Posts from GovConDaily for 08/02/2017

Executive Spotlight: Interview with Dave Dacquino, Chairman and CEO of Serco NA

“We bring a visibility to customers that help them understand the health and operational rhythm of their systems.” EM: Could you tell our readers about what Serco does and what federal markets do you serve? Dave Dacquino: Serco is a diversified public service company primarily serving the Federal government…
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CenturyLink Secures Spot on GSA’s Potential $50B EIS Vehicle; Erich Sanchack Comments

CenturyLink will be able to offer information technology and telecommunications infrastructure services to government customers through its position on the General Services Administration‘s potential 15-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract…
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Gigi Schumm Joins ThreatQuotient as Worldwide Sales SVP; John Czupak Comments

Gigi Schumm, a founding partner of Accelerated Government Strategies, has been named senior vice president of worldwide sales at Reston, Virginia-based cybersecurity firm ThreatQuotient. ThreatQuotient said Wednesday Schumm brings more than 25 years of sales and services experience to her new position and aims to help drive the company’s revenue growth and global channel strategy…
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AECOM Subsidiary Lands $69M NASA Lab Operations Support Contract

AECOM‘s URS Federal Services subsidiary has received a potential five-year, $69.4 million contract to provide laboratory support services and help manage operations at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida…
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Trump to Nominate Melissa Sue Glynn as VA Enterprise Integration Asst Secretary

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Melissa Sue Glynn, former head of public sector practice at global professional services firm Alvarez and Marsal, as assistant secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ Office of Enterprise Integration…
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NASA Seeks Official to Oversee Planetary Protection Efforts

NASA looks for a planetary protection officer who will lead the agency’s efforts to prevent space flight missions from contaminating other planets and solar system bodies with Earth organisms and organic constituents…
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State Dept OKs Iraq’s Request for $150M in Follow-On Navy Vessel Technical Services

The State Department has cleared Iraq’s request to procure follow-on technical support for U.S.-origin naval vessels and a ship repair facility under a potential $150 million foreign military sales agreement…
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Sylint Receives NSA Cyber Incident Response Assistance Accreditation

Sylint Group has received National Security Agency accreditation after the company demonstrated its capacity to deliver cyber incident response services to government agencies, nonprofit organizations and public companies…
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Senate Bill Would Establish Security Requirements for Internet-Connected Devices

Four senators have introduced a bipartisan bill that would require federal suppliers of internet-connected devices to ensure that their products are free of “hard-coded passwords” and cyber vulnerabilities, patchable and comply with industry standard protocols…
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Coast Guard Adm. Paul Zukunft Pegs Icebreaker Construction Cost at Less Than $1B

Adm. Paul Zukunft, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, has said he estimates that U.S. shipyards can help build the service branch’s first heavy icebreaker within 20-year timeframe for less than $1 billion, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday…
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Lockheed Gets $159M FMS Funds for Phase 2 German P-3C System Refresh

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $158.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to conduct phase 2 system upgrade work on Germany’s P-3C Orion maritime surveillance aircraft…
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Nutanix Survey: Federal IT Leaders Opt for Hybrid Cloud Platforms

A new Nutanix survey has found that federal information technology leaders that seek to upgrade and secure government data infrastructure prefer hybrid cloud platforms to public cloud models. Nutanix said Tuesday it commissioned Market Connections to poll 150 IT decision makers across civilian, defense and intelligence agencies and found that only 39 percent of them said that public cloud platforms offer “great” cost savings…
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VIDEO: Spc. 5 James C. McCloughan: Medal of Honor Ceremony

McCloughan received the Medal of Honor for distinguished actions during 48 hours of close-combat fighting against enemy forces near Don Que, Vietnam, from May 13 to 15, 1969. McCloughan was serving with Company C, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 196th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division, as a private first class combat medic…
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