Posts from GovConDaily for 06/09/2016

Glenn Walters Nominated as Marine Corps Assistant Commandant

President Barack Obama has nominated U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Glenn Walters, deputy commandant for programs and resources at the service branch’s headquarters, as the assistant commandant of the Marines…
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USA Today: FAA Warns Military Tests Could Impact GPS Availability in the West

The Federal Aviation Administration has advised pilots that GPS signals in the West could be affected by military tests at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division in China Lake, California, USA Today reported Tuesday…
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Inmarsat, AeroVironment Support NOAA-Coast Guard Ice Obstruction Clearing Mission

Inmarsat has provided communications support to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-led team in efforts to break a channel of Antarctic sea ice to help ships deliver supplies to a U…
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Maj. Gen. Joseph Osterman Nominated Special Operations Command Deputy Leader

President Barack Obama has nominated Maj. Gen. Joseph Osterman, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command commander, for a new assignment as deputy commander at U.S. Special Operations Command  for a promotion to the lieutenant general rank and an The Defense Department said Tuesday Obama also designated Osterman for a promotion in rank to lieutenant general…
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Cloud Constellation Unveils Space-Based Cloud Network

Cloud Constellation has launched a space-based cloud storage network that works to store and transport data without the use of the internet. The SpaceBelt cloud infrastructure is designed to protect information from hijacking, theft, monitoring and sabotage through a private architecture that connects space-based data centers, Cloud Constellation said May 17…
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Federal News Radio: Air Force Establishes Office For Open Architecture Initiative

The U.S. Air Force is establishing a new office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to oversee the implementation of open architecture standards throughout the service branch’s acquisition system, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday…
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Deloitte’s William Eggers Pens Book on Public-Sector Digital Tech Landscape

William Eggers, director of public sector research at Deloitte‘s services unit, has authored a book that examines how the public sector modernizes old systems with digital technology such as cloud computing, mobile and analytics platforms…
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Commerce Department Appoints Members to Newly Established Investment Advisory Council

The Commerce Department has appointed 19 executives from the government and commercial sectors to the newly-established U.S. Investment Advisory Council. Members will provide input to help draw and keep foreign direct investment interest and will represent local companies, entities and organizations that seeks to promote FDI, DOC said Tuesday…
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IRS Relaunches Tax Return Online Service With Two-Step Authentication Process; John Koskinen Comments

The Internal Revenue Service has implemented a two-step process designed to authenticate the identities of individuals who seek to access transcripts of tax returns and related services online in an effort to protect taxpayers from identity theft and other cyber threats…
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