Posts from GovConDaily for 05/08/2017

AECOM’s Rahul Madhavan Named Chairman of U.S.-India Business Council’s Aerospace and Defense Executive Committee

Rahul Madhavan, vice president, international development and strategy for AECOM’s management services group, has been appointed the chairman of the Aerospace and Defense Executive Committee for the U…
Read More

Dimension Data: Gov’t a Top Cyber Attack Target in 2016 Alongside Financial Sector

A new research report from Dimension Data has found that cyber attacks against the government sector doubled from seven percent in 2015 to 14 percent to join the financial sector as the top targets of attacks in 2016…
Read More

GSA’s Mary Davie Outlines IT Industry Feedback on Federal Acquisition

Mary Davie, assistant commissioner for the office of information technology category at the General Services Administration, has met with more than 50 representatives from IT services companies to discuss government contracting issues…
Read More

Lockheed Martin to Deliver F-16 Fighting Falcon Training System to Romania’s Air Force

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will deliver a tailored simulation-based F-16 training environment for the Romanian Air Force (RoAF,) according to a company statement. Lockheed Martin will deliver the SciosTrain™ suite of simulators in 2019 under this contract and also provide contractor logistics support services…
Read More

IT Vet Robert Youngjohns Joins Blueprint’s Board of Directors

Robert Youngjohns, a senior adviser at management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, has joined Blueprint‘s board of directors. The Toronto, Canada-based software company said Thursday that Youngjohns brings experience in various leadership roles from his time leading the information technology industry…
Read More

Report: Future Airborne Capability Environment Consortium Signs MoU with Joint DoD Agency

A joint Defense Department agency and a government-industry consortium inked a memorandum of understanding to help define open avionics standards for military aircraft. The Future Airborne Capability Environment Consortium (FACE,) a coalition of government and industry organizations which aims to determine open avionics standards for military aircraft, issued the memo with the DoD agency, Defense Systems reported Thursday…
Read More

ThreatMetrix: 130M Fraud Attacks Detected in Q1 2017

A new ThreatMetrix report says the security company has uncovered 130 million fraudulent attacks from January to March and found that the volume of digital wallet transactions increased 80 percent on a year-over-year basis…
Read More

Maximus’ Tom Naughton: Agencies Should Adopt AI-Based Tools to Facilitate Citizen Engagement

Tom Naughton, president of citizen services at Maximus’ federal business, has said government agencies should work to build up citizen engagement through the implementation of new customer service platforms that leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning…
Read More

Air Force Pilots Test 3.2B Update to F-22 Raptor Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force’s 411th Flight Test Squadron has used F-22 Raptors to launch air-to-air missiles against as part of a 3.2B developmental test and evaluation upgrade to the Lockheed Martin-built aircraft…
Read More

IBM Researchers Assess Ebola Virus Transmission With Big Data Analytics

IBM researchers have used big data analytics to evaluate the impact of infected animal carriers in the spread of the Ebola virus among humans. The company said Friday it partnered with researchers at Montclair State University to release a publication that contains an open-source computational model designed to help study the spread of Ebola from animals to people…
Read More

NASA Issues Awards to 2 Teams Under 3D-Printed Space Habitat Challenge

NASA has awarded a total of $100,000 to the two top scorers under the printing stage of the space agency’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. Teams from Foster + Partners and the University of Alaska received $85,930 and $14,070, respectively, for gaining the highest points among seven participants of the level 1 compression test competition, NASA said Thursday…
Read More

VIDEO: SCARNG Demonstrates Combined Abilities. EASTOVER, UNITED STATES

The South Carolina National Guard demonstrated the abilities of air and ground assets during the South Carolina Air and Ground Expo at McEntire Joint National Guard Base in Eastover, South Carolina May 6, 2017…
Read More