Posts from GovConDaily for 12/13/2017

Lockheed Martin to Supply More Laser-Guided Bomb Kits to Navy

Lockheed Martin has secured a $22.8 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to manufacture laser-guided bomb kits and associated components for the U.S. Navy. The company said Wednesday it will produce Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb kits, including guidance kits and air foil groups or tail kits, for the 500-pound GBU-12 configuration for delivery to the Navy by late 2019…
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Symantec Endpoint Protection Tech Added to BT Security Portfolio

BT has added a Symantec-built endpoint protection technology to the communications firm’s security products portfolio in an effort to help enterprise customers avoid cyber attacks. Symantec said Tuesday its Endpoint Protection 14 offering employs machine learning, file reputation analysis, behavior monitoring and memory exploit mitigation tools designed to protect business systems from ransomware, ‘zero-day’ and unknown threats…
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NetApp Recognizes WWT as DoD Value-Added Reseller Partner; Robert Stein Comments

World Wide Technology has received recognition from NetApp for work as a value-added reseller of the latter company’s products to the Defense Department. NetApp selected WWT for the “Top DoD VAR Partner of the Year” award based on total revenue earned over the past four fiscal quarters, WWT said Tuesday…
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Deloitte-GBC Survey: 69% of Federal Employees Rely on Cloud Tech to Complete Work

A survey conducted by Deloitte and Government Executive Media Group‘s research arm shows that 69 percent of federal employees say they need access to cloud platforms for work. Deloitte said Tuesday it commissioned Government Business Council to poll a random sample of 536 federal employees from over 29 defense and federal agencies in November and found that 41 percent of respondents said their agencies have started to migrate applications to the cloud…
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Army Develops Framework to Support APS Deployment on Combat Vehicles

The U.S. Army is developing a framework that will support the installation of active protection systems on ground combat vehicles. The open architecture system called Modular Active Protection System will come in three variants, including the Trophy APS for the Abrams tank; the Iron Curtain APS for the Stryker vehicle; and the Iron Fist APS for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, the Army said Tuesday…
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Navy to Decommission USS Jacksonville Fast-Attack Submarine

The U.S. Navy has commenced a process to inactivate the military branch’s USS Jacksonville fast-attack submarine at a naval base in Bremerton, Washington. Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility personnel will de-fuel the Los Angeles-class submarine and store the hull during the inactivation process until decommissioning in 2018, the Navy said Tuesday…
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NASA Forms Non-Federal Aerospace Advisory Group for National Space Council

NASA has formed an advisory group on behalf of the National Space Council to represent non-federal aerospace organizations. The space agency said Tuesday the Users’ Advisory Group will advise and inform the National Space Council on various aerospace issues such as U…
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GAO: DoD Should Appoint Organization to Help Facilitate GPS Receiver Card Deployment

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to designate an organization that will oversee the collection of test data, design platforms and lessons learned to facilitate coordination as DoD works to deploy new GPS receiver cards…
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Peter Altabef Named Unisys Chairman, Nathaniel Davis Appointed Independent Lead Director

Peter Altabef, president and CEO of Unisys (NYSE: UIS), has been named chairman of the Blue Bell, Pennsylvania-based information technology company’s board of directors in a move that takes effect April 26…
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Former SAIC, SRA Exec Clyde Nixon Joins MetroStar as Chief Growth Officer

Clyde “Tom” Nixon, a more than 25-year public sector market veteran, has joined MetroStar Systems as chief growth officer at the Reston, Virginia-based information technology and consulting services contractor…
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DOE Allocates $19M for Offshore Wind R&D Consortium

The Energy Department has allocated $18.5 million in funds for an offshore wind research and development consortium that will carry out research to help reduce costs of offshore wind in the U.S. DOE said Tuesday the consortium will address topics such as wind plant technology advancement; resource and physical site characterization; installation; operations and maintenance; and supply chain technologies…
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Northrop Backs Cyber, STEM Education Programs at U.S. Naval Academy

Northrop Grumman has invested an undisclosed sum to help expand the U.S. Naval Academy’s cyber, science, technology, engineering and math programs. The company and its philanthropic arm have also donated more than $21 million to support strategic priorities of USNA since 2001, Northrop said Tuesday…
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VIDEO: Master Shipbuilders 2017 Ceremony Highlights

Newport News Shipbuilding recognizes employees with 40 or more years of continuous service with the prestigious title of Master Shipbuilder. Last night, NNS honored 1,161 Master Shipbuilders – including 359 shipbuilders who reached the milestone in 2017 – during an annual recognition ceremony…
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