Posts from GovConDaily for 06/27/2017

DHS, ARL Unveil Virtual Training Platform for First Responders to Active Shooter Incidents

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has collaborated with the Army Research Laboratory to deploy a new virtual training platform that works to help first responders coordinate their tactics for active shooter incidents…
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Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart Tapped for No. 2 at U.S. Cyber Command

The leader of the Defense Intelligence Agency Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, will serve as deputy commander at U.S. Cyber Command, a DoD notice announced. When questioned last year about whether the U…
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HDS Federal, Brocade Agree on Transfer of Some Contracts, Assets; David Turner Comments

Hitachi Data Systems‘ federal business has entered into a definitive agreement to accept the transfer and control of some of Brocade Communications Systems‘ (Nasdaq: BRCD) federal service maintenance contracts and other cleared assets…
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Alan Thomas Takes Helm as GSA Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner

Alan Thomas, a vice president at government consulting firm Artlin Consulting, has taken his oath of office as commissioner of the General Services Administration‘s Federal Acquisition Service…
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General Dynamics Unit Wins Denmark Armored Patrol Vehicle Supply Contract

Denmark’s defense acquisition and logistic organization has awarded General Dynamics‘ European Land Systems business a contract to supply armored patrol vehicles to the Danish army. GDELS will deliver an initial batch of 36 EAGLE 4×4 vehicles in 2018 in support of Denmark’s APV program, General Dynamics said Monday…
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Thales e-Security’s Wayne Lewandowski: Federal Govt Should Invest in Enterprise Asset Protection

Wayne Lewandowski, vice president of federal business at Thales e-Security, has said he believes the U.S. government should shift cybersecurity spending from endpoint or network security to enterprise-wide protection of possible targets such as data…
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Unisys’ PV Puvvada: Communication, IT Governance Key to Agencies’ Tech Modernization Efforts

PV Puvvada, president of Unisys’ federal systems business, has said federal agencies should promote communication and reassess current information technology governance frameworks in an effort to advance technology modernization and comply with the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act…
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Report: Navy, Air Force Cut Mandatory Online Training Programs

The U.S. Air Force and Navy have launched efforts to reduce or eliminate online training requirements for civilian and military personnel, Federal News Radio reported Monday. The station said the Navy has removed nearly all mandatory computer-based training programs for the civilian workforce except for the Defense Department‘s Cyber Awareness Challenge, which is required to track cyber hygiene across DoD…
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US, Israel Establish Bilateral Working Group to Help Defend Critical Infrastructure

The U.S. and Israel have formed a bilateral cyber working group that will work to protect critical infrastructure in both countries against potential threats and determine the location of cyber attackers, The Times of Israel reported Monday…
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VIDEO: Inherent Resolve Commander Briefs Reporters

Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, provides the weekly update to Pentagon reporters via teleconference from Baghdad on the coalition’s progress in the effort to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, March 1, 2017…
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