Posts from GovConWire for 09/07/2017

Concur’s Matt Gibbons: Mobile Tech Platforms Could Help Agencies Manage Employee Expenses

Matt Gibbons, senior director of public sector sales at Bellevue, Washington-based travel and expense management services provider Concur, has said government agencies should adopt mobile technology platforms to accurately record and manage employee-initiated spending data…
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ViON Vet Scott Briggs Joins Belcan as Govt Services SVP

Scott Briggs, formerly director of business development at ViON, has joined Belcan as senior vice president of government strategic business unit under the Cincinnati, Ohio-based engineering and technical recruiting firm’s government services segment…
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Cerner Forms Advisory Group to Support Work on VA Health Record Modernization Effort

Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) has established an advisory group that will offer recommendations as the Kansas City, Missouri-based health information technology provider supports the Department of Veterans Affairs in its Electronic Health Record Modernization initiative…
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8 Contractors Win Spots on $487M Navy Air Vehicle Prototyping IDIQ

The U.S. Navy has named eight awardees on a potential five-year, $487 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support naval aircraft prototype projects. The Defense Department said Wednesday task orders will encompass prototype air vehicle modification; mission systems; aircraft stores and support equipment designs; build-to-print technical data packages; test and evaluation kits; and fleet introduction assistance…
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Reports: Trump Strikes Deal With Democratic Leaders Over 3-Month CR, Debt Ceiling Hike

President Donald Trump has agreed with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) to advance a bill that would authorize a debt limit increase and a continuing resolution for three months, The Washington Post reported Wednesday…
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Boeing Joins $499M Air Force Vehicle R&D Contract

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a position under the U.S. Air Force‘s potential eight-year, $499 million contract to research and develop aerospace vehicle technologies. The Defense Department said Wednesday Boeing will support the Aerospace Systems Air Platform Technology Research program from a company facility in Hazelwood, Missouri, through Aug…
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Unisys Survey: 59% of Federal Execs Link IT Modernization to Uptick in Security Challenges; PV Puvvada Comments

A new Unisys survey has found that 59 percent of federal information technology executives said they think IT modernization programs at their agencies have led to a rise in security challenges. Unisys said Wednesday it commissioned research firm Market Connections to poll 200 IT leaders at federal civilian and defense agencies and found that 43 percent of them graded government modernization programs “satisfactory” or assigned lower grades when it comes to efforts that seek to build up cybersecurity…
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DHS Awards 5 Govt Mobile App Security Contracts

The Department of Homeland Security‘ science and technology directorate has awarded $8.6 million in contracts to five research and development projects that aim to help increase the security of mobile applications for the federal government…
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SAIC, Vazata Partner to Offer FedRAMP-Compliant Cloud Platform

Science Applications International Corp. and Vazata have partnered to offer a cloud technology platform to government customers. The agreement will allow SAIC to offer Vazata’s Virtual Secure Cloud Platform, which has obtained provisional authority to operate under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, Vazata said Wednesday…
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IBM Lands $135M Recompete Contract for Army Cloud, Cognitive Computing Services; Lisa Mascolo Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has secured a potential $135 million contract to extend cloud services, software development and cognitive computing support for U.S. Army‘s Logistics Support Activity. The company said Wednesday it will provide managed services, apply risk management framework security controls to LOGSA’s information technology enterprise and help the Army predict vehicle maintenance issues under the 33-month contract…
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Heather Wilson: Air Force Eyes Combat Demo After Light Attack Aircraft Experiment’s Completion

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has said the service branch completed the initial round of test flights for light-attack aircraft on Aug. 30 at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, Defense News reported Tuesday…
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VIDEO: The ABCs of DARPA

DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is known for the wide range of research and development programs it runs to open pathways toward technologies that can further the cause of national security…
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September 6th Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Slightly Down While Major Indices Close Up

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed down for the second day. The GCI was off 0.255 percent to close at 101.341. Advancing and declining shares closed even on the day. The major indices reversed yesterday’s negative close with the S&P500 up 0…
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