Posts from GovConDaily for 01/10/2018

FBI Vet James Turgal Joins Deloitte as Cyber Risk Services Practice Managing Director

James Turgal, former executive assistant director of the FBI‘s information and technology branch, has been appointed as a managing director within the cyber risk services practice at  Deloitte‘s risk and financial advisory segment…
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Report: Turkey Solicits Bids for F-35 Info System Integration Project

Turkey has launched a bidding process for a project to link information systems of the country’s future F-35 aircraft to an information network of the Turkish air force, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday…
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TWD & Associates to Develop Updated CRM Tool to Boost DHS Communications

TWD & Associates looks to create and deploy a customer relationship management tool that can help the Department of Homeland Security‘s Office of Partnership and Engagement upgrade stakeholder communications and collaboration capacities…
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Trump Issues Executive Order to Expand Rural Internet Service

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at providing better access to broadband internet services in rural locations across the U.S. The White House said Monday the “Streamlining and Expediting Requests to Locate Broadband Facilities in Rural America” order directs the executive branch to use tools that can accelerate the utilization and delivery of broadband connectivity across homes, tribal communities, transportation, healthcare and education facilities in the region…
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AT&T to Offer Smart City Structure Monitoring Platform

AT&T has begun to develop a structure monitoring platform that is designed to help organizations remotely inspect structures such as roads and railways. The company said Tuesday it is currently testing the AT&T Smart Cities Structure Monitoring system, which will support the evaluation of structural and environmental factors affecting infrastructure in near real time…
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HDT Robotic System Enters Phase II Army Equipment Transport Program

HDT Global has received a contract to further develop a robotic system under the second phase of the U.S. Army‘s Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport program. The company said Tuesday its Wheeled Offload Logistics Follower is designed to transport up to 1,000 pounds of cargo at a distance of 100 miles without resupply as well as perform silent drive and silent watch missions with the help of its JP-8/electric hybrid powertrain…
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The Potomac Officers Club Adds Three Panelists to 5th Annual Intel Summit

TYSONS CORNER, VA, JANUARY 10, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has added three panelists to the 5th Annual Intel Summit. The panelists are: Gregory Christ (DoD), Angel Smith (House of Representatives), and Greg Smithberger (NSA)…
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DARPA Program Aims to Secure COTS Components for Military Platforms

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has introduced a program that seeks to address security risks from commodity off-the-shelf devices and increase the security of network-connected systems. DARPA said Tuesday it aims to create a system that can automatically deploy, generate and secure configurations of military components and subsystems through the agency’s Configuration Security initiative…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with John Goodman, CEO of Accenture

Accenture–already recognized as a highly-modern, hi-tech company on the rise–is working to redefine how the federal government community uses new digital technologies (i.e. cloud, analytics, cyber, artificial intelligence)…
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CIA’s Teresa Smetzer: Agencies Should Take Incremental Approach to AI Adoption

Teresa Smetzer, director of digital futures at the CIA, has said she believes artificial intelligence is an “imperative” as the agency receives and handles large amount of data, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday…
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Mike Chagnon: Leidos to Support Air Force Research Lab’s Sensor Tech R&D Program

Leidos has received an initial task order under a potential 87-month, $47 million contract to develop sensing technology as part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Electro-Optical Combined Hyperspectral Imaging, Infrared Search and Track, and Long Range Imaging program…
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President Trump Inks Executive Order on Veteran Mental Health Services

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will provide transitioning service members and veterans with access to mental health care services up to a year after they have separated from service through the Department of Veterans Affairs, DoD News reported Tuesday…
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VIDEO: Sea Control By Design

In order to evolve with the changing maritime security environment, the Surface Warfare community brought you Distributed Lethality and the Surface Force Strategy. Now the renaissance continues with Sea Control by Design…
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