Posts from GovConWire for 11/17/2017

SAP NS2 Plans IT, Cyber Business Expansion in Virginia; Mark Testoni Comments

SAP National Security Services plans to invest $6 million and create 95 new jobs through expansion of its information technology and cybersecurity business operations in Fairfax County, Virginia. “We are pleased to expand our operations in Fairfax County’s thriving technology corridor,” Mark Testoni, SAP NS2 president and CEO, said in a statement published Thursday…
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Raytheon, MetTel Forge Comms Network Cyber Defense Partnership; John DeSimone Comments

MetTel and Raytheon have formed a partnership to offer cybersecurity platforms and services designed to help government and commercial organizations safeguard their communications networks from cyber vulnerabilities and other threats associated with the adoption of internet-connected devices…
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Lockheed, MDA Conclude Critical Long-Range Radar Design Review

Lockheed Martin and the Missile Defense Agency have completed a critical design review of a radar system designed to protect the U.S. from ballistic missile threats. The conclusion of CDR on Sept. 28 will pave the way for the Long Range Discrimination Radar to enter the fabrication, test and demonstration phase, Lockheed said Thursday…
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Report: VA, Cerner in Talks Over Terms of 10-Year EHR Modernization Contract

The Department of Veterans Affairs and Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) are in the final phase of negotiations over the terms of a potential 10-year contract to build and deploy a new electronic health record system across 1,600 VA facilities and community health providers, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday…
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ViON to Help DHS Directorate Implement Data Storage & Disaster Recovery Tech

The Department of Homeland Security has selected ViON to deploy a data storage and disaster recovery platform to DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate. ViON said Thursday it will supply the company-built DataAdapt platform to add compute and processing power to systems that support NPPD data analytics tools…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Mona Bates, CIO & VP of Information Technology for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems

Information Technology is evolving at a rapid rate–and so are the cyber threats, defying traditional cybersecurity measures across multiple domains. A 20-year IT veteran with a vision of what comes next is Mona Bates, Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Technology for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems…
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GE to Manufacture CH-53K Helicopter Engines Under $143M Navy Contract

General Electric‘s (NYSE: GE) aviation business has received a $143.4 million contract from the U.S. Navy to for the low-rate initial production of lots 1 and 2 turboshaft engines for CH-53K heavy-lift helicopters…
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Kingswood Closes Versar Acquisition, Names New CEO for Project Mgmt Firm

Versar has gone private after the close of its acquisition by an affiliate of investment firm Kingswood Capital Management via a tender offer of $0.15 per outstanding share and a second-step merger. The formerly publicly traded project management company said Tuesday the new capital structure serves to build on its long-term strategic goals…
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The Bridge on November 19: Discussing the Agile Software Development Process

In software development the traditional approach, dubbed ‘Waterfall‘, is linear and breaks the development phases into increments of Analysis, Design, Coding and Testing. A common constraint of Waterfall is that since coding is only begun three-quarters of the way through, potential pitfalls or errors don’t surface until the project is near its completion deadline…
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CH2M to Help NAVFAC Repair Storm-Damaged Navy Facilities in Texas

CH2M has secured a task order to repair and stabilize multiple buildings at two U.S. Navy bases in Texas that sustained damage from Hurricane Harvey. The company said Thursday it will help the Naval Facilities Engineering Command to conduct infrastructure and facilities recovery; and roof repair and replacement efforts at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi and Naval Air Station Kingsville…
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Dell EMC’s Steve Harris: Cloud Tech Could Aid in Federal IT Cybersecurity

Steve Harris, senior vice president and general manager of Dell EMC‘s federal business, has said the adoption of on-premise and hybrid cloud platforms can help government agencies comply with security best practices and access information technology services in the event of catastrophes…
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Army Taps Raytheon to Supply Egypt Air Defense Radars Under FMS Deal

A Raytheon business unit has secured a four-year, $44.5 million foreign military sales contract from the U.S. Army to provide air defense radar systems and support services to Egypt. Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems will provide eight F1 Sentinel radars, eight Ethernet extender kits and concurrent and diagnostic spare parts packages, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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VIDEO: The Synthetic Training Environment

The Synthetic Training Environment (STE) will revolutionize Army training to build readiness. Remarks by Gen. David Perkins, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, and Gen. Robert Abrams, commanding general of the U…
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