Posts from GovCon Daily 09/15/2016

OpenGov Launches Budgeting Process Mgmt Platform for Gov’t Clients; Zac Bookman Comments

OpenGov has introduced a technology platform designed to help government users to prepare annual budget plans and spending reports each fiscal year. The company said Wednesday its Budget Builder platform will work to help departmental budget teams submit proposals and supporting data as well as allow managers to review the proposals through a central online system…
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Kathy Brown: US Army, Marine Corps Adopts Collaborative Acquisition to Equip Soldiers

The U.S. Army and Marine Corps plan to continue their collaborative efforts to develop and test uniforms and personal protective equipment for marines and soldiers. Mathuel Browne of the Marine Corps Systems Command wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that the Cross-Service Warfighter Equipment Board and Improved Personal Protective Equipment System Integrated Product Team are among the forums that help the services to share technologies and develop services to update the equipment and uniforms for service members…
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NIST Unveils New Mobile Security Resources; Joshua Franklin Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has introduced new resources intended to help organizations protect their mobile devices and computer systems from malware threats. NIST said Wednesday the draft Mobile Threat Catalogue and the draft Assessing Threats to Mobile Devices and Infrastructure seek to respond to the public and private organizations’ request for information on threats and how to mitigate the attacks…
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Unisys Survey: 69% of Govt Responders Support Digital Govt Program Adoption

A Unisys-sponsored survey has found that 69 percent of federal, state and local government respondents have started or are interested to adopt digital government programs while 31 percent are skeptical of the programs’ benefits…
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DHS, Property Drone Consortium to Study UAS Applications for Public Safety Missions

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Property Drone Consortium in an effort to advance understanding on unmanned aerial system applications for public safety missions…
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DoD Clears Fort Drum-HealtheConnections EHR Exchange Partnership

The Defense Department has approved an electronic health information exchange between Fort Drum’s medical department activity and community healthcare providers in New York. Under the initiative, Fort Drum MEDDAC has integrated the medical electronic records of soldiers and their families into HealtheConnections‘ data exchange system, the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization said Wednesday…
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Lisa Monaco: DHS Offers Cybersecurity Support to State Election Administrators

Lisa Monaco, the president’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, said the Department of Homeland Security has reached out to state election administrators to offer cybersecurity support and boost public confidence in voting systems, Federal News Radio reported Thursday…
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C4ISR & Networks: Army Seeks to Award Cloud Migration Pilot Program Contract

The U.S. Army plans to award a contract by the end of September or in the first quarter of 2017 to support the service branch’s pilot program that aims to migrate applications from 11 data centers into the cloud, C4ISR & Networks reported Wednesday…
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EmeSec to Offer Training and Education Package to Help Clients Meet Controlled Unclassified Information Readiness

EmeSec has unveiled a new suite of training services established to help companies prepare for the compliance requirements of the Federal Acquisition Requirements and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations related to controlled but unclassified information…
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CompTIA Survey Indicates Govt Employee Confidence in Smart Cities Services; Tim Herbert Comments

A new survey from the nonprofit technology industry association CompTIA has indicated high confidence among government officials in what the organization brands as benefits of smart cities tools and services…
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Inmarsat, Partners to Provide Aviation Safety, Cockpit Comms Services in China

Inmarsat has entered into a partnership with Beijing Marine Communication & Navigation Company and Aviation Data Communication Corp. to provide aviation safety and cockpit communication services in China…
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