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Perspecta Labs Receives NAVAIR Award to Mature and Enhance 1553 Bus Defender Solution; Petros Mouchtaris Quoted

Perspecta announced on Tuesday that its innovative applied research arm, Perspecta Labs has been awarded a one-year, one million dollar contract from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to enhance and mature its Bus Defender solution for operational testing in airborne platforms.

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VA IG: Dept’s IT Office Must Implement Mobile Configuration Mgmt, App Blacklisting Procedures

The Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General has found that while the agency’s Office of Information Technology enforced proper mobile security measures, there were certain issues in the fortification of its network infrastructure.

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Emily Murphy Highlights GSA Data-Driven Progress

Emily Murphy, administrator of the General Services Administration and a 2019 Wash100 awardee, presented about the agency's use of data to inform decision making during the 2019 ACT-IAC ImagineNation ELC conference, FCW reported Wednesday. GSA's acquisition dashboard has so far helped GSA quantify acquisition progress including the Federal Acquisition Service' record-setting performance this year, she noted.

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Carol Harris, Nick Marinos to Assume FITARA, Census Responsibilities at GAO

Dave Powner, the departing director of information technology issues at the Government Accountability Office, will hand over his Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act-related responsibilities to Carol Harris, director for IT acquisition management issues at GAO, Meritalk reported Tuesday. Nick Marinos, GAO’s director of cybersecurity and information management, will assume Powner’s responsibilities …

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GAO’s Dave Powner: Federal Govt Should Strengthen CIO Authorities

Dave Powner, the departing information technology director at the Government Accountability Office, told Nextgov in an interview published Friday that he thinks the government should continue to establish “strong governance” over IT acquisitions and strengthen the authorities of agency chief information officers. “I think the big thing that you need to …

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