Posts from GovConDaily for 04/03/2017

Capt. John Dougherty Named Navy Precision Strike Weapons Program Manager

Capt. John Dougherty, formerly class desk officer for the U.S. Navy‘s unmanned carrier aviation program office, has taken a new role as manager of the service branch’s precision strike weapons program office…
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VMWare’s Bill Rowan: Cloud Migration Projects to Drive Govt IT Automation

Bill Rowan, vice president of federal sales at VMware, has said government agencies’ cloud migration efforts and use of technologies such as software-defined networking could lead to increased automation, Federal News Radio reported Friday…
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AWS’ Jennifer Chronis: Commercial Cloud Works to Offer Security, Scalability to DoD

Jennifer Chronis, general manager for the Defense Department market at Amazon Web Services, has said there are five ways how cloud platforms could benefit DoD and service personnel and one of those is security…
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Gen. John Hyten: US Should Increase Nuclear Modernization Spending by 3%

Air Force Gen. John Hyten, head of the U.S. Strategic Command, has said the federal government should boost spending on efforts to modernize the country’s nuclear arsenal by 2.5 percent to three percent, DoD News reported Friday…
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Reports: Trump Eyes ‘Unilateral’ Action to Stop North Korea’s Nuclear Threats

President Donald Trump has said he will take unilateral action to restrain North Korea’s nuclear weapons program if China does not cooperate with the U.S. to address the problem, CNN reported Monday…
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GAO: DoD’s Weapon Acquisition Programs Rose to 79 in 2015

The Government Accountability Office has found that the number of weapon programs under the Defense Department’s portfolio of defense acquisitions rose from 78 in 2014 to 79 in 2015. GAO said in a report published Friday that DoD’s planned investments in weapons programs under the 2015 portfolio dropped to $1…
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CEO Tony Moraco: SAIC ‘Well-Positioned’ to Provide Offerings in Enterprise IT, Training & Simulation Areas

Tony Moraco, CEO of Science Applications International Corp., has said he believes SAIC is “well-positioned” to provide offerings in the areas of information assurance and enterprise information technology as federal government clients work to address cyber threats and leverage cloud platforms…
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Shengmin Sang Wins SoBran ‘Innovation for Impact’ Prize; Greg Kelly Comments

A lead scientist at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, has claimed the grand prize of a research competition sponsored by SoBran‘s bioscience division and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Piedmont Triad Office…
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VIDEO: U.S. Marines conduct frag assault course during TALONEX 2-17

U.S. Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, conduct a frag assault course at Graze Range, U.S. Army Yuma Proving Grounds for Talon Exercise (TalonEx) 2-17, Yuma, A…
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