Posts from GovConDaily for 03/28/2017

March 28 3:00 PM Market Report: GovCon Index and Markets Reverse Direction

As of 3:00 PM (EST) the Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index reversed its three day downward trend to post positive gain of 0.846 to 91.969. The major indices were all up on the day with the S&P500 at 2,361…
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GovCon Vet Mick Fox Joins TechnoMile as COO, CSO; Ashish Khot Comments

Mick Fox, formerly executive vice president of business development at PAE, joined Vienna, Virginia-based TechnoMile as chief operating officer and chief strategy officer on March 15. He leads the technology and business process consulting services provider’s efforts to develop products and service offerings that will work to help government contractors capture new business and drive operations…
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Cubic to Display Virtual Training, C4ISR Platforms at Maritime Expo; Mike Twyman Comments

Cubic‘s global defense and mission solutions businesses will feature a variety of air combat and maritime virtual training systems alongside C4ISR platforms at the Sea-Air-Space Exposition to be held in National Harbor, Maryland, from April 3 to 5…
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DHS Adds Encryption Requirement to Radio Equipment Compliance Standards

The Department of Homeland Security has introduced an encryption requirement to a suite of standards for first responder radio platforms. DHS said Monday radio equipment that need encryption must use Advanced Encryption Standard 256 to meet the Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program‘s requirements…
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VA Issues Cyber Operations Center Support RFI

The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a request for information on potential small businesses that could support VA’s Network Security Operations Center. VA said Wednesday in a FedBizOpps notice it looks for a veteran-owned company to help NSOC develop and provide enterprise-wide information security and network defense services…
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USMC Taps Federal Employees for Small Unit Training Ideas

The U.S. Marine Corps‘ Training and Education Command seeks ideas from federal employees as part of an innovation challenge that aims to optimize small-unit training, DoD Buzz, DoD Buzz reported Monday…
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Northrop Eyes Space, Missile Defense Tech Devt Task Orders Under $3B Army IDIQ

Northrop Grumman plans to compete for task orders to design, build, demonstrate and integrate space and missile defense technology platforms under a potential nine-year,  $3.04 billion contract with the U…
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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh: Modernizing Govt Tech Act Seeks to Help Agencies Fund IT Upgrades

Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer at Dell EMC’s federal business, has said he would support the Modernizing Government Technology Act introduced by Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) because the bill aims to provide agency executives access to capital needed to fund information technology modernization efforts…
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Kongsberg Subsidiary Built Geospatial Tool for New Zealand’s Combat System Trainer

A Kongsberg subsidiary produced the geospatial and display components of a combat management system that Lockheed Martin built and delivered to New Zealand’s navy. Lockheed’s Canadian arm deployed the CMS 330 Combat Management System to a maritime warfare training center in Devonport, New Zealand, as part of the country’s Anzac frigate system modernization effort, Kongsberg said Monday…
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Report: Poland Drops Plan to Buy Secondhand F-16s

Poland has canceled plans to buy secondhand F-16 aircraft made in the U.S. to replace the Polish air force’s fleet of Russian-made fighter jets, DoD Buzz reported Friday. Richard Sisk writes Bartosz Kownacki, Polish deputy minister of national defense, told a parliamentary committee that the country was looking to procure 50 to 100 used F-16 planes…
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VIDEO: M1A2 Abrams and Bradleys are readied for trials!

Soldiers conduct maintenance checks on vehicles recently off loaded from rail cars. This equipment traveled from the U.S. to Poland and must go through the proper functions checks to prepare for upcoming events…
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