Posts from GovCon Daily 07/26/2016

Joe Ayers on The Future CSC-HPE’s Federal Footprint, Trends in Federal Healthcare IT & Big Data

Joe Ayers heads the federal enterprise group at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise as a vice president and is responsible for the organization’s work with partners, pursuit of cloud computing opportunities and work to provide agencies technology and related consulting services…
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AT&T’s Randall Stephenson to Lead Robocalling Strike Force to Support FCC

Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman and CEO, has been chosen by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to head a “Robocalling Strike Force” that will help drive the development and adoption of tools to stop automated calls…
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Air Force Eyes 2021 Launch for Follow-On Space Surveillance Mission

The U.S. Air Force plans to launch a space surveillance mission in 2021 to monitor the geosynchronous orbital belt that houses the service branch’s satellites, Space News reported Monday. Mike Gruss writes Congress appropriated $27 million for space situational awareness systems related activities such as the Space Based Space Surveillance to be launched in 2021…
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Pentagon Small Business Office Issues Funds for DISA Cyber Tech Development Effort

The Defense Information Systems Agency has received $9.7 million from the Defense Department‘s small business programs office to fund the development of technologies in support of the country’s warfighters…
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John Schaub Takes Helm as Naval Research Lab’s Space Tech Center

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Naval Center for Space Technology has appointed John Schaub as director and he will transition from his prior role as senior executive in charge of NCST’s spacecraft engineering department…
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ViaSat to Develop In-Flight Broadband, Comms Services for Air Force One; Ken Peterman Comments

ViaSat will develop global in-flight broadband and communications services for Air Force One and other aircraft for U.S. government senior officials under a $73.2 million contract with the Defense Information Systems Agency awarded in June…
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Charles River Analytics to Help Air Force Develop Cyber Defense Toolkit 

Charles River Analytics has received a two-year, $500,000 follow-on contract to  develop a cyber defense toolkit for the U.S. Air Force to assess software services for the military branch’s cybersecurity programs…
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LifePort’s Transport Litter System Receives FAA Performance Standard Approval

The Federal Aviation Administration has cleared the Stanchion Litter System developed by a business unit of Lockheed Martin subsidiary Sikorsky as compliant with the agency’s minimum performance standard for aircraft appliances and components…
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Amazon, UK Govt Partner to Explore Drone-Backed Package Deliveries; Paul Misener Comments

Amazon has partnered with the U.K. government to study the potential use of small unmanned aerial systems in package deliveries across the country with permission from a British Civil Aviation Authority-backed cross-government team…
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HHS to Hold National Conference for Health IT Small Businesses; Matthew Portnoy Comments

The Department of Health and Human Services will hold a conference in November for small companies that seek to access the health information technology market through more than $870 million in federal funds…
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