Posts from GovConDaily for 05/23/2017

Algorithmic Warfare Cross Functional Team (AWCFT) To Manage Data from Drone Surveillance

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work announced the creation of the Algorithmic Warfare Cross Functional Team (AWCFT) which will manage the masses of data currently collected by drone surveillance. Known as Project Maven, the team will accelerate the Defense Department’s integration of big data and machine learning, reports GCN…
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Trump’s Budget Proposal, Adds Half Trillion to Defense Spending, Balance in 10 Years

The Trump administration revealed its budget Tuesday, which would add almost half a trillion dollars to defense spending while cutting $1.5 trillion from nondefense spending and $1.4 trillion in Medicaid over the course of a decade…
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Air Force Gen. John Raymond: Joint Force Readiness Key to Fight Potential Conflicts in Space

Gen. John Raymond, chief of the Air Force Space Command, has said the joint force should be prepared to address potential conflicts in the space domain as potential adversaries work to build technological capabilities that seek to deny access to space, Defense News reported Monday…
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GSA Taps SOS International to Help Manage, Maintain Centcom Facilities

SOS International has received a five-year, $17 million contract from the General Services Administration to help manage and maintain U.S. Central Command facilities at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida and Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar…
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James Mattis, Gen. Joseph Dunford Outline Achievements of Anti-ISIS Coalition

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State militant group has worked to reduce ISIS-held territory and diminish the group’s financial resources, leadership and freedom of movement since coalition efforts began in 2014, DoD News reported Friday…
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Parsons Gets APA Award for Nat’l Recreation Area Environmental Assessment; Carey Smith Comments

Parsons has received an award from the American Planning Association in recognition of its West Pond environmental review efforts for a national recreation area in New York. The company said Monday it accepted the Honor Award for Outstanding Environmental Planning Project from APA’s federal planning division following the conclusion of its environmental assessment work at the Gateway National Recreation Area under a contract with the Interior Department’s National Park Service…
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Lockheed Requests Incentive Package for Missile Production Facility Expansion

Lockheed Martin seeks $3.5 million in incentives from the Orange County, Florida, government to expand the company’s manufacturing hub for missiles and fire control systems, Orlando Sentinel reported Tuesday…
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CBO: Small Biz Cybersecurity Bill Would Cost $6M Through 2022

A Congressional Budget Office report says a proposed House bill that would provide small businesses access to cybersecurity resources from the National Institutes of Standards and Technology would cost $6 million over five years…
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VIDEO: Airborne 05.19.17: Boeing T-X, WomenVenture 2017, BE-4 Rocket Test

Boeing will assemble its T-X Air Force training jet at its St. Louis facility, if the aircraft is chosen to be the next Air Force primary trainer. The contract would support approximately 1,800 jobs in the region…
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