Posts from GovCon Daily 09/21/2016

Lockheed Signs Agreement to Retain Sikorsky HQ, Build CH-53K Helicopter in Connecticut; Dan Schulz Comments

Lockheed Martin and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy have signed a deal to keep the headquarters of Lockheed’s Sikorsky subsidiary in Connecticut and increase the helicopter business’ workforce in the state to more than 8,000 by 2032…
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GAO: Federal Cyber Incidents Jumped 1,300% in Fiscal Years 2006-2015

A new Government Accountability Office report has proposed several actions GAO says are necessary to help address cyber incidents at federal agencies which spiked nearly 1,300 percent in number from fiscal year 2006 to FY 2015…
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NASA, Orbital ATK Target October 9-13 Launch Window for 6th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission

NASA and Orbital ATK plan to launch a Cygnus spacecraft for its sixth cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station between October 9 and October 13 as part of the company’s Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA…
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Gen. John Hyten: US Should Modernize Nuclear Triad Components Amid Global Threats

Gen. John Hyten, commander of the Air Force Space Command, has described some of the biggest threats to the U.S. and called for the modernization of the country’s nuclear triad amid rising global security challenges, DoD News reported Tuesday…
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Carahsoft’s John Lee: GSA’s ‘FedRAMP Accelerated’ Seeks Streamlined Cloud Application Process

The General Services Administration‘s move to restructure its cloud computing authorization approval process aims to help cloud service providers streamline the steps necessary to achieve a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Authority to Operate designation, a Carahsoft executive has said…
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Deloitte, NASCIO Survey: Insufficient Cyber Budget, Talent Shortage Continue to Challenge Government

A new survey from Deloitte and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers indicates concerns among respondents over low cyber funding amounts and talent shortages they believe pose challenges to the government…
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Stratcom’s Kenneth Callicutt, General Atomics’ Chris Pehrson Eye Drone Deployment in Contested Environments

Kenneth Callicutt, director of capability and resource integration at the U.S. Strategic Command, has said unmanned aircraft vehicles could be deployed in non-permissive environments, operate as part of a network and expand manned aircraft’s “sensor net,” Aviation International News reported Tuesday…
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ICF Adopts New Brand to Mark 10 Years as Public Company; Sudhakar Kesavan Comments

The Fairfax, Virginia-based consulting services contractor formerly known as ICF International has rebranded itself as “ICF” and adopted both a new logo and website in conjunction with its 10th anniversary as a publicly-traded company on the NASDAQ…
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NIST Awards Grants to 5 Nonprofit Groups to Establish Regional Cyber Education, Workforce Devt Partnerships

Five nonprofit organizations have received approximately $1 million in total grants from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to forge partnerships that seek to address the shortage of cybersecurity professionals in local communities…
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Air Force to Begin Repairs on Grounded F-35 Jets; Christopher Bogdan Comments

The U.S. Air Force is set to begin repair work on the grounded F-35 fighter jets after the service withdrew 15 F-35s from the U.S. and Norwegian fleet due to insulation issues in the fuel tank’s avionics cooling lines, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday…
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