Posts from GovConDaily for 10/16/2017

Ryan McCarthy: Army to Form Cross-Functional Teams for Modernization Push

Ryan McCarthy, acting secretary of the U.S. Army, has said the military service will establish a command of cross-functional teams by summer 2018 to support modernization efforts across the branch. Each CFT under the “modernization command” will aim to increase the quality and process of fielding materials and equipment to warfighters, the branch said Friday…
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Sehlke Consulting Included in 2017 Inc. 5000 List of ‘Fastest-Growing’ Companies

Professional services firm Sehlke Consulting has been named in Inc. magazine’s list of the 5,000 “fastest-growing” U.S. companies for 2017, with a recorded 2016 revenue of $6.9 million and three-year growth rate of 1,371 percent…
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Tri-Cor Industries to Support DLA Enterprise System Tests Under JETS Task Order

Tri-Cor Industries has won a task order to assist the Defense Logistics Agency‘s J62LB enterprise test directorate in efforts to secure the integrity of DLA information technology assets as well as evaluate software and systems for agency customers…
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Huntington Ingalls’ Mike Petters Joins Board at National Association of Manufacturers

Huntington Ingalls Industries President and CEO Mike Petters has been appointed to the board of directors at the National Association of Manufacturers, which represents more more than 14,000 manufacturing companies in the U…
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Air Force’s F-35A to Undergo Cold Weather Tests

The U.S. Air Force will conduct a series of tests to evaluate if the conventional takeoff-and-landing variant of Lockheed Martin-built F-35 aircraft can withstand harsh weather conditions in Alaska. The service branch said Friday it aims to demonstrate the F35A‘s capacity to land at a runway condition reading scale of 7 and validate a Norwegian drag-chute as part of cold weather tests at Eielson AF Base…
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Leidos’ Roger Krone Calls on CEOs to Support Fight Against Opioid Abuse

Leidos CEO Roger Krone has called on other chief executives to help combat opioid addiction during the two-day COMMIT!Forum event for corporate responsibility practitioners that kicked off on Wednesday in Maryland, TriplePundit reported Friday…
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Cisco’s Larry Payne: FedRAMP ‘Tailored’ Reduces Security Control Requirements for Low-Impact Cloud Services

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program‘s new “tailored” baseline process is designed to accelerate security assessments and certification of cloud service providers with software-as-a-service platforms, Cisco‘s Larry Payne wrote in a blog entry posted Thursday…
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Northrop Receives Additional Navy Funds for EA-18G Tactical Jamming Receiver Upgrades

Northrop Grumman‘s systems business has secured an additional $20 million in contract funds from the U.S. Navy to update tactical jamming receivers designed to support airborne signals intelligence collection…
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OPM: Global Satisfaction Index in 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Reached 64%

The Office of Personnel Management has conducted the 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey and found that this year’s global satisfaction index rose by 3 percentage points to 64, up from 61 percent in 2016…
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HII Division Authenticates Keel of 12th Navy Amphibious Transport Ship

Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has laid the keel for the 12th amphibious transport dock ship of the U.S. Navy‘s San Antonio class. Meredith Berger, a former Navy deputy chief of staff, served as the sponsor of the future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) and her initials were engraved on a steel plate during the ceremony, HII said Friday…
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U.S. Navy and NATO Ships Participate at Formidable Shield 2017 Exercise

The U.S. Navy and naval forces from seven other NATO countries have engaged in an integrated air and missile defense scenario as part of the Formidable Shield 2017 or FS17 exercise. U.S. Navy 6th fleet said Sunday warships from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, UK and U…
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VIDEO: USS Theodore Roosevelt Night Flight Ops

PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 7, 2017) The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) conducts flight operations of the coast of Southern California. Theodore Roosevelt departed San Diego for a regularly scheduled deployment, Oct…
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