Posts from GovConDaily for 05/31/2017

U.S. Holds First Successful Tests of Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Defense System

The U.S. military successfully launched its first-ever missile defense test involving a simulated attack by an intercontinental ballistic (ICBM) missile. This first live-fire test against a simulated ICBM for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD), managed by Boeing Co…
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CyrusOne to Provide Data Center Support for CSRA’s Govt Customers

CyrusOne will deliver data center space and power to CSRA‘s government clients under a newly-forged partnership. Dallas, Texas-based CyrusOne said Wednesday it will serve as one of CSRA’s go-to-market data center providers under the agreement…
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Lt. Gen. Jerry Harris: Air Force Looks to Buy Back C-5M Airlifters

The U.S. Air Force plans to allocate funds for the reactivation of at least eight Lockheed Martin-built cargo aircraft that were placed in backup status due to the military service’s budget challenges, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday…
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Leidos Appears in ‘Best for Vets’ List for 4th Consecutive Year; Ann Addison Comments

Leidos has landed the 22nd spot on Military Times’ Best for Vets Employers 2017 list for the fourth consecutive year in recognition of the company’s efforts to hire and retain former military personnel…
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Lockheed Martin Wins $19.8 Million for Work on F-35 Fighters

Lockheed Martin Corp. ‘s (LMT) business unit, Aeronautics, won a $19.8 million contract modification for work on the F-35 aircraft memory system and panoramic cockpit display. This will help recover diminishing manufacturing sources projected under the 15th Lot production of the F-35 aircraft, reports Nasdaq…
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Spotlight: Interview with Marilyn Crouther, SVP of U.S. Public Sector at DXC

Marilyn Crouther is senior vice president and general manager, U.S. Public Sector, at DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC). She is one of Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2017 and an influential leader in the government contracting arena…
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Boeing, Triumph Extend V-22 Tiltrotor Aircraft Support Agreement

Boeing and Triumph Group have entered an agreement to extend the latter’s support for the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft under a contract the joint venture of Bell Helicopter and Boeing is slated to negotiate with the U…
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Democratic National Committee Seeks New CTO

The Democratic National Committee looks for a new chief technology officer to help establish a vision for the Democratic Party’s information technology assets. DNC said in a job posting the CTO will directly report to the committee’s executive director, oversee technology programs, build up data and analytics infrastructure, modernize technology platforms and collaborate with stakeholders to facilitate innovation within the party…
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NSF to Award Cornell University $2.5M Grant to Develop Cryptographic Mechanisms for Software Security

The National Science Foundation will award up to $2.5 million in federal funds to Cornell University to develop cryptographic mechanisms to secure software platforms. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) said in a statement published Friday that Cornell will create cryptographic systems with the use of a programming language and the Viaduct platform…
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CBO: VA Accountability & Whistleblower Protection Act Would Increase Costs by $3M Through 2022

The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the implementation of the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 would increase costs by $3 million over the next five years…
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VIDEO: Airborne-Unmanned 05.30.17: Wynne Testifies, Drone Av FUSE, Camcopter S-100

On May 23rd, Wynne told Congress that for UAS to continue to be integrated into the airspace — and become a normal part of society — it will take a team effort between the FAA, the government, and industry to make sure that these systems operate in a safe and effective manner…
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