Posts from GovConDaily 06/30/2017

Federal Employees Set to Receive 1.9 Percent Pay Raise

The House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee passed its 2018 appropriations bill via voice vote Thursday afternoon. The bill does not offer an alternative to President Donald Trump’s 1…
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Harris Receives Award as Component Supplier for Lockheed’s F-35, F-22 Aircraft

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 30, 2017 — Harris (NYSE: HRS) has received recognition from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for its work as a supplier of pneumatic suspension and release systems for the latter’s F-35 and F-22 fighter aircraft, GovCon Executive reported Thursday…
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DXC’s Earl Matthews: Agencies Should Implement ‘Holistic’ Strategy to Avoid Cyber Attacks

Earl Matthews, vice president of DXC Technology‘s enterprise security solutions group, has said government agencies should create and implement a “holistic” cybersecurity approach to prevent large-scale ransomware attacks such as WannaCry…
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Matt Donovan Nominated as Air Force Undersecretary

Matt Donovan, a policy director and professional staff member at the Senate Armed Services Committee, has been nominated to serve as the next U.S. Air Force undersecretary, Air Force Times reported Thursday…
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GAO: DoD Should Apply Commercial Practices in Tech Development

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Defense Department form a science and technology management framework that will incorporate best practices from industry. GAO made the recommendation after it reviewed technology development practices of Amazon, IBM, Siemens, Dow Chemical, Honeywell, General Motors, Qualcomm  and Valvoline, the agency said Thursday…
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Senate, House Disagree on Creation of U.S. Space Corps, NDAA Priorities

The House Armed Services Committee voted down an amendment that would have halted the creation of a U.S. Space Corps and instead moved forward with the provision as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which passed late Wednesday night…
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Jens Stoltenberg: NATO Commits to Support Afghanistan Security Efforts Beyond 2017

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO secretary general, said that the alliance has committed to continue supporting Afghanistan and its forces through 2017 and beyond, DoD News reported Thursday. The report noted that approximately 39 countries will collaborate to help boost security in Afghanistan through the delivery of funding assistance for Afghan security forces and the deployment of troops under the Resolute Support Mission…
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State Dept OKs $1.3B in Surveillance Radar Maintenance, Missile Purchase Requests from Taiwan

The State Department has approved Taiwan’s request to buy missiles, torpedoes and related components as well as operations and maintenance support for the East Asian state’s surveillance radar program under seven foreign military agreements worth approximately $1…
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Veramine to Help DHS Boost Cyber Defense for Financial Services

Veramine has received a $200,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate research and develop tools to strengthen the cyber defense systems of financial institutions…
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Lockheed Invests in Nanosatellite Company Terran Orbital

Lockheed Martin‘s venture capital arm has made a strategic investment in Terran Orbital as both companies aim to advance development of nanosatellite technology. Lockheed said Thursday it will obtain an equity stake in Irvine, California-based Terran as part of the cash and in-kind investment deal…
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VIDEO: Indiana (SSN 789) Rollout and Launch

​Newport News Shipbuilding successfully launched Indiana (SSN 789) into the James River June 3-4. The submarine was moved out of a construction facility into a floating dry dock using a transfer car system…
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