Posts from GovConDaily for 05/31/2016

Lawmakers Ask Air Force to Speed Up Ground Surveillance Fleet Recapitalization

Defense committees in both chambers of Congress have called on the U.S. Air Force to speed up its recapitalization effort for the service’s legacy ground surveillance fleet, Defense News reported Friday…
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Air Force Times: Frank Gorenc to Step Down as USAFE Commander

Gen. Frank Gorenc, U.S. Air Forces Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, will retire from his current role by September, Air Force Times reported Sunday. Oriana Pawlyk writes that the service branch has not yet named a successor to the 37-year Air Force veteran…
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Pentagon Force Protection Agency Renews AtHoc Crisis Comms Tech Contract

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency has awarded a BlackBerry division a potential four-year contract to help the agency expand deployment of a suite of crisis communications applications at the Defense Department…
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Christopher Painter: Cyber Efforts Should Focus on Effects, Not ‘Weapons’

Christopher Painter, State Department coordinator for cyber issues, has said cybersecurity efforts should focus on effects because similar tactics could be used to secure or harm networks, Defense Systems reported Wednesday…
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Vice Adm. Robert Burke Starts in Naval Personnel Chief Role

Vice Adm. Robert Burke, former director of the U.S. Navy‘s military personnel plans and policy division, has assumed his new role as chief of naval personnel. Burke will handle planning and programming strategies of all manpower, personnel, training and education resources for the service branch, Navy said Friday…
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Steven Calvery to Retire as Pentagon Force Protection Agency Director

Steven Calvery will retire from his role as director of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency after 10 years of service focused on post-9/11 protection and security missions, DoD News reported Friday. Terri Moon Cronk writes Calvery currently leads efforts to maintain the safety of 25,000 people in the Pentagon and 30,000 DoD employees deployed at facilities across the Washington metropolitan region…
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CBO: Bill on State Dept’s Use of Cost-Technical Tradeoff Contracts for Overseas Guards Would Cost $47M Through 2021

The Congressional Budget Office has said a proposed Senate bill that would authorize the State Department to use cost-technical tradeoff contracts to designate guards at overseas posts would cost approximately $47 million to implement from fiscal years 2017 through 2021…
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Sandia Labs’ Program Aims to Offer Career Opportunities for Battlefield-Injured Military Personnel

Two U.S. Army female veterans from Albuquerque, New Mexico, have become the first women to join a Sandia National Laboratories-run career development initiative for injured soldiers in the battlefield…
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Inspector General: OPM Must Complete Capital Investment Plan to Modernize Agency’s IT Systems

Norbert Vint, acting Office of Personnel Management inspector general, has issued a report that says OPM has not followed “proper” capital planning procedures for a project to modernize the agency’s information technology systems…
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GAO: Agencies Should Review Legacy IT O&M Investments

The Government Accountability Office has called on agencies to address legacy information technology systems that need to be modernized or replaced. Approximately 5,233 of 7,000 government IT investments are spent on operations and maintenance activities while development and modernization efforts saw a $7…
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