Posts from GovConDaily for 08/07/2018

Ronald Vitiello to be Nominated ICE Director

President Trump intends to nominate Ronald Vitiello, current deputy director and acting director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, to lead the agency on a full-time basis. The White House said Monday the more than 30-year law enforcement veteran previously served as acting deputy commissioner at the Customs and Border Protection…
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AT&T-FirstNet Team, Sonim Develop Emergency Comm Kits for National Public Safety Network

The team of AT&T and the First Responder Network Authority has partnered with Sonim to develop portable kits that first responders can use to establish connectivity to a national public safety communications network during emergencies in remote and rural areas…
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Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue: USDA Invests $345.5M in Electric Infrastructure

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced a $345.5 million U.S. Department of Agriculture investment in 20 infrastructure projects aiming to support rural electric service across 14 states. USDA is investing under the Electric Infrastructure Loan Program that finances projects on energy conservation, system development, generation, transmission and distribution in communities with a maximum population of 10,000 residents, the agency said Monday
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Spaceflight to Send 71 Satellites Into Orbit in Rideshare Mission

Seattle-based aerospace company Spaceflight aims to send 71 satellites into sun-synchronous low earth orbit aboard a SpaceX-built Falcon 9 rocket as part of a rideshare mission later this year. The mission, dubbed SSO-A: SmallSat Express, will launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base and carry a payload of 15 microsatellites and 56 CubeSats developed by multiple domestic and international commercial and government customers, Spaceflight said Monday
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Mitre Unveils Federal Benefit Eligibility Verification Challenge

Mitre has introduced a prize competition that seeks to engage entrepreneurs, college students and representatives from government and nonprofit organizations to help address improper payments in federal programs…
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Parsons to Provide Design Services for Michigan Road Improvement Project

The Michigan Department of Transportation has chosen Parsons to serve as lead designer of a project to add high-occupancy vehicle lanes and rebuild freeway lanes on an 8.5-mile stretch of Oakland County…
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DoD Prohibits Department Personnel From Using Geolocation Tools in Operational Areas

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan recently issued a memo prohibiting Defense Department personnel in operational areas from using the geolocation features of their electronic devices. Activating geolocation functions of devices such as smartphones and fitness trackers could result in “unintended security consequences” by divulging “personal information, locations, routines and numbers of DoD personnel,” Shanahan said in the memo dated Aug…
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Entrust Wins Military Sealift Command IT Engineering Contract

Sentient Digital, doing business as Entrust Government Solutions, has won a potential five-year, $49 million contract from the U.S. Navy to help the Military Sealift Command engineer information technology systems…
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WidePoint Partners With CDW to Distribute Mobility Management System

WidePoint has partnered with CDW to supply the former’s Trusted Mobility Management platforms to organizations seeking to secure their telecommunications and mobile networks through advanced identity management…
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SEC Seeks Cloud-Based System to Support Electronic Discovery Program

The Securities and Exchange Commission is currently seeking a cloud-based data analysis and visualization system to support its pilot electronic-discovery program, according to a notice posted Thursday on the Federal Business Opportunities website…
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Jason Klitenic Joins ODNI as General Counsel

Jason Klitenic, former deputy general counsel at the Department of Homeland Security, has been named general counsel at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The office said Monday DNI Dan Coats swore in Klitenic following the latter’s Senate confirmation last week…
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STRATCOM Software Testing System Seen to Meet Initial Operational Capability in October

A system developed to assess the U.S. Strategic Command’s new software using real-world, classified data will possibly meet initial operational capability in October 2018. The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Sunday the Integrated Strategic Planning and Analysis Network is in its fourth increment with a budget baseline of $150 million…
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