Posts from GovConDaily for 04/25/2016

Textron Joins NSF’s Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems; Bill Irby Comments

Textron’s unmanned systems business has joined a National Science Foundation-funded organization that aims to advance research in unmanned aircraft systems. The Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems is under NSF’s Industry/University Cooperative Research Center initiative that works to connect research and development efforts and needs of universities and industry, Textron said Monday…
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Luke McCormack: DHS Seeks ‘Ready Access’ to Tech Through Agile Development, Open Source Buys

The Department of Homeland Security is looking at agile development and open source software approaches for its technology acquisition and implementation initiatives, Federal News Radio reported Friday…
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AT Kearney’s Jeff Sorenson, Christian Hagen, Anshuman Jaiswal Outline New Model for Gov’t IT

Executives at A.T. Kearney have said in an FCW article published Friday that government agencies should work to reduce information technology spending by adopting a model that aims to provide fact-based visibility into IT operations…
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UCF Wins 3rd Straight Title in Raytheon-Backed College Cyber Competition; David Wajsgras Comments

The University of Central Florida has won its third consecutive national championship in an annual national college cybersecurity competition that Raytheon acts as title sponsor for. The top 10 college and university teams from regional competitions faced off to protect a network from the attackers with the use of Raytheon tools to detect insider threats, track network activity and identify Linux server vulnerabilities, Raytheon said Sunday…
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Joe Dunford: US Should Update C2 Strategies Amid Changed ‘Character’ of War

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has said the U.S. military should address the emergence of cyber, space and ballistic intercontinental missiles as factors that changed the “character” of war, DoD News reported Sunday…
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MTSI-PrecisionHawk Team Helps Test Cloud-Processed Air Traffic Mgmt Technologies With UAS, Manned Aircraft

Modern Technology Solutions has collaborated with PrecisionHawk and Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi to test PrecisionHawk’s Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace Safety platform on air traffic management with four unmanned aircraft and two manned aircraft…
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Sutherland’s Teresa Weipert: Cultural Adaptation Key for Customer-Focused Agencies

Teresa Weipert, senior vice president of the government solutions business at Sutherland Global Services, has said she believes cultural adaptation is essential for agencies that aim to transform their delivery of public services…
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Dell Collaborates With InfusionPoints to Get FedRAMP Provisional Authorization for Cloud Platform; George Newstrom Comments

Dell partnered with InfusionPoints to develop operations and security controls necessary to achieve a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification for a cloud offering. Dell received the provisional authorization-to-operate from FedRAMP’s joint authorization board for the Dell Cloud for U…
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NIH Review Aims to Address Quality Control Concerns Over Clinical Drug Production

The National Institutes of Health has partnered with two companies to evaluate agency facilities that produce sterile or infused medicines for clinical research use. NIH said Tuesday preliminary findings of the assessment identified quality and safety compliance problems at a cell-therapy production laboratory and a radiopharmaceutical compound production facility…
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John Hickey: DISA Aims to Attract Silicon Valley Startups

The Defense Information Systems Agency is looking for ways to have Silicon Valley startup businesses engage in DISA’s procurement processes despite their short venture capital investment cycles, Fedscoop reported Friday…
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