Posts from GovConDaily for 02/12/2018

Raj Shah, DoD DIUx Managing Partner, Selected to 2018 Wash100, for his Innovative Approach to Working With Companies in Cybersecurity

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Raj Shah, head of the Defense Department‘s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, as an inductee into the 2018 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena – for his work in redefining innovation in relationships with non-traditional companies in the cybersecurity space…
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Oracle to Launch 12 Data Centers in Cloud Footprint Expansion Push

Oracle has announced plans to open 12 new data centers across Asia, Europe and the Americas region in a push to expand the geographic reach of the technology firm’s cloud services. The company said Monday it will establish two facilities in the U…
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James Geurts: Navy, USMC Should Transition Apps to Cloud Within 3 Years

James Geurts, assistant U.S. Navy secretary for research, development and acquisition, has said he aims for the Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps to migrate all data center-hosted applications to the cloud by 2021, Federal News Radio reported Friday…
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DARPA Program Aims to Develop Biosurveillance Tech for Screening ‘Unfamiliar’ Bacterial Strains

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has unveiled a new program that aims to develop technology that would determine if unfamiliar bacteria contain harmful traits. DARPA said Wednesday it seeks to build a portable tool that will work to screen unfamiliar bacteria to identify their pathogenicity, or capacity to cause disease, through the Friend or Foe program…
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Leidos Named to Ethisphere’s ‘Most Ethical Companies’ List; Roger Krone Comments

The Ethisphere Institute has included Leidos in the nonprofit organization’s 2018 list of most ethical companies around the world. Leidos said Monday it is one of the 135 companies that have received recognition from the institute for their standards and practices in ethics…
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Air Force Research Lab, NextFlex Collaborate to Develop ‘Flexible’ Circuit System

The Air Force Research Laboratory has collaborated with a public-private manufacturing consortium to create operational prototypes of a circuit board system in efforts to accelerate the development of smart technologies…
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European Space Agency Picks 5 Firms to Conduct Satellite Microlauncher Feasibility Studies

The European Space Agency has selected five companies to study the feasibility of using a commercial microlauncher to deploy small satellites into orbit. ArianeGroup, MT-Aerospace, ELV, Deimos and PLD Space will conduct research on their proposed concepts, ESA said Thursday…
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Air Force Brig. Gen. Kirk Smith to Lead Special Operations Command Europe

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Kirk Smith, deputy commanding general of the NATO Special Operations Component Command and Special Operations Joint Task Force in Afghanistan, has been assigned as commander of the Special Operations Command Europe…
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Report: Air Force Mulls JSTARS Recap Program Cancellation

The U.S. Air Force plans to put an end to the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft recapitalization program in its budget request for fiscal 2019, Defense News reported Saturday. Sources told the publication the service will instead advance a “system-of-systems approach” that seeks to combine existing platforms to carry out command-and-control functions and track land-based targets…
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Source-Ray Wins $100M DLA Radiology Tech Supply Contract

Source-Ray has won a potential 10-year, $100 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to supply radiology systems and accessories to U.S. military services and federal civilian agencies. DLA’s troop support unit received 27 responses for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract via a competitive procurement, the Defense Department said Friday…
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IBM Vet Lindsay-Rae McIntyre Named Microsoft Chief Diversity Officer

Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, a more than two-decade veteran of IBM, has joined Microsoft as chief diversity officer. McIntyre will lead Microsoft’s cross-company efforts to promote cultural diversity in the workplace and establish partnerships with external organizations to help drive inclusion and diversity in the technology field, Microsoft said Sunday…
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Axiomatics’ 2018 Federal Security Update Cites DevOps, Data Monitoring Trends at Agencies

Axiomatics‘ federal subsidiary has projected that DevOps, information dissemination and data monitoring initiatives are among the information technology-related areas that will dominate federal security practices in 2018…
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VIDEO: Exercise Cutlass Express 2018

Exercise Cutlass Express 2018 is in full swing in Djibouti and Seychelles with seventeen different nations participating. Cutlass Express 2018 Director Capt. Rich Thorp has the details on what is happening in Seychelles and how the seventh iteration of the exercise is different from years past…
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