Posts from GovConDaily for 09/18/2017

In the News: Barclay P. Butler, J4, Component Acquisition Executive (CAE), and Head of Contracting Actions (HCA)

From conference call to conference hall, there is an ongoing dialogue between the Department of Defense and the Defense Health Agency about how to best equip our nation’s military with the health services they need to continuing fighting the good fight…
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CloudCheckr Unveils Software Products on AWS Marketplace for US Govt Agencies

CloudCheckr has made its software offerings available on Amazon Web Services‘ marketplace for users of the latter company’s isolated cloud region for the U.S. government. Rochester, New York-based CloudCheckr said Monday customers can now access its services through the AWS Marketplace, which helps GovCloud (US) users streamline processes and find cloud management vendors that meet security and compliance requirements…
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C5 Accelerate, SAP NS2 Forge PeaceTech Accelerator Partnership; Mark Testoni Comments

Technology investment firm C5 Accelerate has teamed up with SAP National Security Services in an effort to further support an accelerator program that seeks to identify and track companies that work to address national security issues…
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Air Force Accepts 2 New Space Object Tracking Satellites Into Operation

The U.S. Air Force has activated a pair of new Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program satellites in a move to expand the service branch’s capacity to track and characterize objects in space…
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Thomas Harker to Be Nominated Assistant Secretary of Navy Financial Mgmt & Comptroller Office

Thomas Harker, associate deputy assistant secretary for financial policy at the Department of Veterans Affairs, will be nominated as assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy financial management and comptroller office…
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Robert Cardillo: NGA in Talks With Congress to Trade Govt Data Sets for Industry’s AI, Algorithms

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo has said NGA has initiated talks with Congress to strike a public-private partnership in an effort to facilitate the exchange of the agency’s data archives for industry’s algorithms, artificial intelligence and other computational methods, Federal News Radio reported Friday…
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UK Defense Ministry Chooses 25 Winners for Global Troop Resupply Challenge

The U.K. ministry of defense has selected 25 projects that suggested multiple systems to resupply the country’s troops with weapons, food, clothing, equipment and medical supplies, National Defense Magazine reported Friday…
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Discovery Air, Inzpire and Leonardo Team Up to Offer Live Air Training System for UK MoD

Discovery Air‘s defense services unit, Inzpire and Leonardo have teamed up to develop and deliver a live air training system in support of the U.K. ministry of defense’s Air Support to Defense Operational Training program…
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Huntington Ingalls, Navy Christen 2nd America-Class Amphibious Assault Ship

Huntington Ingalls Industries hosted a christening ceremony for the U.S. Navy‘s second America-class amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli at a company facility in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Lynne Mabus, ship sponsor and wife of former U…
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Leidos Secures Air Force Threat Warning System R&D Contract

Leidos has won a potential five-year, $23.5 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force develop integrated threat warning systems. The Defense Department said Friday Leidos will research, build and demonstrate integrated threat warning platform prototypes as well as advance electro-optical test and developmental risk reduction measures…
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SOSi to Extend Training Support for US Air Forces in Africa

SOS International has received a task order under to continue to support integrated joint force field and live-fly training of U.S. air forces deployed to Africa. The task order falls under the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Advisory and Assistance III contract, SOSi said Friday…
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M1 Awarded $387M Fort Rucker Rotary Aviation Training Support Contract

M1 Support Services has won a potential 10-year, $387 million to support U.S. Army and Air Force rotary aviation training efforts at Fort Rucker in Alabama. The Defense Department said Friday the company will provide maintenance services under the hybrid contract work through Sept…
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VIDEO: The Department of Justice’s Response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

A message from Attorney General Sessions on the Department of Justice’s Response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
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