Posts from GovConDaily for 06/23/2017

CNAS Forms Task Force to Advise Gov’t on US Sanctions Practices

The Center for a New American Security has formed a new task force focused on providing ideas that work to help the administration and Congress develop and implement sanctions against entities that violate U…
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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Ka-band Satcom Key to Military’s Manned, Unmanned Airborne Missions

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said she believes Ka-band satellite communications can help military and government agencies support manned and unmanned aerial missions amid the evolving global security environment…
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GAO: Army Should Develop Metrics for Contracting Activity Evaluation

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the U.S. Army establish metrics to determine if contracts awarded to companies meet cost, schedule and performance goals. GAO said in a report published Thursday the military branch should also record rationales for all decision and develop measurable objectives to assess the effects of organizational changes on contracting operations…
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NASA Taps Lockwood Hills’ Federal Unit for Institutional Logistics Mgmt Services

Lockwood Hills‘ federal business has received a potential five-year, $31.5 million contract from NASA to provide institutional logistics management services at the space agency’s Ames Research Center in California…
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Lockheed Provides $1M Grant to Fund Additive Manufacturing Lab at MSU Denver

Lockheed Martin has provided a $1 million grant to the Metropolitan State University of Denver to fund the construction of an additive manufacturing laboratory that will support the production of aerospace components…
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Marines Ready to Launch 3-D Printed Drones

Marines are ready to launch a 3-D-printed drone, nicknamed the “Nibbler,” into combat zones in the upcoming weeks, reports 3D Printing Industry. The Nibbler would be able to operate like other, far more expensive unmanned aircraft and conduct “over the hill” intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance…
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Online Trust Alliance Audit: 60% of Federal Sites Get Failing Scores in Privacy, Security

A new audit report by Online Trust Alliance has found that 60 percent of federal websites failed in terms of privacy, security and consumer protection practices, GCN reported Wednesday. OTA assessed approximately 1,000 websites for the 2017 Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll report and found that the number of government sites that made the “honor roll” dropped to 39 percent this year from 46 percent in 2016…
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GAO Requests $618M Budget for Fiscal 2018

The Government Accountability Office has asked Congress for $618.2 million to fund operations at the federal watchdog agency in fiscal 2018. GAO said Wednesday the funds would help the agency maintain a staffing level of 3,100 full-time employees to address the agency’s need for increased attention in areas such as improper government payments, tax gap and the impact of rapid science and technology development on policy…
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VIDEO: Special Mission Aircraft

Raytheon is actively engaged in developing and delivering multi-INT (SAR/GMTI, EO/IR, and SIGINT) platforms and ground-based command/control and dissemination solutions based on both tactical (B350 class) and strategic (G550 and Global 6000 class business jet) platforms…
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