Posts from GovConDaily 02/22/2017

David Shulkin, Veterans Affairs Secretary, Named to 2017 Wash100 for Reform & Healthcare Access Leadership

Executive Mosaic is pleased to announce David Shulkin, secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, as an inductee into the 2017 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena…
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Senate Approves 2017 NASA Authorization Bill

The Senate on Friday unanimously approved a new NASA authorization bill that would require the agency to study the feasibility of sending astronauts to the International Space Station aboard the Orion spacecraft, SpaceNews reported Tuesday…
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Brookings Institution: Federal Govt Has Created 7 New Cabinet Agencies Since 1960

A new report by the Brookings Institution says seven new cabinet agencies within the federal government have been created since 1960 such as the departments of Housing and Urban Development and Homeland Security in 1965 and 2002, respectively…
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Kacific, SKY Perfect JSAT Order Boeing Satellite to Expand APAC Broadband Access

SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. and Kacific Broadband Satellites have selected Boeing to build a satellite that will work to facilitate mobile communication and internet connectivity for customers in the Asia-Pacific region…
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CAE’s KC-135 Simulator Certified for Air Force Training Center Network Deployment

CAE‘s U.S. subsidiary has obtained authorization to operate the KC-135 Stratotanker‘s operational flight trainer on the U.S. Air Force‘s Distributed Training Center Network. The company said Tuesday the ATO permits the KC-135 Aircrew Training System to connect with other Mobility Air Force platforms to help the service branch perform live-virtual-constructive training on a secure and classified network…
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Jeffrey Berson Named QTS CFO, Bill Schafer to Serve as EVP of Finance & Accounting

Jeffrey Berson, current chief investment officer at QTS (NYSE: QTS) chief investment officer, will serve as the company’s chief financial officer beginning April 3, 2017 as part of QTS’ approach to C-level succession planning…
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General Micro Systems Lands Contract to Supply Rugged Display Systems to Navy

General Micro Systems has received a multi-year contract to provide rugged display devices to the U.S. Navy. GMS has started to deploy its SD19 SmartView display systems to replace legacy display tools aboard several Navy ships as part of the service branch’s fleet modernization efforts, the company said Thursday…
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HyTrust Survey: 25% of Healthcare Orgs Don’t Encrypt Patient Data in Public Cloud Environments

A new HyTrust survey has found that 25 percent of healthcare organizations that adopt public cloud platforms do not subject patient information to data encryption. HyTrust polled 51 healthcare organizations and biotech firms and found that 63 percent of the respondents plan to use cloud platforms from multiple vendors, the company said in a Feb…
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VIDEO: Exercise Cobra Gold

This week in the Corps, exercise Cobra Gold kicks off and a pilot with the Japan Ground Self-Defense force trains on the MV-22B Osprey with Marines from 2nd Marine Air Wing.
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