Posts from GovConDaily 01/20/2017

January 20 Market Close: GovCon Index Inches Gain, US Stocks Pare Advances After Trump Inaugural Speech

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held higher Friday to post a weekly advance on boosts from from blue chip stock McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) and aerospace company Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) after a first quarter earnings…
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SAP NS2’s Mark Testoni: Presidential Inauguration Can Present Cyber, Physical Security Challenges

SAP National Security Services CEO Mark Testoni has said he believes the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president can present a three-fold challenge to authorities as they work to ensure both physical and cyber security, Fox News reported Thursday…
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GSA to Implement HTTPS in Web Browsers for New Executive Branch Domains

The General Services Administration will automatically enforce a communications protocol in modern web browsers for newly-established executive branch .gov domains and subdomains in a push to help agencies achieve secure communications…
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Army Demonstrates New Quadcopter Aerial Resupply Vehicle Prototype

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has demonstrated the flight capacities of a new “Hoverbike” electric quadcopter aerial resupply vehicle prototype designed to deliver supplies to warfighters in the battlefield…
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eGlobalTech Added to Amazon Web Services’ Public Sector Partner Program

Amazon Web Services has selected eGlobalTech to join the former’s partnership program that aims to meet the technology business needs of education, government and non-profit customers. EGlobalTech said Thursday its DevOps Factory service offering and automation tools such as Cloudamatic will support efforts to boost cloud adoption in the federal sector through the AWS Public Sector Partner Program…
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TechServe Alliance: 2016 IT and Engineering Employment Rises Year-Over-Year

A new study from the TechServe Alliance estimates the number of information technology and engineering jobs increased at respective year-to-year growth rates of 2.4 percent and 0.7 percent. The TechServe Alliance report published Wednesday says IT jobs have grown to 5,179,300 in December 2016 to represent an addition of 122,900 IT workers from the previous year’s final tally…
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Eric Fanning: Trump’s Plan to Add Army Troops Could Cost $12B

Army Secretary Eric Fanning estimates it would cost $12 billion to implement President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to increase the number of the service branch’s active-duty officers from 465,000 to 540,000, Bloomberg reported Thursday…
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Report: Anti-IS Group Air Warfare Spending Reaches $11B

The U.S. Defense Department has spent a total of $10.72 billion on the air campaign against the Islamic State militant group since operations started in June 2014, DoD Buzz reported Thursday. Oriana Pawlyk writes DoD’s latest figures indicate total spending on Operation Inherent Resolve has almost doubled from the $5…
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FAA Evaluates Tools for Spacecraft Re-Entry Surveillance Via Drone Test Flight

The Federal Aviation Administration has conducted a flight test of a Near Space Corp.-built drone to evaluate how FAA’s surveillance tools could help the agency detect and monitor the return of commercial spacecraft through the National Air Space…
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Aaron Hughes Talks DoD’s Cyber Deterrence, Talent Recruitment Efforts

Aaron Hughes, deputy assistant secretary for cyber policy at the Defense Department, has said the U.S. government’s national power instruments and the U.S. military’s stated policy have helped deter “destructive” cyber attacks, Nextgov reported Wednesday…
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VIDEO: Crowd Control | Marines learn Riot Control Techniques

Marines with I Marine Expeditionary Force learn how to assess and deescalate a hostile crowd or riot using non-lethal weapons. (U.S. Marine Corps Video by Lance Cpl. Tyler Harrison)
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