Posts from GovConDaily for 12/29/2017

THE TOP 17 GOVCON DAILY ARTICLES FOR 2017

For an end of year wrap-up, we are publishing the top 17 GovCon Daily stories for 2017. These articles were reviewed and analyzed to be the 17 stories with the highest readership for this year.
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#1 – Bloomberg: Air Force Halts Air Operations Network Modernization Program

The U.S. Air Force has asked Northrop Grumman to cease development work on the air operations center modernization program “until further notice,” Bloomberg reported Friday. Anthony Capaccio writes the stop-work request took effect Wednesday after the Senate Armed Services Committee refused to pass a plan to reprogram $66 million in funds from other accounts to pay for a part of the AOC 10…
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#2 – Brig. Gen. Scott Dingle to Lead Army Regional Health Command-Atlantic

Brig. Gen. R. Scott Dingle, deputy chief of staff for staff operations at the U.S. Army Medical Command, has been named commanding general of the military branch’s Regional Health Command-Atlantic, the Defense Department announced Tuesday…
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#3 – Army Intell Officer Maj. Gen. Scott Berrier Named Military Deputy to DIA Director

Maj. Gen. Scott Berrier, commanding general and commandant of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca in Arizona, will assume the role of military deputy to the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency…
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#4 – White House Lifts Federal Hiring Freeze Following Release of OMB Govt Restructuring Guidance

The White House has lifted the federal hiring freeze after the Office of Management and Budget issued new guidance that recommends measures for agencies on how to reduce the federal workforce’s size, restructure missions and evaluate employee performance, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday…
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#5 – Textron Systems CEO Ellen Lord to Be Nominated as Pentagon Acquisition Chief

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Ellen Lord, president and CEO of Textron Systems, as undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics at the Defense Department, the White House announced Tuesday…
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#6 – President Trump to Nominate ViraCyte’s Brett Giroir as HHS Assistant Secretary for Health

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Brett Giroir, president and CEO of biopharmaceutical company ViraCyte, as assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services. The White House said Friday that Giroir previously held the roles of executive vice president and CEO at the Texas A&M Health Science Center and as director of the defense science office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency…
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#7 – President Trump to Nominate Kari Bingen, Robert Story Karem to DoD Leadership Roles

President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate Kari Bingen, a policy director for the House Armed Services Committee, as principal deputy defense undersecretary for intelligence at the Defense Department, The Hill reported Tuesday…
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#8 – Andrea Thompson to Serve as Nat’l Security Adviser to Mike Pence, Deputy Asst to Trump

Andrea Thompson, a retired U.S. Army colonel and former national security adviser to the House Homeland Security Committee, will assume the roles of deputy assistant to the president and national security adviser to the vice president…
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#9 – Maj. Gen. Scottie Carpenter Named Army Reserve Command Deputy Commanding General

Maj. Gen. Scottie Carpenter, commander of the U.S. Army Reserve‘s 84th Training Command, has been appointed as deputy commanding general of the Army Reserve Command and the Army Reserve unit within the Army Forces Command, the Defense Department said Monday…
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#10 – Capt. Gisele Bonitz Named Space & Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific Commanding Officer

Capt. Gisele Bonitz, executive officer of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, has been appointed commanding officer of SSS Pacific. She took over the post from Capt. Kurt Rothenhaus, who has been SSC Pacific’s commanding officer since 2013, during a change-of-command ceremony held Monday at SSC Pacific in San Diego, the U…
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#11 – DARPA Appoints Steven Walker Full-Time Director

Steven Walker, formerly deputy director and acting director at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has been appointed to lead DARPA on a full-time basis. He succeeds Arati Prabhakar, who left DARPA in January and now serves as a fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the agency said Wednesday…
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#12 – Vice Adm. Dixon Smith, Rear Adm. Mary Jackson Nominated for New Navy Leadership Roles

President Barack Obama has nominated Vice Adm. Dixon Smith as deputy chief of naval operations for fleet and readiness at the U.S. Navy and Rear Adm. Mary Jackson as commander of the Navy Installations Command…
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#13 – House Oversight Panel OKs Bill to Restrict Use of LPTA-Based Contracts in Federal Procurements

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has passed a bill that would limit the use of “lowest price, technically acceptable” methods by federal agencies in the procurement of technology platforms and services, Nextgov reported Wednesday…
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#14 – 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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#15 – Trump to Nominate Kearney & Co. Partner David Norquist as DoD Comptroller

President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate David Norquist, a partner at Alexandria, Virginia-based certified public accounting firm Kearney and Co., as defense undersecretary, comptroller. Trump revealed his plans to name Norquist and five other individuals to several positions at the Defense Department in a news release published Thursday…
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#16 – President Trump to Nominate Thomas Modly for Navy Undersecretary Post

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Thomas Modly, managing director at PwC‘s global government and public services business, as undersecretary of the U.S. Navy, the White House announced Saturday…
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#17 – Report: DoD Says Contractors Must Have ‘System Security Plans’ by Year’s End

A spokesman for the Defense Department has said defense contractors must have “system security plans” in place by Dec. 31 to comply with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s federal data protection regulations, Defense One reported Wednesday…
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