Posts from GovCon Daily 08/18/2016

Intel’s Jason Kimrey on Supercomputing at Federal Agencies & Industry’s Role in Cyber Framework Adoption

Jason Kimrey is a 13-year veteran of Intel and serves as the chip maker’s U.S. federal area director, where he leads a business development team focused on technology products and services for defense and civilian agencies…
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NOAA, Partners Develop National Water Model to Aid Flood Forecasting Efforts

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has implemented a new tool that works to simulate water movements in the country’s rivers and streams as well as generate water forecast information…
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Adm. Cecil Haney: 2 US Space Programs Key to Deter Natl Security Satellite Threats

Navy Adm. Cecil Haney, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, has said he believes two space threat deterrence programs can help the country thwart potential adversary attacks on national security satellites, Space News reported Tuesday…
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Army TRADOC Exercises Year 1 Option in CGI Contract for Operational Environment Services

The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command‘s intelligence directorate has exercised the first option year worth $34.2 million for CGI to provide operational environment option core services under a five-year, $124 million contract award from 2015…
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Report: Global Market for Law Enforcement Robots to Reach $5.7B in 2022

A market report by WinterGreen Research predicts that the global market for law enforcement robots will reach a $5.7 billion value in 2022 due to an increased number of terrorist threats around the world, WhaTech said Saturday…
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CSC Launches Healthcare IT-as-a-Service Platforms on UK’s Digital Marketplace

Computer Sciences Corp. has started to offer care coordination and population health as-a-service platforms to U.K. government agencies through the online G-Cloud marketplace. CSC said Monday its care coordination offering consists of business process services intended to help providers address referral management, complex care coordination, discharge management and patient access challenges…
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Navy, German Research Team Prepare for Joint Underwater Munitions Mapping Project Milestone

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City division and Germany’s Bundeswehr Technical Center for Ships and Naval Weapons, Maritime Technology and Research have started preparations for the first milestone of a joint project to advance the detection, classification and mapping of underwater munitions…
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Computerworld: New Zealand Picks Oracle for Govt-Wide Software & Services Contract

Oracle has received a five-year contract to provide software products and support services to New Zealand’s government organizations, Computerworld reported Tuesday. Stuart Corner writes all of the country’s departments and agencies will have access to  Oracle software licenses, cloud services and appliances under the agreement…
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Matt Goodrich: FedRAMP Rolls Out Updated Marketplace Dashboard

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has unveiled the updated dashboard for the FedRAMP marketplace. FedRAMP Director Matt Goodrich wrote Wednesday FedRAMP selected TrueTandem to build the marketplace dashboard through the use of the Agile blanket purchase agreement from the General Services Administration’s 18F digital services team…
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US Navy Enters Biofuel R&D Partnership With Queensland Govt; Annastacia Palaszczuk Comments

The U.S. Navy and the government of Queensland in Australia have signed an agreement to advance research and development work on biofuels. Thomas Hicks, deputy undersecretary of the Navy for management, signed a statement of cooperation with Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk as part of the Great Green Fleet program, the Queensland government said Wednesday…
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Naval Research Office Uses Genetically Modified Bacteria to Produce Nanowires

The Office of Naval Research has developed nanoscale electrical wires made of genetically modified soil bacteria. ONR’s warfighting performance department sponsored a team of researchers led by Derek Lovley, a microbiologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, to create a synthetic nanowire based on genetically engineered Geobacter, ONR said Tuesday…
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