Posts from GovConDaily for 08/08/2018

Former CSRA CEO Larry Prior Appointed to Novetta Board

Former CSRA President and CEO Larry Prior, a four-time Wash100 winner, has joined the board of directors at McLean, Va.-based analytics services contractor Novetta. He is a public and private sector veteran with more than 30 years of intelligence, security, technology and defense program experience, Novetta said Tuesday
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Cybersecurity Vet Joe Bagnal Named Vericlave President & COO

Joe Bagnal, a former executive at L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) and BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary, has joined cybersecurity company Vericlave as president and chief operating officer. Vericlave said Monday Bagnal aims to develop and implement strategies for the company to help government and enterprise clients secure critical assets from potential cyber attacks…
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Chris Marzilli to Succeed Dan Johnson as General Dynamics IT, Mission Systems EVP

Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) mission systems business and a 2018 Wash100 winner, has been elected to serve as executive vice president of the company’s information technology and mission systems segments beginning on Jan…
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Small Rockets, New Launch Companies to Help Preserve US Space Resiliency

A Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency official recently said that small launch vehicles like Northrop Grumman’s Pegasus or Rocket Lab’s Electron could contribute to the survivability of U.S. military assets in space, Space News reported Tuesday
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TAPE SVP Ted Harrison Joins National Contract Management Association’s Standards Group

Theodore “Ted” Harrison, senior vice president of innovation learning at Technical and Project Engineering, has been appointed to the inaugural standards consensus body of the National Contract Management Association…
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DoD Selects Five University-Industry Teams for Pilot Innovation Research Program

Multiple contractors have partnered with universities to support a Defense Department pilot program that will focus on accelerating research into military technology platforms. DoD said Tuesday it chose five industry-academic teams to participate in the Defense Enterprise Science Initiative, which aims to address technological gaps and complement the Pentagon’s other basic research programs that include the Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship, the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative and the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program…
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Perspecta to Support DISA’s Background Investigation Mgmt Program; Mac Curtis Comments

Perspecta has received an 18-month, $49 million “other transaction” agreement to develop an information technology system for the Defense Information Systems Agency‘s Investigation Management program…
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BAE to Help DARPA Automate Cyber Enterprise Threat Analysis, Detection; Sam Hamilton Comments

BAE Systems has received a potential $5.2 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop automated tools for the analysis and detection of cybersecurity risks to large-scale enterprise networks…
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Charles Phalen: DoD Likely to Absorb OPM’s National Background Investigations Bureau

Charles Phalen, director of the National Background Investigations Bureau, has said the Defense Department is more likely to integrate NBIB into its operations than splitting the workload of the bureau that operates under the Office of Personnel Management, FCW reported Tuesday
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SSL-Built Satellite for Indonesian Telecom Begins Post-Launch Maneuvers

A communications satellite SSL built for telecommunications firm PT Telkom Indonesia has started conducting post-launch maneuvers a day after its liftoff aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. Merah Putih released the satellite’s solar arrays and would fire its primary thruster to reach final orbit, SSL parent company Maxar Technologies said Tuesday
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James Mattis: DoD Backs Formation of Space-Focused Combatant Command

James Mattis, secretary of the Defense Department, has said DoD is supportive of a plan to form a new combatant command focused on space, Defense News reported Tuesday. “We need to address space as a developing warfighting domain and a combatant command is certainly one thing that we can we can establish,” he told reporters Tuesday at the Pentagon…
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Cubic, Delerrok Form Cloud Transit Mgmt Service Partnership; Bradley Feldmann Comments

Cubic‘s transportation systems business will collaborate with Delerrok to offer cloud-based electronic ticketing systems to transit agencies under an investment and alliance agreement. The partnership seeks to integrate Delerrok’s TouchPass electronic fare collection technology with Cubic’s Transit Management as a Service platform in an effort to help operators simplify the ticketing process through a pay-as-you-go framework, Cubic said Tuesday
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