Posts from GovConDaily for 03/29/2017

Riverbed’s WAN Optimization Tech Receives Common Criteria Security Certification; Davis Johnson Comments

Riverbed Technology has obtained the Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2+ certification for a wide-area network optimization technology designed to help federal customers address network security challenges…
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MBDA to Support France-UK Missile Tech Development Effort

The governments of France and the U.K. have agreed to invest approximately $53.9 million each to collaborate on the development of future missile technologies and long-range weapons with MBDA. The British government said Tuesday the Future Cruise/Anti-Ship Weapon program will commence with a three-year concept phase that aims to replace, update or create weapons for the countries’ naval and air forces…
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Unisys’ PV Puvvada: Agency Leaders Need to Recognize Millennials’ Career Expectations

PV Puvvada, president of Unisys’ federal systems business, has said government agency leaders should work to build up a “modern and flexible workforce” by assessing the expectations of employees such as millennials…
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Ashton Carter Named Belfer Center Director at Harvard Kennedy School

Ashton Carter, former secretary of the Defense Department, has been named director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Gazette reported Tuesday…
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GAO: DHS Launches Multiple Efforts to Strengthen Federal Cybersecurity Posture

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Department of Homeland Security implemented multiple initiatives to protect federal systems from cyber intrusions and attacks. GAO said in a report published Tuesday that DHS introduced the National Cybersecurity Protection System in a move to detect and mitigate malicious network traffic…
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Report: White House Asks Congress to Cut $140M From NASA, NOAA Programs

The Trump administration has asked Congress to cut $90 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s weather satellite programs and another $50 million from NASA‘s science programs in fiscal year 2017 spending bills, Space News reported Tuesday…
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Navy Updates ‘Innovation Cell’ Program to Expedite IT Acquisition Process

The U.S. Navy has begun to update a program that seeks to accelerate the procurement process for information technology platforms within a year after the service branch encountered challenges in moving pilot programs through the deployment phase, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday…
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GENBAND, Polycom Expand DoD Unified Comms Offerings

GENBAND and Polycom have expanded their unified communications offerings with Defense Department-approved voice and video communications platforms. GENBAND said Tuesday its Application Server was added to the DoD Information Network’s Approved Products List as an Enterprise Session Controller, which authorizes the platform to support enterprise-wide DoD deployments in the cloud…
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NIC’s Pete Eichorn: Agencies Should Apply Microservices in Govt Digital Services Devt

Pete Eichorn, director of technology at Kansas-based government information services provider NIC, has said agencies should work to adopt microservices to develop and build up government digital services and keep up with citizens’ expectations…
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VIDEO: Extending the Fight Against ISIS

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron deliver fuel from a KC-10 Extender to two U.S. Navy EA-6B Prowlers, two French Air Force Dassault Rafales, two U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles and a B-52 Stratofortress in support of Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq on Mar 20, 2017…
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