Posts from GovConDaily for 06/22/2017

IMC Adds CyrusOne Data Center, Cloud Services on GSA Schedule Contract

Innovative Management Concepts has begun to offer CyrusOne‘s data center hosting and cloud management services to government agencies via the General Services Administration‘s Schedule contract vehicle…
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Gene Colabatistto: Long Term Defense Programs Drove $3.6B Annual Revenue Increase for CAE

Gene Colabatistto, CAE group president of defense and security, said the launch of numerous long-term defense programs led to a $3.6 billion increase in CAE’s annual revenue, Shephard reported Wednesday…
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James Mattis: US, China Declare North Korea’s Nuclear Missile Program a Threat to APAC Security

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said both U.S. and Chinese officials attested that North Korea’s nuclear missile efforts pose a security threat in the Asia-Pacific region, DoD News reported Wednesday…
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FAA’s New Committee to Establish Standards for UAV Tracking

The Federal Aviation Administration will establish a new aviation rule-making committee tasked to develop standards on how to identify and track unmanned aerial vehicles. FAA said Wednesday that the rule-making committee will look to protect the national airspace system and the public from unauthorized drones flying in an unsafe manner…
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NASA, Italian Counterpart Partner to Study Cosmic X-Rays

NASA and Italy’s space agency have agreed to jointly launch a mission that will explore cosmic X-rays beginning in 2020. Robert Lightfoot, acting administrator of NASA, and Roberto Battiston, president of the Italian space agency, signed an agreement at the Paris Air Show to establish the terms of cooperation under the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer mission, NASA said Tuesday…
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RocketFrac Names Former NASA CFO Ronald Spoehel as Board Chairman

Ronald Spoehel, a former chief financial officer at NASA, has been elected as chairman of the board of directors of hydraulic fracturing technology manufacturer RocketFrac Services. RocketFrac said Tuesday Spoehel brings more than 35 years of executive and general management experience in the energy and technology sectors to his new role…
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Kevin Cox: DHS Eyes Cloud Deployment for Federal CDM Dashboard

The Department of Homeland Security considers plans to field the federal dashboard for continuous diagnostics and mitigation in the cloud, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. “Definitely as we go forward we’re looking at doing more in the cloud, including potentially at some point in the future, placing the federal dashboard in a high [baseline] cloud,” Kevin Cox, CDM program manager at DHS, said Wednesday at the MeriTalk’s GovProtect forum in Washington…
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Navy, DoD Vet Alan Haggerty Named Senior Adviser for Beacon Group’s A&D, Govt Practice

Alan Haggerty, a retired U.S. Navy captain and former deputy undersecretary of defense for international technology security, has joined The Beacon Group as senior adviser at the company’s aerospace and defense and government practice…
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Education Dept Seeks CISO, Info Assurance Services Director

The Education Department looks for a director of information assurance services and chief information security officer to manage the availability, privacy, confidentiality, and integrity of its data and information resources…
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VIDEO: Chairman Speaks at Press Club Luncheon

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers remarks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., June 19, 2017.
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