Posts from GovConDaily for 01/03/2017

Parsons Selected for Indiana Bridge Project; Mike Johnson Comments

The Indiana Department of Transportation has selected Parsons to provide design services for the SR 249 bridge replacement project that will cross over U.S. 12 and two railroads in Portage, Indiana…
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Cubic to Develop Mobile App for LA County’s Contactless Fare Payment System

A business unit of Cubic has received a contract of an undisclosed value to develop an integrated mobile application for commuters who use the the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s contactless fare payment system…
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Air Force Seeks Multisource Exploitation Assistant Tool

The U.S. Air Force has posted a broad agency announcement to solicit proposals for the research, development, integration, test and evaluation of a digital assistant tool that would provide analytical answers…
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VA Appoints New Chair, Members of Advisory Committee on Women Veterans

Octavia Harris, a retired U.S. Navy command master chief petty officer, has been named chairwoman of the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ Advisory Committee on Women Veterans. Harris will lead an expert panel that will offer policy and legislative recommendations to VA Secretary David Shulkin on matters and programs that affect female veterans and their families, VA said Tuesday…
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NASA-Led Team Addresses Gap in Methane Emission Studies

A research team led by scientist John Worden of NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has helped optimize the accuracy of estimated increases in methane emissions through a new study. NASA said Tuesday that methane emissions have been rising since 2006, but researchers’ explanations for the increase showed “irreconcilable” differences…
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CIGIE Report: Cybersecurity, IT Modernization Among Areas That Need Cross-Agency Collaboration

A new report by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency has identified six critical areas that IGs need to address to facilitate and build up cross-agency collaboration. CIGIE said in the December 2017 report those areas include information technology infrastructure modernization; cybersecurity; effort to protect national security; oversight of grants; prevention of improper payments and fraudulent claims; and efficiency and integrity in contracting and subcontracting activities…
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Synergetics Gets New ISO Quality Mgmt Certification

Synergetics has received new certification that recognizes the company’s compliance with leadership and management quality standards established by the International Organization for Standardization…
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Report: Boeing, Embraer Discussions Raise Questions on Brazilian Firm’s Ownership

Merger discussions between Chicago, Illinois-based Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Embraer have not dealt with several questions such as the possibility of a joint venture and control over the Brazil-based aerospace conglomerate, Reuters reported Tuesday…
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Leidos to Continue Navy Signature Silencing Program Support; Mike Chagnon Comments

Leidos has received a potential five-year, $42 million contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Carderock Division to continue support services for a signature silencing program at the U…
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Vice Adm. Thomas Moore: Navy Seeks to Transition Some Ship Maintenance Work to Private Sector

Vice Adm. Thomas Moore, head of the Naval Sea Systems Command, has said the service branch plans to hand over some maintenance work on submarines and aircraft carriers to smaller repair companies to help the Navy keep pace with increasing maintenance requirements, USNI News reported Tuesday…
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Report: Congress, White House to Address Govt Spending, Immigration Issues

President Donald Trump’s administration and lawmakers are scheduled to return to Washington this week to address a series of issues that Congress kicked into 2018 in order to pass a tax reform measure in 2017, Bloomberg reported Tuesday…
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Georgia Tech Applied Research to Help Develop Info Systems for DoD’s Special Access Program

Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp. has received a $7.2 million contract from Washington Headquarters Services to help develop and engineer information systems for the Office of the Secretary of Defense…
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VIDEO: NATO in 2017, a look back

A look back on some of NATO’s most important events of 2017 including enhanced forward presence in the eastern part of the Alliance, Montenegro’s accession and contributions to Afghanistan and Iraq…
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