Posts from GovConDaily for 07/06/2017

KBR Subsidiary to Support DoD Missile Defense Systems Under Army Follow-on Task Order

KBR‘s government services subsidiary has received a three-year, $48 million task order from the U.S. Army to provide support services for the Defense Department‘s missile defense systems. The company said Thursday its KBRwyle business will provide program management, foreign military sales case support, system engineering, diagnostics and testing support to the Lower Tier Project Office located in Huntsville, Alabama…
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Coast Guard Plans New Single-Source IDIQ Award for Software Engineering Services

The U.S. Coast Guard plans to award a single-source, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for software engineering services to support current and future enterprise information systems at USCG and the Department of Homeland Security…
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IARPA to Host Proposers Day on Engineered Organism Detection Program

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity will conduct a Proposers Day on July 27 to discuss a program that aims to develop new tools that can detect changes on biological systems and initiate mitigation responses to accidental release of organisms…
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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh: FITARA Can Help Agency CIOs Transform Federal IT Programs

Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer of Dell EMC’s federal business, has said the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act expands the role government chief information officers will play in how agencies procure and implement IT systems…
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Capgemini Expects to Hire Over 20,000 in India

The French IT services consultant company Capgemini expects to hire over 20,000 people in India, The Economic Times reported. The company has reskilled 45,000 employees as it moves toward automation. “We are investing a lot of money in the development of training programs because automation and the integration of automation is leading to a lot of opportunity for our workforce,” said Christopher Stancombe, head of industrialization and automation for Capgemini…
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Amazon to Create 1,500 Full-Time Jobs at New Salt Lake City Fulfillment Center

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced Thursday that it will create 1,500 full-time hourly associate roles at its first Utah fulfillment center in Salt Lake City. “We are excited to continue growing our team with the first fulfillment center in Utah,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s Vice President of North American operations…
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Army Describes Counter-WMD Mission in New Doctrine

The U.S. Army has released a new doctrinal publication that describes how the service branch plans to eliminate weapons of mass destruction, the Federation of American Scientists reported Wednesday. The document titled “Combined Arms Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction” defines counter-WMD operations as measures taken against threat actors to impede the research, development, possession, proliferation, use and effects of WMD as well as related materials and expertise…
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NASA Mulls Second Extended Mission for Orbital ATK-Built Dawn Spacecraft

NASA will decide in the next two months on a second extended mission for the Orbital ATK-built Dawn spacecraft, which is in orbit around the Ceres dwarf planet, Space News reported Wednesday. Dawn arrived in Ceres’ orbit in March 2015 after a 7…
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Former BAE CEO Ian King Named Senior Adviser at Gleacher Shacklock

Ian King, former CEO of British defense contractor BAE Systems, has joined Gleacher Shacklock as a senior adviser to help build up the investment banking firm’s presence in the aerospace and defense sectors…
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VIDEO: 31st MEU | Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System

Capt. Michael Gucwa an, AV-8B Harrier pilot with VMA-311, explains the training and importance of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) while underway in the Pacific Ocean, June 9, 2017…
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