Posts from GovCon Daily 12/02/2016

ManTech’s Bill Varner Chosen for Purdue University Engineering Alumni Award

Bill Varner, president of the mission, cyber and intelligence solutions group at ManTech International, received an alumni award from Purdue University’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at an awards banquet held Oct…
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Senate OKs Program Mgmt Improvement & Accountability Bill

The Senate has passed a bill that seeks to boost accountability and best practices in project and program management across the federal government. The Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 was unanimously approved by the Senate for the second time and will be sent to President Barack Obama for his signature, the Project Management Institute said Thursday…
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Orbital ATK Plans Launch Vehicle Business Expansion in Arizona; Rich Straka Comments

Orbital ATK has announced plans to expand the operations of its launch vehicles division through the construction of a new facility in Chandler, Arizona. The company said Thursday it will establish a 46,000-square-foot facility at Allred Park Place and aims to create as many as 500 new full-time science, technology, engineering and math positions over a five-year period as part of the expansion effort…
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Informatica Joins New AWS Public Sector Partner Program; Ronen Schwartz Comments

Informatica has joined Amazon Web Services‘ new partner program to provide data management services to public sector customers through connected data in AWS’ cloud environment. Amazon Web Services launched the Public Sector Partner Program at the company’s AWS re:Invent 2016 event and Informatica will collaborate with the cloud provider to deliver hybrid data management platform configured for AWS, Informatica said Thursday…
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General Dynamics, Navy to Christen Virginia-Class Nuclear Attack Submarine

General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat subsidiary will host a christening ceremony at its shipyard Saturday for the U.S. Navy‘s 15th Virginia-class nuclear attack submarine. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus will be a principal speaker at the event and his daughter Annie Mabus will serve as the sponsor of USS Colorado, the company said Thursday…
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Grant Thornton-HSDBC Study: Next Administration Should Build on DHS ‘Unity of Effort’ Program

A new report by Grant Thornton and the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council says industry and government executives want the next administration to build on the Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s Unity of Effort initiative to help streamline management across the homeland security enterprise…
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Maj. Gen. Marc Sasseville Named Air National Guard Deputy Director

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Marc Sasseville, formerly defense attache to Turkey, has been appointed deputy director of the Air National Guard. Gen. David Goldfein, chief of staff of the Air Force, announced Sasseville’s appointment in a Defense Department news release published Thursday…
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Brig. Gen. William Cole: Army to Establish Cyber Training Range for Network Operations

Brig. Gen. William Cole, program executive officer for simulation, training and instrumentation at the U.S. Army, has said that the service branch will launch a project to construct a new cyber training range for offensive and defensive network operations, National Defense Magazine reported Wednesday…
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BAE Unveils Aerospace Training Facility in UK; Chris Boardman Comments

BAE Systems has launched a new facility in Lancashire, England, that seeks to provide aerospace training and skills development support to the company’s employees and apprentices. The company’s Academy for Skills & Knowledge will also provide training support to the north west England’s engineering and manufacturing industry and serve as an education facility for school children, BAE said Thursday…
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Gen. Joseph Dunford: Joint Force Needs to Integrate US Military Capabilities Amid Global Security Threats

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said the joint force needs to integrate all components of national power and U.S. military capabilities worldwide amid security threats associated with what he calls the “four-plus-one” model, DoD News reported Thursday…
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