Posts from GovConDaily for 10/27/2017

DISA to Exercise Streamlined Contracting Authority

The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to use a new contracting authority called Other Transaction Agreements starting next quarter in an effort to speed up acquisitions, C4ISRNET reported Wednesday…
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Air Force Taps Charles River Analytics to Produce Probabilistic Reasoning Tools

Charles River Analytics has received a 27-month contract valued at approximately $750,000 to develop and deliver probabilistic reasoning tools for the U.S. Air Force. The company said Tuesday it will employ its Figaro opensource probabilistic programming language to develop the Probabilistic Reasoning for Enhanced Course of Action Generation or PRECOG system…
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Bill Sullivan to Speak at Cloudera Government Forum in Colorado

Bill Sullivan, vice president and general manager for the North American public sector at Cloudera, is scheduled to speak on Nov. 7 at the company-hosted government forum to be held at Denver Art Museum in Colorado…
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GAO Urges DoD to Address F-35 Sustainment Challenges

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Defense Department‘s F-35 fighter aircraft program faces sustainment challenges primarily due to the lack of comprehensive sustainment plans and aligned funding…
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General Atomics, University of Mississippi Form UUV Tech Devt Partnership

General Atomics has partnered with the University of Mississippi on a project to build acoustic-based navigation and sensing technologies for unmanned underwater systems designed to aid deep-sea operations…
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Lockheed Renews Partnership With Spain-Based Shipbuilder Navantia

Lockheed Martin and Spain-based shipbuilding company Navantia have agreed to extend their partnership and jointly explore potential business opportunities in the surface ship and naval combat technology markets…
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Ethan Dmitrovsky to Head Leidos Biomedical Research Subsidiary, Frederick Natl Lab

Ethan Dmitrovsky, former provost and executive vice president at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has been named president of Leidos‘ biomedical research subsidiary and director of the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research…
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Dong Ha Appointed CEO of Northrop’s South Korean Arm

Dong Ha, a retired U.S. Army colonel and 27-year military veteran, has been appointed CEO of Northrop Grumman‘s South Korean subsidiary. Northrop said Thursday Ha will oversee the company’s operations in South Korea as well as support current programs and in-country expansion initiatives…
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Former FireEye CEO David DeWalt Named Managing Director at Allegis Capital

David DeWalt, former CEO of cybersecurity company FireEye, has joined cyber venture capital firm Allegis Capital as a managing director. Allegis said Thursday DeWalt will invest on the company’s behalf in Series C funding rounds and serve as a board adviser of Maryland-based DataTribe, a cyber startup that co-develops cybersecurity, data and analytics…
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USDA Taps Attain for Agricultural System Modernization Support Contract

Attain has secured a contract to help the Agriculture Department‘s Farm Service Agency develop enterprise system applications for the agency to manage agricultural programs in the country. The company said Wednesday it will implement an SAP platform in efforts to help optimize FSA business operations and apply agile methodology to develop applications under the Modernize and Innovate the Delivery of Agriculture Systems contract…
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VIDEO: SENSR Program Delivers National Deployment of Critical Capabilities

The SENSR program will replace over 600 aging radars across the country at the same time within 10 years, across 4 agencies (FAA, DOD, DHS and NOAA) with different missions, to create better and more efficient surveillance without gaps to critical services…
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