Posts from GovConDaily 12/22/2016

DOL Deputy Sec. Chris Lu to Join FiscalNote in February as 1st Senior Strategy Adviser

Chris Lu, deputy secretary of the Labor Department, is set to join Washington, D.C.-based FiscalNote in February as the company’s first senior strategy adviser. Lu will focus on business development in coordination with co-founder and CEO Tim Hwang and the executive team, FiscalNote said Thursday…
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Howard Shelanski: White House Releases Mobile App for Regulatory Status Check

The White House has unveiled a mobile application designed to help people view information about the status of agency regulations via the federal government’s RegInfo  website. Howard Shelanski, administrator of the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that the RegInfo Mobile app is available for both Android and iOS devices…
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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Talks Govt’s Satcom Challenges, JSpOC Commercial Integration Cell

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said budget issues with regard to the recapitalization of federal satellite communications platforms and a “fragmented” procurement model are some of the satcom challenges the U…
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DCNS Opens New Australia-Based Office to Support Country’s Submarine Replacement Project

France-based naval shipbuilder DCNS has established a new headquarters for its Australian subsidiary that will design the future submarine of Australia’s navy as part of an intergovernmental agreement between the two countries…
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Rockwell Collins Awarded 5-Year DISA Data Link Service Contract

Rockwell Collins has secured a potential five-year contract from the Defense Information System Agency to provide data link services to U.S. government and military aircraft. The Data Link Service Provider 4 contract covers command-and-control communications, global flight planning, flight deck safety and broadband cabin services for vehicles such as the U…
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NIST Seeks Proposals to Address Info Security Threat of Quantum Computers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants public input on how to address potential information security threats from quantum computers. NIST said Tuesday the Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization effort seeks methods and strategies to mitigate future quantum computer attacks that could potentially break encryption codes used to protect digital information…
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UK to Form New Defense Body to Manage Dreadnought Nuclear Submarine Program

The U.K. defense ministry will establish a new agency that will manage the development of a new class of nuclear ballistic missile submarines designed to replace the naval force’s Vanguard-class submarines in support of the country’s $38…
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Govini Predicts Increased Competition for IT Contracts Across Pentagon in 2017

A Govini report predicts competition for information technology contracts across the Defense Department and service branches to increase in 2017 as $210 billion worth of DoD contracts approach expiration in the coming year, Nextgov reported Wednesday…
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Raytheon Selects Triumph Electromechanical Tech for Navy’s Next Generation Jammer

Triumph Group has secured a subcontract from Raytheon to provide 31 Servo Control System electromechanical components for the Waltham, Massachusetts-based contractor’s new jammer technology for the U…
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Orbital ATK Demos Short-Range Ballistic Missile Target; John Pullen Comments

Orbital ATK has demonstrated the first type of its Zombie Pathfinder short-range ballistic missile target designed for future interceptor tests of the U.S. Army. The company said Tuesday it launched the Zombie Pathfinder guided target from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico to test the updated single stage model…
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VIDEO: Boeing T-X Takes Off

The first of two production-ready aircraft built for the U.S. Air Force’s advanced pilot training competition, took to the skies Dec. 20 over St. Louis for its first flight.
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