Posts from GovConDaily for 12/4/2017

NASA Starts Up Dormant Thrusters Onboard Voyager-1 Spacecraft

NASA has fired up a set of Aerojet Rocketdyne-built spacecraft thrusters onboard the space agency’s farthest spacecraft which have remained dormant for approximately 37 years. The space agency said Saturday the four Voyager-1 backup thrusters will be used to help extend the life of the spacecraft in interstellar space which was used to observe Saturn, Jupiter and their respective moons through a series of fly by missions…
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NAVAIR Seeks ‘Capabilities-Based’ Procurement Approach for Warfighter Equipment

The Naval Air Systems Command aims to develop and implement a “capabilities-based” acquisition strategy in a push to ensure that U.S. armed forces will receive fully integrated technology platforms…
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Reuters: MDA Seeks to Deploy New Anti-Missile Systems on West Coast

The Missile Defense Agency is surveying the West Coast for potential new locations to deploy missile defense systems, Reuters reported Sunday. “It’s just a matter of the location, and the MDA making a recommendation as to which site meets their criteria for location, but also the environmental impact,” Rep…
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Lockheed Selects OSI Maritime Systems to Develop LCS Navigation Mgmt Tech

Lockheed Martin has chosen OSI Maritime Systems to produce a navigation management system for use on the U.S. Navy‘s future Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ships, for which Lockheed is the prime contractor…
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New Policy Addresses Mobile Device Use in Secure DoD Spaces

The Committee on National Security Systems has implemented a new policy that authorizes officials in charge of secure Defense Department areas to regulate the use of mobile devices in such spaces, Federal News Radio reported Thursday…
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Kongsberg to Provide U.S. Army with Additional Weapon Stations

Kongsberg signed a $39.8 million order to further furnish the U.S. Army with a battle tank remote weapon station system. The company said Friday that it will deliver additional PROTECTOR Remote Weapon Station Low Profile Commonly Remotely Operated Weapon Station configuration for the U…
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Bill Hill: New Mobile Launcher for NASA’s Future SLS Missions Could Cost $300M

Bill Hill, deputy associate administrator for exploration systems development at NASA, has said the agency would need to spend approximately $300 million to construct a new mobile launch platform for future missions of the Space Launch System, Space News reported Friday…
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Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster: National Security Strategy Aims to Reclaim US Strategic Confidence

Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, national security adviser under President Donald Trump’s administration, has said the White House’s national security strategy would focus on how to help the U.S. regain its strategic confidence, DoD News reported Sunday…
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GSA Introduces 10 New Presidential Innovation Fellows

The General Services Administration has announced the 10 technologists and entrepreneurs selected for the 2017-2018 class of Presidential Innovation Fellows. GSA said Thursday the Presidential Innovation Fellows program seeks to recruit startup founders and innovators to perform tours of duty at government agencies for a year and work with civil servants to address technology challenges within the government…
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House Panel OKs Bill to Reauthorize FISA Section 702 Surveillance Authority

The House Intelligence Committee on Friday approved a bill that would reauthorize for four years a provision in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that permits the collection of intelligence data on foreigners who live outside the U…
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MBDA Delivers Initial Missiles and Firing Posts to French Military

MBDA has delivered the initial set of 50 missiles and 20 firing posts needed for the French armed forces’ new man-portable weapon system. The company said Thursday it developed the MMP missile system to incrementally replace the Milan, HOT and ERYX anti-tank missiles that are currently in service with France’s military…
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Air Force Taps Cubic for Logistics Support to Saudi Arabia’s Combat Training System

Cubic has received a $14.8 million U.S. Air Force contract to provide logistics services for Saudi Arabia’s P5 combat training systems. The Defense Department said Friday Cubic’s defense applications unit will help sustain operational tempos at various military bases in Saudi Arabia through the foreign military sales contract…
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VIDEO: Marines Mobile

Marines Mobile is an all-new phone application with news, updates, a PFT/CFT calculator and more.
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