Posts from GovCon Daily 10/31/2016

Raytheon Vet David Trulio Joins Lockheed’s Intl Arm in VP Role; John Rood Comments

David Trulio, former director of operations at Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) international sales organization, has been appointed vice president for international government affairs and operations and regional executive for Latin America at Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) overseas business…
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Honeywell, Inmarsat Form Military Satellite Comms Partnership; Carey Smith, Peter Hadinger Comment

Honeywell and Inmarsat have forged a partnership to provide satellite communications offerings intended to help military users connect anywhere in the world. Inmarsat combines its Global Xpress SATCOM as a service in-flight broadband service with Honeywell’s JetWave satellite communications hardware in efforts to provide high-bandwidth connectivity for military customers, Honeywell said Monday…
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Stuart Young Receives Executive Mosaic’s Top General Counsel Executives Award

STUART YOUNG GENERAL COUNSEL AECOM MANAGEMENT SERVICES Stuart has led the legal function for AECOM Management Services since 1999. He provides advice on Government contracting and corporate law issues…
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Deltek Study: Federal IT Spending on Fixed-Price Contracts Reached $45B in FY 2015

A new study by Deltek says the value of fixed-price contracts used by federal agencies to procure information technology platforms and services rose from $43.5 billion in fiscal year 2014 to $44.9 billion in FY 2015, driven by IT professional services…
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Diffeo Earns First Prize in NGA Disparate Data Access Tilt

Diffeo has received the top prize in the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency‘s challenge that required access to disparate data sets with the use of machine intelligence algorithms. Diffeo integrated its research and analysis process with machine intelligence algorithms into the system to create a knowledge graph of people, places, organizations and events and their inter-relationships under the Disparate Data Challenge, the company said Thursday…
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Army, Navy, Air Force Secretaries Say ‘Adaptive’ Workforce Key to US Security

All three secretaries of the U.S. armed services believe that the government’s ability to hire and retain talented professionals will be a critical strategy to address U.S. challenges and threats…
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GAO: VHA Should Establish Evaluation Process to Implement Org Structure Actions

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Veterans Health Administration develop an evaluation process to analyze the implementation of organizational structure recommendations. GAO said in a report publicly released Thursday that it has suggested VHA evaluate the implementation of the Veterans Integrated Service Networks realignment to address potential gaps and apply lessons learned to future organizational changes including VISN staffing model modifications…
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James Clapper Receives DoD’s Highest Civilian Award

National Intelligence Director James Clapper has received the Defense Department‘s highest civilian award in recognition of his leadership role over Office of National Intelligence and larger intelligence community…
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NIST Report Details FY 2014 Federal Tech Transfers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a report on technology transfers between federal laboratories and private sector entities in fiscal year 2014. NIST said Thursday the “Federal Laboratory Technology Transfer, Fiscal Year 2014, Summary Report” shows federal laboratories established approximately 9,180 formal collaborative research agreements and 27,182 research and development-related relationships in FY 2014…
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Navy Leaders Seek More Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. William Merz, head of the Defense Department‘s submarine warfare office, and other branch officials are looking to add more unmanned vehicles into the country’s undersea force, Navy Times reported Thursday…
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Lockheed’s Sikorsky Arm to Give Smithsonian X2 Demo Aircraft

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary will donate an experimental aircraft that unofficially broke the rotorcraft speed record in 2010 to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum at the Steven F…
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