Posts from GovCon Daily 09/08/2016

SAIC CEO: GovCon Services Consolidation to Continue, ‘Time-To-Market’ Key in Bids

Science Applications International Corp.’s (NYSE: SAIC) chief executive told investors Thursday he expects consolidation among government services contractors to continue as companies continue to pursue portfolio reshaping initiatives…
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Military Health System Postpones Rollout of New EHR System Amid Review

The Military Health System has deferred the rollout of the new electronic health record system as the MHS has called for a review and and potential modifications prior to release. The program executive office for defense healthcare management systems will examine MHS GENESIS over the next 30 days before the system’s initial deployment in the Pacific Northwest, MHS said Tuesday…
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Ashton Carter: US, UK to Continue Efforts Against Islamic State Group, Other Threats

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the U.S. and the U.K. will continue to work together as part of the coalition campaign to defeat the Islamic State militant group and other  international threats, DoD News reported Wednesday…
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NASA Picks Industry-Academia Investigator Team to Build Spectrometer for SOFIA Flying Observatory

NASA has selected the Goddard Space Flight Center’s team of industry and academic investigators to build a spectrometer that will work to support planet formation research aboard NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy…
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Navy Tests AeroVironment Blackwing UAV’s Cross-Domain Data Relay Function

The U.S. Navy has demonstrated the communication, control and command functions of a small AeroVironment-built unmanned aircraft vehicle at the service branch’s Annual Naval Technology Exercise…
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Oceus Networks Unveils Mobile 4G LTE Products for Various Deployment Scenarios

Oceus Networks has launched three additions to its family of mobile 4G LTE products in efforts to support size, weight and power needs of different deployment scenarios. The Reston, Virginia-based mobile technology company said Wednesday its new Xiphos Micro, Xiphos Macro and Xiphos Mid platforms are designed to aid on-the-move teams, large deployments and both large and on-the-move deployments, respectively…
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Motherboard: NSA’s Iraq War Documents Detail Surveillance Expansion in Counterterrorism Efforts

Internal National Security Agency documents on the Iraq war have revealed that former NSA director Michael Hayden called for cooperation within the agency to support surveillance efforts as part of an “intelligence-driven” initiative against terrorism, Motherboard reported Tuesday…
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Deltek’s Angie Petty: Pending Administration Change ‘Unlikely’ to Affect Federal IT Contract Spending

Angie Petty, a principal research analyst at Deltek, has said she does not expect the pending change in U.S. administration to have a significant impact on federal information technology budgets and contract spending by agencies…
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GAO Wants DoD to Establish Comprehensive Plan for Readiness Goal Implementation

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to develop a comprehensive plan and related metrics to implement readiness recovery goals. GAO said Wednesday the military services reported that their readiness levels continue to decline due to what they described as “emerging and continued demands on their forces, reduced force structure and increased frequency and length of deployments…
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IBM’s Justin Chua: Orgs Should Factor Security, Market Timing, ROI Into Cloud Migration Projects

Justin Chua, cloud leader at IBM‘s Institute for Business Value, has said a new IBV study highlights several factors that organizations may want to consider if they opt to migrate information technology functions into cloud infrastructure…
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