Posts from GovConDaily 01/10/2017

Reuters: North Korea States Readiness to Test-Launch Intercontinental Ballistic Missile; Ash Carter Comments

North Korea has said it has developed the capacity to test-launch an intercontinental ballistic missile at any time and location that leader Kim Jong-Un dictates, Reuters reported Monday. Jack Kim and Ju-min Park write the North Korean government indicated its arms development efforts are in response to U…
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Commerce Dept Seeks Trade Enforcement & Compliance Advisers

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker has announced plans to form a new council to advise her on matters related to trade enforcement and agreement compliance. The Advisory Council on Trade Enforcement and Compliance will also support efforts to increase the competitiveness of U…
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White House Releases Second Quadrennial Report on US Electricity System

The Obama administration has published the second installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review that offers 76 recommendations to modernize and transform U.S. electricity infrastructure. The Energy Department said Friday the QER 1…
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Russ Mann Named President, CEO of B2G Intell Firm Onvia; D. Van Skilling Comments

Russ Mann, former Outerwall chief marketing officer and senior vice president of e-commerce, has been appointed president and CEO of business-to-government commerce intelligence firm Onvia (Nasdaq: ONVI)…
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Jeffrey Nyweide Joins WidePoint as President & CEO; Steve Komar Comments

Jeffrey Nyweide, formerly GlobalOptions Group executive vice president and chief financial officer, has joined WidePoint (NYSE: WYY) as president, CEO and board member. The managed mobility services provider said Monday Nyweide will succeed former CEO Steve Komar, who will transition to the role of executive chairman and continue to serve as a member of WidePoint’s board of directors…
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GAO: HHS’ ASPR Office Should Conduct Targeted Outreach on Personnel Reassignment Processes

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that Department of Health and Human Services instruct HHS’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response to conduct outreach programs to inform agencies and offices regarding ASPR expectations and processes…
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DoD Advisory Board OKs Weapon Vulnerability Assessment, Machine Learning Advancement

The Defense Innovation Advisory Board on Monday cleared a dozen recommendations that seek to help the Defense Department maintain its technological edge as well as manage its operations, culture and processes, DoD News reported Monday…
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Pakistan Puts Submarine-Launched Babur-3 Cruise Missile Through 1st Fire Test

Pakistan has performed an initial fire test of a nuclear-capable cruise missile launched from a submarine at an undisclosed site in the Indian Ocean, Hindustan Times reported Tuesday. The Pakistani military said in a statement that it test-fired the Babur-3 missile with a range of up to 280 miles and that it expects the weapon system to provide the country with a “second strike capability…
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Defense Innovation Board Vows Continued Support for Pentagon Under Trump Administration

A majority of Defense Innovation Board members have pledged to stay within the organization and continue to assist the Defense Department under President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration, Defense News reported Monday…
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VIDEO: Sandphobic Coating Technology

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, has its scientists and engineers creating a coating technology designed to help prevent sand from causing damage to military equipment…
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