Posts from GovConDaily for 06/05/2017

Veterans Affairs Will Adopt DOD Electronic Healthcare Records Platform

The Veterans Affairs Department has decided that it will forego the usual technology acquisition process and implement the same electronic health records (EHR) platform as the Defense Department, according to an announcement today from Secretary David Shulkin…
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ANSER Subsidiary Enters Cooperative Deal with AFRL-Sponsored Consortium

Advanced Technology International, an Analytical Services (ANSER) subsidiary, has inked a cooperative deal with a U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory-sponsored consortium which created a collaborative contract vehicle worth a potential $333 million…
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MDA to Provide RADARSAT-2 Satellite Data via DigitalGlobe’s Geospatial Big Data Platform

DigitalGlobe and MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates have entered an agreement to make data from MDA’s RADARSAT-2 satellite available via DigitalGlobe’s GBDX geospatial big data platform…
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HHS: ‘Healthcare Cybersecurity is in Critical Condition’

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said “healthcare cybersecurity is in critical condition” in its report to Congress Friday. Hospitals and health care facilities are a honeypot for hackers and prime targets for ransomware attacks because of the huge amounts of personal information that they collect…
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CTC Lands GSA Task Order Under OASIS Contract Vehicle to Provide NWDTP Instructors

Concurrent Technologies Corp. has received a potential two-year, $1.8 million task order from the General Services Administration to provide instructors for the National Weapons Detection Training Program for the Federal Protective Service National Academy…
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Report: Trump Picks Finance Industry Vet Richard Spencer as Navy Secretary

President Donald Trump will nominate Richard Spencer, managing director of consulting firm Fall Creek Management, as secretary of the U.S. Navy, Washington Examiner reported Monday. Philip Bilden, a financier and former intelligence officer at the U…
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DARPA’s Electronics Tech Devt Project Gets $75M Under FY 2018 DoD Budget Request

The Defense Department‘s budget request for fiscal year 2018 includes $75 million for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s public-private initiative that seeks to support further technological developments in the area of electronics…
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Airbus DS Communications’ New Platform Would Provide 9-1-1 Call Location Data Via RapidSOS Tech

A business unit of Airbus‘ defense and space arm will launch a tool that is designed to provide location data for 9-1-1 wireless calls to public safety answering points via RapidSOS‘ data repository…
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VIDEO: Earning the Bubble

3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force gasp through an eight-week Marine Corps Combatant Divers Course at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. Six instructors from the Navy Diving and Salvage Training Center, in Panama City, Florida, attempted to tear the Marines out of their comfort zone…
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