Posts from GovConDaily 02/01/2017

Tory Bruno, United Launch Alliance CEO, Named to Wash100 for Rocket Development & Customer Interface Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to announce Tory Bruno, president and CEO of United Launch Alliance, as an inductee into the 2017 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena…
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William Sullivan on Cloudera Public Sector Arm’s Staff Growth & Agencies’ Data Management Priorities

William Sullivan, a nearly two-decade GovCon industry veteran, joined global software services provider Cloudera March 2016 as vice president and general manager for public sector operations in North America to help drive the company’s open source offerings for agencies…
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Navy Partners With Microsoft, Johns Hopkins APL to Identify Naval Uses for Augmented Reality Tools

Representatives from Microsoft and Johns Hopkins University met with members of the disruptive technology laboratory at Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Carderock division in Maryland to tackle augmented reality technology platforms and its potential naval applications, the Navy reported Tuesday…
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GAO: GSA Should Notify Tenant Agencies of Foreign-Owned Buildings

The Government Accountability Office has called on the General Services Administration to inform tenant agencies if their high-security leased offices are owned by foreign companies. GAO said in report published Monday it found that GSA leases high-security space from foreign owners in 20 buildings for 26 tenant agencies, including organizations that perform  classified operations and store sensitive data…
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Jason Smolanoff Named Kroll Senior Managing Director, Leader for Global Cyber Practice

Jason Smolanoff, a former CEO of CISO Advisory & Investigations and a 12-year FBI veteran, has been appointed senior managing director at Kroll and leader of the company’s  global cyber security practice…
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New Bill Seeks 3.2% Federal Employee Pay Raise for 2018

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Virginia) has introduced a bill that aims to increase the salary of federal employees by up to 3.2 percent in 2018, Government Executive reported Tuesday. Eric Katz writes the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates Act seeks a 2 percent boost to federal workers’ base pay and a 1…
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ThreatConnect Adds Analytic Features to Intell-Based Security Platform

ThreatConnect has integrated two new analytics features into the company’s intelligence-based cybersecurity platform in an effort to make threat intelligence more quantifiable. The company said Tuesday it developed the ThreatAssess and Collective Analytics Layer  tools for analysts to collect enough data for decision-making and reduce time spent on false positives or irrelevant information…
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Executive Mosaic Expands Tysons Corner, VA Office and Doubles Sales Team

Tysons Corner, VA, Feb. 1, 2017 – Executive Mosaic has expanded its Tysons Corner, Virginia office space by 40% due to the rapid expansion the company is experiencing with the launch of the ArchIntel Daily Intelligence Brief…
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White House Details Exemptions to Federal Hiring Freeze

The White House has issued new guidance to provide federal agencies information on exemptions permitted under the hiring freeze on federal civilian positions and instructions on how agencies can ask for exemptions from the Office of Personnel Management…
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Air Force Taps PTC for Supply Chain Mgmt Support

PTC will provide a service parts management platform to the U.S. Air Force in an effort to help the military branch manage supply chain planning and weapon systems support activities at Air Force Sustainment Centers worldwide…
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IDC’s Alan Webber: Cloud, Analytics Among Tech Platforms to Play a Role in Digital Govt

Alan Webber, research director at IDC Government Insights, told Cisco in an interview published Monday that cloud computing, big data and analytics, internet of things, mobility, user experience and identity and security are the six technology platforms that will play a role in digital government…
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VIDEO: A Nose For Danger | K9’s sniff out dangerous explosives

Marines and their K-9’s with 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, train to search for explosives during specialized obedience training at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The dogs and their handlers use a combined set of keen senses to spot and sniff out dangerous explosives that might otherwise go unnoticed on the battlefield…
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