Posts from GovConDaily 01/24/2017

Joe Kopfman on AMERICAN SYSTEMS’ Market Strategies in Testing, Health IT & Human Capital Services

Chantilly, Va.-based AMERICAN SYSTEMS had an active 2016 with key events that included a major fifth-generation fighter jet testing services contract win and new health information technology services offerings for agencies — two key areas of growth for the government services contractor…
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State Dept to Clear Proposed $400M C-17 Logistics Support FMS Deal With UK

The State Department has moved to clear a proposed $400 million foreign military sale of logistics services and associated equipment in support of the U.K.’s Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) C-17 military transport aircraft…
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Law Enforcement Vet Michael McDonald to Lead Intellicheck Mobilisa’s Push to Drive ‘Law ID’ Adoption

Michael McDonald, formerly director of information technology for the Delaware state police, has joined Intellicheck Mobilisa to help drive the adoption of a threat identification, identification authentication and contact status system at federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies…
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Rear Adm. Craig Faller Named Senior Military Assistant to DoD Secretary

Rear Adm. Craig Faller, chief of legislative affairs for the secretary of the U.S. Navy in Washington, has been appointed senior military assistant to the Defense Department secretary. Acting Navy Secretary Sean Stackley and Adm…
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NASCIO Unveils Federal Advocacy Priorities for 2017

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers has listed its 2017 federal advocacy priorities based on state CIOs’ policy priorities as well as opportunities to work with Congress and the executive branch…
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Leidos to Sponsor Air Force Association’s Cyber Education Program; Chuck Heflebower Comments

Leidos will continue to sponsor the Air Force Association’s cyber education program for the eighth consecutive year. AFA said Monday Leidos has supported CyberPatriot as a Cyber Silver sponsor since the program’s inception in 2009 to help develop students’ cyber skills and interest in science, technology, engineering and math careers…
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Dave Wajsgras: Raytheon, (ISC)2-Backed Charitable Trust Seek to Incite Women to Pursue Cyber Careers Via Scholarships

Raytheon has partnered with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education to award new scholarships to six women in an effort to encourage them to pursue degrees and careers in cybersecurity. The Center for Cyber Safety and Education will oversee the company’s Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarship program that will select three female college students and three mid-career professionals that aim to expand their cyber skill sets, Raytheon said Monday…
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Navy to Retain Advanced Arresting Gear as Ford-Class Carrier Recovery System

Senior U.S. Navy officials have decided to retain the Advanced Arresting Gear as the recovery system aboard Ford-class aircraft carriers. The Naval Air Systems Command said Monday the AAG Resource Requirements Review Board chose to continue with AAG instead of reverting to the Mk-17 legacy recovery system after the board completed a review in November 2016…
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Sen. John McCain Offers $7.5B Funding Proposal to Support US Forces, Allies in APAC Region

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) has proposed $7.5 billion in U.S. military funds to boost munition inventory and construct infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific region through 2022, Reuters reported Monday…
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VIDEO: BAE’s Perry on Naval Guns, Projectiles and Electromagnetic Cannons

John Perry, director of business development for weapons systems at BAE Systems, discusses automated ammunition handling for naval guns, new projectiles and electromagnetic cannons with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian…
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