Posts from GovConDaily for 05/30/2017

Jeff Kerridge Named Senior VP of Business Development at AECOM

Jeff Kerridge, a 31-year nuclear industry veteran, has been named senior vice president of business development in the Nuclear & Environment (N&E) Strategic Business Unit within AECOM’s Management Services group, the company announced Tuesday “Jeff’s understanding of the nuclear industry for the U…
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South Korea Leader Orders Probe of U.S. THAAD Additions

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea has ordered a probe after he says four additional U.S. THAAD anti-missile system launchers were brought into the country and the Defense Ministry failed to inform him…
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John Kelly: DHS Helped Protect US Computers Against WannaCry Ransomware Attack

John Kelly, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has said a DHS-led interagency effort helped prevent the WannaCry ransomware from spreading to new computers across the U.S., Nextgov reported Wednesday…
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GEO Group to Extend Housing Facility Support for Federal Bureau of Prisons

The GEO Group has secured two potential 10-year contracts from the Federal Bureau of Prisons to continue to house criminal aliens at company-owned facilities. GEO said Friday the contracts were awarded through the Criminal Alien Requirement 16 procurement vehicle and are expected to generate $664 million in combined revenues throughout the full 10-year periods…
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Senate Bill Would Establish DHS ‘Bug Bounty’ Program

Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-New Hampshire) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) have introduced a bill that seeks to establish a bug bounty pilot program to boost the Department of Homeland Security‘s cyber defense…
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CTC Named to 2017 Military Times ‘Best for Vets’ Employers List; Ed Sheehan Comments

Concurrent Technologies Corp. has been named to Military Times’ Best for Vets employers list for the seventh time in recognition of the company’s efforts to provide employment opportunities to U…
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Unisys’ PV Puvvada: Agencies Can Advance IT Modernization Through ‘Agile’ Acquisition Methods

PV Puvvada, president of Unisys’ federal systems business, has said federal agencies should establish agile acquisition approaches and boost commitment to IT workforce training and acquisition initiatives as they seek to update their information technology systems and make changes to the acquisition process…
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Optum, VA Pick 3 Teams to Develop Medical Tech for Military Vets with Brain Injuries

The Department of Veterans Affairs and Optum have selected three finalists from the “Demo Day” competition of the 2nd annual Brain Trust: Pathways to InnoVAtion to pilot medical technologies that can help clinicians to prevent, diagnose or treat veterans who have experienced traumatic brain injuries…
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Gen. Stephen Wilson: Air Force Seeks Budget Stability to Modernize Nuclear Triad

Gen. Stephen Wilson, vice chief of staff at the U.S. Air Force, has said the military service’s leaders believe the branch must have funding stability to provide airmen with equipment needed to modernize the nuclear triad…
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VIDEO: Body Bearers Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend is for the fallen, and anyone who has ever heard these words. The Body Bearers of Marine Barracks Washington are the last to let you down.
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