Posts from GovConWire for 07/21/2017

National Technologies Associates, Inc. (NTA) Becomes V3 Virginia Values Veterans Program Certified

National Technologies Associates, Inc. (NTA) announced Friday the company’s certification in the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program. The V3 program connects employers with a highly-skilled, well-educated and easily-trained workforce…
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Navy Selects 3 Firms for Potential $300M Enterprise IT, Software Support Contract

Three companies have won spots on a potential eight-year, $300 million contract for product development and sustainment services to the U.S. Navy‘s program executive office for enterprise information systems…
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SAP NS2 Gets FedRAMP Certification for Cloud-Based Human Capital Mgmt Suite

SAP National Security Services has received Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification to offer a set of cloud-based human capital management platforms to federal agencies. The SAP NS2 Secure Node with SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite – DoD is a set of software-as-a-service-based talent management, learning management, workforce analytics and talent acquisition tools, the company said Thursday…
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Chris Sambar: AT&T, FirstNet to Integrate Cybersecurity Into Devices, Apps for Public Safety Broadband Network

Chris Sambar, a senior vice president at AT&T, has said the First Responder Network Authority and AT&T will work to integrate cybersecurity into devices and applications as part of the proposed wireless broadband network for public safety personnel, Federal News Radio reported Thursday…
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Lockheed to Build Deep Space Habitat Prototype for NASA Under NextSTEP Phase II Contract

Lockheed Martin has begun to develop a prototype of a deep space habitat for NASA designed to provide navigation support and ensure safety of astronauts during long-duration missions. Lockheed is one of the six companies that received Phase II contracts in August 2016 to further develop the design concept in the initial phase for the Deep Space Gateway as part of the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships program, the company said Thursday…
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Lockheed Secures $192M in Navy Aegis Combat System Modernization Funds

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a potential $192.3 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy for production support to the Aegis combat system modernization effort in fiscal 2017. The Defense Department said Thursday Lockheed’s rotary and mission systems business will perform work in Moorestown, New Jersey; Clearwater, Florida; and Owego, New York through December 2020…
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BlackBerry Unveils Multi-Platform Encryption Tool for Govt Clients

BlackBerry has added a new multi-platform encryption tool to the mobile technology firm’s portfolio of cybersecurity offerings designed for the public sector. SecuSUITE for Government is certified by the National Information Assurance Partnership as a voice platform that can support smartphones and tablets with Android, BlackBerry 10 and iOS operating systems, BlackBerry said Thursday…
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New Army Lab to Support Collaborative Cybersecurity Research

The U.S. Army has established a cyber defense research laboratory to offer industry and federally-funded partners access to live cybersecurity data. The Army Cyber-research Analytics Laboratory is built through a partnership between the Army Research Laboratory and the Army Cyber Command, the service branch said Thursday…
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BAE to Continue Integration Support for Air Force’s Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent Tech

BAE Systems has landed a one-year, $45.2 million contract modification to continue integration work on a ground-based strategic deterrent system for the U.S. Air Force. The Defense Department said Thursday work covers acquisition program documentation, business and financial management, data rights and management, logistics, quality assurance, risk management, strategic planning, schedule management and trade and technical studies…
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Navy Seeks Info on Potential IT Support Sources for Environmental Program Web App

The U.S. Navy has asked information on potential industry sources that can help provide programming, development, administration, maintenance and other information technology services for a web application that works to support the service branch’s environmental program…
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Sierra Nevada Picks ULA’s Atlas V Rocket to Launch ISS Cargo Delivery Spacecraft

Sierra Nevada Corp. has chosen United Launch Alliance‘s Atlas V rocket to launch spacecraft SNC has built to supply cargo to the International Space Station as part of the Cargo Resupply Services 2 contract with NASA…
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CSRA Subcontracts SkyePoint for EPA Cybersecurity Support

CSRA has awarded SkyePoint Decisions a five-year, $10 million subcontract to provide cybersecurity support services to the Environmental Protection Agency. SkyePoint said Tuesday it will help the EPA Office of Information Technology Operations to secure virtual and cloud network components as well as consolidate IT infrastructure and management functions under the OITO’s Infrastructure Support and Applications Hosting project…
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Anti-Drone Technology Provides Key Piece to Security Puzzle; Jim O’Neill Comments

From the drone that crashed into a San Diego Padres baseball game earlier this year and nearly hit several fans, to the drone that invaded the lawn of the White House, it is clear that there is commercial viability for options that can prevent unwanted drone trespassing, as well as a need for legislation governing their use…
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VIDEO: Accelerating to the Navy and Marine Corps After Next

The Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. David Hahn discusses his framework for success: “Naval Research and Development: A Framework for Accelerating to the Navy and Marine Corps After Next.”
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July 20th Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Up While Major Indices Close Mixed

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) was able to remain above the 98.00 mark and closed at 98.192, up 0.014 percent. The major indices closed mixed on the day the S&P500 and DJIA down slightly and the NASDAQ Composite setting new record highs for the third day…
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