Posts from GovConDaily for 02/14/2018

VMware’s Bill Rowan: Agencies Need Exit Strategy to Streamline Transition Across Multiple Cloud Services

Bill Rowan, vice president of federal sales at VMware, told MeriTalk in an interview published Tuesday that federal agencies should have an exit strategy that would enable them to transition applications from one cloud service provider to another in order to facilitate the migration process and minimize disruption…
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NASA OKs 3D Lidar Tech for Restore-L Satellite Servicer Demo

NASA has decided to use a three-dimensional light detection and ranging system for an agency project that seeks to demonstrate an autonomous satellite servicing platform. The agency said Tuesday its Satellite Servicing Projects Division baselined the Kodiak lidar system to transmit images and distance-ranging data during the Restore-L demonstration…
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Air Force Unveils Plans to Maintain Bomber Fleet

The U.S. Air Force has detailed its plans to update its existing bomber fleet and acquire new aircraft in the fiscal year 2019 budget request. The military branch said Monday it aims to modernize the B-52 Stratofortress fleet; continue installing upgrades on the B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit aircraft; and acquire the future B-21 Raider planes…
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Paul Parker Named Chief Technologist for SolarWinds’ Federal & Natl Govt Business

Paul Parker, a 22-year information technology industry veteran, has joined SolarWinds as chief technologist of federal and national government business at the Austin, Texas-based IT infrastructure software maker…
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Honeywell Opens Dubai-Based Industrial Cybersecurity Hub

​Honeywell has opened a facility in Dubai, United Arab Emirates that will function as a test environment for network systems and a cyber defense training ground. The company said Tuesday its industrial cybersecurity center of excellence seeks to help customers address potential vulnerabilities and threats in process control networks as well as to train clients on attack simulation…
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Ryan McCarthy: Army Modernization Command Needs CTO to Inform Investment Decisions

Ryan McCarthy, U.S. Army undersecretary, has said the service needs a chief scientist for its new modernization command that will work with acquisition managers and soldiers and help with investment decisions, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday…
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Air Force Begins GPS III Phase 2 Production Contract Solicitation

The U.S. Air Force has issued a request for proposals for the second phase of a program that seeks to procure 22 GPS III satellites. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says the service will award a fixed-price-incentive contract to build the GPS III space vehicles and expects production work to begin in fiscal year 2019…
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Report: Navy Eyes Fleet Size Increase of 45 Ships Under 5-Year Plan

The U.S. Navy plans to increase its fleet size by 45 ships and aims to achieve a 31 percent rise in the number of deployed vessels in the next five years, USNI News reported Monday. The service would have a fleet of 326 ships by fiscal 2023 through its five-year shipbuilding plan…
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Symantec Obtains FedRAMP Authorization for Cloud-Based Email Security Service

Symantec has received certification from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to offer a cloud-based email security service to government agencies. Chris Townsend, vice president pf Symantec’s federal business, wrote in a blog entry posted Tuesday that the Symantec Email Security Service-Government offering works to help users protect messages delivered via Microsoft Office 365 and Exchange as well as Google‘s Gmail…
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Telos VP Paul Capasso Named to AFC4A Cyberspace Operations & Support Hall of Fame

Paul Capasso, a 33-year U.S. Air Force veteran and vice president of strategic programs at Telos, has been named to Air Force Command, Control, Communications and Computers Association’s Cyberspace Operations and Support Hall of Fame…
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VIDEO: 75th Anniversary of the United States Marine Corps Women’s Reserve

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the United States Marine Corps Women’s Reserve.
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