Posts from GovConDaily for 06/21/2017

Roger Krone: Leidos Eyes Future VA EHR System Integration Support

Leidos CEO Roger Krone has said he believes the company could help the Department of Veterans Affairs integrate a commercial electronic health records system with VA’s current VistA platform, FCW reported Tuesday…
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Unisys Survey Shows Increased Public Concern Over Cybersecurity; PV Puvvada Comments

A new Unisys report has found that anxiety over internet security among people worldwide has surged more than other security concerns since 2014, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. The 2017 Unisys Security Index is based on online surveys of at least 13,000 people in 13 countries across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific on financial, personal, internet and national security issues…
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FCC Names Tom Sullivan to Official Post as International Bureau Chief; Ajit Pai Comments

Tom Sullivan, acting chief of the Federal Communications Commission‘s International Bureau, will officially take over the post after his appointment by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. “He brings a tremendous depth and breadth of experience to the job, and I know that he can be counted on to represent our country well in our interactions with other countries and in managing our communications needs in space,” Pai said in a statement issued Tuesday…
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DOE Invests $116M in Phase I and II Small Business R&D Projects

The Energy Department will award 263 small business research and development grants worth a total of $116 million for Phase I and II R&D projects that will support the agency’s missions. DOE said Tuesday that it will award 174 Phase I grants worth up to $150,000 each to help small business conduct research on the technical feasibility of potential projects…
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USAF Shoots Iranian-Made Drone Out of the Sky

A US Air Force F-15E fighter jet shot down an Iranian-made Shahed 129 drone belonging to pro-Syrian regime forces near At Tanf, Syria Monday, two US officials confirmed to CNN. The drone “displayed hostile intent,”was “assessed to be a threat,” and shot down, according to an official…
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Lockheed Intros C-130J Variant Designed for Int’l SOF Missions

Lockheed Martin has unveiled a new variant of the C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft designed to meet international military special operations requirements. The company said Tuesday it built the C-130J SOF platform to help address demands related to the execution of international special operations forces missions…
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Policy Experts Call for More Base Closures to Boost DoD Savings

A bipartisan group that represents policy experts has called on Congress to approve a new round of base realignments and closures, or BRAC, as a way to help the Defense Department eliminate unneeded military facilities and save money, Military…
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Trump, Tech Execs Meet to Discuss Govt Computing Modernization Strategies

High-ranking executives of 18 U.S. technology firms met with President Donald Trump on Monday to discuss possible ways to increase efficiency of computing systems in the government, Reuters reported Tuesday…
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CACI, American Cyber Win DoD Award for Mentor-Protege Program

CACI International and American Cyber have received the Defense Department’s Nunn-Perry Award for their performance as a mentor-protege team. The U.S. Army’s office of small business programs and the Army CIO/G-6 sponsored the partnership between CACI and American Cyber under DoD’s Mentor-Protege Program, CACI said Tuesday…
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VIDEO: Science in Service to National Security

Bill Regli, DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office (DSO) acting director, describes how DSO scours the frontiers of science and engineering to look for disruptive ideas or revolutionary insights that could open up entirely new domains for innovation and discovery and spark DSO’s program managers to create breakthrough technologies for national security…
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