Posts from GovCon Daily 4/26/18

Barbara Humpton Appointed Siemens U.S. CEO

The Siemens Corporation announced Thursday that Barbara Humpton, chief executive officer of Siemens Government Technologies, and a four-time Wash100 winner, has been promoted to CEO for the company’s entire U…
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DSCA Announces FMS Administrative Surcharge Reduction; Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper Comments

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency will reduce the administrative services fee for foreign military sales from 3.5 percent on every transaction to 3.2 percent. DSCA said Wednesday the surcharge reduction will take effect June 1 and supports the Trump administration’s conventional arms transfer policy that seeks to increase sales of U…
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Army to Launch Signal Classification Challenge

The U.S. Army‘s Rapid Capabilities Office has announced a prize competition to develop tools for soldiers to detect signals on the battlefield and visualize the electromagnetic spectrum. RCO aims to draw innovators and data scientists to the Army Signal Classification Challenge slated to go live April 30 on FBO…
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FTC Opens Comment Period on Records Disclosure System Amendment Plan

The Federal Trade Commission seeks public comments on its proposal to modify an approach for disclosing Privacy Act records in the event of a breach to aid incident response and remedial efforts. FTC said Wednesday it adopted a “routine use” in 2007 based on a model language recommendation from the Justice Department allowing the commission disclose records to appropriate entities and people in order to address data breaches…
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IBM’s Cloud-Based Collaboration Platform Gets FedRAMP OK

John Hamilton, program manager of operations at the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, has tweeted that IBM‘s collaboration platform became the 100th cloud service offering to receive FedRAMP approval, Federal Times reported Wednesday
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Air Force Lt. Gen. Bradford Shwedo Nominated Joint Staff CIO

President Donald Trump has nominated Lt. Gen. Bradford Shwedo, chief information officer of the U.S. Air Force, to be CIO at the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Shwedo will also serve as JCS director of command, control, communications and computers/cyber, the Defense Department said Wednesday
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Teledyne COO Al Pichelli Adds President Title

Al Pichelli, chief operating officer at Teledyne Technologies (NYSE: TDY) since October 2015, has been appointed to serve in the additional role of president. The more than 37-year company veteran succeeds Robert Mehrabian, who will focus on his current duties as chairman and CEO, Teledyne said Wednesday
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Accenture Vet Ron Griggs Joins Avaya as System Integrator Relations VP

Ron Griggs, a more than 20-year veteran of Accenture and formerly an alliance sales executive at Deloitte, has joined Avaya as vice president of system integrator relations. Avaya said Wednesday Griggs will lead the company’s relations with partners that aim to integrate emerging technology with its unified communications and contact center platforms…
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KBR Closes Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies Buy; Stuart Bradie Comments

KBR (NYSE: KBR) has completed its purchase of Greenbelt, Maryland-based government technology and engineering services contractor Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies. Houston-based KBR said Wednesday it intends to retain most of SGT’s current structure and integrate the business into its government services arm KBRwyle…
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Boeing Forms German Heavy-Lift Helicopter Contract Pursuit Team; Michael Hostetter Comments

Boeing will lead a team of 10 aerospace technology suppliers in pursuit of a nearly $5 billion contract to build heavy-lift helicopters for the German military, Reuters reported Wednesday. Michael Hostetter, director of Boeing’s vertical lift programs in Germany, told reporters at a Berlin airshow the company can potentially add partners to join its bidding team depending on the country’s helicopter procurement requirements…
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Woolpert Names Geospatial Scientist Nathan Hopper as Program Manager for National Security

Nathan Hopper, formerly a geospatial scientist for the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, has been named as program manager for Woolpert‘s national security sector. Hopper also served with the Naval Oceanographic Office as a physical scientist, Woolpert said Wednesday
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VIDEO: ONYX Exoskeleton

Lockheed Martin’s ONYX powered exoskeleton reduces over-stress on the knees and back, improving endurance and strength.
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