Posts from GovConDaily for 07/11/2017

2 Years After Massive Data Breach, OPM Still Vulnerable

Over two years after the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) suffered a massive data beach compromising the data of over 20 million current and former federal employees and their families, there are still notable deficiencies in the way the agency handles its information systems, according to a recent audit…
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Cubic Defense Segment to Support Army Combat Training Center in Germany; David Buss Comments

Cubic‘s global defense segment has received a potential five-year, $11 million contract for rotational exercise design support services to a U.S. Army combat training facility located in Germany…
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Kratos Subsidiary Lands Contract to Support DoD Wideband Communications Architecture Study

A Kratos Defense and Security Solutions subsidiary has secured a contract to help define the Defense Department‘s future ground architecture under a Wideband Communications Architecture Study contract…
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CSRA’s Yogesh Khanna to Lead Conference Call on Federal Cloud Adoption

CSRA will hold a conference call on July 17 with the investment community and government information technology professionals to discuss cloud adoption within the U.S. federal government. Yogesh Khanna, CSRA chief technology officer, will facilitate the conference call alongside federal practice leaders from Microsoft and ServiceNow, CSRA said Monday…
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Stanford University Lands $1.7B Contract to Continue DOE Lab Operations Support

Stanford University has received a potential five-year, $1.73 billion contract from the Energy Department to continue to operate and manage the Menlo Park, California-based SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory…
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Vencore Presents Internet-of-Things R&D Projects at INSA Forum

Vencore‘s research arm has showcased three internet-of-things technologies to a group of U.S. government engineers, scientists and technologies at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance’s 2017 Innovators’ Showcase held in McLean, Virginia…
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GSA, VA Partner to Boost Visibility of Veteran-Owned Firms via Online Procurement System

The General Services Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs have partnered to help VA buyers identify verified veteran-owned small businesses on GSA’s VA Advantage online acquisition platform…
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Xerox’s PARC Subsidiary to Develop Interactive Sense-Making Tech for DARPA

Xerox‘s PARC subsidiary has received a multimillion dollar contract to help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency create an interactive sense-making platform as part of efforts to advance scientific research on artificial intelligence…
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Michael Meyer: NASA Eyes Mars Exploration Architecture Presentation in August

NASA plans to present a Mars robotic exploration architecture at a National Academies panel meeting to be held in late August, Space News reported Monday. Michael Meyer, lead scientist for NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, said the new Mars architecture will support sample return missions and that he is working to get “agency endorsement” of the proposed architecture before the August presentation…
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Former SAP NS2 Exec Bruno Mahlmann Joins FedData as IC Sales VP

Bruno Mahlmann, formerly client executive at SAP (NYSE: SAP) National Security Services, has joined Linthicum, Maryland-based Federal Data Systems as vice president of intelligence community sales and technology solutions, GovCon Wire has learned…
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Govt IT Vet Bill Parker Named Sevatec Chief Strategist; Sonny Kakar Comments

Bill Parker, a 25-year government information technology veteran and president of Parker Strategic, has been named chief strategist at Sevatec. Parker will help the leadership team develop and execute the Fairfax, Virginia-based technology services contractor’s strategic plan, Sevatec said Monday…
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Report: GSA Decides to End FBI HQ Search

The General Services Administration will notify industry on Tuesday regarding its decision to call off the agency’s search for a new FBI headquarters, the Washington Post reported Monday. The cancellation came four months after GSA postponed the announcement of its selected site for the new FBI building until it secures congressional funds and less than a month after House appropriators revoked the proposed $200 million in funds for the project…
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NIST Unveils Criticality Analysis Guidance Draft

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released draft guidance meant to help public and private sector entities identify system elements that must remain active in order to fulfill organizational missions…
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VIDEO: Adaptive Sports: Life Changing and Lifesaving for Athletes

Team Navy wounded warrior athletes say adaptive sports and the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games are about more than just winning medals for themselves and the team. It’s been life changing and lifesaving…
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