Posts from GovCon Daily 12/14/2016

CompTIA Names ViaSat’s Bruce Cathell, Intelligent Design’s David Beering to Space Enterprise Council Board

Bruce Cathell, vice president of government operations at ViaSat, and David Beering, Intelligent Design principal, have joined the board of directors of the Computing Technology Industry Association‘s space enterprise council…
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Janus Global Sponsors UK-Based Project to Document Anti-Poaching Efforts in Africa

Janus Global Operations has provided full sponsorship to a U.K.-based project that aims to mitigate the poaching of animals in Africa. JGO said Tuesday The Bigger Picture project is led by British army veterans Freddy Paske and David MacKay, who appointed filmmaker Dieter Deswarte to help produce a video documentary on African wildlife conservation…
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Reuters: ODNI Does Not Support CIA Assessment of Russia’s Election-Related Cyber Attacks

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence does not entirely support CIA‘s assessment that Russia launched cyber attacks to help Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential elections due to lack of conclusive evidence, Reuters reported Tuesday…
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DHS to Transition NSF-Funded Analytics Tool Into Commercial Market

The Department of Homeland Security will transition a National Science Foundation-funded analytics and exploit detection tool into the commercial market. DHS said Tuesday the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-built ZeroPoint tool is the eighth cybersecurity technology product to transition as part of the cyber security division’s Transition to Practice program…
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Bill Bender: Air Force Eyes New Senior Executive to Oversee IT Procurement Processes

Lt. Gen. Bill Bender, U.S. Air Force chief information officer, has said the service branch is working to develop a new information technology procurement process with the help of a new senior executive from commercial industry, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday…
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Utah State Govt Awards Carahsoft Cloud Tech Reseller Contract

Carahsoft has secured a contract from Utah’s state government to offer participating states, educational and local government agencies access to cloud technologies from the company and its authorized resellers such as SAP and ePlus…
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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Hughes’ Rick Lober Among Speakers at SIA DoD Commercial SATCOM Workshop

Inmarsat‘s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch and Hughes Network Systems’ Rick Lober will participate in a panel discussion at the Satellite Industry Association’s two-day Defense Department Commercial SATCOM Workshop that will kick off Dec…
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Report: US to Call Off Precision-Guided Munitions Sale to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. government has decided to cancel a planned foreign military sales deal with Saudi Arabia for Raytheon-built precision-guided munitions due to concerns over civilian casualties associated with the Saudi-led coalition’s airstrikes in Yemen, Reuters reported Tuesday…
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BAE Starts Test-Bed Trials of Autonomous Air Technologies; Maureen Mccue Comments

BAE Systems has begun to test unmanned aircraft technologies in support of an industry-led effort to study how autonomous air vehicles can integrate into the U.K.’s airspace. BAE said Tuesday it uses a Jetstream 31 aircraft as a flying test bed for the ongoing trials at the company’s military aircraft engineering and manufacturing hub in Warton, England…
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Army Taps Charles River Analytics to Build New Soldier Operational Readiness Assessment & Diagnosis Tool

Charles River Analytics has received a potential two-year, $1 million contract from the U.S. Army to develop a new system for the assessment and diagnosis of vestibular indicators of soldier operational readiness…
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VIDEO: Carter Participates in F-35 Ceremony

Defense Secretary Ash Carter participates in an F-35 ceremony at Nevatim Air Base during his visit to Israel, Dec. 12, 2016.
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