Monday Morning News Kick Off: Big Data Challenges; New BYOD Guidelines, Agencies to Trim Paperwork; and SAIC and Lockheed Win Big DoD Contracts - (Archived)

Welcome to the Monday morning news kick off post from the FedPulse blog.  We would like to thank everyone who attended the Market Connections/Government Marketing Forum 2013 Contractor Outlook Event last Thursday.  It was a spectacular panel discussion that showcased what it takes to be a winning government contractor in today’s business climate.  Stay tuned for more posts containing media coverage and photos from the event.  In the meantime, here’s the next round of all the actionable news you need to kick-start the workweek.

Big Data Presents Unique Challenges to Agencies

Big data may be on everyone’s lips, but as agencies begin to think about how to manage, leverage and store large volumes of information, few have given much thought to actual challenges that may arise.

Agencies Told to Trim Paperwork

Federal agencies should take additional steps to reduce paperwork in easing the overall burden of regulations on business, the public and federal employees, according to the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

Digital Strategy Group Developing BYOD Guidelines

A cross-government team is developing guidance for policies that will allow employees to use their own smartphones and tablets for work, according to Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel.

Small Firms ‘Stiffed’ on Subcontracts, Survey Says

Small professional services and IT companies often help prime contractors prepare contract bids but then do not receive the expected benefits of the business, according to a recent American Express OPEN survey.

Air Force Seeks Engineer for Drone Control System

The Air Force is seeking engineers to develop and test software for the computer system that controls drones and tracks unmanned aerial targets.

More Industry Leaders Ask Government to Take a New Approach to Commercial SATCOM

Intelsat General recently ran an illuminating post that asks the military to reconsider how it acquires commercial SATCOM.

SAIC Awarded $36 Million Task Order by United States Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center -Space Logistics Directorate

SAIC announced it was awarded a task order by the United States Air Force (USAF) Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) – Space Logistics Directorate (SL) to provide consolidated logistics management support (CLMS) in support of the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC).

Lockheed Martin Selected To Deliver Major Improvements To DOD’s ISR Information Sharing Capabilities

The DoD’s Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) awarded Lockheed Martin a $2.6 million contract to upgrade the DCGS Integration Backbone, or DIB, the software infrastructure that allows intelligence sharing between national agencies, coalition partners and military services.


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