Posts from GovConDaily for 10/06/2017

Navy to Conduct USS Washington Submarine Commissioning

The U.S. Navy will hold a commissioning ceremony on Oct. 7 for the USS Washington fast attack submarine that Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ Newport News Shipbuilding company delivered in May. Acting Navy Undersecretary Thomas Dee will deliver the principal address during the ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, which will also feature ship sponsor Elisabeth Mabus, daughter of former Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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Small Business Red Balloon Security to Update Cybersecurity Tool for DHS

The Department of Homeland Security science and technology directorate has awarded Red Balloon Security a $746,756 Small Business Innovation Research contract to update its Symbiote Defense intrusion detection system for the agency…
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CompTIA Study: Nearly 75% of Gov’t Officials Support Smart City Tech Dev’t

A new survey from nonprofit technology association CompTIA says almost 75 percent of government officials are optimistic about the development of smart city technologies. The “Building Smarter Cities and Communities” report includes responses from 350 government personnel about their views regarding smart cities, CompTIA said Thursday…
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GSA’s 18F Helps Build Federal Lab Data Source Website

The General Services Administration‘s 18F organization has collaborated with the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer to build a website that offers information about facilities, programs and funds of approximately 300 federal laboratories…
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Trump Nominates Synovision’s Bruce Jette as Army Acquisition Chief

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Synovision Solutions President and CEO Bruce Jette to be assistant secretary of the U.S. Army for acquisition, technology and logistics. The White House released Thursday the president’s announcement of candidates for possible positions in the administration, including Jette…
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Government Publishing Office Promotes Tracee Boxley to Full-Time CIO

Tracee Boxley, acting chief information officer of the Government Publishing Office since November 2016, has been promoted to serve as GPO CIO on a full-time basis. She has led the GPO’s technology infrastructure modernization, legacy system transformation and cybersecurity efforts over the past year, the agency said Thursday…
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GM to Introduce Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Based Military Truck

General Motors has developed a military truck that runs on hydrogen fuel cells and can be tailored to perform various missions, Defense One reported Wednesday. The Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure vehicle is based on a fuel cell-powered pickup truck – Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 – the company built for a U…
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General Atomics’ Chris Pehrson to Speak at TTC UAS Symposium

Chris Pehrson, vice president for Defense Department strategic development at General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business, will serve as a guest speaker at Technology Training Corp.-hosted Unmanned Aircraft Systems East for Defense and Government symposium that will kick off Saturday, Nov…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Ted Davies, CEO of Altamira

“You can’t get anything done on your own–You have to build a great team” EM: How did your experience land you where you are today? Ted Davies: When I started with Booz Allen I was a consultant and in many ways “grew up” there, eventually becoming a partner in the firm…
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Army Uses AI in Stryker Vehicle ‘Proof-of-Principle’ Exercise to Advance Conditioned-based Maintenance

The U.S. Army used artificial intelligence, cloud platforms and wireless devices to conduct a “proof-of-principle” exercise that aims to help speed up conditioned-based maintenance activities for Stryker armored vehicles, Scout Warrior reported Wednesday…
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Report: National Space Council to Push for Manned Lunar Exploration Missions

The National Space Council will look to establish policies to reinvigorate the country’s space missions such as human exploration of the moon, Space News reported Thursday. Vice President Mike Pence, chairman of the National Space Council, has asked NASA to develop plans for manned lunar missions that could also pave the way for a human expedition to Mars…
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VIDEO: Defending Against Cyber Attacks: A Lockheed Martin Overview

For more than a decade, Lockheed Martin’s Intelligence Driven Defense and Cyber Kill Chain methodologies have helped our customers defend their most sensitive networks. It is because of this proven framework, superior technology, and hundreds of skilled analysts that Lockheed Martin remains a global leader in cyber innovation…
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