Posts from GovCon Daily 07/29/2016

ICF to Support CDC Communications Campaign for Opioid Abuse Risk Awareness

ICF International has received a two-year, $4.8 million task order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control in support of the agency’s communications campaign for opioid abuse risk awareness…
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Lockheed Completes Australia MH-60R Seahawk Delivery Under Navy Foreign Military Sales Deal

Lockheed Martin has turned over Australia’s final MH-60R “Romeo” Seahawk multimission helicopter to the U.S. Navy during a ceremony held Wednesday at a company facility in Owego, New York…
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Aware Delivers Biometric Services Platform to Support Marine Corps Identity Operations

Bedford, Massachusetts-based biometrics software company Aware has supplied its software and services line to the U.S. Marine Corps‘ in support of the service branch’s identity-related operations…
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Michigan Taps Esri to Provide Imagery Data Mgmt, Hosting Support; Christopher Thomas Comments

Esri will oversee and host Michigan’s imagery data under an agreement with the state’s Department of Technology, Management and Budget. Esri will use its cloud platform to host up to 25 terabytes of light detection and ranging data and orthophotography for DTMB’s center for shared solutions that is responsible for the state’s geographic data sharing efforts, the company said Tuesday…
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GAO Report Highlights Fragmentation in Defense Space Acquisition Mgmt

The Government Accountability Office has released a new report that indicates fragmentation in how the stakeholder organizations within the Defense Department, White House, the intelligence community and civilian agencies manage space acquisitions…
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Tyrone Grandison to Leave Commerce Deputy Chief Data Officer Post

Tyrone Grandison will depart his role as the deputy chief data officer of the Commerce Department on Aug. 5 after more than a year in the position. Grandison wrote in a blog post for Medium published Friday his personal highlights at the department included work to launch of a data startup, approval for the use of platforms such as Github and Amazon Web Services, introduction of agile development to the agency and the development of a new data education agenda…
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NIH Appoints Joshua Gordon as National Institute of Mental Health Director

The National Institutes of Health has appointed Joshua Gordon, an associate professor of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, as director of the National Institute of Mental Health effective September…
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Army Unveils Online Training Tool on Selection Board Process

The U.S. Army has launched an online training tool that works to give soldiers insight on the selection board’s process. The service branch said Thursday the tool includes printable training aids and a 49-minute video that defines the Army Department selection board; shows the board’s processes and instructs soldiers on how to prepare for future boards…
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NASA Seeks to Require Contractor Reports on Agency-Owned Assets Worth $10M

NASA has proposed to revise its Federal Acquisition Regulation to require contractors that have control over space agency-owned property, plant and equipment worth at least $10 million to report such assets on a monthly basis…
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