award in recognition of the company’s efforts to complete the project at an earlier date and limit costs, Parsons said Friday…
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L-3 Division Lands F-16 Training System Support Contract With Poland

An L-3 Communications division has received a contract from Poland’s ministry of national defense and support directorate to provide maintenance and technical services in support of updates on the Polish air force’s F-16 Aircrew Training System…
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Commerce Dept Adds 11 New Members to Supply Chain Advisory Committee

The Commerce Department has appointed 11 new members to its Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness that advises the Transportation Department, other U.S. agencies and the commerce secretary on supply chain issues…
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Precise Biometrics to Implement Tactivo Smart Card Reader for DLA

Precise Biometrics has landed a potential $3.1 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to implement the Tactivo smart card readers system for iPhone and iPad. The company said Monday has a base period of one year with two option years and requires Tactivo implementation support as DLA plans to expand its user base to 13,000 users from 5,000 users…
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Telos Launches IT Governance, Risk & Compliance Assessment Engine

Telos has unveiled a new assessment engine for information technology governance, risk and security compliance to help enterprises manage those functions and authorizations. Xacta AE works to help security professionals manage IT risks on a day-to-day basis through continuous information monitoring and assurance on authorization in cloud computing environments, Telos said Wednesday…
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