Posts from GovConDaily 03/03/2017

Trump Vows Rebuilding of US Military with Proposed $54B Budget Increase

President Donald Trump has pledged to rebuild the U.S. armed forces and expand the U.S. Navy‘s aircraft carrier fleet through a proposed $54 billion increase in the Defense Department budget for fiscal 2018, DoD News reported Thursday…
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House Committee Unveils $578B Defense Appropriations Bill for Fiscal 2017

The House Appropriations Committee has introduced a bill that would provide $577.9 billion for the Defense Department‘s national security missions that include military and readiness programs…
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Darlene Costello: White House ‘Not Likely’ to Trim Air Force One Replacement Specs

Darlene Costello, acting U.S. Air Force acquisition chief, has said the White House is not likely to lessen requirements for the next presidential aircraft, Defense News reported Thursday. Valerie Insinna writes Costello told reporters during the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium that the service branch and the White House’s military office could finalize the Air Force One replacement specifications soon…
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Mitre Named General Steward of Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency

Mitre has entered into an agreement with The Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency to serve as a general steward in the development of the nonprofit network’s guiding principles, global agenda and work streams…
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Charles River Analytics to Help Army Predict Military Operation System Flaws

Charles River Analytics has secured two contracts from the U.S. Army to help the service branch predict faults in military operations systems using a company-owned open-source, probabilistic programming language…
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Altamira Secures Intell Community Mission System Support Contract

Altamira Technologies has secured a five-year, $18 million contract to perform classified full life cycle development, engineering and sustainment work on a mission critical system that supports the U…
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Former Cisco, Intel Exec Andy Elder Named Riverbed Sales SVP for EMEA Region

Andy Elder, formerly president of Intel‘s security business operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has joined Riverbed Technology as SVP of sales in the same regions. Riverbed said Thursday the 25-year industry veteran will oversee sales and go-to-market strategies as well as help drive the company’s growth and transformation efforts across EMEA in his new position…
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McMurdo to Help UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency Update Search-and-Rescue Satellite Tech

Orolia‘s McMurdo subsidiary has received a four-year contract from the U.K.’s maritime and coastguard agency to support upgrade work on a satellite technology designed for search-and-rescue missions…
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VIDEO: Global Insights

See how Harris technologies turn data collected from sensors into meaningful intelligence. From space, to air, to ground, Harris sensors, processors, and analytics help decision makers quickly get the answers they need to make informed decisions…
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