Posts from GovCon Daily 10/26/2016

Bob Kipps: Large GovCon Players Return to Organic Growth in Year of ‘Non-Traditional’ M&A Buyers

For the government technology services sector, the third quarter was strong and a step up from the prior years’ flat or shrinking activity throughout the industry, according to Bob Kipps, managing director at Tysons Corner-based aerospace and defense investment bank KippsDeSanto & Co…
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Adm. Michael Rogers: Cyber Talent Remains Key Challenge to DoD

U.S. Navy Adm. Michael Rogers has identified talent and motivation as two key elements in the Defense Department’s effort to bolster the nation’s cyber infrastructure, DoD News reported Tuesday…
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Rear Adm. DeWolfe Miller: Navy to Stand Up First Unmanned-Only Aviation Squadron

Rear Adm. DeWolfe Miller, U.S. Navy director of air warfare, has said the service branch will introduce its first unmanned-only aviation squadron that will operate out of Naval Air Station Jacksonville, USNI News reported Tuesday…
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CACI to Extend Navy Satcom, Network Support Under Potential $77M Contract

CACI International has received potential four-year, $77 million for support of communication systems, satellite communications and networks for the U.S. Navy‘s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic organization…
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Lauren McGinley Receives Executive Mosaic’s Top General Counsel Executives Award

LAUREN McGINLEY GENERAL COUNSEL & SECRETARY NOBLIS Lauren McGinley is General Counsel & Secretary of Noblis, a nonprofit science, technology, and strategy organization that helps clients solve complex scientific, systems, process, and infrastructure problems in ways that benefit the public…
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Red Hat Operating System Receives Common Criteria Security Certification; Paul Smith Comments

Red Hat‘s Linux 7.1 operating system has received the Common Criteria Certification at Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ for an unmodified commercial operating system under the Operating System Protection Profile…
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Curt Kolcun: Microsoft Seeks to Facilitate Govt Cloud Adoption Through New Services, Programs

Microsoft has introduced new programs and services that seek to help government agencies adopt cloud platforms. Curt Kolcun, vice president of the U.S. public sector at Microsoft, wrote in an article published Tuesday that the company has made the Azure Government Marketplace and the Operations Management Suite portal available to Azure Government cloud users…
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Forcepoint Survey: Millennials’ Use of Public Wi-Fi, Same Password Presents Cyber Risks to Govt IT Infrastructure

A Forcepoint study says that millennials’ attitudes toward the use of technology platforms could pose a security risk to the U.S. federal government’s information technology infrastructure. Forcepoint said Tuesday it surveyed over 670 millennials who were born between 1977 and 1994 and found that nearly 25 percent of respondents said they have downloaded third-party applications and files to their personal devices to facilitate productivity without their IT department’s knowledge…
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IBM, Esri Partner on Cloud-Based Cognitive Analytics, IoT Offerings; SJ Camarata Comments

IBM and Esri have teamed up to provide cognitive analytics and Internet of Things offerings to government and enterprise customers through the IBM cloud platform. The partnership will offer IBM cloud technology users and developers access to Esri’s maps, data, geospatial tools and analytical services complemented by IBM’s security tool, predictive analytics and Cognos performance management software, Esri said Tuesday…
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Sentient, Coast Guard Demo ViDAR Airborne Maritime Search and Surveillance System

Sentient and the U.S. Coast Guard have tested a company-built airborne maritime search and surveillance system during a live demonstration conducted off Cape Cod in Massachusetts. The Visual Detection and Ranging system trial aimed to highlight the system’s capacity to detect objects at a distance and was part of the Coast Guard’s assessment of small UAS technologies and sensors, Sentient said Sept…
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Gen. Robert Abrams: Army Needs More Training to Adopt New Tech, Prep for Conflicts

Gen. Robert Abrams, chief of U.S. Army Forces Command, sees a greater need for training opportunities to help service branch personnel adopt new technologies and prepare for future multi-domain conflicts…
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James Clapper Talks Intell Integration at Business Executives for National Security & INSA Event

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said that intelligence integration serves as a “prerequisite” to help meet the objectives of the 9/11 Commission and could help facilitate collaboration among agencies within the Intelligence Community…
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