Mitre to Continue as Operator of Center for Enterprise Modernization Under Treasury Dept. Award

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 12, 2018 — Mitre has received a contract extension from the Treasury Department for the operation of a federally funded research and development center through 2023, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

The nonprofit organization said Wednesday it will continue its work to operate the Center for Enterprise Modernization, which provides data-driven analysis, integration, systems engineering and decision services in support of government agencies.

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DynCorp Gets $67M USAF Contract Extension for War Reserve Materiel Sustainment

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 12, 2018 — DynCorp International will work with the Air Forces Central Command in the sustainment of war reserve materiel under a $66.7M contract modification exercised by the U.S. Air Force, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

The company said Wednesday the modification is for the second option year of a previously awarded contract, with work locations at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina as well as in Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

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Jacobs Secures DOE Contract Extension for Hanford Site, Columbia River Cleanup

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 12, 2018 — Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) will continue to support the Energy Department‘s environmental remediation operations along the Columbia River...

Boeing’s Ventures Unit Invests in Satellite Propulsion System Maker

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 12, 2018 — Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) ventures arm has placed an investment with Accion Systems in support of the latter’s effort to expand the production of new propulsion systems for space vehicles, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

The partnership between Boeing HorizonX Ventures and Accion is aimed to advance satellite capabilities for future missions in deep space as well as low and medium Earth orbit and give the startup access to Boeing’s resources to further the development of the Tiled Ionic Liquid Electrospray system, the aerospace and defense firm said Wednesday.

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Get smart: How data is changing the way we move around cities

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Get smart: How data is changing the way we move around cities By Massimiliano Claps Oct 11, 2018

From global mega-cities to mid-size regional centers, urban populations continue to grow, causing strain on energy and transportation infrastructure and public services such as health care. Visionary leaders are embracing the challenge to innovate city ecosystems as they compete for businesses and talent. Smart cities will be those that simultaneously improve quality of life and foster economic growth. They invest in intelligent digital solutions that align with the strategic livability and prosperity goals and engage  with high-tech partners that empower data-driven business model innovation to reimagine public services and urban sustainability.

Integrated mobility is an industry mega-trend that encompasses many aspects of how citizens and businesses connect to their cities. The future of city mobility will be connected, autonomous, shared and electric. Moving people and goods around the city will be

Giving workers the power to automate

Giving workers the power to automateBy Matt Leonard Oct 11, 2018

Just like Excel or PowerPoint, robotic process automation software will improve the way employees do their daily work, according to National Science Foundation officials who have started to implement the technology.

“It’s basically just this software that you have on your desktop that can do manual work and transactional work,” NSF Deputy CFO Mike Wetklow said. Employees are very excited about the technology, especially those that have a lot of manual data-entry work, he said at an Oct. 11 event hosted by Government Executive and NextGov.

NSF conducted a pilot last year and is currently working toward spreading the technology across the agency.

CIO Dorothy Aronson told GCN that NSF expects employees to be able to make their own bots within the year. “It depends a lot on their eagerness to adjust,” she said.

“I believe that people throughout

Aerial photos best satellite imagery for Durham public works

Aerial photos best satellite imagery for Durham public worksBy Stephanie Kanowitz Oct 11, 2018

To better map the city -- and track its recent growth boom -- Durham, N.C., replaced its satellite imagery with high-resolution aerial imagery available through the cloud.

Specifically, the city's Public Works Department uses aerial imagery from Nearmap to better map and bill residents and businesses for impervious properties -- those areas such as buildings, pavement and gravel that impede absorbtion of rainfall and result in surface runoff. The money goes to the city’s $16 million-a-year Stormwater Utility Fee fund.

“Right now, we have about half a billion square feet of impervious area that we monitor, and we have to break that out by parcels,” said Durham GIS Administrator Edward Cherry, adding that there are about 90,000 parcels.  Without any imagery, the information would have to be assembled from site visits and construction plans.

Previously Durham

Booz Allen Names New Board Members Michele Flournoy & Ellen Jewett

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 11, 2018 — Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has added former Defense Department official and WestExec Advisors Co-Founder Michele Flournoy as well as Goldman Sachs veteran Ellen Jewett to the management and technology consulting firm’s board of directors, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday.

The company said Tuesday new compensation committee member Flournoy’s appointment is effective Oct. 24, while Jewett will officially join the board and the audit committee on Oct. 25 — both of which will precede the retirement of long-time board member Philip Odeen on March 31, 2019.

Flournoy is a past Wash100 awardee.

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General Dynamics Lists Google Cloud Products Among IT Schedule 70 Offerings; Yogesh Khanna Quoted

Yogesh Khanna

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 11, 2018 — General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) information technology business has added Google (Nasdaq: GOOGL) cloud products and services to its offerings through the General Services Administration‘s IT Schedule 70 contract vehicle, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 26.

Google Cloud Platform will be available to General Dynamics Information Technology customers in all U.S. regions under IT Schedule 70’s Special Item Number 132-40 for cloud computing services, the latter company said Sept. 25.

Yogesh Khanna, chief technology officer of GDIT, added that the company will work to expand its solutions portfolio for the federal market with the addition of Google’s “prepackaged and build-your-own” cloud technologies.

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CenturyLink Offers Connectivity Platform for Cloud & Data Center Workloads

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 11, 2018 — CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has unveiled a new hybrid cloud connectivity service built on a software-based networking platform as part of its Cloud Connect portfolio of offerings for government and enterprise customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday.

The company said Tuesday Cloud Connect Dynamic Connections works to enable users to self-provision connections between their data centers and cloud service providers, with Amazon Web Services‘ AWS GovCloud (US) as one of the options, using an application programming interface or secure portal.

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