Posts from GovCon Daily 08/15/2016

Federal News Radio: DISA Extends MilCloud 2.0 Contract Ceiling to $498M

The Defense Information Systems Agency has extended the contract ceiling for its milCloud 2.0 private cloud platform from $92 million to $498 million, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. John Hale, DISA’s cloud portfolio chief, said at a cloud summit in Washington that DISA opted to extend the milCloud 2…
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OMB, GSA to Collaborate on Govt-Wide Data Center Modernization Initiative

The Office of Management and Budget has partnered with the General Services Administration’s Office of Government-wide Policy to help agencies implement strategies to consolidate and modernize their data centers…
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MellingMedical Offers Kerecis Fish Skin Wound Treatment Product Via Federal Supply Schedule

MellingMedical will offer Kerecis‘ fish-skin-based wound treatment product to the Department of Veterans Affairs through the Federal Supply Schedule contract vehicle. The Kerecis Omega3 Wound product works to utilize patented fish-skin-based material for skin grafting and tissue repair operations among military veteran patients, Kerecis said Friday…
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IRS Extends Software Maintenance Contract With Cyber Armed Security

Cyber Armed Security will continue its software maintenance services to the Internal Revenue Service‘s sign-on system through a six-month performance period. A FedBizOpps notice posted Wednesday states the IRS exercised an option to extend maintenance services for 100,500 licenses of Passlogix-built v-GO Single Sign-On system…
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BAE Systems Opens Cybersecurity & Threat Intelligence Hub in Malaysia

BAE Systems has opened a new cybersecurity and threat intelligence center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in an effort to drive awareness and adoption of cybersecurity and business defense within the country…
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CBO: No Sequestration Required for FY 2016 to Meet Budget Cap Requirements

The Congressional Budget Office has said sequestration is not required because appropriations for both defense and nondefense programs for fiscal year 2016 do not exceed the caps on discretionary budget authority…
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Applied Research Associates to Help DHS Build Roadway Safety Tech for First Responders

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded Applied Research Associates a two-month, $648,880 contract to develop a technology that would help increase first responders’ safety awareness during roadway operations…
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Technavio: Global Defense IT Spending Market to Reach $108B by 2020

Technavio has forecasted that global defense information technology spending will reach $108.4 billion by 2020 as continued demand for IT and technology offerings in the defense industry drive the need for technological support services…
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Adm. John Richardson: Navy Should Pursue Fleet Prototyping, Experimentation

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has said the U.S. Navy should advance rapid prototyping and experimentation efforts in its fleet of ships in an effort to immediately address risks amid budget concerns and complex security environment, USNI News reported Thursday…
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Air Force Chief David Goldfein Outlines Pilot Training Priorities

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein has highlighted more time home for both training and family as among his priorities to help augment training for pilots, Air Force Times reported Sunday. Goldfein said modern day pilots receive nearly half the home-station training that he said he received when he flew F-16s, Phillip Swarts reports…
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