Posts from GovConDaily for 03/24/2017

ASRC Federal Secures $100M Contract for DHS Facility Operations Support; Mark Gray Comments

ASRC Federal‘s field services unit has received a potential $100 million contract to support operations at the Department of Homeland Security‘s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and other ancillary support facilities located in Charleston, South Carolina…
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Former Energy Sec Ernest Moniz to Join Nonprofit Nuclear Threat Initiative in June

Ernest Moniz, former secretary of the Energy Department, will serve as co-chairman and CEO of the nonprofit Nuclear Threat Initiative beginning June 1. The organization said Friday Moniz will co-chair the board of directors alongside incumbents and NTI founders Sam Nunn and Ted Turner…
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Lt. Gen. John Murray: Army Could Decide to Buy More JLTVs or Recap Humvees in 2018

U.S. Army officials have said the military service should decide soon if the branch will procure additional Joint Light Tactical Vehicles or update its current Humvee fleet as part of modernization efforts, DoD Buzz reported Wednesday…
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General Atomics Enters Partnership for Potential RPA Integration in Japan Airspace

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has partnered with a consortium of government, academic and commercial organizations to pursue operational approval in Japan for a medium-altitude long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft to fly in the country’s non-segregated civil airspace…
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Deltek’s Alex Rossino Examines Covered Defense Info Clause’s Potential Implications for Cloud Service Providers

Alex Rossino, a principal research analyst at Deltek, has said companies that provide cloud services to the Defense Department should consider three potential implications of a Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement clause and one of those is the use of the clause in solicitations…
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Northrop-Built Electromagnetic Simulation Tech to Support Saab Gripen Aircraft Test

Northrop Grumman‘s Amherst Systems subsidiary has supplied Saab with a combat electromagnetic environment simulator to aid in testing of the Gripen JAS 39 fighter aircraft in Sweden. Northrop said Wednesday the CEESIM system is equipped with an advanced pulse generator and designed to generate digital models of active electronically scanned array antennas…
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Charles River Secures Army Contract to Build Disease Outbreak Prediction System

Charles River Analytics has secured a contract worth approximately $1 million to develop a disease outbreak prediction system for the U.S. Army. The company said Monday it will build the Predict and Analyze Novel and emerging Diseases Enabled by Models of Infection Conditions system in an effort to help Army units identify and predict emerging infectious diseases in areas of operations…
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HHS Seeks to Advance Blockchain-Based Tools Devt for Health IT Via Code-a-Thon

The Department of Health and Human Services has initiated efforts to advance the development and adoption of blockchain technology-based platforms designed to facilitate health records management and interactions between patients and health providers, Nextgov reported Thursday…
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Esri’s Christopher Thomas: Location Data Can Help Agencies Prepare for Weather-Related Emergency

Christopher Thomas, director of government markets at Esri, has said location-based data can help public sector organizations prepare for critical weather events especially in the winter. “With the push for opening data, increasing transparency and controlling spending, many governments are finding new ways to communicate the strategy and dollars that go into preparedness decisions,” Thomas wrote in a guest post published Thursday on GCN…
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VIDEO: Northern Warfare Training Center

In the mountains of Alaska, the Northern Warfare Training Center teaches Soldiers how to thrive and conduct missions in arctic environments and subzero temperatures.
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