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Accenture’s Dominic Delmolino: IT Modernization a Top Priority for Feds in 2019

Dominic Delmolino, chief technology officer at Accenture’s federal services business, has said the government is likely to make information technology modernization its top priority in 2019. “In today’s complex and dynamic environment, IT must lead the way. The relationship between technology and mission outcomes has never been stronger,” he told …

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Hortonworks’ Shaun Bierweiler: Federal Gov’t to Advance Data Management ‘At the Edge’ in 2019

Shaun Bierweiler, vice president of U.S. public sector at Hortonworks, has predicted the federal government will implement this year a new policy to manage data “at the edge.” “Capturing data at the edge and being able to get [artificial intelligence and machine learning] faster with real-time capabilities and security is …

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Honeywell to Help Update Air Force Building Systems Under Energy Savings Performance Contract

Honeywell will support modernization of building control systems at a U.S. Air Force installation in South Korea through a $28M infrastructure upgrade project to be funded under a 25-year energy savings performance contract. The company said Wednesday it will update Kunsan Air Base’s water, lighting and temperature management systems as well as install new …

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Five Companies to Demo Rifle Prototypes for Army

Five companies will demonstrate automatic rifle prototypes in June as part of a competition to replace the U.S. Army‘s standard M16/M4 weapon and light machine gun, Military Times reported Thursday. The Army selected General Dynamics‘ ordnance and tactical systems unit, Textron’s AAI subsidiary, FN America, PCP Tactical and Sig Sauer last year to participate in the Next …

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Boeing’s Leanne Caret, Engility’s Lynn Dugle on Challenges Facing Women in Defense Industry

Women now hold senior leadership roles at top defense contractors and among them are Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing’s defense, space and security business, and Engility CEO Lynn Dugle, Politico reported Wednesday. Caret noted that women continue to encounter challenges in the defense sector, which she considers are …

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Coalfire’s Federal Group Obtains CMMI Level 3 Rating; Bill Malone Quoted

Coalfire‘s federal arm has received a level 3 appraisal under the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration program in recognition of standard business processes within the unit. The company said Wednesday Ace Guides reviewed Coalfire’s set of internal processes, procedures and practices that served as the basis for the rating. Bill Malone, …

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Raytheon’s Todd Probert: DoD Could Look to Commercial Software Dev’t to Speed Up Weapons Procurement

Todd Probert, vice president of mission support and modernization at Raytheon, told C4ISRNET that one of the trends he expects to see in 2019 is the Department of Defense’s move to accelerate the acquisition of weapons systems through commercial software development model. “I see 2019 as the point when the …

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Fortinet Named Founding Partner of WEF Center for Cybersecurity; Ken Xie Quoted

Fortinet has joined the World Economic Forum’s Center for Cybersecurity as a founding partner in a move to help deter cyber crime. WEF established the center to encourage collaboration among members of industry, government, international organizations, academia and civil society to address global cybersecurity challenges, Fortinet said Wednesday. Ken Xie, CEO …

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SBA Continues to Promote Federal Contracting Opportunities for Women-Owned Businesses

The Small Business Administration is working with industry partners to help women-owned companies pursue contracts in the federal government, Federal News Network reported Wednesday. SBA partnered with the Women Impacting Public Policy group and American Express to continue the ChallengeHER program that offers female small business owners a crash-course to …

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Massachusetts Transit Agency Orders BAE-Made Hybrid Electric Propulsion Tech

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has selected BAE Systems to provide extended-range propulsion systems to power new hybrid electric buses in Boston. BAE said Wednesday it will supply 194 Series-ER systems in an effort to help MBTA address emission reduction and noise pollution goals for the city’s transit bus routes. Series-ER’s battery is rechargeable …

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