Posts from GovConDaily for 11/01/2017

Advanced IT Concepts to Help Update Army Test Range Network

Advanced IT Concepts has secured a potential four-year, $4 million contract to support modernization of the U.S. Army‘s test center networks. AITC said Tuesday it will collaborate with the Army’s Product Management for Instrumentation, Targets, Threat Simulators and SOF Training Systems under the Test Network Modernization effort…
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Army Concludes Field Tests on ‘Modular Scalable Vest’ Body Armor

The U.S. Army‘s 71st Ordnance Group and 10th Chemical Hazardous Response Company have conducted the final wave of tests for a new body armor designed to be modular, customizable and lightweight…
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Widepoint Gets FEMA Order for Equipment, Professional Services

WidePoint has secured a $620,000 task order to provide equipment and telecom life-cycle management services to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The company said Wednesday it uses a TM2 framework that covers telecommunication lifecycle, identity and mobility management services to help government customers address telecom security and efficiency…
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First Batch of PACOM F-35A Aircraft Arrives at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa

A first batch consisting of two F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters has landed Monday on Kadena Air Base, Okinawa to participate in a six-month operation part of U.S. Pacific Command’s Theater Security Package program, Stars and Stripes reported Tuesday…
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Lawmakers Modify NIST’s Cyber Auditing Authority Under Proposed Bill

House lawmakers have updated a proposed bill that originally aimed to make the National Institute of Standards and Technology responsible for auditing federal agencies’ cybersecurity, Nextgov reported Tuesday…
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GSA, Other Federal Agencies Partner on Website Security Shared Service

The General Services Administration has teamed up with several other federal agencies, including the Defense Department, to create a cybersecurity shared service as part of efforts to secure government websites…
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Deloitte-Educause Report: NIST SP 800-171 Calls for Higher Education Institutions to Make Data Mgmt Changes

A new report by Deloitte and nonprofit organization Educause says higher education institutions that aim to maintain their federal research contracts and grants should introduce changes to their data management practices as they comply with the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s federal data protection rules…
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CyrusOne Kicks Off Texas Data Center Construction

CyrusOne conducted a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday morning to initiate the construction of a data center campus in Allen, Texas. The company said Tuesday the campus will consist of three data centers with more than 100 megawatts of allocated power and bring CyrusOne’s total footprint in the state to more than 1…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Tony Frazier, President of Radiant Solutions

“[We] are well-positioned to create a disruptive force in space-based intelligence. No company has such strong roots in geospatial with our level of scale and a strong commercial mindset.”  EM: It has been almost three weeks since the MDA acquisition of DigitalGlobe and the dust has hardly settled…
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Battelle Gets DEA OK to Expand Substance Use Research Program

Battelle has received a Drug Enforcement Administration license that allows the nonprofit organization’s Centers for Substance Use Research to expand its current program. The company said Tuesday it aims to study the behavioral and physical effects of marijuana on human subjects through the Schedule I Researcher license…
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VIDEO: U.S. Air Force Starts Experiments for 6th Generation Fighter

The Pentagon’s 6th Generation Fighter may be stealthy and will likely have next-generation computers, electronic warfare technology, speed, weapons and sensors The Air Force has begun experimenting and conceptual planning for a 6th generation fighter aircraft to emerge in coming years as a technological step beyond the F-35, service leaders said…
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