Posts from GovConDaily for 06/01/2016

Retired Army Gen. John Campbell Joins BAE US Arm’s Board of Directors

John Campbell, a retired U.S. Army general and former commander of U.S. forces and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, has been appointed to the board of directors of BAE Systems‘ U…
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Level 3 Receives 3-Year Extension to GSA Networx Enterprise Contract

Level 3 Communications will continue to provide internet, virtual private network and cloud services to federal agencies as part of a three-year extension to its Networx Enterprise contract with the General Services Administration…
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Noel Allender Joins Leidos as Epic Practice Managing Director

Noel Allender, formerly Jacobus Consulting senior managing director for delivery services, has been named as the new managing director of Leidos‘ Epic practice. Allender will handle sales and business expansion opportunities for professional services and health IT consulting and drive collaboration with business leaders and partners in service delivery, Leidos said Tuesday…
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Rep. Suzan DelBene Proposes to Extend US Digital Services Agency for 10 Years

Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Washington) has proposed to extend the life of the U.S. Digital Service in an effort to help federal agencies increase their usage of technology and address government service quality…
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John Thompson: Census Bureau Selects ‘Hybrid’ Commercial, In-House Platform for 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau plans to integrate a commercial off-the-shelf platform with systems developed by in-house experts to collect and process data for the 2020 census. Census Bureau Director John Thompson wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the bureau’s development teams are working on prototypes that could aid digital data collection for 2020 census field tests and help the bureau evaluate COTS products…
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Army Sets Up New Cyber Directorate Within G-3/5/7 Office

A future directorate within the U.S. Army‘s G-3/5/7 office will focus on cybersecurity and electronic warfare under the leadership of Brig. Gen. Patricia Frost, FCW reported Friday. The upcoming directorate is an effort by the Army to utilize the “overlap” of cyber and electronic warfare operations, Sean Lyngaas writes…
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CMS, FDA Vet Mark McClellan Joins American Well as Advisory Board Vice Chairman; Ido Schoenberg Comments

Mark McClellan, director of the Health Policy Center at Duke University, has joined telehealth technology and services company American Well as vice chairman of the advisory board. McClellan previously served as director of the Health Care Innovation and Value initiatives at Brookings Institution and managed the Richard Merkin program on payment reform and clinical leadership, American Well said Tuesday…
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HASC Subcommittees Hold Joint Hearing on Navy’s Maintenance, Training Budget Shortfall

The House Armed Services Committee’s readiness and seapower subcommittees held a joint hearing Thursday to discuss the budget shortfall in the U.S. Navy’s training and maintenance funds, Breaking Defense reported Friday…
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Cubic Subsidiary Unveils 2 Mobile Virtualization Servers; Mike Barthlow Comments

A Cubic Corp. subsidiary has rolled out two virtualization servers designed to operate in space-constrained, rugged or tactical environments. DTECH Labs‘ new Mobile Modular Micro-Secure Enclave servers M3-SE-VSVR-P and M3-SE-VSAN-P are built to support hyper-converged infrastructure and multiple small-form-factor virtual machines, Cubic said Wednesday…
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Airbus Awarded $127M German Armed Forces Satellite Comms Contract; Evert Dudok Comments

Airbus‘ defense and space business has received an estimated $127 million contract to provide commercial satellite communication services to the German armed forces through 2023. The German armed forces will use C- and Ku-band transponders for voice and data applications in Germany, between main overseas bases and for Navy vessels, Airbus said Tuesday…
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