Posts from GovConDaily for 11/10/2017

$500M Provision to Modernize Federal IT Included in Negotiated Defense Authorization Bill

Lawmakers have incorporated a provision that would fund federal agencies’ efforts to update information technology systems as part of the final version of the proposed defense authorization plan for fiscal year 2018, The Hill reported Thursday…
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Event Marks Northrop-BAE Collaboration on Air Force B-21 Bomber Project

BAE Systems hosted an event at a company facility in Nashua, New Hampshire, to mark a partnership between BAE and Northrop Grumman to help build the U.S. Air Force‘s  B-21 Raider bomber aircraft, Union Leader reported Wednesday…
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Eaton’s Revathi Advaithi to Join BAE Board as Non-Executive Director

Revathi Advaithi, chief operating officer of Eaton‘s electronic sector, has been appointed to serve as a non-executive director of the board of directors at BAE Systems beginning Jan. 1, 2018…
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eGlobalTech to Help Migrate FEMA Emergency Warning System to Cloud

eGlobalTech has been chosen to support IBM in a project to migrate the Federal Emergency Management Agency‘s integrated public alert and warning system to Amazon Web Services cloud technology…
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Garry Reid: DoD Seeks to Reform Background Investigation Process

The Defense Department plans to reform its personnel vetting system once it assumes control of background investigations for DoD employees and contractors from the Office of Personnel Management, DoD News reported Thursday…
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Gen. Stephen Wilson: Speed will Help DoD Innovate Strategies Against Potential Contingencies

Gen. Stephen Wilson, U.S. Air Force vice chief of staff, has said speed will be a key element on the Defense Department‘s efforts to innovate and develop strategies against various contingencies…
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Compromise Defense Budget Bill Would Authorize 13 Navy Ships in 2018

A compromise version of the 2018 defense policy bill would allow the U.S. Navy to acquire 13 ships — higher than the Trump administration’s request for eight vessels, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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Army Searches for Drone Technology at SOCOM ThunderDrone Event

The U.S. Army and other military branches have scouted for drone and autonomous technology at the U.S. Special Operations Command‘s event which exhibited prototypes and demonstrations of drone, robotics and artificial intelligence technology…
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Report: Fiscal 2018 Defense Bill Includes Natl Security Space Mgmt Reform

A final version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act unveiled by a congressional conference committee Wednesday seeks to reform the U.S. military’s current management system for the national security space enterprise, Space News reported Thursday…
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Apprio Secures DHA EHR Program Transition Support Contract

Apprio has received a contract to help transfer the U.S. military’s electronic health record system modernization program from a Defense Department office to a Defense Health Agency directorate…
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Leidos Gets 100% Score in Workplace Equality Survey; Ann Addison Comments

Leidos has scored 100 percent in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s national benchmarking survey on workplace policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees…
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VIDEO: L3 Technologies at AUSA 2017 – Time Lapse Video

A time lapse video of L3 Technologies’ booth set-up, the AUSA 2017 trade show and the break-down of the booth. Please enjoy watching all of the hard work that goes into making this show a success…
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