Posts from GovCon Daily 09/13/2016

Accenture’s Cloud-Based ERP Platform Gains FedRAMP Approval; David Moskovitz Comments

Accenture has obtained Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification for a cloud-based enterprise resource planning system designed for government customers. The company said Tuesday it helped the National Science Foundation implement and migrate NSF’s new financial system to Accenture’s Federal Cloud ERP platform…
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Army Research Lab Develops Unmanned Aerial Resupply Vehicle

The Army Research Laboratory has built an unmanned quadcopter platform designed to deliver supplies to military personnel in the battlefield. The U.S. Army said Friday a team of ARL researchers and engineers showed the Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle to Maj…
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SBA Awards Grants to 7 Native American Small Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration will award seven Native American small businesses with $100,000 grants each to support business development and long-term survivability  as part of the agency’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program…
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DHS OIG: TSA Lacks Oversight of Credentials Program Security Threat Assessment

The Department of Homeland Security‘s office of the inspector general has said the Transportation Security Administration lacks oversight and guidance over the Transportation Worker Identification Credentials program’s background check process…
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OPM Taps 4 Companies to Support Federal Background Investigations

The Office of Personnel Management has chosen four companies to support employee background investigations of OPM’s current Federal Investigative Services organization and new National Background Investigations Bureau, which is scheduled to be operational in the first week of October…
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Brown University Report: US Govt’s War-Related Expenditures to Hit Nearly $5T by 2053

A new report published by Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs projects the U.S. federal government to spend a total of $4.79 trillion on overseas contingency operations, veterans’ medical care and homeland security efforts from 2017 through 2053…
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OPM Outlines Latest Updates to Mark 20 Years of USAJobs Website; Beth Cobert Comments

The Office of Personnel Management celebrates the 20th anniversary of the founding of the USAJobs website to cap two decades of rolling out updates to the portal. USAJobs incorporated several updates in 2015 such as a mobile-friendly features, a modified application process, a new user interface and help center, a fresh user profile experience and a “mythbusters” section, OPM said Monday…
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Gen. David Goldfein Outlines Top Three Goals for US Air Force

Gen. David Goldfein, the new U.S. Air Force chief of staff, has highlighted command and control, joint leaders development and squadron composition review as his top three objectives at the military’s air component, Air Force Times reported Monday…
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SureID Launches Identity Assurance Offering for Gov’t & Enterprise; Steve Larson Comments

SureID has released a new identity assurance offering intended to help government and enterprise users determine third-party vendors or contractors that access critical systems. The Certified Enterprise identity management platform is designed to control and authenticate access to sensitive infrastructure and physical assets, SureID said Tuesday…
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John Carlin: DOJ to Assess National Security Risks Linked to ‘Internet of Things’

The Justice Department has initiated efforts to evaluate the risks posed by the adoption of internet-connected devices to national security, Defense One reported Thursday. Patrick Tucker writes John Carlin, U…
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Report: Navy Seeks to Expand Cyber Workforce Through Updated Policy

The Department of the Navy has issued an updated guidance that would allow sailors and civilian personnel to use their academic degrees, military training and certifications as part of efforts to increase the number of cybersecurity professionals, Federal News Radio reported Friday…
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