Posts from GovConDaily for 09/12/2017

ManTech, Kaplan University Partner for Employees’ Cybersecurity Education; Kevin Phillips Comments

ManTech International has picked Kaplan University to administer cyber programs that are geared toward Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification or bachelor’s and master’s degrees in cybersecurity for the company’s employees…
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Dan Coats, Jeff Sessions Want Congress to Renew Foreign Intell Surveillance Authority

National Intelligence Director Dan Coats and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have called on Congress to reauthorize a provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that is set to expire by the end of 2017…
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Airbus to Provide Demonstrator for Gov’t Satcom Pooling Project in Europe

Airbus has received a contract from the European Space Agency to provide a service demonstrator for the Governmental Satellite Communications program that aims to update satellite communications capability in Europe…
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IARPA Selects Partners to Develop Methods for Evaluating the Intelligence Community Workforce

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has awarded research contracts to select industry partners as part of a program to develop continuously sensing, passive and unobtrusive methods to evaluate an individual’s cognitive, physiological and psychological aspects…
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In The News: Ret. Brig.- Gen. Frank Kelley, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Unmanned Systems

By land, air or sea, unmanned systems are a technological marvel in today’s efforts in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, as well as mine warfare, electronic warfare and command and control operations…
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AeroVironment Unveils New Puma UAS Tracking Antenna

AeroVironment has introduced a long-range tracking antenna the company designed to increase the data transmission capacity of its Puma AE unmanned aircraft system. The company said Tuesday the LRTA upgrade supports Puma systems equipped with Digital Data Link technology and seeks to help operators collect intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data at a range of approximately 37 miles…
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USCIS Seeks Info on Potential Sources of Employee Identity Verification System

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services wants information on industry vendors that can help develop and implement an “employee-centric” employment verification process. USCIS said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Friday that it aims to partner with industry on the development of identity verification and management tools that will help individuals validate their identity and work authorization status…
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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh: IT Network Simplification Key to Federal Shared Services Adoption, Cyber Efforts

Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer of Dell EMC’s federal business, has said the move to centralize nonmission-critical information technology systems would help the federal government build up its cybersecurity posture through a reduction in the network’s attack surface, MeriTalk reported Monday…
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Rockwell Collins Installs Avionics System on French Air Force C-130H Aircraft

Rockwell Collins has integrated a new avionics system for the French air force’s C-130H Hercules military transport aircraft as part of a modernization contract from France’s defense procurement agency…
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Boeing to Help SES Build 7 Medium Earth Orbit Satellites

Boeing has signed a deal to design and build seven medium earth orbit satellites for SES to deliver data communications services for clients worldwide. O3b mPOWER satellites will feature Boeing’s digital payload technologies along with customized electronics from the 702 satellite platform, the company said Monday…
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Report: Lockheed’s Sikorsky Links Raider Aircraft Hard Landing Incident to Flight Software Issues

Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky subsidiary has found that issues associated with the flight control software caused the Aug. 2 hard landing incident involving the S-97 Raider aircraft prototype, Vertical Magazine reported Monday…
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VIDEO: Tern Phase 3 Concept Video

Tern, a joint program between DARPA and the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR), seeks to greatly increase the effectiveness of forward-deployed small-deck ships such as destroyers and frigates by enabling them to serve as mobile launch and recovery sites for specially designed unmanned air systems (UASs)…
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