Posts from GovConDaily for 04/07/2017

Kay Kapoor: AT&T Eyes First Responder Service Delivery by Year’s End Under FirstNet Partnership

Kay Kapoor, president of AT&T’s global public sector solutions business, told Dallas Business Journal staff writer Shawn Shinneman in an interview published Thursday that the company plans to provide priority and pre-emption service to first responders by the end of 2017 under a 25-year public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority…
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SteelCloud to Support DoD Windows 10 Deployment Through STIG Compliance Platform

SteelCloud has received a contract from a Defense Department component to provide a security compliance automation platform to support DoD’s deployment of the Windows 10 operating system. The company said Thursday its ConfigOS platform is designed to automate compliance with the Security Technical Implementation Guide as well as support Risk Management Framework accreditation…
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CSIS: DoD Contract Obligations Up 7% in FY 2016

A new report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies says the Defense Department recorded $296 billion in contract obligations in fiscal year 2016, up from $278 billion in FY 2015. CSIS said in the March 2017 report the figures reflect a 7 percent increase in defense contract obligations in 2016…
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Reuters: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Urges ISPs to Comply With Open Internet Principles

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has asked U.S. internet service providers to enter into voluntary agreements that will reflect their commitment to maintain an open internet, Reuters reported Thursday…
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Gen. John Raymond: Air Force Could Mull Space Launches With Reused Rockets

Gen. John Raymond, head of Air Force Space Command, has said the U.S. Air Force could consider a launch of spacecraft with reused rockets once the technology has been validated, Defense News reported Thursday…
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NASA to Break Ground on New R&D Lab at Langley Research Center

NASA will break ground Tuesday on a laboratory at Langley Research Center in Virginia as part of a 20-year revitalization initiative to modernize aging structures and construct facilities. The space agency said Thursday the new Measurement Systems Laboratory will be built to research and develop measurement concepts, systems and technologies for aeronautic, scientific and space exploration missions…
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Trade Groups, Companies Call for Congress to Pass OPEN Govt Data Legislation

More than 80 industry groups and technology companies have called on House and Senate lawmakers to pass a bipartisan bill that aims to provide the public access to government data, MeriTalk reported Wednesday…
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Report: Service Chiefs Raise Concerns Over Full-Year Continuing Resolution at Senate Hearing

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley has said Congress should prevent a full-year continuing resolution by passing a budget and a $30 billion supplemental funding request for fiscal 2017, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday…
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VIDEO: Transfer of Technical Data Package to the ISS

Members of congress, along with Made in Space (MIS), Applied Systems and Technology Transfer (AST2) and high ranking military officials, gathered in Washington, D.C., to facilitate the transfer of a Technical Data Package (TDP) from the Capitol Hill Maker Faire to the International Space Station (ISS) June 21…
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