Posts from GovConDaily for 04/05/2017

CACI Exec Chair Jack London Gets Naval Historical Foundation Award; Ken Asbury Comments

Jack London, executive chairman of CACI International and a retired U.S. Navy captain, has received recognition from the Naval Historical Foundation for his leadership in efforts to preserve naval history…
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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: DoD Should Shift Bulk of Wideband Satcom Needs to Commercial Sector

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said the Defense Department should transition a larger part of its wideband satellite communications requirements to industry, Defense News reported Tuesday…
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Lockheed Unveils Analytics Platform for Space Asset Protection

Lockheed Martin has unveiled an analytics platform the company designed to help public and private sector customers protect their space assets. The intelligent Space offering encompasses sensor data processing, space domain awareness, battle management and command-and-control support for defense, civil, commercial and international clients, Lockheed said Tuesday…
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Raytheon Evaluates Electric Gun for Phalanx Close-In Weapon System

Raytheon has tested an updated electric gun that will be integrated on a company-built radar-guided weapon system against ballistic missiles as part of a series of “tech refresh” projects…
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Gen. John Raymond: Air Force to Appoint a Deputy Chief of Staff for Space Operations

The U.S. Air Force will open a three-star Air Staff position to help increase the visibility of space-related matters within the Defense Department, Defense News reported Tuesday. Valerie Insinna writes the selected candidate will act as a space advocate tasked to spread awareness on the needs of space operators and help drive a cultural change across the space community…
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Rep. Will Hurd Proposes Formation of ‘Cyber National Guard’ to Address IT Skills Gap

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) has said a central team of cyber experts could help address the federal government’s information technology skills shortage, FCW reported Tuesday. Chase Gunter writes Hurd said at a meeting of the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Information Technology that the “cyber national guard” will recruit qualified IT professionals who will serve in the public and private sectors on a rotational basis…
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Red Hat Names SAIC Public Sector System Integrator Partner of the Year; Charles Onstott Comments

Red Hat has presented Science Applications International Corp. with the 2016 Public Sector System Integrator Partner of the Year for SAIC’s efforts to integrate open-source Red Hat technologies for government clients…
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GAO: Federal Agencies Move to Address IT Labor Challenges

The Government Accountability Office previously recommended that federal agencies increase their information technology workforce development efforts to mitigate issues related to federal hiring activities, recruitment of qualified staff and identification of skill gaps…
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VIDEO: Stratcom Commander Opening Statement on Capitol Hill

Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, delivers his opening statement on Stratcom programs at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, April 4, 2017.
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