Posts from GovCon Daily 12/15/2016

Air Force’s Winston Beauchamp: Commercial Satcom Services Key to Military Satcom Security

Winston Beauchamp, U.S. Air Force deputy undersecretary for space, has said the use of commercial satellite communications services could help secure military satcom systems and end reliance on single items for support, Space News reported Tuesday…
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Riverbed Survey: Federal Employees Cite Application Latency Issues in Productivity Concerns

Riverbed Technology has released a new survey that found nearly all of the 335 federal employee respondents believe latency issues from bandwidth-intensive applications have negatively impacted agency productivity…
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Data.world, Defense Dept Launch Military Open Data Website

Public benefit corporation data.world and the Defense Department have partnered to launch an open data website that works to provide searchable, machine-readable and downloadable military datasets. Data…
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NASA to Demo a New De-Orbit Device for Payload Return Functions in 2017

NASA will demonstrate a new Space Technology Mission Directorate-funded technology designed to support the potential return of science payloads to Earth from the International Space Station via deployed small spacecraft in 2017…
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Ray Mabus Unveils New Operations Security Guidance

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has released a new set of operations security guidelines in a move to inform the service branch community about a new computer network defense policy unveiled in May to help protect critical information…
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Valytics Awarded ICE Interoperability Testing Support Contract; Edwin Darilek Comments

Valytics has received a three-year contract to develop and update interoperability testing and test automation services for the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency…
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Deloitte Report: Agencies Should Use Analytics to Derive Insights from Data

A new Deloitte report says government agencies that seek to become “data-centric organizations” should develop a platform designed to collect, store and distribute mission-critical data as well as use analytics to make decisions and generate insights from data…
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Texas Workforce Commission Picks Maximus as 2016 Regional Employer of the Year

Maximus has been selected as a regional 2016 Employer of the Year by the Texas Workforce Commission’s Texas Workforce Solution – Vocational Rehabilitation Services division for efforts to employ and retain persons with disabilities…
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Northrop Sponsors Int’l Maritime Robotic Tech Devt Competition; Jack Dorsett Comments

Northrop Grumman has sponsored the 2016 Maritime RobotX Challenge in Honolulu, Hawaii, as part of the company’s effort to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. The Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International’s charitable organization  organized the competition that began Dec…
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House Strategic Forces Subcommittee Chair Mike Rogers Eyes Space Reorganization in 2017

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Alabama), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s strategic forces subcommittee, has said he plans to lead a reorganization effort that aims to change the way the U.S…
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VIDEO: 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines “Darkhorse” | Integrated Training Exercise

Marines of 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, conduct operations during Integrated Training Exercise 1-17 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center 29 Palms.
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