Posts from GovConDaily for 09/23/2016

General Dynamics to Support 2020 Census Questionnaire Assistance Program Under Potential $430M Contract

A business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has been awarded a potential five-year, $430 million contract to help the U.S. Census Bureau build, test and operate a multichannel contact center to support the 2020 Census Questionnaire Assistance program…
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Darlene Costello: Air Force Delays JSTARS Recap RFP Due to Fixed-Price Contract Language in Defense Authorization Bill

A U.S. Air Force official has said the service branch has postponed the release of a request for proposals for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization program as the service works to resolve a provision in the defense authorization bill with Congress, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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Tripwire Study: Govt IT Professionals Fear Cyber Attacks on City Infrastructure Systems

A study conducted by Dimensional Research on behalf of Tripwire says 88 percent out of 200 state and local government information technology professionals interviewed believe a cyber attack on city infrastructure systems poses a threat to public safety…
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DISA Restructures Computing, Storage Activities; David Bennett Comments

The Defense Information Systems Agency has moved to restructure computing and storage operations from January 2017 onward in an effort to standardize the services across its enterprise. DISA aims to unify computing resources across the Defense Enterprise Computing Center networkand other locations, the agency said Thursday…
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SAP NS2 Becomes MACH37 Cyber Accelerator Platinum Sponsor

A U.S.-based subsidiary of SAP will participate in the MACH37 Cyber Accelerator 90-day program for startups and small businesses as a platinum sponsor. SAP National Security Services — or SAP NS2 — will receive access to the MACH37 portfolio comprised of information security entrepreneurs and innovators and also take part in the program’s  executive advisory board, the Center for Innovative Technology said Thursday…
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SES Launches Surveillance Tool for Security Teams, First Responders; Nicole Robinson Comments

Luxembourg-based geostationary satellite operator SES has introduced a portable platform designed to perform communications, surveillance and situational awareness functions during disaster response, border security and event monitoring missions…
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Senate OKs $1.15B Abrams Tank Sale to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. Senate has approved a $1.15 billion sale of 130 General Dynamics Abrams battle tanks and ground vehicle recovery systems to Saudi Arabia under a foreign military sales agreement, Reuters reported Thursday…
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Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski: Cyber Resiliency Steering Group Unveils Air Force Cyber Campaign Plan

Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, U.S. Air Force Materiel Command leader, highlighted her emphasis on cyber resiliency and hardening functions at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber conference Wednesday…
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Deputy Cybercom Lead Kevin McLaughlin Details Command’s Progress

Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin McLaughlin, deputy commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, has outlined how Cybercom journeyed toward the creation of cyber mission forces in a Tuesday address to the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber conference…
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CIO Pamela Dyson Describes SEC’s Cloud Adoption, Big Data Initiatives

Pamela Dyson, chief information officer at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, told Federal Times in an interview published Tuesday that SEC works to build a cloud framework designed to help the agency securely access and manage information as well as derive insights from big data…
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