Posts from GovConDaily 02/02/2017

Dan Coats, National Intelligence Director Nominee, Added to 2017 Wash100 for Cyber & Insider Threat Defense Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to announce Dan Coats, nominee for the director of national intelligence role, as an inductee into the 2017 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena…
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Rob Davies on ViON’s Industry Partnership Outlook & Cloud Acquisition Methods at Agencies

Rob Davies oversees areas such as cloud computing and professional services for ViON Corp. in his role as executive vice president of operations for the Herndon, Va.-based technology services contractor…
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Quantum’s Don Maruca on Data Storage Challenges in Govt & Cost Pressures at Agencies

Don Maruca leads the federal sales unit of information storage and security company Quantum, which works with U.S. government agencies to handle large volumes of data and apply new technologies in collaboration and sharing functions…
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Intelligent Software Solutions Offers Cybersecurity & Accreditation Services to Gov’t Contractors

Intelligent Software Solutions has begun to offer cybersecurity and accreditation services to companies that look to secure work under U.S. government contracts. ISS said Wednesday its services include full assessment, road map and implementation support using a Risk Management Framework process…
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DoD Adds Pulse Secure’s UC Tech to DISA-Approved Products List

Pulse Secure has obtained certification from the Defense Department to offer network access control and mobile virtual private network platforms to DoD customers. The company said Tuesday DoD added the Pulse Connect Secure 8…
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CBO: Intell Authorization Bill’s Unclassified Provisions to Cost $454M Over 5 Years

The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the unclassified provisions of the 2017 Intelligence Authorization Act will cost $454 million to implement from 2017 to 2022. CBO said Monday the bill would authorize a $562 million budget for the Intelligence Community Management Account for fiscal year 2017…
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House GOP Urges Trump to Clarify Federal Hiring Freeze Memo

A group of 19 House Republican members has called on President Donald Trump to clarify his presidential memorandum that imposes a hiring freeze on federal civilian employees. The lawmakers said in letter published Wednesday the implementation of the federal job freeze “negatively” affected Defense Department acquisition personnel who negotiate national security-related contracts…
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Former Acting FTA Chief Carolyn Flowers to Lead AECOM Transit Practice

AECOM has appointed Carolyn Flowers, former acting administrator at the Federal Transit Administration, as leader of the company’s North American transit practice. She brings knowledge and experience to her new position that will help clients to address  public transportation challenges, Fred Werner, president of AECOM’s design and consulting services business, said in a statement published Tuesday…
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Lt. Col. Dave Sousa: Marines Look at Lasers, Kinetic Tech Platforms Against Armed Drones

The U.S. Marine Corps has begun to look at several technology platforms that will work to detect, jam and target hostile drones equipped with weapons, the Marine Corps Times reported Tuesday. Lt. Col. Dave Sousa from the Marine Corps Combat Development Command said the service branch considers water cannons, shotguns, lasers and other kinetic approaches to disrupt the connection between unmanned aerial systems and operators, Jeff Schogol writes…
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VIDEO: Army Medical Readiness

Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey speaks on medical readiness and it’s importance.
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