Posts from GovConWire for 09/26/2017

VMware’s Matthew Schneider: ‘Zero Trust’ Model, Automation Key to Application Security

Matthew Schneider, senior director of government, education and healthcare at VMware (NYSE: VMW), has said government agencies seeking to ensure security of applications within the network should initially change their mindset through the adoption of the “zero trust” model…
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Navy Asks Lockheed to Identify F-35 Air System Cost Reduction Measures

Lockheed Martin‘s aeronautics business has landed a potential $60 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to identify and implement measures to reduce the cost of producing the F-35 air system…
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Cubic Deploys Satellite Tech to Support Hurricane Relief Operations; Mike Twyman Comments

Cubic‘s mission solutions unit has deployed satellite antennas and personnel to to support disaster relief efforts on the Caribbean islands in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The company said Monday its GATR satellite antennas offer internet connectivity for the islands of St…
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HPE North America Sales Chief Dan Belanger Names 12 Execs to Management Team

Dan Belanger, newly appointed head of sales for North America at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, has named several executives to his newly formed management team to oversee the company’s North American sales operations, CRN reported Friday…
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Spalding Wins $83M Contract for Consolidated IT Support to Navy, DoD Components

Spalding Consulting Inc. has won a potential five-year, $83 million contract from the U.S. Army to provide consolidated information technology support to the U.S. Navy and Defense Department components throughout all phases of the acquisition life cycle…
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DARPA Seeks Info on Sensing, Neutralization Tech Platforms Against Small Drones

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has asked industry to provide information on novel technology platforms designed to counter small unmanned aerial systems. A request for information posted Wednesday on FedBizOpps says DARPA is interested in modular and scalable platforms that work to identify and target small drones and could complement systems that are still in the development phase under the agency’s Mobile Force Protection program…
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Northrop Subsidiary Unveils New Unmanned Ground Vehicle

A Northrop Grumman subsidiary has launched a new robotic platform that complies with the Defense Department’s Interoperability Profile initiative that seeks to maintain interoperability standards for unmanned ground vehicles…
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Raytheon to Build Replacement Shelters for Navy Surveillance Radar System

Raytheon has received a potential five-year, $45.4 million contract action to replace current shelters for the transmit array, transmit site monitors and receive site monitors of the U.S. Navy‘s Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar system…
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Reports: Deloitte Hack Compromises Company Email Server

Deloitte has been a target of a cyber attack that compromised the accounting firm’s global email server through the use of an “administrator’s account” to gain access, The Guardian reported Monday…
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WidePoint to Help Coast Guard Implement Web-Based Telecom Asset Mgmt Platform

WidePoint has received an initial task order to build an online portal for U.S. Coast Guard personnel to manage the service branch’s telecommunications assets as well as provide cellular wireless services to USCG components…
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PV Puvvada: Agencies Should Collaborate, Utilize Shared Services to Meet IT Modernization Goals

PV Puvvada, president of Unisys‘ federal systems business, has said that federal agencies should establish cross-agency partnerships and utilize shared services to achieve information technology modernization goals…
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UTC’s Pratt & Whitney Tests Three-Stream Fan Under Air Force Engine Tech Devt Program

A United Technologies Corp. division has tested a three-stream fan in an F135 propulsion system as part of the U.S. Air Force‘s Adaptive Engine Technology Development initiative. Pratt and Whitney said Sept…
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VIDEO: Power from above: the Joint Terminal Attack Controller

The role of the JTAC on the battlefield is to direct airpower, artillery and naval assets in support of ground units. The focus of exercise ‘Serpentex 2017’ was to train combat-ready JTACs and aircrews in realistic scenarios…
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September 25th Market Close: GovConIndex and Major Indices All Close Down

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) reversed its six-day positive streak to close down 0.094 percent to 106.232. Advancing and declining shares were evenly split on the day. All the indices ended the day lower with The S&P500 down 0…
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