Posts from GovConDaily 01/30/2017

Dmitri Alperovitch, CrowdStrike Co-Founder and CTO, Named to 2017 Wash100 for Cyber Conversation Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder and chief technology officer of California-based cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, as an inductee into the 2017 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena…
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SEC COO Jeffery Heslop to Step Down in February, Kenneth Johnson Named Acting COO

Jeffery Heslop, chief operating officer of the Securities and Exchange Commission since 2010, is due to leave SEC next month. SEC Chief Financial Officer Kenneth Johnson will succeed Heslop on an acting basis after the latter steps down, the commission said Friday…
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Proposed Bill Would Require NASA to Develop Long-Range Human Spaceflight Strategy

Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. John Culberson, both Republicans from Texas, have introduced a bill that would require NASA to craft a strategic plan for human space exploration missions. Cornyn’s office said Tuesday the Mapping a New and Innovative Focus on our Exploration Strategy for Human Spaceflight Act seeks to designate astronaut landing on Mars as NASA’s long-term exploration goal…
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VA Exempts Contracting, Healthcare Positions from Trump’s Federal Hiring Freeze

The Department of Veterans Affairs has exempted contracting, construction and project management professionals from the federal hiring freeze as VA starts construction projects and leases at over 20 medical centers and health facilities, Federal News Radio reported Friday…
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FCC White Paper Outlines Plan to Mitigate Cyber Risks

The Federal Communications Commission has published a white paper that details FCC’s strategy to help the telecommunications sector address cybersecurity risks. FCC aims to promote cyber risk management best practices; urge providers to incorporate cyber during the development of new products and services; and tighten network outage and data breach reporting requirements, according to the white paper published Jan…
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Navy, Nammo’s US Subsidiary Form Rocket Motor, Warhead Manufacturing Partnership

The Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Indian Head explosive ordnance disposal technology division has partnered with Nammo Group‘s U.S.-based subsidiary Nammo Energetics Indian Head to produce rocket motors and warheads…
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NASA Launches Experiment to Measure Cosmic Radiation at High Altitudes

Scientists at NASA collected measurements of cosmic radiation at high altitudes as part of an experiment that involved the use of two instrument payloads aboard a helium-filled balloon. NASA launched the Radiation Dosimetry Experiment in September 2015 at Fort Sumner in New Mexico to bring RaySure and Teledyne TID detectors into the stratosphere to measure cosmic radiation that comes from the sun and interstellar space at altitudes between 26,000 and over 120,000 feet above Earth, NASA said Friday…
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Huntington Ingalls Authenticates Keel of 8th National Security Cutter for Coast Guard

Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ Ingalls Shipbuilding division held a keel-authentication ceremony for the U.S. Coast Guard‘s eighth Legend-class national security cutter Midgett. HII said Friday the vessel is named after John Allen Midgett, who received the silver cup from the U…
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VIDEO: Salesforce Speaks: Top 5 Trends at #NRF17

Watch Salesforce’s Rob Garf, VP, Industry Strategy & Insights, Commerce Cloud and Colin Fleming, VP, Corporate & Industry Marketing discuss the top five trends at the National Retail Federation’s 2017 Convention & EXPO…
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