Posts from GovConDaily for 04/06/2018

Report: DoD Establishes Border Security Support Cell

Dana White, chief Defense Department spokesperson, told reporters at a Pentagon news briefing that the department has formed a border security support cell effective immediately, DoD News reported Thursday…
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ViON to Provide Storage, Back-Up Systems to University of Wisconsin; Tom Frana Comments

The University of Wisconsin has selected ViON to help the UW system’s chief information officers implement storage and back-up platforms to support their information technology projects. ViON said Thursday it will supply the company’s switches, tapes and tape libraries to UW’s 26 campuses worldwide along with storage systems from Oracle, Fujitsu and Hitachi…
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Fiscal Service Bureau Unveils New Website to Support US Govt Spending Transparency

The Treasury Department‘s Bureau of the Fiscal Service has launched a new website that features data visualization tools meant to provide information on U.S. government spending, Nextgov reported Thursday…
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National Strategic Research Institute Lands $92M R&D Contract With Air Force

The University of Nebraska’s National Strategic Research Institute has received a $92 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide research, development and engineering services. NSRI will also conduct mission-related research efforts such as test, evaluation and systems analysis of U…
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Army Performs Airdrop Tests of Ground Mobility Vehicle

A U.S. Army directorate has performed low-velocity airdrop tests of a new ground vehicle designed to support tactical operations in urban and non-urban environments. The airborne and special operations test directorate within the Army Operational Test Command tested the Ground Mobility Vehicle 1…
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Report: Former JPMorgan Exec Dana Deasy Named DoD CIO

Dana Deasy, formerly chief information officer at JPMorgan Chase, will serve as the Defense Department’s new CIO starting early May, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Deasy will oversee cybersecurity, data use and communication efforts as DoD begins to adopt cloud platforms to help accelerate the decision-making process on the battlefield, Dana White, a spokeswoman for the Pentagon, said during a press briefing Thursday…
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Mercury Systems Facilities Earn Aerospace Standard Certification

Mercury Systems has received the International Aerospace Quality Group certification for quality management at its facilities in Alabama, California, Indiana and Switzerland. The company said Thursday the Aerospace Standard 9100D certification adds to the  AS9100C and/or ISO 9001 designations given to its other sites…
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DoD Selects 11 Scientists, Engineers for 2018 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship Class

The Defense Department has chosen 11 scientists and engineers to conduct foundational research through the 2018 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship program. They will join 45 current VBFF members who support studies in areas such as quantum information science, neuroscience, engineered materials, nanoscience, statistics and applied mathematics, DoD said Thursday…
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US, UK Troops Participate in Army-Led Multinational Joint Equipment Training Brief

Some Defense Department personnel joined U.S. and U.K troops have observed demonstrations of unmanned aerial tools during a multinational joint equipment training brief held in Germany. Civilian members of the U…
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CA Technologies Joins INCITS Executive Board

CA Technologies has become a member of the executive board at the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards. INCITS’ executive board works to develop standards for emerging technology such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity and internet of things, CA said Thursday…
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VIDEO: USS Ralph Johnson Commissioned

WASHINGTON (March 27, 2018) Marine Minute production with Cpl. Bryce Hodges speaking about the U.s. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114). (U.S. Marine Corps video/Released) 180327-M-IP911-432…
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