Posts from GovConDaily 03/01/2017

Tim Conway on the NTT DATA-Dell Services Integration Process & Systems Integrators’ Roles for Agencies

NTT DATA closed its estimated $3 billion acquisition of the former Dell Services business in November 2016 to expand information technology services and consulting work for public sector agencies with the backing of a global IT company…
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Financier Wilbur Ross Sworn in as Commerce Secretary

Wilbur Ross, former WL Ross and Co. chairman and chief strategy officer, has taken his official oath of office as the 39th secretary of commerce during a ceremony headed by Vice President Mike Pence. The Commerce Department said Tuesday Ross will work to help local businesses and entrepreneurs have access to resources necessary to drive the creation of jobs, economic growth and sustainable development…
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Bastille Networks Receives DHS Grant for IoT Security Project

Bastille Networks has secured a $196,760 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to help optimize internet of things wireless protocols. DHS said Monday it awarded the funds through the department’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program, which aims to encourage “non-traditional performers” to offer technologies that could help DHS address threats…
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GAO: CBP’s Biometric Exit System Project Faces Planning, Infrastructure, Staffing Challenges

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Customs and Border Protection  agency continues to face planning, infrastructure and staffing challenges in CBP’s project to build a biometric data collection system for travelers who exit the U…
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Australia Taps CAE for Hawk Mk127 Training System Support

CAE has received a contract from the capability acquisition and sustainment group of Australia’s defense department to provide training services for the Australian air force’s Hawk Mk127 trainer aircraft…
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Juniper’s Tim Solms: DoD Should Integrate Automation, SDN With Data Center Consolidation

Tim Solms, vice president for U.S. federal business and managing director of worldwide government at Juniper Networks, has said the Defense Department should implement automation and software-defined networking efforts as it works to consolidate data centers…
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Lockheed, Brigham Young University Partner to Apply Gaming Tech in Digital Engineering

Brigham Young University and Lockheed Martin will collaborate on the application of gaming technology to help users interact with, record and share engineering designs in virtual reality environments…
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Saab to Maintain Underwater Weapon Systems for Sweden’s Navy

Saab has secured a potential $26.1 million contract to help the Swedish navy maintain underwater weapon systems. The contract falls under the terms of a letter of intent signed between Saab and Sweden’s defense materiel administration in June 2014 to support the Swedish armed forces’ underwater capacity through 2024, the company said Tuesday…
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Marine Corps Seeks to Reduce Data Center Footprint With Virtualization System

The U.S. Marine Corps has started to implement an information technology system that works to replace physical servers through the combination of compute and storage functions into a single platform, the Defense Department reported Tuesday…
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VIDEO: Electronically Steerable Antennas

Harris designs and produces high-performance, high-density phased array antennas for the harsh environments of space, airborne, ground, mobile and shipboard platforms. The first to build a large-scale communications phased array antenna system, Harris has flight-demonstrated electronically steerable wide-scan arrays, hemispherical coverage arrays for direct data dissemination, and ruggedized phased arrays for communications on the move…
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