Posts from GovConDaily 02/09/2017

Gen. David Goldfein, Air Force Chief of Staff, Named to 2017 Wash100 for Industry Collaboration Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to announce Gen. David Goldfein, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, 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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Mike Basla on CACI’s ‘Solutions-Based’ Market Focus & Industry’s Role in US Air Superiority Effort

Mike Basla joined the former L-3 National Security Solutions business as a senior vice president in March 2015 after a 35-year U.S. Air Force career, then transitioned to CACI International one year later upon that company’s acquisition of NSS…
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Arista Gets JTIC Info Assurance Interoperability Certification for Cloud Networking Platforms

The Joint Interoperability Command has granted Arista Networks information assurance interoperability certification for the company’s technology platforms that work to help government customers modernize and manage cloud networks…
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MBDA, Poland’s PGZ Group Enter Agreement for Missile Systems Cooperation, Tech Transfer

MBDA has entered into an agreement with state-owned Polish defense group Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa to boost cooperation on missile-related technologies. The strategic partnership agreement also involves the potential transfer of MBDA’s missile technologies to companies under the PGZ group and the companies’ inclusion in MBDA’s international supply chain, the missile manufacturer said Feb…
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National Strategic Research Institute to Conduct Cyber Defense Study for Stratcom

The University of Nebraska’s National Strategic Research Institute has received a contract from the U.S. Strategic Command to perform cyber defense research alongside researchers from Iowa State University and cybersecurity industry consultants…
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Air Force Gen. David Goldfein Looks to Incorporate Space Into Joint Warfighting Domain

Gen. David Goldfein, Air Force chief of staff, has said the U.S. military should regard space as a joint warfighting domain instead of a unique area that only certain people understand, DoD News reported Tuesday…
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IARPA Program Seeks to Build Up Analytic Reasoning Through Crowdsourcing-Based Platforms

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has launched a new program to develop and test technology platforms that seek to use crowdsourcing to help analysts and decision makers understand and determine whether assumptions and evidence support their conclusions…
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Alan Stern: Commercial Spaceflight Federation Backs NASA SLS Development

Alan Stern, chairman of the board of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, has said CSF supports development work and potential use of NASA’s Space Launch System for commercial spaceflight missions, Space News reported Wednesday…
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GAO: Public Debt-to-GDP Ratio to Surpass Historical High Within 15 Years

A Government Accountability Office report obtained by Deltek predicts the ratio of U.S. public debt to gross domestic product to grow and exceed the historical high of 106 percent in 1946 within the next 15 to 25 years and continue to rise beyond that period…
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VIDEO: SM-3 IIA Missile Test

U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Japan Ministry of Defense (MoD), and U.S. Navy sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) successfully conducted a flight test Feb. 3 resulting in the first intercept of a ballistic missile target using the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA off the west coast of Hawaii…
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