Posts from GovCon Daily 11/14/2016

Mark Testoni: Companies Should Invest in Skill Development Programs for Veterans

Mark Testoni, president and CEO of SAP National Security Services, has said companies should invest in development programs that will work address the mismatch between veterans’ skills and civilian job requirements…
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DoD IG: Navy Should Reevaluate or Cancel Surface Mine Countermeasure UUV Program

The Defense Department‘s inspector general has recommended the U.S. Navy assess whether to continue or cancel the development of the Knifefish surface mine countermeasure unmanned undersea vehicle…
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BAE Expands Cyber Threat Assessment & Monitoring Service for Businesses

BAE Systems has expanded its service offering that works to provide real-time threat monitoring and assessment to help businesses identify and mitigate cyber risks. The company said Monday its updated Managed Security Service builds on BAE’s decade-long experience in providing network protection for corporate and government clients…
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Morphick Receives NSA National Security Systems Mgmt Accreditation

The National Security Agency has awarded Morphick a Cyber Incident Response Assistance certification to accredit and qualify the company’s work in the management of national security systems Morphick said Monday it was evaluated based on NSA’s 21 critical focus areas for response assistance services such as incident response, intrusion detection, threat hunting, system-on-chip efficiency and tailored threat intelligence…
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Report: DHS Supplies Real-Time Cyber Threat Intell to 88% of Federal Agencies

The Department of Homeland Security offers cyber threat intelligence in real time to 88 percent of federal civilian agencies, Nextgov reported Friday. Joseph Marks writes this accounts for a rise in the number of agencies that run the Einstein 3 Accelerated threat detection system from 50 percent in January and 20 percent from a year ago…
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SOM-Turner Construction Team to Build US Naval Academy’s Cyber Research Facility

A team of comprised of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Turner Construction has been selected to design and build the U.S. Naval Academy’s academic building for cyber studies, computer science and other related disciplines…
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White House Seeks to Promote Veterans’ Use of Federal Education Benefits Through New Measures

The White House has unveiled new measures that seek to help veterans, uniformed personnel and their families leverage the use of federal education benefits through a presidential memorandum. The memorandum calls for the Education Department to work with the departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security to develop, launch and evaluate a pilot program that seeks to provide counseling support as well as inform soldiers on educational and training programs, the White House said Friday…
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Navy to Proceed on Warfare Training Expansion Efforts in Washington, Oregon and California

The U.S. Navy has finalized its plans to expand warfare training off the coasts of Washington, Oregon and Northern California after a review that involved the National Marine Fisheries Service‘s confirmation that it will cause minimal impact on marine life, Navy Times reported Sunday…
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LAC Federal to Provide Cataloging Support Services to the Smithsonian Libraries

LAC Federal has secured a five-year contract to provide cataloging and cataloging support services to the Smithsonian Libraries that include maintenance work on bibliographic records within online systems…
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Reports: ‘Fiscal Hawks’ in Congress Could Pose A Challenge to Donald Trump’s Defense Spending Plan

Analysts say they expect Congress to remove caps on defense spending once President-elect Donald Trump advances his proposal to equip the military with more warfighters, new ships and fighter jets, Defense News reported Thursday…
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