Posts from GovConWire for 04/10/2018

Insight Engines’ Grant Wernick: Agencies should facilitate employee access to cyber data via natural language queries

Grant Wernick, CEO of Insight Engines, has said agencies seeking to bolster their cybersecurity posture should empower employees by providing them faster access to cyber data. Wernick wrote that the use of natural language queries works to help non-technical individuals immediately access information and collect insights from data…
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General Dynamics adds former CSRA execs to combined organization’s leadership team

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has named five former CSRA executives to its information technology business’ leadership team after it completed its approximately $9.7 billion acquisition of the Falls Church, Virginia-based government IT services contractor early this month, the Washington Business Journal reported Monday…
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DOE issues RFP for supercomputer development projects worth up to $1.8B

The Energy Department has issued a request for proposals on a potential $1.8 billion initiative to build at least two exascale computing machines for national laboratories within the 2021-2023 time frame…
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ECS eyes IT support task orders under $17.5B DISA Encore III IDIQ; George Wilson comments

ECS will compete for task orders to provide information technology platforms and services for the Defense Department, service branches and other federal agencies under the potential 10-year, $17.5 billion Encore III contract the Defense Information Systems Agency awarded in November 2017…
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Reginald Brothers, Heidi Shyu, Camille Nichols join CTC board; Ed Sheehan comments

Former government and military leaders Reginald Brothers, Heidi Shyu and Camille Nichols have been elected to the board of directors of Concurrent Technologies Corp. Ed Sheehan, CTC president and CEO and vice chairman of the board, said in a statement published Monday he expects the three new board members to offer guidance to the company…
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State Department OKs $300M sale of BAE-made rocket guidance sections to Qatar

The State Department has approved a potential sale to Qatar of $300 million in Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems II guidance sections from BAE Systems‘ U.S. arm. Qatar seeks 5,000 APKWS II guidance systems and 10,000 MK66-4 2…
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Hill vet Gabrielle Batkin joins Northrop as legislative affairs VP

Gabrielle Batkin, a former senior Senate staffer with more than two decades of congressional experience, has joined Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) as vice president of legislative affairs. She will lead the company’s interactions with Congress and related organizations, including efforts to promote its legislative agenda on Capitol Hill, Northrop said Monday…
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Report: Lockheed names 3 industry partners for Navy’s MQ-25 tanker drone program

Lockheed Martin has announced three industry partners for its proposed offering for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 carrier-based aerial tanker drone program, Defense News reported Monday. Lockheed officials announced Monday that General Electric and United Technologies Corp…
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L3 showcases undersea military drone at Navy League expo; Christopher Kubasik comments

L3 Technologies has unveiled an autonomous undersea vehicle at the Navy League’s three-day Sea-Air-Space Exposition that commenced Monday at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland…
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USAF seeks potential operations, maintenance support sources for space surveillance tool

The U.S. Air Force has begun its search for potential sources that could provide operations and maintenance support for the service’s Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance System. A FedBizOpps notice posted Thursday says GEODSS works to detect, identify and monitor all space objects within the coverage area and deliver metric data to joint space operations center at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California…
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Mark Esper: Army looks to free up program funds for modernization priorities

Army Secretary Mark Esper has said the service has begun to evaluate programs that could be slowed down or eliminated in order to funnel funds into its top six modernization priorities, Breaking Defense reported Thursday…
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VIDEO: Eyes on ISIS

In October 2016, Allies agreed to provide support to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS with NATO’s AWACS surveillance aircraft. Their advanced sensors allow them to fly in Turkey while observing and managing the airspace in Iraq and Syria…
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