Posts from GovCon Daily 12/08/2016

Booz Allen’s Greg Wenzel Details Engineering, Digital Services Push Through Aquilent Buy

Booz Allen Hamilton‘s (NYSE: BAH) pending $250 million purchase of Laurel, Maryland-based cloud computing and digital services contractor Aquilent represents a selective entry into the GovCon acquisition landscape for a firm as it has made five purchases…
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Former AF Chief of Staff Mark Welsh Joins Northrop Board of Directors; Wes Bush Comments

Mark Welsh III, a retired U.S. Air Force general and current dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, has joined the board of directors at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC)…
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OneTrust-IAPP Team Unveil US Federal Agency Templates for PIA Platform Members

Atlanta-based privacy management software provider OneTrust and the International Association of Privacy Professionals have partnered to launch the U.S. Federal Agency privacy threshold analysis and privacy impact assessment templates for members via the IAPP-OneTrust comprehensive PIA platform…
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Trump Selects Linda McMahon to Head Small Business Administration

Linda McMahon, a former Senate candidate in Connecticut, has been nominated by president-elect Donald Trump as head of the Small Business Administration, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Peter Nicholas writes the nomination of McMahon, co-founder of World Wrestling Entertainment, follows a private meeting with Trump in the past week…
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GAO: DoD Should Define Roles of Military Heads Under Strategic Planning Process

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Defense Department define the role of chief military officers and deputy chief military officers in the militaryt’s strategic planning process…
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SpaceX Reschedules Iridium NEXT Satellite Constellation Launch to Early January

SpaceX has moved the launch of the first batch of satellites for Iridium Communications’ NEXT constellation from mid-December to early January as the Elon Musk-owned company works to complete the investigation into the Sept…
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DARPA Program Aims to Help Urban Troops Manage Unmanned System Swarms

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a program that seeks to help small-unit ground combat forces to control multiple unmanned air and ground vehicles. DARPA said Wednesday it aims to develop and demonstrate more than 100 swarm tactics that could be applied by groups of unmanned air or ground systems with more than 100 robots through the OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics initiative…
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Dun & Bradstreet CEO Robert Carrigan Adds Board Chairman Role; Thomas Manning Named Lead Director

Robert Carrigan, CEO of Dun & Bradstreet, has been selected to succeed the retiring Christopher Coughlin as the company’s chairman of the board. Thomas Manning, a director at Dun & Bradstreet and member of the company’s audit and innovation & technology committees, was also named lead director and chairman of the firm’s nominating and governance committee, Dun & Bradstreet said Wednesday…
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Report: Navy Refuses to Cut $17B in Shipbuilding Funds From FY 2018 Budget Plan

The U.S. Navy has declined to submit a fiscal year 2018 budget plan to the Defense Department that includes $17 billion in budget cuts to shipbuilding programs in the next five years, the Navy Times reported Wednesday…
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General Atomics, Nordion to Get Phase II Funds from DOE to Support Medical Isotope Production

General Atomics and Nordion will receive $15.3 million in funds from the Energy Department under the second phase of a cooperative agreement to produce commercial supplies of molybdenum-99 isotopes with the University of Missouri Research Reactor Center…
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Carter Speaks With Troops at Yokosuka Naval Base

Defense Secretary Ash Carter discussed the importance of the Asia-Pacific region and the mission there with service members during an all-hands call alongside USS John McCain at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Dec…
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