Posts from GovConDaily for 07/10/2018

GE Lands $437M Air Force Contract Modification for Engine Risk Reduction Support

General Electric‘s (NYSE: GE) aviation business has received a $437 million contract modification to help the U.S. Air Force implement risk reduction methods for a new propulsion technology. The company said Monday GE Aviation collaborated with the service branch in efforts to mature cycle engine technologies and architectures as part of the Adaptive Versatile Engine Technology, Adaptive Engine Technology Development and Adaptive Engine Transition Program…
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MicroTech Names Dr. Barry West as President

MicroTech has chosen Dr. Barry West as president, who will oversee corporate business operations and development, as well as the expansion of cybersecurity and cloud computing offerings, the Tysons, Va…
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Leidos Makes Top 100 Healthcare Informatics Companies List; Jon Scholl Comments

Leidos has landed the ninth spot on Healthcare Informatics magazine’s list of the top 100 U.S. companies that have recorded the highest sales from healthcare information technology products and services in the previous year…
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Air Force Materiel Command’s New Directorate to Coordinate Support for USAF’s Nuclear Modernization Efforts

The Air Force Materiel Command has merged two of its directorates into a single unit that will work to coordinate logistics, sustainment and installation services for the U.S. Air Force‘s nuclear modernization efforts…
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Carahsoft, Qualys Expand Partnership to Offer Agencies Cloud Security Platform; Craig Abod Comments

Carahsoft has agreed to market Qualys‘ cloud-based security platform to federal, state and local government agencies under an extended partnership agreement between the two companies. The Qualys Gov Platform is certified under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program and designed to secure information technology environments, Carahsoft said Monday
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Report: Michael Madsen Joins DIUx as Washington Operations Head

Michael Madsen, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, has joined the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental as head of operations in Washington, D.C., Defense News reported Monday. Madsen told the publication in an interview that he will work to inform the Capitol Hill about the “return on investment” on DIUx’s projects and facilitate communications with military services and other agencies at the Defense Department such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Strategic Capabilities Office…
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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Wraps Up Thermal Vacuum Tests at NASA’s Plum Brook Station

Janet Kavandi, director of NASA’s Glenn Research Center, has said a SpaceX-built spacecraft has left the agency’s Ohio-based Plum Brook Station for Florida following the completion of a series of acoustics and thermal vacuum tests, SpaceNews reported Monday
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Perspecta to Offer Data Mgmt Support Under $920M NGA Janus Geography IDIQ; Mac Curtis Comments

Perspecta (NYSE: PRSP) will provide geography data integration, validation and creation support services for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency under a potential 10-year, $920 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract awarded in May…
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Report: Bo Berlas Named GSA Acting Chief Information Security Officer; Kurt Garbars Retires

Officers at the General Services Administration told FedScoop in a report published Monday that Bo Berlas, recently GSA’s security engineering director, has been named acting chief information security officer after Kurt Garbars retired…
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Labor Dept.,Turner Construction Partner for Workplace Safety Initiative

The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has partnered with Turner Construction to promote workplace safety measures during construction of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Center for Cyber Security Studies in Annapolis, Md…
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VIDEO: Kaspersky Threat Management and Defense

The ever-accelerating digital transformation of businesses inevitably leads to exposure of more assets to cyberthreats. Kaspersky Threat Management and Defense (TMD) offers a unique combination of leading security technologies and services that allows for proactive threat hunting and protection against advanced threats and unique targeted attacks…
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