Posts from GovConDaily for 06/08/2017

Former DoD Acquisition Chief Frank Kendall Rejoins Renaissance Strategic Advisors

The Honorable Frank Kendall has rejoined aerospace and defense advisory firm Renaissance Strategic Advisors as an executive in residence. “We are excited to have Frank rejoin the RSAdvisors team after such a distinguished term in government service…
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Cobham Semiconductor Solutions Receives Sole-Source NASA Contract

Cobham Semiconductor Solutions in Plainview, N.Y. will be the sole-source contract for radiation-tolerant analog multiplexers that will assist NASA researchers with a variety of space applications. The value of the contract has not yet been negotiated…
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U.S. Chamber Board Elects Tom Wilson as Chairman

On Thursday the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors elected Tom Wilson, chairman and CEO of The Allstate Corporation, to a one-year term as chairman. Wilson will succeed current chairman and CEO of NuScale Power LLC John L…
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Kratos Receives $5 Million in Orders for Satellite Communication System and Other Hardware

National security solutions provider Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) received $5 million in Orders for specialized satellite communication systems and other hardware from U…
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Report: Maj. Gen. Bradford Shwedo to Become Air Force CIO

Maj. Gen. Bradford Shwedo will serve as chief information officer of the U.S. Air Force beginning on June 9, C4ISRNET reported Wednesday. Shwedo, who is also scheduled for a promotion to the rank of Lt…
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Federal Agency Participants Develop Virtual Assistant Prototypes Under GSA’s Citizen Tech Initiative

The General Services Administration has hosted a “hackathon” that gathered participants from various federal agencies to build prototypes of artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistants such as voice-activated systems, chatbots, intelligent websites and automated call centers…
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Socrata Gets FedRAMP Authorization for Cloud-Based Govt Data Platform

Socrata has obtained Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program authorization to provide its cloud-based Government Data Platform to public sector customers. The company said Wednesday it achieved the FedRAMP authority to operate through the sponsorship of the Federal Communications Commission…
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Daniel Feehan Named Senior Fellow For CNAS Military, Veterans and Society Program

Daniel Feehan, former principal deputy assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness at the Defense Department, in now adjunct senior fellow for the Center for a New American Security‘s Military, Veterans and Society program…
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BAE Unveils GEOINT Platform for Mission Planning Applications; Scott Murray Comments

BAE Systems has introduced a new geospatial offering designed to support mission planning applications of military and civilian agencies. Dynamic Cartography works to generate geospatial content and analytics information from various sources such as commercial and military satellites, BAE said Wednesday…
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Kratos Division Lands Drone Delivery Order With US Govt Agency

A Kratos Defense and Security Solutions division has secured an order to supply six unmanned aircraft systems to an unnamed U.S. government customer. Steve Fendley, president of unmanned systems division at Kratos, said in a statement released Tuesday the company will work to meet the country’s national security needs through the order…
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VIDEO: D-Day to V-E Day

World War II continued for almost 11 months after the successful Normandy landings in France on June 6, 1944, commonly known as D-Day. Here are some of the key moments that led to Victory in Europe Day on May 8, 1945…
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