Posts from GovCon Daily 10/21/2016

MBDA Shuffles Executive Leadership Positions

MBDA has appointed Pasquale Di Bartolomeo, Dave Armstrong and Gianni Bongianni to new roles within the company in a series of executive appointments. The company said Monday Di Bartolomeo, executive group director for strategy, will take the additional role of managing director of MBDA Italia as successor to Antonio Perfetti, effective immediately…
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Cubic’s Ventra Mobile App for Chicago Transit Users Reaches 1 Million Downloads

Cubic Corp.‘s Ventra mobile application has achieved more than one million downloads and was utilized for roughly $110 million in fare payments by Chicago-area transit users a year after its launch…
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Ashley Mahan: FedRAMP Cloud Service Authorizations Up 85%

The new Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification process has authorized more than 75 cloud service providers that include 41 third-party assessment organizations with 50 more CSPs in line for approval, Federal News Radio reported Thursday…
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DOE Lab, Exelon Enter Clear Energy Systems R&D Agreement

The Energy Department‘s Argonne National Laboratory and Exelon have signed a five-year cooperative research-and-development agreement to explore new technology that could support clean energy goals and help develop a next-generation energy grid…
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Marine Corps Puts Sikorsky CH-53K Helicopter Through Operational Test

The U.S. Marine Corps has assessed the key functions of a Sikorsky-built CH-53K King Stallion helicopter during a week-long initial operational test. Sikorsky’s parent company Lockheed Martin said Friday the military branch’s pilots, aircrew and maintainers performed the assessment as part of Milestone C requirements before the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter program transitions to the low-rate initial production phase…
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Jim Haynes Receives Executive Mosaic’s Top General Counsel Executives Award

WILLIAM “JIM” HAYNES EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL & CORPORATE SECRETARY CSRA William “Jim” Haynes is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of CSRA…
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Adm. Michael Rogers: Human Capital is Biggest Cyber Challenge

U.S. Navy Adm. Michael Rogers, head of Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, has said human capital needs pose the biggest challenge in the cybersecurity arena. The Defense Department said Thursday Rogers spoke at the CyberMaryland Conference to discuss challenges facing the cyber community…
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Army Seeks Light Combat All-Terrain Vehicle Fielding in 2019

The U.S. Army plans to deploy the Light Combat All-Terrain Vehicle in 2019 as a replacement for the Humvee, the Army said Thursday. Staff Sgt. Corinna Baltos writes the service branch will field a two-seat combat support version and a four-passenger combat variant of L-ATV starting with the 82nd airborne division followed by the 173nd infantry brigade combat…
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Curt Dukes Outlines NSA Role in Cyber Defense Mitigation Efforts

Curt Dukes, the National Security Agency‘s deputy national manager for national security systems, has discussed NSA’s role in the development of cyber defense mitigation efforts and response to intrusions in the public and private sectors, DoD News reported Thursday…
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Census Bureau Scales Back Some Testing Operations on Budget Uncertainty

The Census Bureau will not push through with plans to commence testing operations in Puerto Rico, the Standing Rock Reservation in North and South Dakota and the Colville Reservation and Off-Reservation Trust Land in Washington State…
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Army to Evaluate New Software and Systems at Warfighter Assessment Exercise

A U.S. Army Air Defense Airspace Management team will test a new software for the air missile defense workstation and forward area air defense system during a two-week warfighter assessment exercise…
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