Posts from GovConDaily for 10/04/2017

ACT I Among Finalists for GovCon ‘Contractor of the Year’ Award; Michael Niggel Comments

Advanced Concepts and Technologies International has been named one of the finalists on one of the “Contractor of the Year” categories of the 15th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards…
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Sevatec Re-Awarded USCIS Data, Business Intelligence Support Task Order

Sevatec has received a follow-on task order to provide analytics and business intelligence support for the enterprise data warehouse at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The company said Wednesday it will use agile development, DevOps and data science methods to help USCIS manage information technology systems and applications…
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General Dynamics Unit to Produce Grenade Training Cartridges for Army

General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) ordnance and tactical systems business unit has received a $17 million contract option from the U.S. Army for the production of grenade training cartridges. The company said Tuesday General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems will manufacture the 40-millimeter M781E1 Low Velocity Day/Night/Thermal training cartridge for the Army’s simulated tactical exercises using M203 and M320 low-velocity grenade launchers…
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White House Cyber Chief Rob Joyce Raises Concerns on US Intellectual Property Theft

Rob Joyce, White House cybersecurity coordinator, has said U.S. companies could fall victim to intellectual property theft when revealing their source code to foreign governments in order to do business in other countries, FCW reported Tuesday…
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James Mattis Discloses Changes to Rules of Engagement in Afghanistan at Senate Hearing

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said he has been authorized by the White House to reassess and change the rules of engagement in Afghanistan to help expedite the campaign against the Taliban group, Defense News reported Tuesday…
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DHS Inspector General: IT Systems Fall Short of Backing CBP’s Border Security Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security‘s inspector general has found that the Customs and Border Protection’s information technology infrastructure failed to support its goal to prevent the entry to the U…
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FCC Sets Dec. 28 Deadline for FirstNet Opt-Out Notice Submissions

The Federal Communications Commission has given 52 states and territories until Dec. 28 to decide whether to accept or opt out of the First Responder Network Authority’s plan to build a national public safety network in partnership with AT&T…
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Airbus, Thales Extend Military Flight Simulator Supply Partnership

Airbus has ordered an additional two flight training simulators from Thales for the AM400 military transport aircraft crewmen of the French and German air forces. Both simulators are designed to prepare A400M crews for missions such as in-flight refueling and low-level tactical operations, Thales said Tuesday…
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Navy Taps GrammaTech to Create New Strategy for Software Protection

GrammaTech has secured a three-year, $9 million contract from the U.S. Navy to research and develop new techniques on how to defend software from potential cyber attacks. The company said Monday that it will work to transform software applications of the Navy into tailored systems that can support new specific missions…
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Army Unveils New Strategy to Secure Multi-Domain Communications

The U.S. Army has unveiled a data strategy that seeks to equip soldiers with modern technology platforms designed to help them manage and secure communications against cybersecurity threats. The service branch said Monday it developed the Network Path Forward concept as part of efforts to train warfighters on how to communicate, maneuver and engage targets acrossair, land, sea, space and cyber domains…
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Georgia Tech Applied Research Awarded $92M Army Threat Simulation Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp. a potential five-year, $91.5 million contract to provide engineering and scientific services for the military branch’s threat simulator program…
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Referentia Cyber Center to Host Defense Info Security Policy Training for Contractors

Referentia Systems‘ Cyber Collaboration Center will hold training sessions on a new Defense Department policy that requires contractors to adopt measures to protect a new category of unclassified but sensitive information called “Covered Defense Information…
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VIDEO: An Impetus for Agency

Sixty years ago today, on October 4, 1957, there was a beeping sound “heard” round the world. It came while the United States and Soviet Union were caught in the fervor of the Cold War, but also at a time when people believed that American ingenuity and industry could overcome any technical challenge…
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