Posts from GovConWire for 11/21/2017

ServiceNow’s Bob Osborn: ‘Service-Aware Enterprise’ Can Help Agencies Understand Security Risks

Bob Osborn, chief technology officer for federal at ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW), has said that federal agencies should implement a “service-aware capability” to understand security risks and increase awareness of real-time computing boundaries as they receive and process data derived from internet-connected devices…
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AWS Unveils ‘Secret’ Cloud Region for Intell Community Clients; Teresa Carlson Comments

Amazon Web Services has launched a new cloud region designed to host datasets and workloads with the “secret” classification status for intelligence community clients. IC agencies can access the AWS Secret Region through the Commercial Cloud Services contract, the company said Monday…
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Novume to Purchase NeoSystems Via Cash-and-Stock Deal

Novume Solutions has agreed to acquire back office management company NeoSystems for an undisclosed sum through a cash-and-stock transaction. Chantilly, Virginia-based Novume said Monday it expects to wrap up the acquisition in the first quarter of 2018, pending customary closing conditions…
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General Dynamics to Support Army Medical Tech R&D Efforts Under $52M Task Order

A business unit of General Dynamics has received a potential five-year, $52 million task order to provide strategic support services to a U.S. Army organization that works to develop  pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines and medical support equipment for warfighters…
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Harris-NASA Team Completes Thermal Vacuum Test on James Webb Space Telescope

NASA and Harris have conducted thermal vacuum tests on the future James Webb Space Telescope to evaluate the system’s capacity to operate within the space environment. Harris said Monday the telescope is designed to function as a space observatory over the next decade and conduct studies on star, planet and galaxy formations…
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Lockheed Gets $122M Navy Tech Engineering Contract Modification

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has landed a potential $122.3 million contract modification to continue to provide engineering services for the U.S. Navy‘s Technical Insertion 18-20 Acoustic Rapid Commercial Off-the-Shelf Insertion program…
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DSA Subsidiary Lands DOJ Victim Notification Tool Upgrade Contract; Paul Strasser Comments

Project Performance Co., a Data Systems Analysts subsidiary, has received a potential $6 million contract to upgrade the Justice Department’s Victim Notification System. PPC said it will update the VNS application that works to send automated notifications to federal crimes victims through the use of Pegasystems’ Pega 7 platform…
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Mojo Networks Clears FedRAMP Security Assessment Phase

Mojo Networks has completed a security assessment report required to obtain Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification. Mountain View, California-based Mojo said Monday it selected Kratos Defense & Security Solutions to evaluate the cloud WiFi service provider against the FedRAMP Moderate baseline and submit the results in a security assessment report…
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Report: Trump Reinstates North Korea’s ‘State Sponsor of Terrorism’ Designation

President Donald Trump has decided to designate North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism for “repeatedly” backing assassinations overseas and other terrorist acts, CNN reported Tuesday. Trump said Monday during a public cabinet meeting at the White House that the Treasury Department is set Tuesday to introduce new sanctions against North Korea amid the East Asian country’s ballistic missile and nuclear development efforts…
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Navy Taps Iridium to Offer Network Services Support for DoD

Iridium has received a potential $45.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide commercial satellite-based network services support for Defense Department satellite, ground node, user equipment/terminal software and hardware development, integration and testing activities…
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Grant Thornton Adds GPO Vet Davita Vance-Cooks to Public Sector Practice

Davita Vance-Cooks, former head of the U.S. Government Publishing Office, has joined Grant Thornton as a director within the professional services firm’s public sector practice. Vance-Cooks will support the operations transformation and change management efforts of the practice’s civilian business, Grant Thornton said Friday…
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Applied DNA Gets DLA Microcircuit DNA Marking Support Extension

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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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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VIDEO: Veterans’ Voices

The Veterans’ Voices mentoring project heals through shared experiences.
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