Posts from GovConDaily for 09/12/2018

Congress to Review Modified 2019 Nuclear Weapons Spending Bill in Coming Days

A congressional conference committee has proposed adding $458M more for nuclear weapons to the 2019 spending bill, with a total $44.6B allocated to the Department of Energy, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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Engineer Nick Guertin: Open Systems Approach Supports DoD Procurement Efforts

Nick Guertin, senior software systems engineer at Carnegie Mellon University, said in an interview that the use of open systems generates market opportunities that helps Defense Department procurement, Federal News Radio reported Friday
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Mike Madsen: DIU Will Appoint New Managing Director in Coming Weeks

Defense Innovation Unit Partner Mike Madsen has announced that the DIU will appoint a new managing director in the coming weeks, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. Madsen said during a Professional Services Council-hosted event that the DIU is nearing the end of its six-month search for a new managing director to lead operations…
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DoD to Hold Meeting About Performance-Based & Progress Payments

The Defense Department’s Defense Acquisition Regulations System intends to hold a public meeting on Friday to gather feedback from government and industry professionals regarding the implementation of a policy for issuing performance-based contract payments…
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Kelly Olson: GSA Plans to Offer IT Modernization Updates at USDA Under CoE Program

Kelly Olson, acting director of the General Service Administration’s Technology Transformation Service, told FedScoop in an interview published Tuesday that GSA intends to provide updates in October on transformation efforts at the Department of Agriculture that serves as the “lighthouse” agency for the IT Modernization Centers of Excellence…
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La’Naia Jones: Intelligence Community Aims to Advance AI With New Strategy for IT Enterprise Program

La’Naia Jones, deputy chief information officer at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, has said the intelligence community has implemented a new strategy for the second iteration of the IC Information Technology Enterprise program to facilitate use of artificial intelligence, reduce duplication and adjust to agency requirements, MeriTalk reported Tuesday
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Army Tests New EW Vehicle for Brigade Combat Applications

The U.S. Army’s Third Armored Brigade Combat Team has tested a new vehicle designed to detect and jam enemy communications occurring within the electromagnetic spectrum. The team, also known as “Greywolf”, fielded the Electronic Warfare Tactical Vehicle over a two-week training period in Yuma, Ariz…
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Congressional Negotiators OK FY 2019 Appropriations Package for VA, Energy & Water, Legislative Branch

House and Senate conference members have passed a package of three bills that would appropriate fiscal 2019 funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs, military construction, energy and water infrastructure and legislative branch…
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Suzette Kent: Government Tech Innovation Must Be Priority

Suzette Kent, federal chief information officer, has said government agencies have reached a critical point in efforts to transform processes through innovation, Federal Times reported Tuesday. “There is always a fear of what’s going to happen if we get things wrong,” Kent told audience at a Professional Services Council-hosted event Tuesday
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Army Demonstrates UH-60V Digital Cockpits in Limited User Test

The U.S. Army has demonstrated the capabilities of the digital cockpits of two prototype UH-60V Black Hawk helicopters during a recent limited user test. The LUT involved immersing the two aircraft in various flight simulations to leverage their survivability equipment and trigger pilot actions, the service said Monday
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