Posts from GovConDaily for 11/06/2017

Executive Spotlight: Interview with Ron Sullivan, VP/GM of Public Sector for Intersystems Federal

“All of us think better than anyone of us.” EM: Let’s start with your background. You have twenty years working in the federal sector. Ron Sullivan: I am just one of the old guys because I had twenty years in the military, about ten of which I worked in the Medical IT arena back in the days with things like CHCS and DHCP…
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Navy Names 5th Expeditionary Sea Base Ship Under Construction by General Dynamics NASSCO

The U.S. Navy has named its latest Expeditionary Sea Base ship under contract with General Dynamics‘ shipbuilding business as USNS Miguel Keith. Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer said the vessel designated T-ESB 5 is named after the late U…
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FDIC Ramps Up CISO Search

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation looks for a new chief information security officer to oversee information technology security activities across the agency. A USAJobs notice posted Oct. 26 says the CISO will oversee and direct security programs involving FDIC’s IT infrastructure and communications systems as well as agency and personnel data…
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Ed Hirst Named NASA Juno Project Manager

Ed Hirst, former mission system manager of NASA‘s Stardust comet sample return mission, has been appointed as project manager of the space agency’s Jupiter probe named Juno. NASA said Thursday Hirst succeeds Rick Nybakken, who was named deputy director for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s office of safety and mission success…
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Air Force Technician Develops Tech to Streamline F-16 Aircraft Maintenance

Christopher Caruso, a U.S. Air Force avionics technician, has created new technologies designed to simplify maintenance of the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft. Caruso built a digital video recorder tester and a sniper pod test stand during his deployment at the Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, the Air Force said Friday…
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Report: DoD to Deploy AI Algorithms for Operational Sensors in December

Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, director for defense intelligence within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, has said the Defense Department‘s artificial intelligence program will deploy its first round of algorithms for warfighting operational sensors in December, Aviation Today reported Thursday…
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Jerome Powell Nominated Federal Reserve Chairman

Jerome Powell, a Federal Reserve governor since May 2012 with nearly three decades of business experience, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to chair the central bank, the White House announced Thursday…
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Navy Recommends Use of Automatic ID System for Ship Location Data Transmission

The U.S. Navy called on service personnel to broadcast location data to nearby ships through the use of automatic identification systems and advance plans to update electronic navigation tools aboard vessels, Defense One reported Thursday…
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Huntington Ingalls, Navy Christen Delbert D. Black Guided Missile Destroyer

Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ shipbuilding division hosted a christening ceremony Saturday for the U.S. Navy‘s future Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119)…
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USAFE Implements Simulation Platform for Joint Terminal Attack Controllers

The U.S. Air Forces in Europe has started to operate a domed simulator built to support training for joint terminal attack controllers at the Warrior Preparation Center located within Einsiedlerhof Air Station in Germany…
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VIDEO: U.S. Army Starts Work on New Fleet of Next-Generation Combat Vehicles

Next Generation Combat Vehicle The Army is now seeking to finesse a careful and combat relevant balance between upgrading the current Abrams and Bradley to the maximum degree while also recognizing limitations and beginning conceptual work on a new platform called Next-Generation Combat Vehicle…
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