Posts from GovConDaily for 11/06/2018

Dana Deasy Talks Cloud, Artificial Intelligence at DISA’s Forecast to Industry Conference

Dana Deasy, chief information officer at the Defense Department, has said he believes cloud provides DoD components with capabilities to update Pentagon’s technology systems and manage data assets “in an enterprise manner,” MeriTalk reported Monday…
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Alan Stewart Named Peraton EVP, CFO; Stu Shea Quoted

Alan Stewart, a finance and integration leader in the government contracting industry, has joined Peraton as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Stewart will oversee the company’s accounting, financial planning, auditing and government reporting functions as well as external lender relationships, Peraton said Monday…
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Vice Adm. Nancy Norton: DISA Eyes Industry Partnerships to Support Warfighters in Cyber Space

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, has said DISA believes that partnerships with industry could help lighten up the burden and result in stability that “can generate much-needed economic growth…
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Presidential Innovation Fellows, HHS Partner on Tech Sprint to Improve Patient Experience, Treatment Access

Presidential Innovation Fellows and the Department of Health and Human Services have teamed up to conduct a tech sprint that seeks to improve patients’ experiences and access to health care. The 14-week sprint that commenced in October aims to convert open data from HHS, Department of Veterans Affairs and other federal agencies into digital platforms, according to a Digital…
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DISA’s Carlen Capenos Lays Down Steps to Bolster Good Relationship with Small Business

Carlen Capenos, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Office of Small Business Programs, said the agency is promoting different measures to foster good working relationships with the small business community, C4ISRNet reported Tuesday…
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US Navy Opens New Facility Supporting Nuclear Deterrence Efforts

Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division has opened a new building in Virginia that will provide laboratories, offices and equipment for the scientists, engineers and technical experts working on the country’s Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile Program…
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Fred Kennedy: Reorganization Efforts, New Tech Procurements Can Advance Space Missions

Fred Kennedy, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Tactical Technology Office, has said efforts to reorganize the space architecture and procure new technologies align with plans to modernize the military space business, Space News reported Monday…
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DHS S&T Applies Machine Learning Approach to Visual Drone Detection

The Department of Homeland Security is combining machine learning with video technology to boost the precision of visual drone detection. DHS said Friday it is working with Sandia National Laboratories to explore temporal frequency analysis, an approach focusing on an image’s pixel fluctuation…
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USAF Launches Third Military Bug Bounty Program

The U.S. Air Force has announced the third iteration of a program aiming to identify vulnerabilities within the military’s cyber space. The Hack the Air Force 3.0 bug bounty program invites computer experts from 191 countries to examine USAF websites for weaknesses through Nov…
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Air Force to Extend Space Training, Require Top Security Clearance

Brig. Gen. DeAnna Burt, U.S. Air Force Space Command director of operations and communications, recently announced that the Undergraduate Space Training program is being expanded from 77 days to 111 days, Federal News Network reported…
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Quantum Economic Development Consortium Proceeds to Second Meeting, Nominates Leaders

An SRI International-led consortium established to advance quantum science studies in the U.S. recently held its second meeting and selected its potential leaders, FCW reported Monday. Carl Williams, deputy director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Physical Measurement Laboratory, unveiled at the meeting that 34 companies have expressed interest in joining the Quantum Economic Development Consortium to seek support for their quantum computing research…
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