Posts from GovCon Daily 4/16/18

SunPower-Built Solar Power System Fully Operational at Vandenberg AF Base

SunPower has begun to operate a solar photovoltaic array the company installed at a U.S. Air Force base in California as part of a 25-year power purchase agreement with the military branch. USAF said Wednesday the 28-megawatt photovoltaic system at the Vandenberg AFB was unveiled at a dedication ceremony held Tuesday
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Vectra Cybersecurity Platform Added to DHS Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation Program

The Department of Homeland Security has authorized Vectra to offer a cybersecurity platform to government agencies through DHS’ Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program. Cognito is available under CDM DEFEND, which refers to the program’s third phase, and designed to help public sector clients detect a cyber attacker’s behavior in real time, Vectra said Thursday
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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Govt Recognizes Commercial Satcom’s Role Through 2018 NDAA

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch,  senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has said the U.S. government recognizes the role of commercial satellite communications in supporting national security and military efforts through the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act…
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Delta Resources to Help NAVSEA Design Warfare, C5I Systems Under $108M Task Order

Delta Resources has received a potential five-year, $108 million task order to support the  Naval Sea Systems Command’s systems engineering directorate. The company said Friday it will lead an industry team to help SEA 05 design, engineer and integrate warfare, command, control, communications, computer, combat and interoperability systems…
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USAF Taps KBRwyle for Air and Space Systems Engineering Support

KBR‘s government services unit has received a 54-month, $32.3 million U.S. Air Force task order to provide engineering assistance in upgrading the service branch’s air and space systems. Under the Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities effort, KBRwyle will help develop and integrate space, intelligence, and air and missile defense capacities, the company said Monday
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Preston Werntz Appointed Chief Data Officer at DHS Cyber & Comms Office

The Department of Homeland Security has named Preston Werntz, former head of the technology services section at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, as chief data officer in DHS’ Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, Federal Times reported Saturday
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Report: US Launches Tomahawk, JASSM-ER Cruise Missiles to Target Syria’s Chemical Weapons Facilities

The U.S. collaborated with the U.K. and France to launch a series of missiles to zero in on facilities linked to Syria’s arsenal of chemical weapons, The Drive reported Saturday. Dana White, a spokesperson for the Defense Department, said in a briefing the operation does not aim to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime or take part in the country’s civil war and the move “does not represent a change in US policy…
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NGA Hosts GEOINT Research Grant Competition

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has announced it is hosting a research competition under the NGA Academic Research Program. The agency said Friday it will provide academic grants each valued at $200,000 yearly for eligible geospatial intelligence researchers in nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions, university research centers and hospitals…
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Huntington Ingalls Division Gets $65M USS Enterprise Contract Modification

Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ Newport News Shipbuilding division has received a $65 million modification under a U.S. Navy contract to obtain additional long-lead-time material for the future Gerald R…
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AIA’s Eric Fanning on Commercial Space Industry, National Space Council

Eric Fanning, CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, spoke with Politico in an interview published Friday about the current administration’s interest in space and how it helps facilitate involvement of space companies…
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Rep. Brian Babin Introduces NASA Authorization Proposal

Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas), chairman of the U.S. House Space Subcommittee, has introduced a bill that calls NASA to further coordinate with commercial partners in issues about space, SpaceNews reported Friday
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VIDEO: F-35 Completes Most Comprehensive Flight Test Program in Aviation History

The F-35 program has accomplished the final developmental test flight of the System Design and Demonstration (SDD) phase of the program. The developmental flight test program has conducted more than 9,200 sorties, accumulated over 17,000 flight hours, and executed more than 65,000 test points to verify the design, durability, software, sensors, weapons capability and performance for all three F-35 variants…
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