Posts from GovCon Daily 12/12/2016

Army to Evaluate BAE-Built Armored Multipurpose Vehicle

The U.S. Army will test an armored multipurpose vehicle demonstrator BAE Systems  built as part of a contract to replace the military branch’s fleet of M113 armored personnel carriers. BAE was awarded a potential $1…
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Rep. Robert Wittman: Threat Analysis Should Inform Trump’s 350-Ship Navy Fleet Plan

Rep. Robert Wittman (R-Virginia) has said a threat analysis must take place in support of President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to grow the U.S. Navy‘s fleet to 350 ships from the current 272 number, USNI News reported Wednesday…
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Cedric Leighton: DoD Works to Address Advanced Persistent Threats

The Defense Department seeks to address cybersecurity concerns such as advanced persistent threats that use unauthorized entities to gain access to networks and steal data from an organization, C4ISR & Networks reported Wednesday…
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Bob McDonald Expects Next VA Secretary to Build on His Work

Bob McDonald, outgoing secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, has said he expects the next VA chief to build on his current work at the department, Military Times reported Monday. Leo Shane III writes President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to revamp the way VA operates in an effort to make the department behave more like a private business under his administration…
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Lockheed’s Energy Arm to Resell N-Dimension’s Cyber Services; Brad Luna Comments

Lockheed Martin‘s energy business has agreed to act as a reseller for N-Dimension Solutions’ security monitoring and assessment offerings to utilities, industrial sector enterprises and government agencies…
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NASA’s Ames Research Center to Demo Air Traffic Mgmt Simulator

NASA‘s Ames Research Center in Califonia has created a full-scale simulator designed to mimic a variety of air traffic management scenarios as part of efforts to ensure air travel safety and efficiency this holiday season…
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GSA Adds Vricon to Pre-Approved Tech Vendor List; Magnus Brege Comments

The General Services Administration has added Vricon to the agency’s list of pre-approved technology vendors for the federal market through the award of a five-year, Schedule 70 contract to the geospatial product and service provider…
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White House Establishes Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area Through Executive Order

President Barack Obama has signed an executive order to establish the Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area in an effort to protect the natural and cultural resources as well as the communities in the Alaskan Arctic…
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Air Force Academy Students Introduce Cyber Issue Tracker Software

A group of Air Force Academy cadets have developed a new software that can keep track of cyber issues for Air Force Space Command mobile and online applications with the use of a chat room, user ratings and social media features, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported Thursday…
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Deborah Lee James: Air Force Considers to Waive Fixed-Price Requirement in 2017 NDAA for JSTARS Replacement Program

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has said the service branch has begun to consider whether to use a provision in the fiscal 2017 defense policy bill to waive a fixed-price contract requirement for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft replacement program, Defense News reported Friday…
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