Posts from GovConDaily for 02/26/2016

DoD Health Lead Jonathan Woodson Selected Into 2016 Wash100 for DHMSM Program & DHA Startup Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Jonathan Woodson, assistant defense secretary for health affairs, for the second consecutive year, as an inductee into the 2016 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena…
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February 26 Market Close: GovCon Index Notches Slight Decline on Inflation Data

The GovCon Index posted a nominal decline of 0.082 points to 72.487 Friday, which puts the GCI at a gain of 1.538 percent for the week as markets continue to try to shake off turbulence from commodity price declines and uncertain economic prospects…
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James Clapper: US Faces Cyber Espionage, Counterspace Weapon Systems Among Global Threats

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said the increasing adoption of Internet of Things-based devices and artificial intelligence could both bring new opportunities for intelligence collection and challenges to the U…
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DARPA’s Arati Prabhakar: US Can Maintain Military Edge Through Continuous R&D Investments

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Arati Prabhakar has said the U.S. should continuously invest in science and technology in order to maintain its military advantage as foreign powers strengthen their research and development efforts, DoD News reported Wednesday…
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Karen Dyson: Army FY 2017 Budget Plan Focuses on Military Readiness

Lt. Gen. Karen Dyson, military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for financial management and comptroller, has outlined the service’s focus on readiness as a priority in its fiscal year 2017 budget plan…
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Bill Evanina Updates House Panel on ODNI’s Security Clearance Reform Efforts

Bill Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, has provided lawmakers an update on the efforts of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s NCSC to introduce reforms to the security clearance investigation process…
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Jeff Babione: Lockheed Can Handle F-35 Block Buy in FY 2017

Lockheed Martin has said it maintains the capability to produce F-35 fighter jets to fulfill a potential block buy from the program’s international partners in fiscal year 2017, Defense News reported Thursday…
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Ashton Carter: DoD’s FY 2017 Budget Request Seeks to Address 5 Strategic Challenges

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the Defense Department’s proposed budget of $582.7 billion for fiscal 2017 is based on the assessment of the five strategic challenges the U.S. currently faces…
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