Posts from GovConWire for 11/14/2017

Splunk’s Kevin Davis: Automated Data Mgmt Tools Can Help Agencies Address Compliance Challenges

Kevin Davis, vice president for public sector at Splunk (Nasdaq: SPLK), has said government agencies seeking to comply with cybersecurity policies and data protection regulations should deploy a platform that works to automate the collection and analysis of large volumes of data…
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CSRA to Help Digitize VA Health Records Under $158M Task Order; Kamal Narang Comments

CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) has received a potential three-year, $158 million task order from the Department of Veterans Affairs to convert more than seven million health records of U.S. military veterans into a digital format…
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Michele Cook Joins SOSi as Business Devt SVP

Michele Cook, a more than two-decade defense and intelligence market veteran, has been named senior vice president of business development at SOS International. SOSi said Monday Cook joins the company after she previously served as executive VP of business development at KeyW (Nasdaq: KEYW), which acquired Sotera Defense Solutions in March through a $235 million cash deal…
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Report: Reconciled FY 2018 Defense Policy Bill Contains ‘Amazon Amendment’

The fiscal 2018 defense spending bill introduced by a joint House-Senate conference committee includes an amendment that would potentially shift approximately $53 billion in annual purchases of commercial products by the Defense Department to e-commerce portals, Nextgov reported Monday…
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Avaya Names 7 Board Members Under Reorganization Plan

Avaya has appointed seven new members to its board of directors as part of the Santa Clara, California-based communications technology firm’s reorganization effort. Jim Chirico, formerly chief operating officer at Avaya who assumed the president and CEO roles in October, will serve as a board member once the reorganization is consummated, the company said Monday…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Rick Lober, VP/GM of the Defense and Intelligence Systems Division at Hughes Network Systems

“I grew up as a kid watching the Apollo missions to the moon–what a great motivator to move into a career in engineering.” Space 2.0. The “new space.” What is really at stake for our place in space for 2018? With massive innovations in integrated technologies and satellite components, the community needs to come together now more than ever before to assure that the core challenges facing our space development are tackled as a team–as allies not enemies…
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DXC Picks New Orleans as Site for Digital Transformation Hub

DXC Technology intends to set up a new center in New Orleans, Louisiana, to support the development and delivery of cloud computing, data analytics, cybersecurity, applications, intelligent automation and other digital platforms and services to customers worldwide…
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Mancon Wins Navy Public Works Support Contract

Mancon has won a potential five-year, $44.3 million contract to provide support services to the U.S. Navy‘s public works department The Defense Department said Monday tasks under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract encompass maintenance, repair and operations supplies and materials support within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s northeast region…
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DEA Seeks Info on Potential Lab Info Mgmt Tech Sources

The Drug Enforcement Administration wants information on potential vendors that can provide a laboratory information management system. DEA said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Wednesday it seeks an LIMS platform to modernize, streamline and manage all processes related to the handling of drug evidence at DEA laboratories…
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NASA, Institute for Local Innovations Enter Tech Marketing Partnership Agreement

NASA has signed a five-year Space Act Agreement with the Institute for Local Innovations in Louisiana to promote agency-developed technology platforms to entrepreneurs and small businesses. The agency said Monday ILI and the technology transfer office within NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center aim to help drive economic development efforts in certain U…
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FedRAMP Solicits Industry Feedback on Govt Cloud Security Requirements

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program office has published a request for information to gather industry feedback on the U.S. government’s process to buy cloud technology platforms and inclusion of security requirements in contract language…
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NAVSEA Vet Jim Mosquera Named General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems VP, CTO

Jim Mosquera, a 37-year federal civilian and naval officer, has joined General Atomics as vice president and chief technology officer of the company’s electromagnetic systems  business. Mosquera will help execute the unit’s strategic financial, technical and business goals in support of technology and product development efforts as well as oversee technology roadmaps, General Atomics said Monday…
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FirstNet President TJ Kennedy to Step Down, Rejoin Private Sector

T.J. Kennedy, president of the First Responder Network Authority, will depart his role by the end of the year and return to the private sector, Urgent Communications reported. The report said Kennedy plans to continue working toward public safety communications goals after he leaves FirstNet…
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VIDEO: Veterans’ Voices

The Veterans’ Voices mentoring project heals through shared experiences
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