Posts from GovCon Daily 11/28/2016

PwC Report Forecasts 5 Global Trends That Could Disrupt Defense & Security Environments

A new report from PwC details five global trends the consulting firm forecasts as set to disrupt defense and security environments across the world. PwC said Thursday the “Five Megatrends and their implications for Global Defense and Security” report analyzes the potential impacts from shifts in global economic power; demographic shifts; urbanization; the rise of technology; and climate change and resource scarcity…
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AT&T’s Kay Kapoor Gets 2016 Silver ‘Stevie’ Woman of the Year Award

Kay Kapoor, president of government solutions business at AT&T, has won a silver award in the Woman of the Year category at the 2016 Stevie Awards for Women in Business in recognition of her leadership and contributions to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics…
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Cato Institute’s Michael Cannon: Donald Trump Should Privatize VA to Address Concerns With Veterans Benefits

Michael Cannon, director of health policy studies at Cato Institute, has said President-elect Donald Trump should push for the privatization of the Department of Veterans Affairs and collaborate with Congress in order to build a system of veterans benefits…
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NIH Details New 5-Year Strategic Plan for Behavioral & Social Sciences Research

The National Institutes of Health‘s Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research has published a strategic plan for fiscal years 2017-2021 that details scientific priorities and research challenges OBSSR looks to address…
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DARPA Continues Work on 100 Gigabit-Per-Second Wireless Communications Systems Development

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency researchers have began to develop a 100-gigabit-per-second wireless communications system and will continue further development and testing within the next year, C4ISR & Networks reported Friday…
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Washington Post: Obama Administration to Expand Joint Special Ops Command Capacity

The Obama administration will grant the Joint Special Operations Command with expanded power to plan, track and launch potential attacks on terrorist organizations worldwide, The Washington Post reported Friday…
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Mission Ready Services Ships Ballistic Defense Shirt to Local SWAT Unit

Mission Ready Services has shipped the company’s tactical police shirt to a unidentified local SWAT unit in the U.S. under a contract awarded to its subsidiary Protect The Force. The Flex9Armor police shirt consists of garments that provide ballistic protection and integrates a network of NIJ Level II and IIIA body armor panels into an anti-microbial material, Mission Ready Services said Wednesday…
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Brig. Gen. Maria Gervais: Army Creates New Synthetic Training Environment for Mission Simulation

Brig. Gen. Maria Gervais, Combined Arms Center – Training deputy commanding general, has said the U.S. Army developed a new synthetic training environment designed to help forces simulate operations in urban environments, C4ISR & Networks reported Wednesday…
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CSRA to Feature Maritime Simulation Training Software at Defense Modeling Conference

CSRA will demonstrate its VirtualShip maritime simulation training software at the ongoing National Training and Simulation Association’s 2016 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference through Dec…
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WSJ: US, Western Allies Urge Iran to Cut Enriched Uranium Stockpile

The U.S. and western allies have called on Iran to reduce its enriched uranium stockpile as part of the 2015 nuclear accord, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Laurence Norman writes western officials said plans to reduce Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile could prevent conflicts between U…
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NTT Data Tests Big Data Simulation Tools in Traffic Control Field Study in China

NTT Data has performed a 12-day field study with the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences to test the capability of big data-based simulation platforms to regulate traffic signals and mitigate traffic congestion in the city of Guiyang in China…
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