Posts from GovCon Daily 10/19/2016

October 19 Market Close: GovCon Index Returns to Narrow Range as Energy Gains Boost US Stocks

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at a slight loss Wednesday to show a fourth session of tight movement over the last five on mixed activity in its large-cap members as U.S. stocks rode gains by energy producers on a 15-month high settlement in crude oil prices…
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Australian Navy Officers Complete 2-Month Aegis Combat Systems Training; Terry Morrison Comments

Australian naval officers have completed a two-month training course on the Lockheed Martin-built combat management system at Lockheed’s Moorestown, New Jersey-based Combat Systems Engineering Development Site…
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Deltek Report: Presidential Transition Will Have Minimal Effect on Federal IT Contracting

Deltek has released a new report on the presidential transition process, current federal environment and past impacts of administration changes on federal contracting along with analysis of candidates’ agendas, policy positions and potential impact on federal budgets, human capital and programs…
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Army Kicks Off First Robotics, Autonomous Weapon Systems; Terry McKenrick Comments

The U.S. Army has begun a two-week exercise in Fort Bliss, Texas to carry out assessments on new warfighting technologies such as robotics systems and autonomous weapons. The first full Army Warfighting Assessment aims to solicit input from soldiers on how the new warfighting technologies perform during a simulated combat situation, the Army said Wednesday…
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Jeh Johnson: DHS On Track to Meet Congressional Cyber Tools Installation Deadline

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has said that DHS is on track to meet the Dec. 18 congressional deadline for the deployment of Einstein 3A cyber platforms at all U.S. civilian agencies, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday…
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Cliff Greenblatt Receives Executive Mosaic’s Top General Counsel Executives Award

CLIFF GREENBLATT SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL & CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER ASRC FEDERAL Cliff Greenblatt is ASRC Federal general counsel and chief compliance officer. Greenblatt has responsibility for all legal aspects of the ASRC Federal enterprise including business and corporate transactions; government contracts compliance, litigation and disputes; and labor and employment matters…
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Rep. Gerry Connolly Wants Senate to Pass Govt IT Modernization Bill

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Virginia) expects the Senate to pass a bill that would set aside $3.1 billion in funds to support federal agencies’ information technology modernization efforts, Defense News reported Tuesday…
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MEF16: Enabling Agile, Assured and Orchestrated Network Services for Government

Sponsored Content Providing communications services to the government is a big challenge. It takes research, planning, RFPs, analysis, integration and execution. The true litmus test, of course, is how effectively the deployment works in the end…
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DSA Secures Navy Information Assurance Task Order; Fran Pierce Comments

Data Systems Analysts has received a task order from the U.S. Navy to provide information assurance expertise to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare Protection and Oversight Directorate…
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GSA Gets ‘Best-in-Class’ Designations for SmartPay Contract Vehicles

The General Services Administration has received “best-in-class” designations for SmartPay 2 and SmartPay 3 government-wide contracts for charge cards and other payment services. David Shea, director of the center for charge card management at GSA, wrote in a blog post published Tuesday the BIC designation seeks to recognize the SmartPay contract vehicles’ compliance with performance criteria for category management based on the Office of Management and Budget’s guidance…
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CSRA Receives ATCA Award for FAA UAS Digital Registration Support

The Air Traffic Control Association has awarded CSRA the Earl F. Ward Memorial Award in recognition of the company’s contribution to efforts in the quality, safety and efficiency of the country’s air traffic control…
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Northrop Launches Two-Axis Rate Sensor for Ground Vehicles; Dean Ebert Comments

Northrop Grumman has completed the delivery of the initial production unit of a two-axis digital rate sensor that works to stabilize a set of mast-mounted sensors on a ground vehicle. The Northrop-built LRS-2003 rate sensor is based on the company’s LRS-200X suite of rate sensors and is designed for use in gimbal stabilization as well as in missile, remote weapon station and torpedo applications, the company said Monday…
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GAO: Air Force GPS Program Quarterly Report Lacks Acquisition, Schedule Info

The Government Accountability Office has said the U.S. Air Force‘s first quarterly report on GPS modernization programs lacks information on program schedules, dates and acquisition measures. GAO said Monday the service branch can address transparency in future reports through an integrated master schedule that shows synchronization of the GPS III satellite, next generation operational control system, military GPS user equipment and Contingency Operations programs…
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