Posts from GovConWire for 08/09/2017

BAE Debuts Multiple-Object Tracking Radar Tech; Mark Keeler Comments

BAE Systems has unveiled at the Space & Missile Defense Symposium in Alabama a new multiple-object tracking radar system designed to provide military test ranges with time, space and position information on several in-flight objects…
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Former Federal CISO Gregory Touhill Named to Bay Dynamics Board

Gregory Touhill, former federal chief information security officer, has joined the board of directors of cybersecurity software provider Bay Dynamics. Bay Dynamics said Tuesday Touhill will support the company’s efforts to implement a risk-based cybersecurity approach for commercial and government customers…
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Lockheed to Develop Space-Based Carbon Cycle Monitoring Tool With NASA, 2 Universities

Lockheed Martin will build a space instrument that will work to collect data on the planet’s vegetation health and carbon cycle as part of the Geostationary Carbon Cycle Observatory mission. Lockheed said Tuesday it expects the GeoCARB instrument to launch aboard a commercial geostationary orbit satellite as a payload by 2022 to measure carbon dioxide, methane, carbon dioxide and Solar Induced Fluorescence in the Earth’s atmosphere through analysis of infrared wavelengths…
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CSRA Adds Microsoft Azure Platform to GSA Schedule; George Batsakis Comments

CSRA has begun to offer Microsoft‘s suite of Azure cloud computing products and services via the General Services Administration‘s IT Schedule 70 contract vehicle. Azure is now listed under the 132-40 special item number for cloud service offerings under the government-wide acquisition contract, CSRA said Tuesday…
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Industry Teams Monitor Potential SOCOM Light Attack Aircraft Buy

Industry participants in the U.S. Air Force‘s OA-X light attack aircraft demonstration are eyeing a separate opportunity to sell light attack planes to the U.S. Special Operations Command, Defense News reported…
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Danny Toler to Retire as DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber, Communications

Danny Toler, deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity and communications office, will retire by the end of August after nearly four decades in government service, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday…
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Report: Kratos to Enter Production Phase of ‘Confidential’ Govt UAV Platform

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions is scheduled to begin production of unmanned aerial vehicles for an unidentified government customer by the end of the third quarter, FlightGlobal reported Tuesday…
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Katherine Hammack Rejoins EY as Public Sector Group Executive Director; Mike Herrinton Comments

Katherine Hammack, a former assistant secretary of the U.S. Army, has rejoined EY as executive director within the professionals services firm’s government and public sector practice. EY said Tuesday she previously led EY’s Phoenix, Arizona-based climate change and sustainability services practice where she helped clients develop sustainability strategies and achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building certification…
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Report: DHS Names Stephen Rice Acting CIO

Stephen Rice, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security, will assume the role of acting DHS CIO on Sept. 1, FCW reported Monday. He will succeed Richard Staropoli, who will leave DHS after three months in the CIO position…
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Chemring Subsidiary to Produce Simulator Flares for Navy

A Chemring Countermeasures USA subsidiary has won a potential five-year, 30.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to manufacture up to 1,260,638 simulator flares designed for use by pilots and ordnance technicians…
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Rhoads Awarded Navy Shipboard Machinery Installation, Maintenance Contract

Rhoads Industries has been awarded a three-year, $49 million contract by the U.S. Army to fabricate, install, test, maintain and remove U.S. Navy shipboard machinery systems and related components. The Defense Department said Tuesday the company will perform contract work through Aug…
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Brian Strosser Promoted to DLT President

DLT Solutions, a leader in public sector technology, announced Monday that former chief operating officer Brian Strosser will take on the role of president. Strosser will continue to be responsible for the growth of sales in key sectors like cybersecurity, big data and working to support the federal government through industry-leading partnerships with globally-recognized technology companies…
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Unisys’ PV Puvvada: Federal Security Pros Should Communicate Cyber Measures to Senior Leaders

PV Puvvada, president of Unisys’ federal systems business, has said federal chief information officers and other government security professionals should communicate to senior agency heads the measures they are implementing to address cyber risks within their organizations…
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August 8th Market Close: GovConIndex and Major Indices All Move Downward

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) reversed direction to close down 0.261 percent to 100.760 . Decliners outpaced advancers 19 to 11. The major indices closed down for the day with the S&P500 off 0…
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