Posts from GovConDaily 01/19/2017

CIO John Dancy on CSRA’s ‘Next-Gen’ Tech Partnerships & Post-CSC Spin Journey

CSRA‘s journey as an independent company since its late 2015 separation from Computer Sciences Corp. included many moves to position itself in the market as a primary partner for federal agencies and industry vendors seeking to offer new technologies in the government market…
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ISS Federal Lead Rob Rogers on Agencies’ Open Source Moves & ‘Information Advantage’ Efforts

Private equity firm Arlington Capital Partners unveiled its new Polaris Alpha portfolio holding company in November through the merger of three government contracting businesses that included data services provider Intelligent Software Solutions…
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Executive Mosaic 2017 Wash100 to be Launched on January 26th – Countdown 7 Days

On Thursday, January 26th Executive Mosaic will be honoring the top 100 recipients for the 2017 Wash100 award. The list is comprised of influential leaders, from the public and private sector who have impacted the government contracting industry…
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Report: Defense Companies Expect Surge in European Arms Spending

Defense contractors expect an increase in weapons spending as NATO countries work to increase their military budgets amid President-elect Donald Trump’s skepticism about the alliance and his call for U…
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Former SPAWAR Europe Director Jim Condon Named Principal at Deep Water Point’s German Office

Jim Condon, former vice president for business development at TRICON Defense International and a former director at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Europe, has been appointed as a principal for Deep Water Point‘s new office in Germany…
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Navy Researchers Study Barnacle Components to Address Ship Maintenance Costs

Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory have discovered 45 components of barnacle adhesive as part of efforts to address barnacle encrustation on the surface of U.S. Navy vessels. NRL said Tuesday the encrustation of barnacles and other sea creatures costs the service branch $56 million in annual maintenance and fuel consumption costs for Arleigh Burke-class destroyers…
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Onvia Report Shows Q4 2016 Procurement Growth in Infrastructure-Related Industries

A new Onvia report revealed that construction and other infrastructure-focused industries emerged as the top growth contracting categories in the state and local government marketplace in the fourth quarter of 2016…
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GAO: DoD, OMB Need to Update Criteria Used to Identify Activities in OCO Budget Request

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to collaborate with the Office of Management and Budget to review and revise the criteria used to identify activities that should be included in DoD’s budget request for overseas contingency operations…
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Adm. John Richardson: Navy Should Exercise Caution in Warship Design Replacement

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has said he agrees with Sen. John McCain’s (R-Arizona) plan to increase the U.S. Navy’s fleet of ships, but caution should be exercised when it comes to the replacement of existing designs, such as littoral combat ships, with new combat vessels, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday…
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VIDEO: Top 10 Strategic CIO Priorities For 2017

Events in 2017 promise to put business executives under intense pressure, as new political forces, restructured trading coalitions, and more aggressive central bankers and regulators exert their influence on companies and markets worldwide…
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