Posts from GovConDaily 02/13/2017

Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn, DISA Director, Named to 2017 Wash100 for Industry Collaboration & Network Defense Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to announce U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn, Defense Information Systems Agency director, as an inductee into the 2017 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena…
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Grant Thornton Unveils New Office in Arlington County, VA; Mike McGuire Comments

Grant Thornton has opened a new office in Arlington County, Virginia, that works to consolidate staff from across the Washington metropolitan area and facilitate increased collaboration and engagement…
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Report: Poland to Buy 2 Black Hawks, 14 Other Helicopters in 2017

Poland plans to acquire 16 new helicopters in 2017, including two Sikorsky-made Black Hawk aircraft, to replace the country’s Mil Mi-8, Mi-14 and Mi-17 fleet, Defense News reported Friday. Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said the Black Hawks could be delivered in March and the next 14 helicopters will be chosen among offers from Lockheed Martin, Leonardo and Airbus, Jaroslaw Adamowski writes…
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Mitre Study Suggests Navy Needs 414 Ship-Fleet

A new Mitre study says the U.S. Navy needs a fleet size of 414 combat ships that would include 160 destroyers and cruisers, 72 attack submarines and 14 aircraft carriers, Breaking Defense reported Friday…
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Microsoft to Offer Cybersecurity Administration Training for Military Vets

Microsoft has introduced a cybersecurity learning path under the company’s technology training program for military veterans and transitioning service members. The company said its Microsoft Software & Systems Academy will offer the Cybersecurity Administration program that will tackle access controls; cryptology; risk identification, monitoring and analysis; incident response and recovery; and network and communications security…
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Black Box to Help Update, Sustain Navy Voice Systems

Black Box has secured a $15 million contract from the Naval Supply Systems Command to provide consolidated area telephone systems support to the U.S. Navy. The company said Thursday it will help NAVSUP to modernize and sustain the service branch’s telephone systems within San Diego as well as assist in efforts to increase naval communications capacity in the region…
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Sen. Ron Wyden Asks FBI to Address Limitations of Bureau’s Updated FOIA Request Policy

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) has urged the FBI to accept email submissions of Freedom of Information Act requests and address limits on FOIA submissions from the bureau’s portal following a policy change that requires FOIA requests to be sent online or by fax and letter…
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16 SAIC Employees Land Awards at 31st BEYA STEM Conference; Tony Moraco Comments

Sixteen employees of Science Applications International Corp. have received numerous awards at the 31st annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards’ science, technology, engineering and math conference in Washington…
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Air Force Conducts Minuteman III Missile Flight Test

The U.S. Air Force has completed a test flight of the Boeing-built Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system. The ICBM platform with test re-entry vehicles traveled for approximately 4,200 miles and reached its target destination in the Marshall Islands after it launched Wednesday at 11:39 p…
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VIDEO: Iridium NEXT Slot Swap

Watch how Iridium performs a “slot swap” for their NEXT satellite constellation.
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