Posts from GovConDaily for 06/29/2017

David Zolet Named as LMI’s Next President and CEO

LMI, a federal government management consulting firm, announced Thursday that David W. Zolet, former executive vice president of CSC, will become its 11th president and chief executive officer. “We’re confident that Dave’s proven leadership and experience are just what LMI needs to grow and expand its mission to improve the management of government,” said Michael A…
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FY 2018 NDAA Includes Many Reforms to DoD Acquisition; Will Allow Online Marketplace Purchases

This year’s annual National Defense Authorization bill  (NDAA) contains many reforms to DoD’s purchasing system, including what is being hailed as the biggest change to acquisition in decades…
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Randall Wotring Promoted to AECOM COO

Randall Wotring, president of AECOM‘s (NYSE: ACM) technical and operational services business, has been promoted to chief operating officer at the Los Angeles-based engineering services contractor in a move that takes effect July 1…
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AT&T’s Stacy Schwartz: Workforce Diversity Supports Tech Devt Efforts

Stacy Schwartz, vice president of public safety within AT&T‘s government solutions business, told Federal News Radio in an interview published Tuesday she has worked to hire a diverse team within her organization to gain different perspectives on how to use and develop technology…
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FirstNet Discusses First Responder Broadband Network Plans With 24 States

The First Responder Network Authority has met with 24 states to discuss plans to adopt a national broadband network for first responders, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. Amanda Hilliard, FirstNet director of outreach, said at a committee and board meeting that the FirstNet aims to follow through on commitments to give states time to review the plans, gain feedback and engage in dialogue before they decide whether to participate or opt out of the network plan…
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LiquidPiston to Develop Power System for Army Howitzer M777 Artillery

LiquidPiston has received a $3 million rapid innovation fund from the U.S. Army to support the development of a new portable compact artillery power system (CAPS). The company said Wednesday that the CAPS offering will power the service branch’s Howitzer M777 digital fire control system and help the Army prolong mission duration as well as cut fuel consumption, heat and noise signatures of digitized towed howitzers…
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Lt. Col. James McGuyer: JIDO Looks for Tech Platforms to Mitigate Improvised Threats

Lt. Col. James McGuyer, deputy chief of the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization‘s technology strategy division, has said JIDO seeks technologies it can field immediately to counter improvised threats such as unmanned aerial vehicles…
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Senate Armed Services Panel OKs $700B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2018

The Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday cleared through a unanimous vote a bill that would allocate $640 billion in defense base budget and $60 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal 2018, The Hill reported Wednesday…
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Harris Gets Lockheed Supplier Award for F-35, F-22 Pneumatic Suspension, Release Systems

Lockheed Martin has awarded a supplier award to Harris Corp. in recognition of the latter’s efforts to deliver pneumatic suspension and release systems for F-35 and F-22 fighter aircraft. “This award recognizes suppliers holding a 98 percent on-time delivery rating with a 98 percent quality rating,” Janet Duffey, vice president of aeronautics supply chain management at Lockheed’s Sikorsky business, said in a statement released Wednesday…
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New America Unveils Inaugural Public Interest Tech Fellows

Washington-based think tank New America has unveiled the inaugural members of its Public Interest Technology Fellows program that aims to establish a long-term framework for leaders, service providers and advocates to serve communities with technology…
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PAE-Parsons JV Secures $85M Navy Contract for Military Guam Base Operations Support

A joint venture of PAE and Parsons has secured a potential $84.7 million contract from the U.S. Navy to carry out a range of base operations support services at Joint Region Marianas in Guam. DZSP 21 will provide management, administration, port operations, ordnance, material management, facility management, facility investment, electrical, steam, water, base support vehicles and equipment and environmental support services at the military installation, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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Library of Congress to Hold Legislative Data App Challenge

The Library of Congress plans to launch a prize competition for citizen coders to suggest ideas on how to modernize public access to the government’s legislative data, FCW reported Tuesday. Bud Barton, chief information officer at LOC, said at the Legislative Data and Transparency Conference the library will seek applications for its legislative data application challenge in the coming weeks…
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VIDEO: T-50A at 2017 Vectren Dayton Air Show

The T-50A performed its first public demonstration during the 2017 Vectren Dayton Airshow June 24. Check out the show highlights. Learn more about the T-50A: https://lmt.co/2tZszSs
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