Posts from GovConDaily for 11/15/2017

Jacobs Launches New Global Integrated Delivery Facility in Mumbai

Jacobs has inaugurated a new office in Airoli, Navi Mumbai, as part of the company’s efforts to expand its presence in India. The company said Tuesday the hub housed in the Gigaplex Office can accommodate 2,200 employees who will support its global integrated delivery services for projects and programs with clients in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia…
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Govt Cyber Vets Michael Taxay, Jeremy Haas Join LookingGlass Leadership Team

Michael Taxay and Jeremy Haas, respectively former FBI and CIA officials focused on cybersecurity, have joined the executive leadership team at LookingGlass Cyber Solutions. LookingGlass said Tuesday it named Taxay as chief risk officer and general counsel and appointed Haas as chief security officer…
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HII Holds Keel Authentication for Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee Destroyer

A Huntington Ingalls Industries division has conducted a ceremony to authenticate the keel of a future U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer currently designated DDG 123. The authentication ceremony for the planned Arleigh Burke-class USS Lenah H…
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Jonathan Eaton Named Grant Thornton Supply Chain Mgmt Practice Leader

Jonathan Eaton, formerly a vice president and industry supply chain partner at Chainalytics, has joined Grant Thornton as leader of the professional services firm’s national supply chain management…
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Senate Panel Approves Kirstjen Nielsen’s Homeland Security Secretary Nomination

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved by a 11-4 vote Tuesday the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen as the next secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, The Hill reported Tuesday…
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DJI Unveils Drone Operations Mgmt Software for Enterprises

DJI has introduced a web-based service designed to help companies manage the operations of their unmanned aircraft systems using a single platform. The FlightHub software is a monthly subscription service that works to support the management of real-time UAS operations, flight data, drone fleets and pilot teams, DJI said Nov…
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Report: Trump Administration to Issue Rules on Cyber Vulnerability Disclosures

The Trump administration is slated to release its rules for determining whether newly-discovered cybersecurity vulnerabilities should be disclosed or kept secret, Reuters reported Wednesday. An anonymous national security official told Reuters that the guidelines are expected to be published Wednesday on the White House website…
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ArianeGroup Taps Thales to Produce Telemetry Transmitter for ESA Launch Vehicle

Thales has inked an agreement with ArianeGroup to help design, develop, qualify and produce a telemetry transmitter for a European Space Agency-approved launcher. Thales said Tuesday the Ariane 6 telemetry transmitter will relay launcher-generated data to servers on the ground throughout the entire launch mission…
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NASA Aims to Advance Comms, Proximity Operation Capabilities Via 2 Cubesat Demo Missions

NASA is set to conduct technology demonstration missions for two Cubesats that took off Sunday aboard Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft. The agency said Tuesday it will conduct the Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration and Integrated Solar Array and Reflectarray Antenna missions as part of the Small Spacecraft Technology Program…
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DHS’ Jeanette Manfra Testifies Before House Panel on Kaspersky Anti-Virus Software

Jeanette Manfra, an assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, has said approximately 15 percent of federal agencies were found using Kaspersky Lab’s anti-virus software in their computer systems before DHS ordered a ban on the use of the Russian company’s software, Nextgov reported Tuesday…
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Boundless Unveils New GIS Software, Rebrands Flagship Platform

Boundless has released a new geographic information system platform designed to help organizations publish data to web applications, desktop clients and mobile devices. The company said Tuesday Boundless Server is based on open-source geospatial technology and open application programming interfaces that allow enterprise users to obtain insights from location-based data…
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Former BAE CEO Ian King to Become Chairman at Engineering Firm Senior

Ian King, former CEO of British defense contractor BAE Systems, will join Senior Plc in 2018 as chairman of the U.K.-based engineering firm focused on automotive and aerospace markets, Reuters reported Monday…
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Bell Boeing-Built Osprey Fleet Surpasses 400K Flight Hours

The fleet of V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, produced by a joint venture of Boeing and Textron‘s Bell Helicopter subsidiary, has recorded more than 400,000 flight hours to date. Bell Boeing-built V-22s have supported theater security cooperation, casualty evacuation, tactical aircraft and personnel recovery, disaster response and VIP transport operations worldwide, Boeing said Tuesday…
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VIDEO: Supporting Military Veterans and Families

Raytheon supports service members through leading-edge technologies and programs that help military families and veterans succeed. For more, please visit https://www.raytheon.com/responsibili…
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