Posts from GovConDaily for 07/14/2017

GAO: Navy Should Update Policy to Address Ship Defects

The Government Accountability Office has urged the U.S. Navy to revise its ship delivery policy to keep defective and incomplete ships from entering the service branch’s operational fleet. GAO said in a report published Monday it evaluated six Navy ships and found that the vessels were incomplete or showed quality problems when they were turned over to the fleet…
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Stinger Ghaffarian Secures Potential $1B NASA Contract for Mission Systems Operations Support

Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies has landed a potential eight-year, $1.1 billion contract from NASA to provide mission systems operations support at the Johnson Space Center. NASA said Friday the indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity contract encompasses technical, managerial and administrative services for spaceflight programs…
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Abt Associates Names Amir Zekrya Finance VP

Amir Zekrya, a 20-year financial planning and analysis veteran, has been named vice president of finance at Bethesda, Maryland-based government services contractor Abt Associates. Zekrya most recently led the formation of a business case analysis service for federal mortgage agency Freddie Mac, Abt Associates said Wednesday…
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Lockheed EVP Rick Ambrose to Receive NDIA’s Peter B. Teets Award

Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of space systems segment at Lockheed Martin, will receive the Peter B. Teets Award from the National Defense Industrial Association in recognition of his contribution to the space systems sector, the Denver Post reported Thursday…
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Doug Maughan: DHS Division Supports White House’s Research on Cyber Tool Repository

A cybersecurity division within the Department of Homeland Security has participated in research efforts to facilitate the development of Cyber.gov in support of the White House’s executive order on cybersecurity, Federal News Radio reported Thursday…
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GSA to Acquire Office Spaces to Meet Census 2020 Requirements

The General Services Administration plans to procure area census offices across the country to help fulfill a Census Bureau requirement for short-term leases as part of the Census 2020 program. GSA said Thursday that it will lease the spaces through the Automated Advanced Acquisition Program to help agency employees and encourage citizens to participate in the census survey…
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Tetra Tech to Help FAA Track Hazardous Materials Under Potential $77M Contract

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded Tetra Tech (Nasdaq: TTEK) a potential $77 million contract to provide technical services to the FAA’s Office of Security and Hazardous Materials Safety…
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Commerce Dept Seeks Info on Cloud Migration Support Services

The Commerce Department has issued a request for information to gather input on Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program-certified cloud service providers and vendors that can support the migration of mission-critical applications to the cloud…
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VIDEO: “Voices from DARPA” Podcast, Episode 11: The Thin-Air Specialist

In this episode of Voices from DARPA, get inside the full-spectrum engineering head of Dr. Troy Olsson, a program manager since 2014 in the Agency’s Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). Listen in as Olsson describes progress toward vanishing materials that can keep sensitive electronic components out of adversaries’ hands; unmanned air vehicles that can deliver provisions and then just disappear; massive miniaturization of low-frequency antennas for underwater radio communication; and stand-alone sensors that require almost no power at all yet for years remain vigilant to sounds, radio signals, and other environmental signals of interest to warfighters…
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