Posts from GovCon Daily 12/06/2016

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty to Advise Trump as Strategic & Policy Forum Member

President-elect Donald Trump has added IBM CEO Ginni Rometty as one of 16 business leaders who compose the Strategic and Policy Forum for President-elect Donald Trump, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday…
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Air Force, Ohio State University Partner for Human Performance Monitoring Research Initiative

Ohio State University and the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing have signed a cooperative research-and-development agreement with the goal to create human performance monitoring processes for the battlefield…
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NIST Report Recommends Approaches to Reduce Software Vulnerabilities

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a new report that includes strategies to reduce bugs in software. NIST said Monday the 60-page Dramatically Reducing Software Vulnerabilities report includes input from software experts in the computer industry and government entities such as the Defense Department and NASA…
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iDirect Government Launches New Tactical Hub Offering; John Ratigan Comments

Satellite communications provider iDirect Government has rolled out a new tactical hub service offering for warfighters, first responders, disaster recovery personnel and field operators. iDirectGov said Monday its Series 11000 Tactical Hub is powered by the Evolution software and designed to operate with the Evolution Series remotes…
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Northrop Taps Saab for Marine Corps G/ATOR Radar Components, Subsystems

A U.S.-based subsidiary of Saab has received a potential $18.6 million subcontract from Northrop Grumman to provide components and subsystems in support of a U.S. Marine Corps radar production program…
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AECOM Helps Navy Fleet Readiness Center Establish Calibration Lab

The U.S. Navy‘s Fleet Readiness Center Southwest has collaborated with AECOM to establish a laboratory that will offer calibration services worldwide. AECOM said Monday it helped FRCSW develop the design concept, space plan and operational specifications for the center’s Primary Standards Laboratory…
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Robert Work: DoD’s 3rd Offset Strategy Eyes ‘Conventional Deterrence’ Against State Powers

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has said the Defense Department’s third offset strategy focuses on efforts that seek to deter state powers such as Russia and China, DoD News reported Sunday. Work said Saturday during a panel discussion at the Reagan National Defense Forum that such a strategy focuses on what he calls “conventional deterrence” as part of the strategic stability framework, Cheryl Pellerin writes…
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Frank Kendall Talks DoD’s Budget Constraints, 2017 NDAA at Reagan National Defense Forum

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has said the lack of funds to support new product development efforts within the Defense Department will pose a challenge for the U…
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Unisys CEO Peter Altabef to Join Obama’s Telecom Advisory Panel

President Barack Obama is set to appoint Peter Altabef, president and CEO of Unisys, as a member of the White House’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Unisys said Monday Altabef will join other senior industry executives who provide recommendations to the U…
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