Posts from GovCon Daily 07/25/2016

IBM Vet David McComber Joins QTS as Public Sector, Federal Sales Head

David McComber, a two-decade IBM (NYSE: IBM) veteran and a former vice president in Big Blue’s federal business, has joined data center and cloud computing services contractor QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS) as executive VP of public sector and federal sales…
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Unisys Receives NSA, NIAP Certifications for Enterprise IT Security Platform

Unisys has received approval from the National Security Agency and NSA’s partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to make a company-made enterprise information technology security platform available to government agencies…
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Rear Adm. Dale Horan Takes Command of Carrier Strike Group 8

Rear Adm. Dale Horan, formerly Joint Staff deputy director for operations (J3) at the Pentagon, has officially taken command of Carrier Strike Group 8 during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the USS Harry S…
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Peter Smith: American Systems to Continue Support for Navy 311 Call Center

American Systems has received a potential five-year, $42.5 million task order to continue to help the U.S. Navy operate the military branch’s support center for troops and families. The company said Monday it will extend operations support at the Navy 311 call center that works to provide a single entry point for sailors, military families and civilians that need reachback assistance…
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DARPA Taps Raytheon to Build Interoperable Network Tools for UAVs, Manned Aircraft; Jason Redi Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded a Raytheon subsidiary two contracts worth $9 million combined to develop platforms designed to facilitate interoperability of airborne communication networks used by manned aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles…
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Leidos Demos Unmanned Anti-Sub Vessel for DARPA Program

Leidos has conducted a series of initial performance trials on an autonomous vehicle it is developing for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program…
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Denise Turner Roth: USDS Launches New Portal on GSA Website to Offer Digital Services Procurement Advice

The U.S. Digital Service has added a new online portal to the General Services Administration’s Acquisition Gateway website that aims to provide government agencies information on how to procure digital services, Federal News Radio reported Monday…
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Michael Huerta: FAA Creates Cyber Committee to Prepare Against Nat’l Airspace Disruption

The Federal Aviation Administration has established a cybersecurity streering committee to help prevent disruptions in the national airspace system and manage FAA networks connected to next-generation platforms, Federal Times reported Wednesday…
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Lockheed, Pilatus Aircraft Complete PC-21 Aircraft Initial Production Test Flight

Lockheed Martin and Pilatus Aircraft have conducted an initial production test flight of the first PC-21 training aircraft as part of the estimated $896.8 million AIR 5428 Pilot Training System Program contract signed in 2015…
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ULA-Ball Aerospace-Space Foundation Team Launches Student, Intern-Built Rockets & Payloads

United Launch Alliance, Ball Aerospace and the Space Foundation have sponsored the launch of two rockets built by ULA interns with payloads that Ball interns and Colorado K-12 students created. ULA — a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin — said Sunday the event included efforts to launch the 50-foot-tall Future Heavy and 10-foot-tall Genesis rockets to simulate real-life missions and encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math…
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