Posts from GovCon Daily 08/31/2016

August 31 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls to End Red August, Lockheed & McKesson Pare GCI Decline

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index fell Wednesday to register a fifth decline over seven sessions in a stretch that puts the GCI in negative territory for August and ends its streak of monthly declines at six as U…
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Noblis’ Roger Mason: Career Path Understanding Key to Cyber Workforce Training, Retention Efforts

There has been no shortage of research materials over the past year that point to a fear among government and private industry leaders that the U.S. does not have the needed numbers or proper skillsets in its cybersecurity workforce and could feel some consequences as a result…
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REI Systems Appoints Co-Founder Shyam Salona as New CEO

REI Systems has appointed Shyam Salona, a co-founder and former executive vice president and chief technology officer, as its new CEO. The company said Tuesday Salona will succeed fellow co-founder and former CEO Veer Bhartiya, who will remain at REI as executive chairman…
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NGA Launches Competition to Address Disparate Data Challenges

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has launched a $200,000 competition on the Challenge.gov website for programs that would help address the agency’s disparate data challenges. The challenge aims to provide unified access to data with different formats, schemas, interfaces and locations to support applications such as business metrics and information analytics, NGA said Tuesday…
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QinetiQ Gets $2.7M in DARPA Funds for Electric Hub-Drive Tech; David Moore Comments

QinetiQ has received $2.7 million in funds from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to continue work on the company’s electric hub-drive technology. The technology will form part of an electric propulsion system to replace gearboxes, differentials and drive shafts with electric motors contained within the wheels, QinetiQ said Tuesday…
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MDA Head James Syring: Agency Eyes Laser Tech to Support Future Military Operations

Vice Adm. James Syring, Missile Defense Agency director, told the Space and Missile Defense Symposium that he believes laser technology will play a role in future military operations, Defense News reported Aug…
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L-3 to Provide Simulator Update for China-Based JV’s Nuclear Power Site

L-3 Communications‘ MAPPS division has received a contract from China-based joint venture Liaoning Hongyanhe Nuclear Power to help update the reactor core model on the Hongyanhe Phase I nuclear power site’s simulator…
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Intel’s Patty Hatter to Serve on NIST Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board

Patty Hatter, Intel‘s security group professional services business unit vice president and general manager, will join the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board on a four-year term…
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Lockheed Taps Microsemi to Produce Master Reference Oscillator for Air Force Infrared Satellites

Lockheed Martin has chosen Microsemi to supply master reference oscillators for integration into the next two Space Based Infrared System satellites for the U.S. Air Force. Microsemi said Wednesday it will start to deliver production models of the company’s master reference oscillators that include discrete devices and radiation-tolerant field programmable gate arrays to Lockheed, the SBIRS’ prime contractor, in late 2016…
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Deloitte’s Chris Knox Joins National Archives-Led FOIA Advisory Committee

The Archivist of the United States has named Chris Knox, managing director in Deloitte‘s transactions and business analytics segment, as a member of the Freedom of Information Act Advisory Committee…
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Phacil Obtains CMMI Maturity Level 3 Appraisal for Service System Development

Phacil has received a Capability Maturity Model Integration level 3 rating from the CMMI Institute for the company’s efforts in services and service system development. Arlington, Virginia-based information technology company Phacil said Tuesday Abridge Technology conducted the appraisal based on Phacil’s program support, personnel management, software development and help desk support for the U…
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Navy Takes in 13th Virginia-Class Attack Submarine

The U.S. Navy received pre-commissioning unit USS Illinois attack submarine on Saturday from General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat subsidiary. USS Illinois, the 13th nuclear-powered submarine of the Navy’s Virginia class, arrived ahead of the contract delivery date, the service branch said Monday…
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