Posts from GovConDaily for 10/12/2017

DARPA Seeks to Build Cloud-Based Satellite Data Repository for DoD Analysts

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has introduced a program that seeks to develop a cloud-based repository for Defense Department geospatial analysts to access commercial satellite imagery…
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DynCorp Issued $75M Contract Change Order to Support US Relief Operations in Puerto Rico

DynCorp International has received a contract change order worth an estimated $75 million to provide base camp support over the next three months for U.S. military and civilian personnel conducting relief operations in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria…
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Thales Launches AI Research Center in Montreal, Canada; Patrice Caine Comments

Thales has opened an artificial intelligence research center that aims to integrate AI into systems while providing full authority to human decision-makers and to further the safe and ethical use of AI in the company’s product portfolio…
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Engility Wins DHA Contract to Support Military Health System Process Integration; Lynn Dugle Comments

Engility has secured a five-year, $10 million contract with the Defense Health Agency to help integrate the Military Health System‘s business and clinical processes. The company said Thursday its team of healthcare experts, analysts and practitioners will collaborate with service branches and federal agencies in efforts to transform military care delivery…
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DXC to Merge US Public Sector Business With Vencore, KeyPoint; Mac Curtis to Lead Combined Firm

DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) has agreed to merge its U.S. public sector business with Vencore and KeyPoint Government Solutions to establish a “top five” independent, publicly traded contractor within the government information technology services sector…
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In the News: Dr. George Nield, Associate Administrator at FAA

What’s at stake in space for 2017-18? Over the next two years we will be facing some significant challenges and some opportunities–suborbital space tourism will be come a reality; multiple companies will demonstrate the ability to transport astronauts to and from the ISS; private companies will continue to pursue missions in space, including putting up commercial space stations, satellite servicing and maintenance, landing rovers on the moon and even launching spacecraft to Mars–and eventually, the FAA will partner with DoD in creating a civil space traffic management system with the objective of enhancing the safety of space operations and preserving the space environment…
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OSHA Recertifies CTC Facilities for Workplace Safety & Health Excellence; Ed Sheehan Comments

Concurrent Technologies Corp.‘s Johnstown, Pennsylvania-based facilities have earned the “Star site” designation for meeting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration‘s workplace safety and health standards…
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Keoki Jackson: Lockheed’s Terran Orbital Investment Creates Tech Insertion Opportunities

Keoki Jackson, chief technology officer at Lockheed Martin, has said the company’s investment in nanosatellite maker Terran Orbital provides opportunities for strategic technology insertion, Space News reported Wednesday…
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Joshua Seckel Named Chief Solutions Architect at Sevatec’s Agile/DevSecOps Practice

Joshua Seckel, former chief of the applied technology division at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, has joined Sevatec as chief solutions architect for the company’s agile and DevSecOps practice…
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Small Business Cyber Support Bill Passes House in Unanimous Vote

The House has voted unanimously to pass a bill that would require the National Institute of Standards and Technology to offer guidance for small businesses to identify and address cybersecurity risks…
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Ellen Lord Wants DoD to Move Majority of Major Acquisition Programs to Service Branches

Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has said she plans to move the “bulk” of major defense acquisition programs and personnel associated with MDAPs back to the three service branches, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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State Dept Looks to Adopt Blockchain Tech for Reorganization

The State Department plans to employ blockchain technology in efforts to optimize operations as part of a department-wide reorganization, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. The agency reorganization was ordered by the Trump administration in March to help the department increase employee productivity and save money…
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VIDEO: SECNAV Spencer’s 242nd Navy Birthday Message

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer wishes the Navy family a happy 242nd birthday. (U.S. Navy video/Released)
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