Posts from GovConDaily for 11/22/2017

Marine Corps to Upgrade Laser-based Shooting Simulation System

The U.S. Marine Corps has announced intentions to upgrade the military branch’s force-on-force shooting simulation system to accommodate replication for arcing shooting, Marine Corps Times reported Tuesday…
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PSC Urges DoD Leaders to Streamline Tech Adoption Using Industry Best Practices

The Professional Services Council has recommended Defense Department leaders to accelerate the adoption of new technologies through the implementation of industry best practices. Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at PSC, sent a response letter Friday addressed to Patrick Shanahan, U…
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Tech Industry Vet Andy Meister Appointed Silent Circle Engineering VP

Andy Meister, formerly vice president of engineering at OptioLabs, has been appointed to the same position at security technology developer Silent Circle. He brings more than 30 years of software development, mobile, entrepreneurial and management experience and he aims to help expand the company’s technology portfolio in his new role, Silent Circle said Tuesday…
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GAO: ODNI Should Develop Policy, Implementation Plan for Continuous Evaluation of Clearance Holders

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to create a formal policy and implementation plan for the continuous evaluation of clearance holders and employees in sensitive positions across the executive branch…
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GAO Urges OMB to Increase Oversight for High Priority Programs

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Office of Management and Budget to boost its oversight and continue issuing reports on high priority programs and U.S. Digital Service projects…
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Leonardo on Track to Build T-100 Aircraft Manufacturing Facility in Alabama

Leonardo executives have told Alabama government officials that the aerospace company is on track to build a T-100 trainer aircraft manufacturing facility in the state. Leonardo toured a group of Alabama officials around its Venegono Superiore aircraft factory in Italy to demonstrate the production of T-100 trainers, the company’s U…
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House Bill Seeks to Boost US Coastal Resiliency Through Mapping Data

Reps. Charles Albert Ruppersberger (D-Maryland) and Don Young (R-Alaska) have introduced a bill that seeks to assist local and state governments in efforts to increase the resiliency of the country’s 95,000-mile shoreline…
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Leidos, Immunovaccine Expand Malaria Vaccine Devt Partnership

Leidos and biopharmaceutical company Immunovaccine have expanded a partnership to develop peptide-based vaccines against malaria. The U.S. Agency for International Development and Leidos selected a vaccine delivery formulation based on Immunovaccine’s DepoVax platform for further research and development through a contract extension, Immunovaccine said Tuesday…
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Treasury Dept Sanctions 13 Foreign Firms, 20 Vessels With Commercial Ties to North Korea

The Treasury Department has imposed new sanctions on one individual and 13 foreign companies and agencies that have trade connections to North Korea as part of efforts to counter the East Asian country’s nuclear and ballistic missile development programs…
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National Academy of Sciences to Help Army Form Science & Technical Board

The National Academy of Sciences has received a potential five-year, $30 million contract to establish a board that would tackle science and technical matters of interest to the U.S. Army. NAS will form the group to serve as the convening authority to lead periodic discussions, workshops and studies for the military branch, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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VIDEO: Resolute Support Commander Updates Reporters on Afghanistan Operations

Army Gen. John W. Nicholson, commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission and commander of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, briefs Pentagon reporters via satellite on Afghanistan operations, Nov. 21, 2017
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