Posts from GovConDaily for 04/25/2017

General Dynamics Awards $76M Contract to BWXT for Submarine Common Missile Compartment Tube Assemblies

BWX Technologies‘ Nuclear Operations Group subsidiary has received a $76.2 million contract from General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat business to produce additional common missile compartment tube assemblies for U…
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Former Army, GDIT Exec Robert Wren Named IT Transformation, EA Director at MetroStar Systems

Robert Wren, a former chief information officer of the U.S. Army‘s medical department and a General Dynamics information technology business sub-unit, has joined MetroStar Systems as director of IT transformation and enterprise architecture…
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Fortinet, Leidos Form Managed Security Service Partnership

Leidos has agreed to be a managed service provider of Fortinet‘s security products to federal government and commercial customers under a partnership agreement. Leidos said Tuesday its distribution of Fortinet offerings such as FortiSIEM will expand the former’s current pool of managed security services for clients…
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White House Cyber Chief Rob Joyce to Take Part in Innovation Office’s Federal IT Modernization Program

Rob Joyce, White House cybersecurity coordinator, has said his office will be involved in the new Office of American Innovation’s effort to integrate cybersecurity into a program to modernize the federal government’s information technology platforms, Nextgov reported Monday…
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GAO: 1-Year Delay in F-35 Developmental Tests Could Result in $1.7B in Cost Overruns

The Government Accountability Office has said the developmental testing phase of the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 aircraft could be delayed by another 12 months and generate $1.7 billion in additional cost due to problems with the fighter jet’s Block 3F mission systems software…
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Navy Appoints Rear Adm. Stephen Williamson as NAVSEA Deputy Commander for Logistics, Maintenance & Industrial Operations

Navy Rear Adm. Stephen Williamson, fleet maintenance director at the U.S. Pacific Fleet, has been named deputy commander of logistics, maintenance and industrial operations at the Naval Sea Systems Command…
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CenturyLink’s Glen Post: Public-Private Partnerships Key to Cybersecurity

Glen Post, president and CEO of CenturyLink, told attendees of the NITEC17 conference that public-private partnerships could help advance efforts against cyber threats. “We have found that our trusted partnerships play a critical role in combating the cyber threat, since we all bring different assets, approaches and specialized knowledge to the table,” Post said during his keynote speech at the three-day conference that kicked off Monday in Ottawa, Canada…
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DARPA Challenge Seeks to Test Offensive, Defensive Drone Swarm Tactics

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a challenge that seeks to encourage military students to create and demonstrate defensive and offensive strategies for swarms of small unmanned aerial vehicles…
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VIDEO: U.S. Navy Blue Angels in 2017

The mission of the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach…
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