Posts from GovConDaily for 05/05/2017

U.S. Adds 211,000 jobs in April; Unemployment Drops to 4.4 Percent

Employment rates in April rebounded better than expected, as employers added a solid 211,000 jobs. Unemployment dipped to 4.4 percent, its lowest rate in a decade, the Labor Department said Friday. The market added an average of 185,000 jobs a month this year, matching last year’s pace, reports CBS…
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MeriTalk: Tech Industry Execs Laud Trump’s Draft Cybersecurity Executive Order

Some executives at Dell Technologies‘ RSA subsidiary, Symantec and Palo Alto Networks have expressed their support for President Donald Trump’s draft cybersecurity executive order, MeriTalk reported Thursday…
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DHS-Led Study Recommends Ways to Boost Mobile Device Security in Public Sector

A study led by the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has offered recommendations for the federal government to manage the security of mobile devices being used by agency employees…
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ManTech’s George Pedersen Gets CIA Officers Memorial Foundation Award; Kevin Phillips Comments

George Pedersen, co-founder, chairman and CEO of ManTech International, has received the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation’s Patriots award in recognition of his commitment to support the CIA’s mission and the country it serves…
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Report: DoD to Release Unmanned Tech Road Map Soon

The Defense Department could soon unveil a road map that will describe how DoD plans to utilize unmanned air, ground and maritime technologies over the next 25 years, C4ISRNET reported Thursday. Valerie Insinna writes the U…
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Booz Allen, Kaggle Name Winners of 2017 ‘Data Science Bowl’ Contest

Booz Allen Hamilton and Kaggle have unveiled the winners of a global crowdsourcing competition that sought data science methods to develop lung cancer detection formulas and technologies. The third annual Data Science Bowl drew nearly 10,000 participants who submitted  algorithms designed to help clinicians detect lung cancer, Booz Allen said Tuesday…
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USAF Conducts Joint F-35, F-15 Training Exercises in England

Airmen from the U.S. Air Force‘s active-duty 388th and reserve 419 Fighter Wings have performed joint training exercises on F-35A, F-15C and F-15E aircraft variants at a military air base near Lakenheath, England…
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Parsons Receives ACEC/MA Bronze Engineering Excellence Award for Bridge Replacement Project

Parsons has won the Bronze Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts for its work on a bridge replacement project on Martha’s Vineyard island…
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VIDEO: NATO NCI Acquisition Chief Scaruppe on Priorities, Innovation & Speeding Procurement

Peter Scaruppe, the director acquisition of the NATO Communications and Information Agency, discusses acquisition priorities, attracting innovative businesses and speeding procurement with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian from the agency’s annual conference in Ottawa, Canada, on April 25, 2017…
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