Posts from GovConDaily 01/23/2017

CIO Council Report Recommends Federal IT Measures for Trump Administration

The federal Chief Information Officers Council has released a report that includes an independent analysis of the current federal information technology environment as well as recommendations for the new administration…
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Unisys’ PV Puvvada: ‘Proactive’ Risk Assessment of Federal IT Projects to Advance Under New Administration

PV Puvvada, president of Unisys’ federal systems business, has said he predicts federal employees and contractors to “proactively” evaluate risks in information technology projects under President Donald Trump’s administration through implementation of DevOps and agile development processes…
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SafeNet Assured Technologies Unveils Cryptographic Key Mgmt Tool for Govt Customers

SafeNet Assured Technologies has launched a technology platform intended to help U.S. government customers manage cryptographic keys in physical, virtual or public cloud environments. The data security company said Monday its KeySecure for Government platform works to consolidate cryptographic keys from multiple third-party encryption platforms…
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Trump’s First Executive Order Targets Healthcare Law Provisions

President Donald Trump has directed federal agencies to waive, change or delay the implementation of certain provisions under the Affordable Care Act, the New York Times reported Friday. The first executive order Trump signed on Friday seeks to reduce the current healthcare law’s “economic and regulatory burdens” and give states more flexibility and control over healthcare programs before Congress starts the repeal process, Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Robert Pear wrote…
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GAO: DoD Should Update Guidance for Privately Financed Construction Project Reports

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Defense Department  revise DoD’s guidance for congressional notification of major privately backed construction projects to clarify project types that need to be reported…
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Air Force Vet James Kowalski Named Northrop Govt Relations VP, Corporate Lead Exec for Louisiana Office

James Kowakski, former deputy commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, has joined been named vice president of government relations at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and corporate lead executive for the company’s office in Louisiana…
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US Launches Naval Missile Defense Exercise With Japan, South Korea

The U.S., Japan and South Korea have begun a three-day naval defense missile exercise amid threats that North Korea may conduct a fire-test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, Stars and Stripes reported Friday…
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Michael Daniel: Trump Administration Should Address Systemic Problems in Cybersecurity

Michael Daniel, White House cybersecurity coordinator, has called on President Donald Trump’s cyber officials to continue to address systemic issues in cybersecurity and introduce changes to information technology management, Nextgov reported Tuesday…
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Illinois Army Natl Guard Sgt. Wesley Todd Invents Muzzle Brake Removal Device

Illinois Army National Guard Sgt. Wesley Todd has developed a muzzle break removal device for light towed howitzers in an effort to help increase warfighter safety and equipment longevity. The U.S. Army said Friday Todd — a member of the Bravo Company, 935th Aviation Support Battalion — created the device to help soldiers remove seized muzzle brakes without the use of potentially damaging force that might impact the howitzer’s barrel…
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VIDEO: L3 KEO’s Fungaroli on the Company’s New MK20 Electro-Optical Sensor System

Joseph Fungaroli, vice president of business development at L3 KEO, discusses the new MK20 electro-optical sensor system that the company debuted at the Surface Navy Association’s 29th Surface Navy Symposium in Arlington, Virginia…
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