Posts from GovCon Daily 09/16/2016

DHS Unveils Upcoming Roadway Safety Device for First Responders

The Department of Homeland Security has unveiled an upcoming early-warning system that aims to minimize the risk of dangerous vehicle collisions for first responders in emergency scenes. Applied Research Associates will develop the Automated Driver and Responder Alert System to warn approaching drivers within an emergency area, increase visual presence of first responders and provide visual, tactile and audible alerts to both responders and motorists, DHS said Wednesday…
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NIST Issues Draft Self-Assessment Tool for Cybersecurity Mgmt Efforts

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has unveiled a self-assessment tool in a move to help organizations assess the effectiveness of their cybersecurity risk management initiatives. NIST said Thursday the draft Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder integrates the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program‘s organizational performance evaluation strategies with the Cybersecurity Framework‘s risk management mechanisms…
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Service Chiefs Link Budget Instability to Military Readiness Gaps

The service chiefs of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force have said budget uncertainty is one of the primary challenges to efforts to maintain military readiness, DoD News reported Thursday…
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Marc Groman: OMB Updates Guidance for Agencies’ Privacy Mgmt Responsibilities

The Office of Management and Budget has updated its guidance on the role and responsibilities of senior agency officials for privacy amid advancements in technology and information analytics. Marc Groman, senior adviser for privacy at OMB, wrote in a blog post published Thursday  the new guidance outlines requirements for the designation of SAOPs and seeks to help agencies address challenges in the digital age…
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USPTO Grants Patent for NIST’s Single-Photon Detector; Josh Bienfang Comments

A National Institute of Standards and Technology-led research team has obtained a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a device built to detect individual photons of light in an effort to address sensing and encryption challenges…
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GAO Study: Agencies ‘Generally Satisfied’ With 18F, USDS Support Services

A survey by the Government Accountability Office has found that agency project managers are “generally satisified” with the information technology support services they have received from the Office of Management and Budget‘s U…
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HHS Issues $87M in Funds for IT Updates at US Health Centers

The Department of Health and Human Services plans to award approximately $87 million in funds to support health information technology updates at 1,310 health centers across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Pacific Basin…
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Chemring, Minelab Collaborate to Develop Handheld IED Detector for Australian Defense Dept

Chemring‘s sensors and electronic systems business will collaborate with Minelab Electronics to develop a handheld detector of buried improvised explosive devices as part of a $5 million contract that MineLab received from Australia’s defense department…
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TechnoMile Unveils Cloud-Based Tools Suite for GovCon Firms; Ashish Khot Comments

TechnoMile has introduced a set of cloud-based applications designed to help government contractors track contracts and task orders, collaborate with government agencies and collect data on agency spending…
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CSRA’s Larry Prior Shares Views on Federal Govt’s IT Infrastructure, Cybersecurity & Cloud Adoption

Larry Prior, CEO of federal technology services contractor CSRA, has said he thinks the next U.S. administration should prioritize efforts to update and repair the federal government’s information technology infrastructure as the country competes in the global economy…
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