Posts from GovCon Daily 12/13/2016

Boeing to Move Defense Segment HQ from St. Louis to Washington DC Region

Boeing (NYSE: BA) will shift the headquarters of its $31 billion defense segment from the St. Louis metropolitan region to the Washington, D.C. area effective Jan. 3, 2017 for top executives to gain closer proximity with government customers, a company spokesperson has confirmed to GovCon Wire…
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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh on Federal IT Trends to Watch in 2017 & Cyber’s Info Mgmt Aspects

Work to implement the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act along with continued digital transformation, cloud computing and data analytics initiatives at agencies were among several topics that led the federal IT landscape in 2016…
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Marine Corps Conducts Energy Capability Exercise; Bryan Magnuson Comments

The U.S. Marine Corps’ Expeditionary Energy Office has conducted an exercise at Camp Wilson that seeks to build on the military branch’s push for energy efficiency across the force. The Marine Corps said Friday the energy capability exercise aligns with the U…
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Johns Hopkins APL, Navy Conduct Swarming Unmanned Surface Vehicles Demonstration

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has partnered with the U.S. Navy to conduct an at-sea demonstration of swarming unmanned surface vehicles in an effort to advance collaborative behaviors of autonomous USVs…
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NASA Seeks Proposals for Innovative Advanced Concepts Program’s Phase II

NASA has launched a solicitation for a new round of proposals to support the continuation of projects selected for the first phase of the agency’s Innovative Advanced Concepts program. Present and previously-awarded NIAC Phase I partners who have not completed their Phase II studies may submit their proposals until Feb…
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Industry-Led Coalition to Invest $1B for Clean Energy Research; Ernest Moniz Comments

The Breakthrough Energy Coalition composed of business leaders, entrepreneurs and institutional investors will invest more than $1 billion under a new investment fund that will look to support work for early stage clean energy…
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Johns Hopkins APL’s Christine Fox Joins Board of Visitors at U.S. Naval Academy

President Barack Obama has appointed Christine Fox, assistant director for policy and analysis at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, to the U.S. Naval Academy’s board of visitors. APL said Monday Fox will work with 15 other board members to evaluate matters that concern the academy, including its state of morale and discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs and academic methods…
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Danny Marti: White House Unveils Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement

The White House has released a new document that details actions to guide federal agencies on the implementation of intellectual property policies over the next three years. The Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement sets four goals for the federal government and one of them is to increase national awareness of the social and economic impacts of IP rights infringement and trade secrets misappropriation, Danny Marti, U…
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MeriTalk: 69% of Federal Agencies Say Chief Data Officers Key to Big Data Management

A new MeriTalk survey has found that 69 percent of federal agencies with chief data officers said they are more likely to manage big data workloads compared with 40 percent of agencies that operate without CDOs…
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VIDEO: DARPA Director Speaks on Leading Innovative Organizations

Dr. Arati Prabhakar, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, discusses how organizations like DARPA prompt innovation during her speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D…
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