Posts from GovConDaily for 10/19/2017

BAE Updates C4I Systems of 5,000th Mine-Resistant Vehicle

BAE Systems has updated command, control, communications, computers and intelligence systems on the 5,000th mine-resistant tactical vehicle that company built for U.S. military and allied forces. The company said Thursday it performed the C4I upgrades through the Tactical Vehicle Engineering and Prototyping Support Services program managed by the U…
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CyrusOne Enters Partnership, Equity Deal With Chinese Data Center Operator

CyrusOne has formed a strategic partnership with GDS Holdings and agreed to acquire an 8 percent stake in the China-based data center operator for approximately $100 million. The agreement seeks to drive synergy between the two companies and allows both parties to exchange strategies in data center design and construction, operations, sales and marketing, and supply chain customer relationship management, GDS said Wednesday…
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General Atomics, Huneed Agree to Explore Aerospace Tech Collaboration Opportunities

A General Atomics subsidiary and South Korea-based airborne systems manufacturer  Huneed Technologies have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore potential opportunities for collaboration between the two companies…
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Army Plans L3 Upgrade Kit Buy for Mine Detection Systems

The U.S. Army has announced it plans to buy up to 1,800 units of L3 Technologies-built upgrade kits to modernize the service branch’s mine detection platform. A justification and approval notice published Tuesday on FedBizOpps says the Army requires kits to address AN/PSS-14 maintainability, performance, reliability and sustainment requirements…
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Iron Mountain Secures USPTO Data Storage, Mgmt Contract; Michael Lewis Comments

Iron Mountain has received a potential five-year, $6.7 million contract to store and manage approximately 4.6 million patent files for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The company said Thursday it will capture, pack and transfer all USPTO records from the agency’s current data repository to an Iron Mountain storage facility built to comply with National Archives and Record Administration standards…
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Report: DSCA Chief Charles Hooper Mulls Establishment of ‘Security Cooperation University’

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Charles Hooper, director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, wants DSCA to establish a security cooperation university as part of efforts to accelerate the foreign military sales process, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Shaun Bierweiler, VP of U.S. Public Sector at Hortonworks, Inc.

“A change from the status quo is a difficult cultural shift to overcome, especially for public sector agencies–but not impossible.” EM: You’ve been at the intersection of technology and business as professional in the public sector for over 15 years…
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James Mattis Voices Concerns Over Cyber Language in Fiscal 2018 Defense Policy Bill

Defense Secretary James Mattis has asked Congress to remove a language in the proposed fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that would pressure the U.S. to notify foreign governments of cyber attacks in the event that the Defense Department has decided to counter such breaches, Reuters reported Thursday…
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OMB Sets 2018 Deadline for Annual FISMA Reports

The Office of Management and Budget has released a memorandum that requires federal civilian agencies to submit their annual Federal Information Security Modernization Act reports to OMB and the Department of Homeland Security by March 1, 2018, MeriTalk reported Wednesday…
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ATCA, Raytheon Announce Aviation Scholarship for Women; Dave Wajsgras Comments

Raytheon and the Air Traffic Control Association have introduced a scholarship program for female college students pursuing aviation-related degrees. ATCA said Wednesday the Raytheon Women in Aviation scholarship includes a summer internship within the company’s intelligence, information and services, transportation and support services units…
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VSE Reports Additional Navy FMS Maritime Support Orders

VSE secured $35.6 million in new delivery orders from the Naval Sea Systems Command last month for the provision of maritime program support to U.S. allied navies. The orders awarded under a foreign military sales contract encompasses logistics, planning, repair and maintenance management, procurement, technical assistance, training and engineering services to four FMS customers, VSE said Wednesday…
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VIDEO: 40 Years of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Naval Service

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) was commissioned at Norfolk, Va. The Ike, named after the nations 34th president, is the third nuclear-powered and second Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy video/Released)
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