Posts from GovCon Daily 08/05/2016

DARPA Names Cyber Grand Challenge Winners

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced the teams that will receive approximately $4 million in total cash awards as the presumptive winners in its cyber defense tournament. DARPA said Thursday the ForAllSecure research team will receive $2 million for the group’s Mayhem computer system that landed first place in the preliminary results of the Cyber Grand Challenge…
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DARPA, MIT Develop Biopharmaceutical Production System in Warzones; Tyler McQuade Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a biopharmaceutical production system meant to create treatments in the battlefield, Biopharma Reporter reported Tuesday…
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DCS Receives Air Force Delivery Order for KC-46A Tanker Software Devt & Integration Support

DCS Corp. has secured a $7.9 million delivery order from the U.S. Air Force to provide software development and integration services to help create a joint mission planning system for the service branch’s KC-46A tanker aircraft…
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Joshua Newman: Salesforce Health Cloud Meets FedRAMP Security Standards

Salesforce.com‘s health cloud platform has met FedRAMP security standards requirements and has been included on the company’s moderate Authority-to-Operate for the Government Cloud platform, Salesforce said in a post published Monday…
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General Dynamics, Army Select General Micro Systems Computer for WIN-T Increment 2

Rancho Cucamonga, California-based electronics manufacturer General Micro Systems‘ rugged computer has been selected for installation into the second increment of the U.S. Army‘s Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, Military & Aerospace reported Friday…
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Barney Krucoff Named DC City Chief Data Officer

Barney Krucoff, former geographic information officer in the state of Maryland’s information technology department, has been appointed as chief data officer for the Washington, D.C. city government…
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Space News: NASA, China in Talks Over Earth Science Mission

NASA and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have engaged in bilateral talks over a potential collaboration for a future Chinese Earth science mission, Space News reported Thursday. Jeff Foust writes NASA’s Earth science division head Michael Freilich met with Chinese officials in July to discuss research coordination between the U…
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OPM Issues Final Regulations on New Disabled Veteran Leave Category; Beth Cobert Comments

The Office of Personnel Management has issued final regulations for the enforcement of a new disabled veteran leave category as part of an effort to extend the time for veterans to address medical issues…
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Military.com, Citi Unveil Mobile App for Soldiers’ Transition Processes

Military.com and Citi have partnered to launch a free mobile application that works to assist members of the U.S. armed forces through their transition into civilian life. Military.com said Thursday the Transition app is designed to feature an interactive checklist and a notification system that works to alert users on upcoming tasks and military paperwork…
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