Posts from GovConDaily for 05/09/2017

CNAS Names Andrew Krepinevich, James Townsend New Adjunct Senior Fellows

The Center for a New American Security has named two national security policy leaders as adjunct senior fellows who will support the organization’s research programs and provide expertise on policy matters…
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Reports: HPE Unveils Regional HQ, Incubator Program in Singapore

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has established a Singapore-based regional headquarters in a push to address a demand for new technologies across the Asia-Pacific and Japanese markets, Nikkei Asian Review reported Tuesday…
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SBA Unveils Funding Opportunity for Firms, Nonprofits That Offer Veteran Training Programs

The Small Business Administration has launched a funding competition for nonprofit and private organizations that provide federal procurement training to veteran-owned small businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses…
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Roger Krone: Leidos Could Be Halfway Through IS&GS Business Integration by July

Roger Krone, chairman and CEO of Leidos, has estimated that the company will complete 50 percent of its integration with the information systems and global solutions business acquired from Lockheed Martin by July 1…
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Frontis Wiggins: State Dept Seeks to Streamline FITARA Implementation, IT Acquisition Via Franchise Concept

Frontis Wiggins, chief information officer at the State Department, has said the agency aims to address issues with the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act implementation as well as change the way it acquires IT platforms and services through IT franchises…
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Air Force Launches Initiative to Train Airmen on Defensive Cyber Operations

The U.S. Air Force has established a program that seeks to train airmen in defensive cyber operations of the service branch’s weapons systems and increase their capacity to manage  unit missions in cyberspace…
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PaxVax, Army Launch Phase I Clinical Trials of Updated Adenovirus Vaccine

PaxVax has begun the initial phase of clinical trials of an updated version of a three-decade-old vaccine against Adenovirus Serotypes 4 and 7 that cause acute respiratory distress that leads to severe pneumonia and hospitalization and occurs in military training centers…
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Army Eyes Reduced Logistics Tail in Multi-Domain Battle

The U.S. Army is developing a strategy to reduce the logistics tails of the service branch’s  units in multi-domain combat operations, Defense News reported Monday. The Demand Reduction strategy is meant to address the Army’s mission to operate in smaller, more dispersed units while providing required water, fuel, power and equipment to warfighters, according to the report…
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Navy to Update Performance Evaluation System for Sailors; Vice Adm. Robert Burke Comments

The U.S. Navy has commenced an effort to modernize its performance evaluation system  in a move to evaluate a sailor’s performance with standards-based objective measures and boost talent matching aspects of counseling and formal reports…
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VIDEO: Sikorsky Completes DARPA ALIAS Phase 2 Autonomous Flight

Sikorsky has successfully demonstrated phase 2 of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program. Phase 2 demonstrates the ALIAS kit installed in a Sikorsky S-76® helicopter and Cessna 208 caravan…
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