Posts from GovConDaily for 12/15/2017

Former DoD Industrial Policy Lead Ryan McDermott Named PSC Defense, Intell VP

Ryan McDermott, formerly principal director of manufacturing and industrial base policy at the Defense Department, has joined the Professional Services Council as vice president for defense and intelligence…
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New DOJ Guide Urges Prosecutors to Seek Data Access Directly From Enterprise Users

The Justice Department has released new guidelines advising prosecutors to work directly with businesses when they need access to those enterprises’ data, instead of going through cloud service providers…
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DISA Hosts Symposium on Cloud Technology Applications

The Defense Information Systems Agency has administered a symposium made to promote the use of cloud technology to the military and other government agencies. The symposium was held Tuesday at the DISA headquarters, Fort George G…
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European Commission Aims to Advance Defense Collaboration Via Permanent Structured Cooperation

The European Commission has formally launched a European Union Treaty-based framework that seeks to advance collaboration on defense and security initiatives among EU member states. The commission said Monday 25 EU member states agreed to establish the Permanent Structured Cooperation and work together on 17 proposed projects…
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QTS Completes 2 Annual SOC Audits, Receives ISO Info Security Mgmt Certification

Data center services provider QTS has received certifications from a public accounting and auditing firm after completion of two annual Service Organization Control audits. QTS said Thursday it completed American Institute of Certified Public Accountants SOC 1 and 2 Type II reports highlighting the company’s internal controls and procedures…
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Report: US Expresses Optimism on Germany’s Tornado Fighter Jet Replacement Program

A U.S. military official said the country is confident that there are U.S.-manufactured fighter jets that can compete to replace Germany’s fleet of 85 Tornado fighter aircraft, Reuters reported Thursday…
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Govt Vets Eric Rosenbach, Katrina McFarland Join Endeavor Robotics’ Advisory Board

Endeavor Robotics has appointed former government officials Katrina McFarland and Eric Rosenbach to its newly created board of advisers. Rosenbach and McFarland will work to provide strategic guidance on the development of unmanned ground-based robotic systems in support of technology requirements of service personnel and first responders, Endeavor Robotics said Thursday…
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Rubrik Gets Common Criteria EAL2+ Certification for Cloud Data Mgmt Platform

Rubrik has secured Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2+ certification for a technology platform the company designed to help government customers secure data in cloud environments. The company said Wednesday its appliances met requirements during an information technology security evaluation that covered developer and independent tests, product lifecycle management and process assessment…
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David Kushner Named ViON Federal Sales VP

David Kushner, formerly senior director of federal civilian sales at ViON, has been appointed vice president of federal sales at the Herndon, Virginia-based government information technology contractor…
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Saab Opens UAE-Based Defense, Security Tech Production Hub

Saab has inaugurated a development and production center for defense and security technology platforms in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, as part of expansion efforts. The company said Thursday it seeks to market product offerings from the new facility to UAE and international customers…
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SecurityFirst Adds 3 Tech Firms to Partner Program

SecurityFirst has partnered with three other technology companies in a push to help government and enterprise customers protect assets with a data-based security platform. CMA, Sengex and First Nation Corp…
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Army Taps Envision for Mission Software Support Contract

Envision Innovation Solution has won a potential five-year, $45 million contract to provide support services to the platform mission software equipment branch within the U.S. Army‘s Software Engineering Center…
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VIDEO: Mike Pruitt on the Portland (LPD 27) Sailaway

When a completed ship sails away from Ingalls Shipbuilding it is always a proud moment for all shipbuilders who played a part in her construction. Portland (LPD 27) Program Manager Mike Pruitt tells us why he is particularly proud and shares his thoughts on watching the ship from start to finish…
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