Posts from GovConDaily for 08/10/2017

POC Keynote Speaker: Dr. William Conley on the Future of Electronic Warfare

“If they say they want to dominate something and we say we want to dominate something–it is highly unlikely that both of us simultaneously can achieve dominance. The best that can be achieved in such a contested environment is “superiority…
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Accenture Survey: 73% of Govt Technology Leaders Cite Security, Privacy as Potential Emerging Tech Advantages

Seventy-three percent of 774 government technology leaders who responded to a global survey by Accenture said they believe the use of emerging technology can help public agencies secure data and protect privacy…
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Cisco’s Diane Gongaware: Agencies Should Advance Data Analytics Via Collaboration, Network Creation

Diane Gongaware, vice president of U.S. public sector services at Cisco, has said government agencies should establish an information technology network that will work to help them analyze and derive insights from large data workloads as a result of the adoption of internet-connected devices…
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Report: ‘Bug Bounty’ Participants Hunt Vulnerabilities in GSA Web Devt Tool

The General Services Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service has challenged ethical hackers to identify vulnerabilities within the agency’s government website development platform as part of a “bug bounty” program, Nextgov reported Wednesday…
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Air Force Test-Flies Light Attack Aircraft Offerings

U.S. Air Force pilots on Wednesday performed basic surface attack missions and familiarization flights with four aircraft platforms from industry participants in the service branch’s Light Attack Experiment campaign at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico…
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VA Issues Mobile Cloud Services Infrastructure RFI

The Department of Veterans Affairs has released a request for information on potential contractors that can support the development of a mobile cloud services infrastructure for VA. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says the VA MCS system will replace the department’s mobile infrastructure services platform that works to facilitate common controls sharing and management across several applications and enclaves…
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Report: Navy Can Build 2 Virginia-Class Attack Submarines Per Year

A U.S. Navy report says the construction of two Virginia-class attack submarines – SSN – and one Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine – SSBN – per year is achievable and needed to ensure U…
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Vazata Cloud Platform Passes Annual FedRAMP Compliance Audit; Lance Black Comments

Vazata has passed an annual Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program compliance audit on the company’s Virtual Federal Image cloud platform for government clients. The company said Monday the assessment was conducted by FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board Test Readiness Reviewers who represent the departments of Defense and Homeland Security as well as the General Services Administration…
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Brian Brakke: Navy Seeks to Use Drone, AI Tech for Airfield Repair Planning

Rear Adm. Brian Brakke, head of the U.S. Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, has said the service branch wants to use unmanned aerial system and artificial intelligence to plan repairs for damaged airfields, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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Carahsoft to Offer Agencies Health Research Data via GSA Schedule

Carahsoft has agreed to offer MarketResearch.com‘s healthcare industry research data to government clients via the General Services Administration‘s Schedule contract vehicle. MarketResearch…
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Doug Wiltsie: Army Rapid Capabilities Office to Expand Operations

The U.S. Army Rapid Capabilities Office plans to expand its scope of operations beyond the current cyber, electronic warfare and assured position, navigation and timing focus areas, Army Times reported Wednesday…
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Navy Taps Spectro Scientific for Fluid Analysis Equipment, Support Services

Spectro Scientific has received a $9.6 million contract from the U.S. Navy to deliver fluid analysis equipment and provide support services for the military. The company said Wednesday that it will manufacture, test and deliver approximately 69 M-N/W SpectrOil RDE spectrometers to update current U…
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VIDEO: Leadership Development, All-Marine Running Team and the new SECNAV

Gen. Robert Neller, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, introduces the Leadership Development Program, we learn how to join the All-Marine Running Team and former Marine pilot Richard Spencer swears in as the Secretary of the Navy, on this week’s Corps Report…
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