Post from GovConDaily for 10/3/2017

General Atomics Adds Electromechanical Tech With Syntronics Acquisition

General Atomics has purchased Fredericksburg, Virginia-based Syntronics for an undisclosed sum in a move to gain access to the latter company’s knowledge and experience in the development of electromechanical technology platforms…
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Telos to Update Air Force Base Info Transport Infrastructure WLAN

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Telos a two-year, $34 million task order to modernize wireless local area networks for the military branch’s Base Information Transport Infrastructure. Telos said Tuesday it will replace current network access control appliances as well as update WLAN components and operating systems at BITI Wireless locations…
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Michael Kolloway Succeeds Clyde Ellis as Parsons SVP, General Counsel & Secretary

Michael Kolloway, formerly vice president and deputy general counsel for the Americas region at Parsons, has been promoted to senior VP, general counsel and secretary of the Pasadena, California-based engineering and infrastructure services contractor…
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Thales-Ponemon Report: 54% of IT Security Pros Believe Cloud Services Drive PKI Use

A Thales-sponsored report, based on a study conducted by the Ponemon Institute, shows that 54 percent of information technology security practitioners consider cloud-based services as the most important trend that influences the use of public key infrastructure…
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Inspectors General Council Unveils Online Database of Govt Audit Reports

The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency has launched a website that serves as a searchable database of audit reports from offices of the inspector general across the federal government…
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KBR Subsidiary to Help Maintain FAA Security Systems

KBR‘s government services business segment has received a potential $52 million contract to help the Federal Aviation Administration maintain security systems and equipment at more than 500 FAA facilities nationwide…
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Eric Burger to Serve as FCC Chief Technology Officer

Eric Burger, former director of the National Science Foundation-sponsored Security and Software Engineering Research Center, has been appointed to serve as the Federal Communications Commission‘s next chief technology officer…
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Harris Gets $260M Order to Build Asia-Pacific Country’s Tactical Comms Network

Harris (NYSE: HRS) has secured a potential $260 million order to build an integrated tactical communications system for an unidentified country in the Asia-Pacific. The company said Monday it will integrate monitoring, planning and routing software as well as vehicular amplifiers and Falcon III radio technology into the customer’s future tactical communications network…
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NASA Taps Spaceflight for Launch, Integration Services

Spaceflight has received a potential three-year, $5 million contract from NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center to provide launch and integration services. The satellite rideshare service company said Monday the contract includes launch services for a maximum of 24 U-Class payloads in 2018 as well as options to provide services for up to 24 additional payloads in 2019 and 2020…
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Air Force Implements New Minuteman III Data Transfer Unit

The U.S. Air Force‘s 91st Missile Wing unit at Minot AF Base in North Dakota has implemented a new data transfer unit for the LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system. DTU is built to replace the missile system’s outdated cartridge tape unit and launch facility load cartridge systems, the Air Force said Monday…
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Charles River Analytics to Help Navy Develop Cyber Resiliency Framework

Charles River Analytics has landed a potential $2 million contract to develop a cybersecurity framework for the U.S. Navy to increase resilience of the service branch’s cyber physical systems. The company said Monday it will develop the Embedded Architecture for Cyber-resilience framework as part of efforts to help the Navy avoid cyber attacks and minimize disruption to its network operations…
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Leidos to Sponsor Army-Navy Soccer Cup; Gerry Fasano Comments

Leidos has entered a three-year agreement with Keystone Sports and Entertainment, owner of soccer club The Philadelphia Union, to become a local presenting sponsor of an annual soccer competition between the U…
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VIDEO: Transfer of Technical Data Package to the ISS

Members of congress, along with Made in Space (MIS), Applied Systems and Technology Transfer (AST2) and high ranking military officials, gathered in Washington, D.C., to facilitate the transfer of a Technical Data Package (TDP) from the Capitol Hill Maker Faire to the International Space Station (ISS) June 21…
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