Posts from GovCon Daily 08/04/2016

DISA Unveils Three-Tiered Approach to Cloud Computing; John Hale Comments

The Defense Information Systems Agency has introduced a three-tiered approach for the military’s cloud computing and security network at a summit held July 26 in Washington. DISA said Wednesday the three-tiered plan consists of traditional computing, on-premise private cloud and off-premise commercial cloud offerings…
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Jeh Johnson: DHS Mulls Cyber Protection For Election System

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has said DHS is examining whether the election system needs the agency’s security support against potential cyberattacks, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday…
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SAIC Releases Cloud Migration Methodology for IT Applications & Systems; Charles Onstott Comments

Science Applications International Corp. has unveiled a new five-phase multi-tiered methodology intended to help government agencies migrate and transform information technology applications and systems into a cloud computing environment…
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GSA’s Tiffany Hixson: Bid Protests Unavoidable in Contract Award Processes

Tiffany Hixson of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service has described bid protests as an inevitable part of contract award processes, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Frank Konkel writes GSA officials have noted that bid protests seem unavoidable despite efforts to engage industry throughout the lifecycle of a bidding process…
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Army Tests PACMAN-I Program Manned & Unmanned Robotics Tech; Tollie Strode Comments

U.S. Army soldiers have tested and operated new robotic prototypes at the Pacific Manned-Unmanned Initiative training site as part of a program that lasted more than two weeks. The Army said Thursday the PACMAN-I program has developed manned and unmanned prototypes with a potential to perform stability and support roles as well as act in combat situations…
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DARPA Taps Georgia Tech-Northrop Team for Internet of Things Security Project

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded a $9.4 million grant to a Northrop Grumman-Georgia Institute of Technology partnership to develop a wireless monitoring method for Internet-of-Things devices…
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Moon Express Obtains Federal Govt Approval for Robotic Lunar Exploration Mission

Moon Express has obtained permission from the U.S. government to launch a company-built robotic spacecraft on a mission to explore the Moon’s surface. The company submitted its 2017 lunar mission plan to the Federal Aviation Administration in April and received authorization after discussions with FAA, the White House, NASA, the State Department and other federal agencies, Moon Express said Wednesday…
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GAO: OPM Should Clarify Guidance on Supporting Documentation for Telework Costs, Benefits

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Office of Personnel Management to clarify guidance for agencies to develop supporting data for the costs and advantages of the government’s telework program…
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Lockheed Eyes Potential $15B India-Based F-16 Production Line; George Standridge Comments

Lockheed Martin has proposed to transfer all production of the company’s F-16 fighter jet from its Fort Worth, Texas aeronautics facility to India in an effort to fulfill up to $15 billion in exports, Economic Times reported Thursday…
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Northrop, Embry-Riddle Offer 1st Airworthiness Engineering Graduate Study Program

Northrop Grumman and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University have collaborated to offer the first airworthiness engineering graduate study program scheduled to launch in January 2017. Graduates of the program will gain a Certificate of Study in Airworthiness Engineering, Northrop said Wednesday…
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Military News: 41 Service Members Test Positive for Zika Virus

Defense Department records have shown 41 service members, including a pregnant woman, have been diagnosed with the Zika virus since DoD began to monitor infections this year, Military News reported Wednesday…
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