Posts from GovConDaily for 03/20/2017

Coalition to Offer Recommendations for GSA’s Procurement Operations in Light of Trump’s Reorg Order

The Coalition for Government Procurement plans to collaborate with the federal government to provide recommendations for the General Services Administration on how to introduce changes to its acquisition channels, operations and programs in compliance with President Donald Trump’s executive order on government reorganization…
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Army Gen. Gustave Perna: ‘Unnecessary’ Bid Protests Hurt Contracting Process

Gen. Gustave Perna, commander of the Army Materiel Command, has called on companies to refrain from filing “unnecessary” protests against contract awards, Defense News reported Friday. Jen Judson writes Perna told audience at the Association of the U…
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IBM-SecureKey Alliance to Create Digital Identity & Attribute Sharing Network for Consumers

IBM has partnered with SecureKey Technologies to develop a blockchain-based digital identity and attribute sharing network for consumers. The network will work to help consumers instantly validate their identity for services such as new bank accounts, driver’s licenses and utilities, IBM said Monday…
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NASA Project Seeks to Demo GN&C Tech for Space Exploration

NASA‘s human exploration and operations mission directorate will launch a flight campaign that seeks to demonstrate guidance, navigation and control technologies designed to facilitate precision landing for space exploration missions…
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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Govt’s Partnership With Commercial Satcom Industry Key to Space Resiliency

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said the federal government should advance partnership with the commercial satellite communications industry to help the Defense Department ensure resilience in space and gain access to secure satcom worldwide…
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DoD IG: Navy Lacks IT Strategy to Oversee Financial Mgmt Systems

The Defense Department‘s inspector general has reported that the U.S. Navy does not have an information technology strategy to oversee its financial management systems. DoD IG said Thursday auditors found that Navy personnel use financial management tools that do not meet standards for the preparation of auditable financial statements…
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IBM Pledges to Hire 2K Military Veterans Under “New Collar” Jobs; Diane Gherson Comments

IBM will recruit up to 2,000 U.S. military veterans through 2020 as part of an ongoing commitment to hire 25,000 workers for “new collar” technology roles and positions that do not necessarily require a four-year college degree…
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GSA to Get $200M Funding Increase Under Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal

President Donald Trump’s budget request for fiscal 2018 would raise the General Services Administration’s discretionary spending authority to $500 million, the Washington Business Journal reported Thursday…
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Potomac Officers Club Rounds Out Speakers For 2017 Healthcare Forum

TYSONS CORNER, VA., March 20, 2017 — The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — rounded out the speakers list for their 2017 Healthcare Forum to be held on March 23rd. The Healthcare Forum will present leaders in both the public and private sector discussing digital healthcare, interoperability and cybersecurity…
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VIDEO: OpenPod™ Sensor Swap

Changing sensors on OpenPod™ takes just a few minutes, and it can easily be done in theatre. In this demonstration, we’re switching between IRST and targeting sensor packages.
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