Posts from GovCon Daily 11/21/2016

GAO Reviews FAA’s NextGen Modernization Program

A new government audit says the Federal Aviation Administration has received an estimated $7.4 billion for activities to implement a program designed to transform current radar-based air transportation systems into one product that will utilize automated aircraft position reporting, digital communications and satellite navigation…
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CSRA Secures $52M DHS Technical & Program Support Contract

CSRA has won a four-year, $52 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security‘s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications to perform a range of technical and program support services…
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GAO: DoD Should Include Acquisition Program Systems Engineering Status in Budget Request

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that Congress require the Defense Department to include the systems engineering status of major acquisition programs in the DoD’s annual budget request…
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Air Force Chief Gen. David Goldfein Eyes Common Operating System for Data Collection, Analysis

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein has said military leaders need a common operating system that will work to collect and assess data as well as provide situational awareness in order to operate in the age of information warfare, DoD News reported Friday…
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Raj Shah: Defense Innovation Org Seeks National Guard and Reserve Support for Nationwide Expansion Effort

Raj Shah, managing director of the Defense Department‘s Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental organization, said that DIUx will expand its presence nationwide through the help of technology experts from the U…
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Ashton Carter: Recruitment, Training Key to Future Force Development

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said “building the force of the future” requires recruitment, training and retention of service members as well as provision of healthcare support to uniformed personnel, DoD News reported Thursday…
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AquaHarmonics Wins DOE Wave Energy Converter Devt Competition

AquaHarmonics has won a $1.5 million grand prize in the Energy Department‘s design-build-test competition that aims to support the development of wave energy converters. DoE said Wednesday CalWave Power Technologies and Waveswing America will receive $500,000 and $250,000 in respective cash prizes as second and third place winners of the Wave Energy Prize…
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Inspector General: 18 OPM IT Systems Lack Valid Authorization

The Office of Personnel Management’s inspector general has assessed OPM’s compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act and found that over 18 of its information technology systems operate without valid authorizations…
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IARPA’s Kerry Long Talks Humans’ Capability to Change Cyber Domain

Kerry Long, program manager at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, has said humans have the capability to change the future of the cyber domain, C4ISRNet reported Friday. “If you think about it, cyber space is really the one environment that we’re fighting in that we can actually change,” Long said Wednesday at the Federal Times-hosted CyberCon conference in Washington…
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DoD Launches First Wi-Fi Network at the Pentagon; Brian Dravis Comments

The Defense Department has implemented a Wi-Fi network at the Pentagon as a result of efforts to consolidate DoD’s information technology services under a Defense Information Systems Agency-controlled shared services organization, Federal News Radio reported Monday…
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