Posts from GovConDaily for 05/02/2017

New White House Tech Council Aims to Advance Federal IT Modernization Efforts

President Donald Trump has established a new White House office to upgrade the federal government’s information technology systems and change the way the government delivers digital services to citizens, Federal News Radio reported Monday…
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Army Intell Officer Maj. Gen. Scott Berrier Named Military Deputy to DIA Director

Maj. Gen. Scott Berrier, commanding general and commandant of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca in Arizona, will assume the role of military deputy to the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency…
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DoD IG: Army Needs to Revise Draft Capability Production Document for IR Countermeasure System

The Defense Department‘s inspector general has called on the chief of the U.S. Army aviation center of excellence to update the draft document for capability production of the Common Infrared Countermeasure system in order to include the threshold requirement of 214 flight hours prior to full-rate production…
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Billions in Defense Spending to be Withheld Until Trump Submits ISIS Strategy

Of the $15 billion in supplemental wartime spending in the 2017 federal spending bill, $2.5 billion will be withheld until 15 days after the president provides Congress with a strategy to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS…
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Noblis Awarded $200 Million DOT Contract

Noblis, Inc., a provider of science, technology, and strategy services to the federal government, received a $200 million five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract award from the U…
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VA, DOE Collaborate on Big Data Analysis for Veteran Healthcare

The departments of Veterans Affairs and Energy have partnered to analyze big data from the VA and other federal sources as they optimize healthcare for veterans and other citizens. The VA-DOE Big Data Science Initiative will explore digital health and genomic data to support the development of treatments and preventive strategies in areas such as suicide prevention, cancer and heart disease, the VA said Monday…
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Report: DISA, Combatant Commands to Set Up Pilot Connectivity Network for Austere Environments

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has teamed up with select combatant commands to develop a network pilot that will provide connectivity to classified networks in harsh environments, C4ISR and Networks reported Monday…
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CNAS Program Aims to Examine US-Europe Security Relations

The Center for a New American Security has launched a program that aims to study mutual security efforts between the U.S. and Europe. Neal Urwitz, CNAS director of external relations, wrote in an article published Monday that the Transatlantic Security program will be led by Julianne Smith, a CNAS senior fellow and former national security adviser to former vice president Joe Biden…
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GAO: OMB Should Address Data Quality Challenges Ahead of Federal Spending Report Deadline

The Government Accountability Office has identified challenges in accounting, financial management systems and information technology security pose risks to agencies’ compliance with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, the GAO said Friday The legislation requires agencies to make federal spending data publicly available through USASpending…
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Homeland Security and Defense Business Council Welcomes Four New Industry Partners

Blue Canopy Group, CACI International, E3 Federal Solutions and SureID have joined the Homeland Security and Defense Business Council in the first quarter of 2017. The council said Monday that its members have taken part in various forums such as round table discussions with leaders of the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the Federal Emergency Management Agency throughout the first quarter of the year…
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Altamira Female Execs Participate in The Women’s Center Leadership Conference; Ted Davies Comments

A group of female executives from McLean, Virginia-based national security and technology services contractor Altamira took part in The Women’s Center-hosted leadership conference that featured career development, discussion and networking sessions for attendees…
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VIDEO: Expeditionary Tactical Automated Security System (ExTASS)

ExTASS is a tactical, light-weight, rapidly deployable, all-weather force protection asset designed to provide perimeter security in both expeditionary and fixed-site scenarios.
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