Posts from GovConDaily for 04/18/2016

DoD Taps Orbital ATK for Non-Standard Ammo Supply Task Order

Orbital ATK has received a $20 million task order to supply mortar weapon systems and non-U.S. standard ammunition to the Defense Department in support of allied countries. DoD awarded the task order under a potential five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, Orbital ATK said Monday…
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Reports: House Bill Would Open Access to Online Gov’t Data Inventories

A House bill sponsored by Reps. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) and Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) seeks to establish an “open by default” standard for government data, FCW reported Thursday. FCW reports the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary Government Data Act would mandate agencies to publish enterprise-wide data inventories online in a machine-readable open format…
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Army Researchers Build 3D Avatar Models of Soldiers With New Software

U.S. Army researchers have created a computer program designed to build three-dimensional avatars of uniformed personnel for use in the design of protective gear, equipment and vehicles, the Army reported April 4…
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Unisys’ John Kendall: Iris Biometrics Viable Tech for Border Security

Border security agencies worldwide can implement iris biometrics technology in order to determine the identities of people that enter their country from overseas locations, a Unisys executive has said…
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Onvia’s Lyndon Dacuan: State, Local, Education Govt Social Services Contracts Grew 14% in 2015

An Onvia study revealed that state, local and educational government contracts associated with social services grew by 14 percent to 3,997 in 2015 from the 3,504 reported in 2014. “Out of nearly 500 unique industry categories, social services holds the #10 spot for bid & RFP rate of growth in the SLED contracting market,” Onvia Market Analyst Lyndon Dacuan wrote in a blog entry published Wednesday…
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GAO: OMB Budget Authority Identification, Reports Could Aid Deficit Reduction Goals

The Government Accountability Office has said the Office of Management and Budget should identify and publicly-report mandatory budget cuts in each fiscal year through 2025 in an effort to give Congress transparency and support required sequestration cuts of $1…
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Army Forecasts Greater Interest in Installation Mgmt Command Cyber Summit

The U.S. Army Installation Management Command reported that the number of participants in its annual Cyber Installation Support Summit has expanded since its first installment in 2014. Lt. Gen. Kenneth Dahl and Maj…
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Intellicheck CEO William Roof to Advise Motor Vehicle Assoc. Working Group for Law Enforcement Efforts

William Roof, president and CEO of Intellicheck Mobilisa, has joined the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators’ National Motor Vehicle Title Information System law enforcement working group as a technical adviser…
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