Posts from GovConWire for 06/06/2017

Nishita Henry Named Deloitte Federal Tech Practice Leader

Nishita Henry, a principal at Deloitte Consulting, has been named head of the company’s federal technology practice. Henry will oversee at least 3,000 practitioners that help federal agencies advance technology modernization programs with a focus on cloud, system operations, analytics and applications, Deloitte said Monday…
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Tech Industry Vet Praveen Asthana Joins Forcepoint as Chief Marketing Officer

Praveen Asthana, former senior vice president at Oracle, has joined cybersecurity company Forcepoint as chief marketing officer. Forcepoint said  Monday Asthana will oversee global marketing for the company and its four business areas including cloud security, network security, global governments and data and insider threat security…
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VA Seeks Info on Potential Cloud Managed Services Sources

The Department of Veterans Affairs has asked information on potential industry sources of cloud managed support services as VA plans to move to the cloud to facilitate the delivery of services to military retirees…
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NASA Taps Northrop Subsidiary to Provide Optics Tech for Future Space Observatory

A Northrop Grumman subsidiary has received a contract from NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop an optical technology platform for integration with an infrared space observatory. Northrop said Monday Adaptive Optics Associates will design and produce an adaptive optics tool for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope designed to capture images of exoplanets throughout the platform’s mission…
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Heather Wilson: Air Force Needs to Get Beyond Budget Caps to Restore Readiness

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has said Congress should put an end to budget caps that impede the service branch’s efforts to build up readiness and update its aging aircraft fleet, Defense News reported Monday…
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Lockheed: Japan Rolls Out 1st Locally Assembled F-35A Aircraft

Japan has unveiled its first locally-assembled, Lockheed Martin-made F-35A fighter aircraft at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries‘ F-35 final assembly and check out facility in Nagoya. Lockheed said Monday MHI operates the F-35 FACO in Japan with technical support from Lockheed personnel and oversight from U…
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Army Taps Beshenich Muir and Associates for $200M Training Support Contract

Beshenich Muir and Associates has won a potential $200 million contract for the provision of instructor and training support and development services to the U.S. Army. Twenty-five bids were submitted to the Army Contracting Command for the firm-fixed-price contract and work is scheduled to run through Oct…
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DARPA Taps BAE to Develop Multifunctional RF Payload for Drones

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded BAE Systems a pair of contracts to begin development work on a radio frequency technology platform that seeks to help unmanned aircraft systems carry out multiple missions and adapt to changing combat scenarios…
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Cubic Subsidiary Gets USSOCOM Networking Equipment Delivery Orders

A Cubic subsidiary has received two delivery orders to provide networking equipment in support of the U.S. Special Operations Command’s next-generation tactical local area network. DTECH Labs will deliver Mobile, Modular, Micro-Single Enclave systems for USSOCOM to build a distributed cloud architecture and increase the mobility and resiliency of information environment for special operation forces, Cubic said Monday…
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DARPA Taps 5 Institutions to Develop ‘Graph Analytics Processors’ for Big Data Workloads

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has picked five organizations to create computing platforms designed to analyze and extract insights from large volumes of data. Intel, Northrop Grumman, Qualcomm Intelligent Solutions, Georgia Tech and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will develop “graph analytics processors” under the Hierarchical Identify Verify Exploit program, DARPA said Friday…
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VIDEO: Kill The Tomato (U.S. Navy Target Practice)

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (May 26, 2017) Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) fire at a killer tomato, a large inflatable floating target, using various crew served weapons…
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June 5 Market Close: GovCon Index and Indices all Close Down Reversing Last Weeks Trend

The GovCon Index and major U.S. indices all closed down after a previous week of strong performance. After three up days the Executive Mosaic GovCon Index pulled back to end the day down 0.762 points to 95…
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