Posts from GovConDaily for 12/06/2017

NOAA Surveys Market for Satellite Ground IT Security Services

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wants information on industry sources of information technology security services for ground-based satellite equipment. A FedBizOpps notice posted Wednesday says NOAA’s satellite and information acquisition division is conducting the market survey ahead of a potential upcoming procurement effort…
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DHS’ Jeanette Manfra: Agencies Should Adopt ‘Risk-Based’ IT Governance, Procurement Methods

Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at the Department of Homeland Security, has said she believes federal agencies should factor risks into information technology governance and procurement efforts, FedTech Magazine reported Tuesday…
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Cubic Mission Solutions Subsidiary Completes VMWare Compatibility Testing of New Virtual Server

A virtual server made by a Cubic Mission Solutions subsidiary has completed VMware-standardized compatibility tests and evaluations needed to be listed within the VMware Compatibility Guide. The DTECH Labs-made M3-SE-VSVR-P virtual server has been demonstrated to be compatible with the VMware’s vSphere ESXi 6…
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Orbital ATK-Built Spacecraft to Deploy Cubesats in Orbit Following ISS Departure

An Orbital ATK-built spacecraft will begin to deploy cubesats in orbit and return to Earth’s atmosphere following the platform’s departure from the International Space Station. Orbital ATK said Thursday the Cygnus cargo delivery system dubbed as S…
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EU, NATO Leaders to Discuss Interoperability Strategies at Brussels Meeting

European and North American foreign ministers will gather at a meeting in Brussels to determine new approaches that can boost interoperability between the European Union and NATO, DoD News reported Tuesday…
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Viasat Link 16 Handheld Radio Gets NSA Certification

ViaSat‘s handheld Link 16 radio has obtained the National Security Agency‘s Type 1 security certification to process classified information. The Viasat Battlefield Awareness and Targeting System – Dismounted radio works to provide direct access to a line of sight tactical datalink network for aircraft, ships and ground forces, the company said Monday…
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Mikros Installs Littoral Combat Maintenance System on USS Independence

Mikros Systems has completed the installation and testing of the company’s littoral combat maintenance system on the USS Independence. The company said Tuesday the ADEPT Distance Support Sensor Suite employs sensors to deliver maintenance that corresponds to the ship’s condition, and forecast on-ship errors…
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NASA Unveils Space Tech Partnership Opportunities

NASA looks to enter public-private partnerships with U.S. companies in a push to address technology and capability requirements for government and commercial space missions. The space agency said Tuesday its space technology mission directorate will provide funds for the “Utilizing Public-Private Partnerships to Advance Tipping Point Technologies” initiative that seeks to address the directorate’s strategic thrust objectives…
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SAP Unveils Co-Innovation Lab in Pennsylvania

SAP has established a facility in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, as part of efforts to increase collaboration between the company and its partners and customers. The Co-Innovation Lab located at SAP’s North American headquarters has space and infrastructure for professionals to create business applications related to internet of things, big data analytics and other emerging technology, the company said Tuesday…
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US, Coalition Forces Use Remotely Piloted Aircraft in Fight Against Islamic State Group

U.S. military personnel and coalition partners used combat remotely piloted aircraft to counter the Islamic State militant organization in Raqqah, Syria, the U.S. Air Force reported Tuesday. The aircrews flew combat RPAs such as General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper and MQ-1 Predator for at least 44,000 hours to get a view of the battlefield, locate the friendly forces and perform precision munition strikes through the “buddy lasing” tactic…
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Navy Taps Boeing-Bell JV for Tiltrotor Aircraft Technical Support Services

A Boeing–Bell Helicopter joint venture has secured a potential five-year, $18 million contract to render support services for the U.S. Navy‘s V-22 tiltrotor aircraft fleet. The Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office will perform technical analysis, engineering and integration efforts under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Tuesday…
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VIDEO – The Soldier’s Network: The Future of U.S. Army Tactical Communications

As part of the U.S. Army’s larger network, the Soldier’s Network is the future of tactical communications for America’s warfighters. Built by General Dynamics, the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) is the backbone providing on-the-move voice and data communications for our troops on the battlefield – anywhere and anytime! Learn more about WIN-T and The Soldier’s Network at: http://bit…
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