Posts from GovCon Daily 09/01/2016

Unisys’ Jennifer Napper, Tom Patterson Say ARCYBER Should Adopt Software-Defined Networks, Managed Services

Jennifer Napper, group vice president for defense and intelligence group at Unisys, has said the U.S. Army Cyber Command should adopt software-defined networks as the country counters ground conflicts in the Middle East and faces dwindling resources, PCMag reported Wednesday…
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QTS Hires Andrew Wild as CISO; Jon Greaves Comments

Andrew Wild, formerly a chief information security officer at Lancope, has joined cloud computing and data center services provider QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS) as CISO. Wild previously served as chief security officer for cloud security and compliance services provider Qualys before he joined Lancope, QTS said Wednesday…
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USAF Opens KC-46 Aircraft Training Center, Activates 56th Air Refueling Squadron

The U.S. Air Force has opened a new training center at Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma to house all Boeing-built KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling tanker formal training activities. The Leverett Formal Training Center will support subsequent aerial refueling and joint service operations as the training ground for all KC-46 aircrew members, Air Force said Wednesday…
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Military Times: Obama Sets 2017 Military Pay Raise at 1.6%

President Barack Obama has set the next military pay raise at 1.6 percent for 2017 which will take effect on Jan. 1, Military Times reported Wednesday. Leo Shane writes Obama wrote a letter to Congress to request the pay hike that represents an increase from the 1…
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Commerce Dept to Launch Challenge for IT Systems to Drive Port Information Sharing

The Commerce Department will launch a national technology challenge to produce open-source port information-sharing platforms designed to support local seaports and relevant stakeholders. The competition will require teams to create port community system prototypes that work to support secure data-sharing between stakeholder communities of specific ports in line with the recommended data elements of the advisory committee on supply chain competitiveness, the Commerce Department said Wednesday…
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CAE Receives Grob-Developed G120TP Aircraft for Army Flight Training Program; Ray Duquette Comments

CAE‘s U.S. business has received the first three Grob-built G120TP aircraft that will support the U.S. Army‘s Fixed-Wing Flight Training program designed to help rotary-wing aviators transition as pilots to the service branch’s fixed-wing aircraft…
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Accenture Study Details 5 Tech Trends in Digital Government; Tom Greiner Comments

A new Accenture study has identified five emerging technology trends driven by a “people-first approach” the company believes can help move forward the federal government’s digital initiatives…
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GAO: Public-Private Partnerships Hold Limited Role in Govt Property Disposal

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has found there is limited use of public-private partnerships in the management and disposal of underutilized government real property. GAO said Tuesday General Services Administration officials stated GSA reviews public-private partnerships on a case-by-case basis and partnerships are considered for fewer than 10 cases every year…
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BAE, Australia Ink Global Combat Ship Design Contract; Glynn Phillips Comments

BAE Systems and Australia have signed a contract that would allow the company to refine its Type 26 Global Combat Ship design in an effort to meet the requirements of Australia’s naval force as part of the SEA 5000 Future Frigate program…
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