Posts from GovConDaily for 09/27/2016

BWXT-Aptim JV Awarded $140M to Extend Support for Bechtel-Led Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program

A joint venture of BWX Technologies and Aptim has received a potential two-year, $140 million contract extension to continue to provide support services at nuclear propulsion plants a Bechtel subsidiary manages for the U…
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Navy Applies Collaborative IT Contracting Process

The U.S. Navy has initiated a new acquisition process for information technology products and services that involves coordination with industry while the contract is being developed, FCW reported Tuesday…
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BDO USA Survey: 79% of Public Company Directors Say Boards More Involved in Cybersecurity; Gregory Garrett Comments

A new BDO USA survey has found that 79 percent of board members at public companies say their boards have become more involved in cybersecurity efforts than they were in the past year. The company said Tuesday its corporate government practice polled 140 public company directors in August for the 2017 BDO Survey on Cyber Governance…
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Siemens to Open Chicago-Based Digital Tech R&D Hub

Siemens plans to invest more than $20 million annually in a research and development center in Chicago that will focus on internet of things and cloud computing applications for the company’s control products and systems business…
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Xtera to Build Regional Submarine Cable System for DISA

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded Xtera a contract to build a new regional submarine cable system designed to offer high-bandwidth subsea connectivity. Xtera said Wednesday it will provide a turnkey system that consists of undersea optical repeaters, cable, marine services and the company’s Nu-Wave Optima submarine line terminal equipment under the contract…
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GAO: Navy, Marine Corps Should Adopt Amphibious Operations Training Strategy

The Government Accountability Office has called on the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps to formulate a strategy for both service branches to prioritize amphibious operations training resources and interpret common outcomes for naval integration efforts…
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Belfer Center’s Melissa Hathaway to Discuss Cybersecurity in UN University-Hosted Conversation

Melissa Hathaway, a senior adviser at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, will participate in a United Nations University-hosted conversation on cybersecurity to be held on Oct…
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Roger Krone to Discuss Leidos’ Opioid Awareness Campaign at COMMIT!Forum

Leidos CEO Roger Krone will discuss the company’s efforts to help address opioid abuse at the COMMIT!Forum, an event for corporate responsibility and sustainability practitioners scheduled to take place from Oct…
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IBM’s Robert Kleppinger on Cognitive Computing Platform’s Use in Army Maintenance, Logistics Operations

Robert Kleppinger, a senior client partner at IBM responsible for federal government contracts, told Data Center Dynamics in an interview published Tuesday how the company plans to apply its Watson cognitive computing system to the U…
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Simon Birmingham: Australia to Create Natl Space Agency

Simon Birmingham, Australian minister of education, has announced that Australia’s government will create a new agency to oversee the country’s space programs and partnerships, Space News reported Sunday…
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Raytheon’s Josh Douglas Outlines Common Cloud Migration Mistakes

Josh Douglas, Raytheon‘s chief strategy officer for cyber services, has listed the common errors organizations commit as they migrate to a cloud computing platform. Douglas said in a press release published Tuesday that the errors include the failure to check old code for vulnerabilities, segregate systems and conduct red-teaming activities, where security consultants attempt to breach systems to unveil weaknesses…
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VIDEO: Remembering Vietnam

The Mobile Vietnam Memorial War promotes healing for veterans across the United States. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Victoria Taylor)
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