Posts from GovConDaily for 09/20/2016

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Satcom-as-a-Service Model to Address DoD Resiliency Requirements

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, a senior vice president at Inmarsat, has pitched the idea of a satellite communications-as-a-service model as key to help the Defense Department achieve an integrated architecture for military satellite communications…
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Denise Turner Roth Talks Plans for GSA’s Tech Transformation Service

Denise Turner Roth, head of the General Services Administration, told Federal Times in an interview published Monday that she expects the Technology Transformation Service to help GSA demonstrate how emerging technology platforms could be applied in the government space…
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Dell’s Cameron Chehreh: Federal CIOs Should Adopt Incremental Strategies to Update Legacy Apps

Cameron Chehreh, federal chief technology officer at Dell, has said chief information officers at agencies should adopt incremental modernization strategies to update legacy applications. Chehreh told MeriTalk writer Mary Tobin in an interview posted Monday that legacy applications represent many of the challenges federal CIOs will face as agencies work to comply with the Office of Management and Budget‘s Data Center Optimization Initiative…
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ULA Reschedules DigitalGlobe WorldView-4 Satellite Launch to Sept. 26

United Launch Alliance has updated the estimated launch date of a DigitalGlobe commercial imaging satellite due to the availability of Vandenberg Air Force Base’s western range. ULA said Sunday the Lockheed Martin-built WorldView-4 satellite will launch to space no earlier than Sept…
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Commerce Dept Unveils 30 Appointees to Natl Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Commerce Department‘s National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship has selected 30 professionals from the commercial, nonprofit and academic sectors to serve as NACIE members…
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Immuron, Naval Medical Research Center Partner to Test Supplement Against Stomach-Ailing Bacteria

Australia-based Immuron has entered a research and development collaboration agreement with the Naval Medical Research Center to test the bio-pharmaceutical company’s drug against gastrointestinal problems…
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ViON’s Tony Encinias: Cyber Analytics Can Help Governments Predict Attacks

Tony Encinias, vice president of public sector strategy at ViON, has discussed the role of cyber analytics as a service in work by governments to mitigate potential threats against systems and information in an interview with GovTech posted Friday…
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Lockheed Awarded NASA Solar Observatory Support Extension; Bart De Pontieu Comments

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $19.4 million contract to continue to help NASA operate a satellite the company designed to observe the sun and support related scientific studies. Lockheed said Monday the contract extends the company’s support for the Interface Region Imaging Spectograph observatory through September 2018, with an option for further extension of the performance period until September 2019…
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Lt. Gen. Mike Holmes: Air Force Eyes Near-Term Procurement of Light Attack Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force looks to test various off-the-shelf aerial platforms in spring 2017 as the service branch considers procurement of a new aircraft for light-attack missions, Defense News reported Monday…
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AT Kearney to Back Research, Education Programs at American University Cyber Governance Center

A.T. Kearney will sponsor cybersecurity research and education programs at American University’s Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center in an effort to publicize governance in computer network defense initiatives…
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