Posts from GovConDaily for 12/11/2017

Huntington Ingalls Holds Christening of Coast Guard National Security Cutter Midgett

Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ shipbuilding arm in Pascagoula, Mississippi, has conducted a christening ceremony Saturday for a U.S. Coast Guard Legend-class vessel. Ingalls Shipbuilding held the ceremony at the Mississippi shipyard to transfer the National Security Cutter Midgett or WMSL 757 to the water, the company said Saturday…
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NASA Issues New Policy to Advance High-Risk Space Missions

NASA has released a new policy that seeks to streamline management and development processes for research teams that seek to offer investigation proposals for high-risk space projects that cost less than $150 million…
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Army Announces Second Security Force Assistance Brigade Deployment in Fort Bragg

The U.S. Army has announced the deployment of the second Security Force Assistance Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina scheduled for January 2018. The particular SFAB is the second out of six specialized units trained to take part in advise-and-assist operations with allied forces and nations, the Army said Friday…
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GAO: DoD Should Address Prioritization, Cost Estimates of European Reassurance Initiative Efforts

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Defense Department to establish priorities among objectives under the European Reassurance Initiative and provide comprehensive estimates of ERI sustainment costs…
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NGA Seeks to Attract Tech Talent Via New Silicon Valley Office

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has established a new office in San Francisco, California, as part of an effort to hire professionals who possess skills in the science, technology, engineering and math fields, Nextgov reported Friday…
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Report: Air Force Squadron Adopts New Leadership Model to Streamline Procurement

The U.S. Air Force‘s 99th Reconnaissance Squadron has implemented an “atomic” leadership model to speed up the acquisition of new technologies meant to optimize operations aboard the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, Defense News reported Friday…
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General Atomics to Support Army Comms Satellite System

General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business has received a contract from Advanced Technology International to support a satellite system designed to help U.S. Army personnel transmit voice and data communications in the battlefield…
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Andrew Naismith Named Managing Director of CAE’s UK Arm

Andrew Naismith, managing director of the aircrew training services business at CAE, has been named managing director of the aerospace technology manufacturer’s U.K. subsidiary. He will oversee CAE’s defense and security business operations in the U…
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Jacobs Receives CMAA Award for Recognition for Federal Courthouse Construction Project

Jacobs Engineering Group has won a Project of the Year award from the Construction Management Association of America for its efforts to manage the construction of a federal courthouse in Los Angeles…
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Mark Esper: Army Forms Cross-Functional Teams to Support Tech Requirements Devt Process

U.S. Army Secretary Mark Esper has said the military branch established a new organization consisting of cross-functional teams in a move to expedite the process for the military branch to develop technology requirements from 60 months to 12 months…
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Report: Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell to Leave White House

Dina Powell, deputy national security adviser to President Donald Trump, intends to leave the White House as she plans to return to her home in New York early next year, The Washington Post reported Friday…
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VIDEO: The Behavioral Side of Cyber

Uncompromising systems depend on deep understanding of how and why people interact with information. Raytheon and its cybersecurity firm Forcepoint are focused on protecting the vulnerable human point — the intersections between users, critical data and networks…
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