Posts from GovConDaily 05/17/2017

CACI to Extend NAVFAC Cybersecurity Support; Ken Asbury Comments

CACI International has secured a two-year, $21 million task order from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic to perform cybersecurity systems support for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command…
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Homeland Security Tools Available to Private Sector

The Department of Homeland Security’s Transition to Practice office has helped make dozens of technologies developed by government labs or research partners commercially viable, including eight tools licensed by private companies, 15 tools piloted within government or the private sector, and five offered as open source code, said Program Manager Nadia Carlsten Tuesday…
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VA Issues Mobile Navigation App RFI

The Department of Veterans Affairs has begun its search for potential contractors that can deliver an application designed to provide veterans and their families outdoor and indoor navigation support at VA’s medical facilities…
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NASA to Develop Space-Based Sodium Lidar for Mesosphere Research Project

A team of engineers and scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has obtained  federal funds to develop a sodium light detection and ranging technology for the space agency to study Earth’s mesosphere…
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USSOCOM, DoD Strategic Capabilities Office to Collaborate on Drone Tech Advancement Effort

The Special Operations Command has partnered with the Defense Department‘s Strategic Capabilities Office to establish an organization dedicated to the advancement of drone technologies, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday…
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Carahsoft, CloudPassage Partner to Offer Workload Security Platform in Public Sector

CloudPassage has partnered with Carahsoft to offer on-demand server and workload security service to the public sector through the latter’s positions on the General Services Administration Schedule 70 and NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement contract vehicles…
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GAO: Rapid ‘Internet of Things’ Adoption Could Pose Security Risks

The Government Accountability Office has warned that the rapid emergence of internet-of-things technologies could present challenges in the areas of information security, privacy, safety, technical standards and economy…
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Aerojet Rocketdyne Conducts Hot Fire Tests on 3D-Printed Engine

Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed a series of hot fire tests on its liquid-fueled rocket engine that was built through additive manufacturing or 3D printing. The company said Monday the activity was funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and involved 17 tests that validated the Bantam rocket engine’s performance, durability and reusability…
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CAE Completes Helicopter Simulator Upgrade for German Navy

CAE has completed a one-year modernization effort on the German navy’s Sea King MK41 helicopter simulator, which has re-entered service at the Nordholz Naval Airbase in Germany. The company said Tuesday it carried out a series of updates on the Sea King simulator such as the addition of a CAE Medallion-6000 image generator with Common Database architecture; upgraded avionics; optimized synthetic and tactical environment simulation software; new vibration system; and an updated instructor operator station, among others…
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VIDEO: Adm. Richardson on Addressing Physiological Episodes

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and the Naval Aviation Enterprise consider addressing the physiological episodes (PEs) in F/A-18 variants and T-45s their number one safety priority. It will take the input of everyone involved to find a solution…
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