Posts from GovConDaily for 03/15/2017

SSL-Managed MDA Division Gets NASA Recognition for ISS Robotic Servicing Support; Rich White Comments

A Space Systems Loral-managed division of MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates has received recognition from NASA for its support on a January robotic servicing mission at the International Space Station…
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Rockwell Collins to Facilitate Cross-Platform Data Link Comms Under DIUx Deal

Rockwell Collins has landed a Digitally Aided Close Air Support contract from the Defense Department‘s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental to facilitate cross-platform data link functions for mobile devices…
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NIST Leads Federal Effort to Assess, Reduce Windstorm Impacts

The National Institute of Standards and Technology will spearhead a federal program that aims to study wind behavior in a push to cut the risk of loss of life and property damage from windstorms. NIST said Tuesday the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program covers three long-term strategic goals along with 14 key objectives and seven research priorities that will help facilitate the implementation of the strategies…
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US, Pacific Allies to Discuss F-35 at Hawaii Symposium

The Pacific Air Forces is hosting a two-day inaugural F-35 symposium in Hawaii for U.S. allies and partners in the Pacific region to discuss efforts related to the Lockheed Martin-built joint strike fighter aircraft…
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18F Releases Web Design Guidelines & Code Resource for Govt Developers

The General Services Administration‘s 18F organization has unveiled an open source library of web design guidelines and code intended for government designers and developers. Will Sullivan, an 18F product lead, wrote in a blog entry posted Monday that the first version of the U…
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GAO: US Opened $837B in WTO Trade Pact-Covered Govt Procurement Contracts to Foreign Competition in 2010

The Government Accountability Office has found that the U.S. opened $837 billion in contracts to foreign competition during 2010 under the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Government Procurement compared with $381 billion in combined GPA-covered contracts that the next five largest trading partners reported in the same year…
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99 Student Teams to Take Part in NASA’s Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Ninety-nine student teams from high schools and universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Brazil and other countries will participate in NASA’s three-day Human Exploration Rover Challenge that will kick off March 30 at the U…
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State Dept’s Susan Thornton: Trump Administration Has Own Strategic Plan for APAC

A State Department official has said that President Donald Trump’s administration will formulate its own strategy for the Asia-Pacific region, Defense News reported Tuesday. Aaron Mehta writes Susan Thornton, acting assistant secretary of state, told reporters Monday that the Trump administration will continue to “remain engaged and active in Asia…
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DHS Tests Face Recognition Algorithms for Law Enforcement Applications

The Department of Homeland Security has tested face recognition algorithms using video data to support potential law enforcement applications. DHS said Tuesday its science and technology directorate worked with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to independently evaluate 36 face recognition algorithms as part of the Face in Video Evaluation program…
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VIDEO: SeaRAM Anti-Ship Missile Defense System

The innovative SeaRAM system combines key attributes of the Phalanx® close-in weapon system and the RAM™ guided weapon system. Discover how this system provides the highest level of ship self-defense…
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