Posts from GovConDaily 11/20/2017

Koniag Subsidiary to Deploy Container-as-a-Service at FDA for ‘Cloud First’ Compliance

A Koniag subsidiary has secured a five-year, $19 million contract to aid an office of the Food and Drug Administration in its initiatives to comply with the government’s Cloud First policy. Arlluk Technology Solutions will furnish FDA’s Office of Information Management and Technology with a cloud-based container-as-a-service platform to enable the Department of Health and Human Services agency to build, deploy and run applications in a virtual environment, the company said Friday…
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Navy Adopts Mapping Tool for Live-Fire Exercises

The U.S. Navy‘s Office of Naval Research has sponsored the development of a mapping software platform for warfighters to map live-fire training areas. The tool is built through ONR’s TechSolutions rapid-response science and technology program and designed to integrate with the U…
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Report: Navy to Develop Improvement Process for UUV Platforms

The U.S. Navy will establish a continual improvement process for unmanned underwater vehicles in a move to develop better sensors and expand the portfolio of UUV systems under the undersea warfare division, USNI News reported Thursday…
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Ryan McCarthy: Army Tactical Network Review Would Take 2 Years

Acting U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy has said that the Army would take at least two years to identify a new battlefield communications network that will replace the service branch’s existing systems, Breaking Defense reported Friday…
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Report: Proposed NDAA to Reinstate FAA Drone Registration Rule

The proposed National Defense Authorization Act will restore Federal Aviation Administration rules on the registration of small, model-aircraft-sized drones, FCW reported Friday. FAA previously implemented an online registration requirement for commercial and recreational drone operators who use unmanned aircraft systems that weigh less than 55 pounds and more than 0…
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Symantec Tops IDC’s Mobile Threat Mgmt Tech Report

Symantec has been described as a “leader” among mobile threat management software vendors in a recent IDC MarketScape report. The company said Wednesday the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Mobile Threat Management Security Software 2017 Vendor Assessment categorized Symantec as a leader among nine firms active in the mobile threat defense industry…
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HHS Adds 3 Members to Health IT Advisory Committee

Eric Hargan, acting secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, has appointed three new members to the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee. HHS said Friday the appointees are Robert Wah, global chief medical officer at DXC Technology; Leslie Lenert, chief research information officer at Medical University of South Carolina; and Clem McDonald, director at Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Richard White, President of SSL Government Systems

When working with U.S. government agencies on defining next-generation space technologies, industry leaders across the board are all hands on-deck. SSL Government Systems, for instance, is helping the U…
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Applied DNA Gets DLA Contract Extension for Microcircuit DNA Marking Support

Applied DNA Sciences has received a one-year contract extension to provide DNA marking support services for the Defense Logistics Agency’s Federal Supply Class 5962 microcircuits. The company said Monday the contract extension will run through Oct…
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Report: Congress Wants DoD to Increase Ground-Based Interceptors

Congress will authorize the Defense Department secretary to raise the number of ground-based interceptors at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and Fort Greely in Alaska by up to 28 in an effort to counter missile threats posed by Iran and North Korea, Defense News reported Friday…
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House Committee OKs Bill to Reinstate State Dept Cyber Diplomat Post

The House Foreign Affairs Committee has approved by a voice vote a bill that would reinstate a top cyber diplomat role within the State Department, Nextgov reported Wednesday. The Cyber Diplomacy Act seeks to restore the DHS cyber coordinator position through the presidential appointment process and revive global cyber norms that Chris Painter pushed for when he held the post…
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General Dynamics Opens Contact Center Job Opportunities Through Census Bureau Contract

General Dynamics‘ information technology business has announced more than 40 job vacancies for bilingual customer service representatives and quality assurance specialists at a company-operated contact center in Imeson, Jacksonville, The Jax Daily Record reported Friday…
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L3 Micreo Unveils Wideband Radio Frequency Tech

L3 Micreo, a subsidiary of L3 Technologies, has developed a new wideband radio frequency technology designed to support military communications. The modular optical link is built to operate in frequencies ranging from 10 megahertz to 40 gigahertz and transmit converted broadband RF signals through a fibre-optic link, L3 Micreo said Tuesday…
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VIDEO: U.S. Navy Deploys Undersea Rescue Capabilities to Argentina

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. (Nov. 18, 2017) The first U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, from Elmendorf Air Force Base, departs for Argentina with rescue assets to support the South American nation’s ongoing search for its submarine, A…
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