Posts from GovConDaily 01/17/2017

Boeing CEO Says Progress Made on ‘Simplifying Requirements’ for Air Force One After Trump Meeting

Boeing (NYSE: BA) CEO Dennis Muilenburg told reporters Tuesday after his hour-long meeting with President-elect Donald Trump that the company has moved forward on efforts in “simplifying requirements” for the future Air Force One replacement airplane with combat jets also a topic of discussion there…
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Jeh Johnson: DHS Cyber Threat Mitigation Platform Covers 93% of Executive Branch Civilian Workforce

The Department of Homeland Security continues to provide its cyber threat mitigation platform to all civilian cabinet-level departments and 45 federal department and agencies that represent 93 percent of the executive branch’s civilian workforce…
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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Eyes Future Cyber Innovation & Training Center in Augusta

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has unveiled plans to invest $50 million on a cyber innovation and training center in the state in efforts to address the potential threat of cyber attacks in the Central Savannah River Area, WJBF-TV reported Monday…
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Raytheon-Built GPS OCX Launch & Checkout System Completes Factory Qualification Test

Raytheon has completed factory qualification test on the launch and checkout system of an operational control system the company developed for the U.S. Air Force‘s GPS satellite constellation. The company said Tuesday it tested 74 segment requirements of the GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System to verify whether LCS meets Air Force standards…
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McKinsey Study: Current Tech Could Automate Half of Paid Jobs Worldwide

A new study from McKinsey Global Institute estimates nearly half of activities employees carry out in the world’s workforce at approximately $16 trillion in wages could be automated with the use of currently demonstrated technologies…
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Beth Cobert: OPM Issues Personnel Mgmt Tools to Help Agencies Manage Employee Performance

The Office of Personnel Management has issued management tools in the form of instructive materials to help federal government agencies maximize employee performance and address cases of personnel misconduct…
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Deloitte Study: Manufacturing USA Helps Facilitate R&D, Address Shortage in Skilled Workforce

A new Deloitte study has found that Manufacturing USA’s network of institutes works to facilitate manufacturing innovation through research and development and helps mitigate the shortage of skilled manufacturing workers…
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Lockheed to Supply Navy Integrated Undersea Surveillance Tech Under $121M Contract Modification

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $120.9 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide an integrated undersea surveillance system as well as engineering services for a sonar system…
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Lisa Monaco: US Election Systems Should Be Protected from Foreign Cyber Attacks

Lisa Monaco, homeland security adviser to President Barack Obama, has said the U.S. electoral process is now part of the critical infrastructure that should be protected from any foreign intervention, The Atlantic reported Friday…
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VIDEO: Future concepts from BAE Systems: Atmospheric Lens

Atmospheric lens could revolutionise the future of battlefield observation…see it in action
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