Posts from GovConDaily for 06/06/2017

Bob Genter: SAIC to Support NASA Goddard’s Applied Engineering Work Under $620M IDIQ

Bob Genter, senior vice president and general manager of the federal civilian customer group at Science Applications International Corp., has said the company will support current and future applied engineering technology programs at NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center under a potential five-year, $620 million contract…
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Weatherington: DoD Has Made ‘Huge Leap’ Forward in Unmanned Systems

The Department of Defense has made “a huge leap” forward in unmanned systems in five years, said Dyke Weatherington, currently performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (OUSD) (AT&L…
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GTT Executive Chair H. Brian Thompson Lands IEEE Award for Comms Quality Leadership

H. Brian Thompson, founder and executive chairman of GTT Communications, has received an award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his contributions in efforts to establish communications quality, reliability and security…
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Report: GSA to Launch Blockchain Pilot Initiative Under Digital Govt Services Program

The General Services Administration plans to launch a blockchain pilot initiative this summer as part of the agency’s Emerging Citizen Technology program that seeks to explore how artificial intelligence and new technologies can be integrated into digital government services, Federal News Radio reported Monday…
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Aircraft Systems Top Marine Corps’ FY 2018 Unfunded Priorities List

The U.S. Marines Corps has submitted its fiscal year 2018 unfunded priorities list to Congress, which requests a total of $3.18 billion including $2.36 billion for aircraft and aviation systems procurement, USNI News reported Monday…
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Harris Maritime Surveillance Tech Begins Worldwide Vessel Tracking Operations

Four Harris-built maritime vessel tracking receivers have begun to track nearly 250,000 ships around the world as part of hosted payloads onboard Iridium‘s NEXT satellites that were launched in January…
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State Dept Approves $750M Training Services FMS Deal for Saudi Arabia

The State Department has authorized Saudi Arabia’s procurement of training services for the country’s air force and other military branches under a $750 million foreign military sales agreement with the U…
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DHS Unveils $1.6B in Emergency Preparedness Grant Opportunities; John Kelly Comments

The Department of Homeland Security has allocated up to $1.6 billion for 10 preparedness grant programs intended to help non-federal government agencies, nonprofit organizations and companies prepare for natural disasters, terrorist attacks and other emergency situations…
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IBM’s Keith Salzman: Health IT Platforms Should Be Designed With Cybersecurity in Mind

Keith Salzman, chief medical information officer for global business services at IBM’s federal business, has said that health information technology platforms should be designed for users and should be equipped with cybersecurity tools and features that protect privacy in order to realize the benefits of health care digitization…
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Robert Cardillo: NGA Needs to Address Full-Motion Video Automation

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo has said extracting data and insights from full-motion video has posed a challenge to NGA, Breaking Defense reported Monday. FMV is “time-consuming, manually intensive, redundantly exploited, poorly integrated and it leaves a great deal of useful data unexploited and undiscovered,” Cardillo said Monday at the GEOINT Symposium in San Antonio, Texas…
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VIDEO: This Week in History: D-Day

Seventy-three years ago this week, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along the heavily-fortified beaches of Normandy, France, initiating the Western Allied effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi Germany…
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