Posts from GovConDaily for 09/20/2017

Serco Lands Austin Safety Service Patrol Support Contract; Dave Dacquino Comments

Serco Inc. has secured a potential six-year, $21.3 million contract to support a safety service patrol program within the Texas Transportation Department’s Austin District. The company said Wednesday it will help TxDOT oversee safety service patrol services that encompass approximately 310 miles of roadway in efforts to reduce incident duration and increase traffic safety in Austin…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Julianne Zuber, Sr. Regional Director, Federal Civilian for Juniper Networks

“I always seek the “art of the possible” when working to solve customer challenges. I continue to encourage my team to think outside the box…”   EM: You’ve been with Juniper for approximately 18 months now…
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DOE Lab Seeks Commercialization Partner for True Random Number Generator

The Energy Department‘s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has begun to accept license applications for a device that uses quantum mechanical systems to generate true random numbers. ORNL said Thursday in a FedBizOpps notice it seeks a commercialization partner for the true random number generator as part of the lab’s Technology Innovation Program…
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Navy Taps Lockheed Martin to Provide Support Services for Advanced Off-Board EW Program

Lockheed Martin‘s rotary and mission systems will provide engineering manufacturing and development services for the U.S. Navy‘s advanced off-board electronic warfare program as part of a $23…
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Mitre, Japan’s ICT Org Partner to Help Secure 2020 Summer Olympics

Mitre and Japan-based National Institute of Information and Communications Technology have agreed to examine potential cyber and physical security measures for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo as part of a memorandum of understanding…
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DISA Taps SHR Consulting Group for MilCloud IT Support Contract

SHR Consulting Group has won a potential $21.6 million contract to provide a range of information technology services for the Defense Department‘s current cloud service. The Defense Information Systems Agency disclosed the milCloud 1…
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Raytheon’s Thomas Kennedy: DoD-Industry Collaboration Essential to Address Cyber Threats

Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy said at an Aerospace Industry Association event held on Capitol Hill that the Defense Department and companies should partner in efforts to fix potential cyber vulnerabilities in military systems and develop future professionals to support cyberharderning efforts…
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SolarWinds Survey: Majority of Federal IT Leaders Say Agencies More Proactive on Cybersecurity

A new SolarWinds report shows that 75 percent of government information technology leaders say federal agencies have become more proactive than they were five years ago when it comes to IT security. SolarWinds said Tuesday it commissioned research firm Market Connections to poll 200 IT security professionals from federal civilian and defense agencies between August and September for its annual Federal Cybersecurity Survey…
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Michael Hayden: NSA, Cybercom Should Split Leadership

Michael Hayden, a principal at advisory firm The Chertoff Group, has said the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command should split their shared leadership following Cybercom’s elevation to a full combatant command, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday…
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Orbital ATK to Expand Composite Structure Production Facility in Ohio

Orbital ATK has announced plans to make a $5 million investment to expand its 175,000-square-foot production facility in Beavercreek, Ohio, as the company transitions work from its Clearfield, Utah-based facility…
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Raytheon to Support Army Airborne Surveillance Sensor, Defense Systems

The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon a potential five-year, $48 million contract to perform support work on the military branch’s cooperative aviation surveillance sensor and man-portable air defense systems…
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BAE to Develop Adaptive Decision-Making Tool for Air Force

BAE Systems Inc. has won a $9.2 million contract to develop iterative reasoning, association and learning software for the U.S. Air Force‘s adaptive decision-making efforts. The Defense Department said Tuesday the company will develop the software to help automate indications, warning and situational awareness data processing for battle management command control and communication…
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VIDEO: Littoral Combat Ship Builder’s Trials

The future USS Little Rock’s (LCS 9) Builder’s Trials were completed in Lake Michigan on Aug. 17. The sea trials tested the ship’s performance under a variety of conditions, including situations not likely to occur during the ship’s service life…
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