Posts from GovConDaily for 08/09/2017

Criterion Systems to Supply IT Staff to USDA Under $85M Alliant SB Task Order

Criterion Systems has secured an $85 million task order under the General Services Administration‘s Alliant Small Business contract vehicle to provide information technology support staff to the Agriculture Department‘s National Information Technology Center…
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CenturyLink to Resell King & Union’s Cyber Analysis Collaboration Platform; Erich Sanchack Comments

King & Union has authorized CenturyLink to resell a cyber analysis collaboration platform to commercial and government customers under an agreement between the two companies. CenturyLink said Wednesday King & Union’s Avalon platform is designed to use dynamic graphing and threat visualization to provide cyber situational awareness…
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Orbital ATK, NASA Complete Preliminary Design Review on Land Imaging Satellite

Orbital ATK and NASA have conducted a preliminary design review of a land surface mapping satellite the company is building for the space agency and the U.S. Geological Survey. The review occurred at Orbital ATK’s Gilbert, Arizona, facility in July and showed that the Landsat 9 satellite meets system and schedule requirements, the company said Tuesday…
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GAO: DoD Expects F-35 Block 4 Modernization to Incur $3.9B in Additional Costs Through 2022

The Government Accountability Office has said the Defense Department expects the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program to require an additional $3.9 billion in funds over the next five years to support the follow-on modernization plan – Block 4…
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Exostar Names Info Security Vet Dipto Chakravarty as Chief Technology Officer

Dipto Chakravarty, formerly senior vice president and general manager of identity and access management business at CA Technologies, has joined enterprise collaboration platform developer Exostar as chief technology officer…
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Dan Brouillette Starts Role as DOE Deputy Secretary

Dan Brouillette, former senior vice president and public policy lead at the United Services Automobile Association, has taken his oath of office as deputy secretary of the Energy Department. DOE said Tuesday Brouillette brings three decades of experience in the public and private sector, including roles in senior management teams, to his new position…
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Lockheed Receives 3rd Harris-Built Navigation Payload for Air Force GPS III Satellite

Harris has shipped the third of 10 navigation payloads designed to help boost the accuracy, signal power and jamming resistance capacity of Global Positioning System III satellites Lockheed Martin is building for the U…
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NASA’s Michael Johnson: Reliability Issues Could Limit Use of Cubesats in Space Missions

Michael Johnson, chief technologist for the applied engineering and technology directorate of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, has said reliability issues associated with Cubesats would hamper NASA from advancing the use of such small satellites in some space missions, Space News reported Tuesday…
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Battelle, DHS Partner to Strengthen Explosive Detection Canine Network

The Department of Homeland Security has partnered with a team of Battelle researchers in an effort to help explosive and canine experts determine capability gaps in the country’s network of explosives detection canine teams…
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NASA to Install Equipment on Orbital ATK Spacecraft as Part of TESS Explorer Mission

NASA will install cameras and science data processing computers for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-built Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite onto an Orbital ATK spacecraft in the coming weeks following the platform’s completion of a systems integration review…
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VIDEO: U.S. and Japan Train for Mine Countermeasures

Explosive ordnance disposal technicians assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5 and members of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) participate in 2JA Mine Countermeasure Exercise (2JA MCMEX) July 17-30, 2017…
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