Posts from GovConDaily for 06/15/2016

Terry Halvorsen: DoD to Replace Common Access Cards With Multifactor Authentication Systems

Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen has said the Pentagon will replace Common Access Cards with multifactor authentication systems such as biometric technologies, Fedscoop reported Tuesday…
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Cybercom’s Kevin McLaughlin: Human Capital Key to Partnerships With Industry

U.S. Cyber Command‘s efforts to build greater partnerships with the private sector should include a human capital component to build up skill sets and experience in both the public and private sectors, Cybercom’s second-ranked officer told the Potomac Officers Club Wednesday…
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General Dynamics Installs, Tests 2 Waveguide Antennas For NASA’s Deep Space Network

General Dynamics has installed and tested two beam waveguide antennas to support NASA‘s modernization efforts for the agency’s Deep Space Network. The company said Tuesday its satellite communications technologies team installed the 34-meter antennas near Canberra, Australia to aid communications and tracking of Mars space probes and spacecraft missions outside the Milky Way…
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Energy Dept Taps FirstFuel Software for Energy Intelligence Support to Oak Ridge Labs

The Energy Department has selected Lexington, Massachusetts-based company FirstFuel Software to deliver remote building energy intelligence services across DOE’s building portfolio for Oak Ridge National Laboratories…
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Link Solutions COO David Joslin Named President; Bhupesh Wadhawan Comments

David Joslin, chief operating officer at Link Solutions Inc., has taken the additional role of president at the McLean, Virginia-based enterprise information technology platforms provider. Joslin succeeds Bhupesh Wadhawan, who will continue to serve as CEO of LSi, and will oversee the implementation of the company’s market strategy and growth objectives, the company said Tuesday…
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Former BRVANT CEO Rodrigo Kuntz Joins Drone USA as CTO

Rodrigo Kuntz, a 15-year aerospace industry veteran and former CEO at BRVANT Technologic Solutions, has joined Drone USA as chief technology officer of the New York-based unmanned aerial systems manufacturing company…
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Liquid Robotics Adds 3 Members to Strategic Advisory Board; Gary Gysin Comments

Liquid Robotics has named three new members to its strategic advisory board  U.S. Pacific Command head Timothy Keating, former United Nations Command leader Walter Sharp and Francisco Chavez — a senior scientist and biological oceanographer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute…
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Army Updates Flagship Website in Branding Campaign Push; Zack Kevit Comments

The U.S. Army has updated its flagship website to meet current web standards, add “gloss” and emphasize the service branch’s communications campaigns. The Army said Monday the creative team for the new Army…
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DOE to Support Nuclear Energy Research Through $82M Investment; Ernest Moniz Comments

The Energy Department has issued more than $82 million in funds to 93 research and development projects on nuclear energy. “Nuclear power is our nation’s largest source of low-carbon electricity and is a vital component in our efforts to both provide affordable and reliable electricity and to combat climate change,” Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Tuesday…
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France, Italy Ink Aster 30 Missile Development Pact; Antoine Bouvier Comments

Italian defense minister Roberta Pinotti and her French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian have signed an agreement to facilitate collaboration on the development of the Aster 30 Block 1 NT missile. MBDA said Tuesday France and Italy will work to update the Aster 30 missile and its SAMP/T system through the cooperation arrangement pact in order to develop new functionalities against ballistic missiles…
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