Posts from GovConDaily for 04/19/2016

Terry Halvorsen: DoD’s Network Update Efforts to Focus on JRSS Deployment

Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer at the Defense Department, has said DoD’s efforts to update its information networks will focus on the deployment of the Joint Regional Security Stacks, DoD News reported Monday…
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NASA to Put General Atomics Ikhana’s Detect-Avoid Tools to 4th Round of Flight Tests; Heather Maliska Comments

NASA plans to demonstrate detect-and-avoid platforms onboard a General Atomics-built Ikhana unmanned aerial system by end of April in support of the Federal Aviation Administration’s efforts to develop policies on the integration of UAS with the national airspace system…
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NIST Issues 2015 Commerce Department Tech Transfer Stats

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued the Commerce Department’s technology transfer report for fiscal year 2015 that details such activities of the department’s three laboratories over the 12-month period…
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HumanTouch to Support CDC, FDA Through New Atlanta Office

HumanTouch has established an office in Atlanta, Georgia to provide help desk and information technology support services to the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
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IBM’s Dan Chenok, Matt Spaloss: Cognitive, Cloud Tech Can Transform Govt Service Delivery

Digital transformation through cloud platforms, analytics and cognitive computing will transform the way the government delivers services, IBM executives Dan Chenok and Matt Spaloss wrote in a blog post published Monday…
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DISA’s Roger Greenwell: Diverse Systems Across DoD Makes Network Monitoring a Challenge

Roger Greenwell, the Defense Information Systems Agency‘s cybersecurity chief, has said the existence of diverse software systems across the Defense Department makes network monitoring a challenge, Fedscoop reported Friday…
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Agencies Seek Greater Cyber Commitment Through Ongoing Acquisition Programs

The General Services Administration and the departments of Defense and Homeland Security aim to help strengthen the cybersecurity of federal information technology assets through their acquisition vehicles, the E-Commerce Times reported Monday…
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Australia Eyes BAE Systems, Fincantieri, Navantia for $27B Frigates Program

The Australian defense ministry eyes either BAE Systems, Fincantieri or Navantia as the potential manufacturer of new frigates for the Australian navy under a $27 billion program, Defense News reported Monday…
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David Shulkin: Veterans Affairs EHR Needs Private Sector Integration

David Shulkin, undersecretary for health at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has called for more integration between the VA’s electronic health record and private sector providers in order to help veterans access medical care, Federal News Radio reported Thursday…
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Defense News: Lt. Gen. Robert Brown In Line for Army Pacific Command Leadership Post

Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center commander, is the possible successor of Gen. Vincent Brooks as Army Pacific Command leader as the latter awaits Senate confirmation to take charge of U…
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