Posts from GovConDaily 03/09/2017

NTT Data Awarded $62M CDC IT Support Contract; Tim Conway Comments

NTT Data has secured a potential five-year, $62 million contract to provide a range of information technology services to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The company said Thursday it will host applications, manage cloud systems, store files, monitor operations and perform data center support for CDC under the contract…
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CSRA Subsidary’s Plague Vaccine Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation

A plagued vaccine being developed by a CSRA subsidiary has received orphan drug status from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for pre-exposure prophlaxis of Yersinia pestis infection…
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Raytheon to Sponsor Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition; Dave Wajsgras Comments

Raytheon will sponsor a national cybersecurity competition for college students from more than 220 schools in the U.S. The company said Thursday it will serve as a title sponsor of the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition over the next three years and provide technical resources, mentors and employee volunteers to help develop students’ skills…
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James Comey Highlights FBI’s Cyber Strategy at Boston Conference

FBI Director James Comey has outlined the bureau’s five-point strategy to mitigate cyber intrusions during his speech at a forum held Wednesday at Boston College. Comey said the bureau implemented several initiatives to boost operations and hiring practices; clarify investigative measures in U…
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Fluor COO Peter Oosterveer to Retire in March

Peter Oosterveer, chief operating officer of Fluor (NYSE: FLR), is set to depart the construction and engineering services contractor by the end of March after a 28-year career there. Fluor said Wednesday Oosterveer will retire from the company and return to his native country of Netherlands for another job…
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Report: India’s Navy Eyes $1.5B Procurement of Short-Range Surface-to-Air Missile Systems

India’s navy has issued a request for information for a program that seeks to purchase approximately $1.5 billion in short-range surface-to-air missile platforms in an effort to replace its Israel-made Barak-1 air defense systems, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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DoD Unveils Corrosion Prevention & Control Planning Standard With SSPC, NACE International

The Defense Department has partnered with SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International to release a new standard on corrosion prevention and control planning. “The new Corrosion Prevention and Control Planning standard will allow the DoD to facilitate the inclusion of corrosion-planning requirements in new contracts as it designs, acquires, and sustains new weapon systems and facilities,” Daniel Dunmire, director of DoD’s corrosion policy and oversight office, said in a statement released Wednesday…
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Reports: WikiLeaks Releases Docs on Alleged CIA Hacking Tools; Contractors May Be Cause of Leak

WikiLeaks has released more than 7,000 webpages of documents on software tools and techniques alleged used by CIA and allied intelligence agencies to gain access to computers, smartphones and other personal devices, the New York Times reported Tuesday…
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VIDEO: Gas turbine engine from a U.S. Air Force F-16C+ Fighting Falcon testing

A gas turbine engine from a U.S. Air Force F-16C+ Fighting Falcon, assigned to the New Jersey Air National Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing, is tested at full afterburner at the Atlantic City Air National Guard Base in Egg Harbor Township, N…
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