Posts from GovConDaily for 01/30/2018

Gen. Joseph Dunford, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Inducted Into 2018 Wash100 for Leadership in International Relations

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as the newest inductee into the 2018 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena — for his extensive work on improving the United States’ relationships with other countries and their defense leaders through collaborative policy implementation…
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Jonathan Alboum Named Public Sector CTO at Veritas Technologies

Jonathan Alboum, former chief information officer at the Agriculture Department, has joined Veritas Technologies as chief technology officer of the Mountain View, California-based data management company’s public sector business…
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Marine Corps Seeks Industry Input on Man-Portable Laser-Targeting Technology

The U.S. Marine Corps seeks industry input for the potential acquisition of a man-portable rapid laser-targeting platform that integrates three currently used systems. The Marine Corps Systems Command considers a two-phased approach to full operational capacity for the Next Generation Handheld Targeting System, the Marines said through a Federal Business Opportunities sources-sought notice posted Wednesday…
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Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn: DISA’s Mission Partner Engagement Model Helps Provide Aid to Clients

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, has said he believes the current DISA structure better supports clients because of the agency’s mission partner engagement model…
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IndraSoft to Support Census Bureau Fingerprinting Operations Under $64M Task Order

IndraSoft has received a multiyear $64 million task order to help the U.S. Census Bureau manage its fingerprinting and identity proofing operations to prepare for the next decennial count. The company said Friday it will support the bureau’s 2018 End-to-End Census Test and 2020 Decennial Census activities across the continental U…
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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Talks Satcom as a Service, Wideband Global Satcom at Kratos Podcast

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, said in a Kratos Defense & Security Solutions podcast aired Wednesday that satellite communications as a service works to provide military and commercial users with a “full end-to-end” communications capability…
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Army Experiences Fielding Delays on Active Protection Systems for Fighting Vehicle Fleet

The U.S. Army faces up to an eight-month delay on its fielding of active protection systems designed to defend fighting vehicles from potential missile threats, Defense News reported Monday. The service branch selected three platforms for an interim APS system requirement for the Abrams, Stryker and Bradley combat vehicles which would undergo assess off-the-shelf activities to fill the operational need…
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Brig. Gen. Michael Schmidt Named Air Force C3I & Networks PEO

Brig. Gen. Michael Schmidt, program executive officer for fighters and bombers at the U.S. Air Force, has been assigned to a new role as the service branch’s PEO for command, control, communications, intelligence and networks, the Defense Department announced Monday…
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Report: White House Postpones Additional Sanctions on Russia

The Trump administration has decided to delay the enforcement of new sanctions on Russia despite the passage of a law in 2017 that seeks to penalize the country for its interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, Reuters reported Monday…
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Rear Adm. Tom Druggan Assigned to MDA as Aegis BMD Program Director

U.S. Navy Rear. Adm. Tom Druggan, commander of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, has been appointed director of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System program at the Missile Defense Agency, the Defense Department said Monday…
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Jacobs’ Steve Demetriou, Terry Hagen to Talk at Cowen Aerospace/Defense & Industrials Conference

Steve Demetriou, chairman and CEO of Jacobs Engineering Group, and Terry Hagen, president of the company’s aerospace and technology group, are scheduled to speak on Feb. 8 at the 39th annual Cowen Aerospace/Defense & Industrials Conference in New York…
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Carlos Del Toro Elected White House Fellows Foundation & Association President

Carlos Del Toro, president and CEO of SBG Technology Solutions, has been elected president of the White House Fellows Foundation and Association. Del Toro will be a part of the President’s Commission on White House Fellows and aims to help increase collaboration between alumni, commissioners, fellows and stakeholders who support the White House Fellows program, SBG said Monday…
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VIDEO: CMC’s Message to the Force | Execute

The Commandant of the Marine Corps’ 2018 Message to the Force titled ‘Execute’ is centered around three themes: Live the title you’ve earned, hone your warfighter mindset, and strive to become “admirable” leaders…
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