Posts from GovConDaily 02/15/2017

Sen. Mark Warner Named to Wash100 for Agency Reporting Mgmt & Cyber Legislation Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to announce Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) 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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Future CSC-HPE Services Combination to Trade as ‘DXC Technology’

The company set to be formed by the merger of Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) and the enterprise services segment of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) will operate under the “DXC Technology” name upon the deal’s scheduled April 3 closure…
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Iridium Eyes Mid-June Launch for 2nd Batch of NEXT Satellites; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications aims to launch the second batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites to low Earth orbit in mid-June aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The satellite communications company said Wednesday the original schedule for the second mission moved from mid-April due to a backlog in the SpaceX launch manifest…
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Unisys’ Casey Coleman: Agencies Should Pursue IT Modernization Amid Federal Hiring Freeze

Casey Coleman, vice president of the federal civilian business group at Unisys, has said the White House’s implementation of a federal hiring freeze may provide government agencies an opportunity to reassess priorities and advance information technology modernization efforts…
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NASA to Deploy Autonomous Rendezvous Tech on SpaceX-Built Cargo Spacecraft

NASA plans to launch a technology module with an unmanned SpaceX-built cargo spacecraft in a bid to demonstrate autonomous rendezvous in space. The Raven module will be deployed aboard Dragon spacecraft as part of SpaceX’s 10th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station, NASA said Tuesday…
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SAP NS2’s Mark Testoni: Education, Tech, Cooperation Key in Ransomware Mitigation Efforts

Mark Testoni, president and CEO of SAP National Security Services, has said he believes public sector agencies can mitigate ransomware attacks through innovation, education and collaboration with companies…
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ACT I to Provide Advisory and Assistance Services to PACAF’s Command Surgeon General

Advanced Concepts and Technologies International has secured a task order to provide advisory and assistance services to the Office of the Command Surgeon General at Headquarters Pacific Air Forces. ACT I said Tuesday the order was awarded under the pool 1 category of the General Services Administration‘s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services Small Business contract and covers program management of medical technology and modernization planning, innovation, management, acquisition and programming services…
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Rear Adm. David Lewis: SPAWAR’s 2017 Strategic Plan Aims to Streamline C4ISR, IT Service Delivery

Rear Adm. David Lewis, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command chief, has said SPAWAR’s fiscal 2017 strategic plan has five areas of focus and one of those is to accelerate and streamline delivery of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms…
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BAE Seeks to Build Up Workforce as UK Launches Cybersecurity Hub

BAE Systems plans to add 80 additional cyber graduates to its workforce this year and collaborate with CyLon in a push to develop cyber capabilities in the British aerospace and defense company’s supply chain…
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Army Achieves 38% Reduction in Enterprise Data Centers Under Consolidation Plan

The U.S. Army has recorded a 38 percent reduction in the number of enterprise data centers as the military branch works to achieve its goal of 10 data repositories by 2025. The service branch said Monday it has identified 1,157 data centers that are subject to closures as part of its plan to consolidate the facilities and has already closed 344 or 37 percent of 927 “non-tiered data centers…
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VIDEO: Amazon Chime, Frustration-Free Meetings with Exceptional Audio and Video Quality

Amazon Chime is a modern, secure unified communications service that makes meetings easier and more efficient than ever before. Learn more about Amazon Chime, and how Brooks Brothers was able to retire their legacy meetings solutions and standardize on Amazon Chime…
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