Posts from GovCon Daily 4/17/18

SecAF Heather Wilson: Space Defense an ‘Urgent’ National Priority

Heather Wilson, secretary of the U.S. Air Force, has said the service branch is developing concepts and technologies designed to counter adversarial threats to U.S. military space assets and operations…
Read More
  

Engility to Expand Cyber Scholarship Program for Military Vets; Lynn Dugle Comments

Engility has announced plans to grant additional scholarships to former U.S. military personnel through its CyberWarrior Scholarship Program. The company said Tuesday the next round of grants will help four transitioning service members receive cybersecurity certification training…
Read More
  

Report: Stratolaunch Aircraft Could Perform Initial Flight by Summer 2018

A Stratolaunch Systems-built aircraft designed to facilitate air launches of rockets to deliver satellites into orbit could perform its maiden flight as early as this summer, the Washington Post reported Monday
Read More
  

Senate Bill Would Update President’s Use-of-Force Authority to Combat Terrorism Abroad

A bipartisan group of senators has proposed legislation to provide the U.S. president with a new authorization regarding the use of military force abroad as part of the country’s fight against non-state terrorist groups…
Read More
  

Matheson Lands Potential 7-Year USPS Terminal Handling Service Contract

Matheson has received a potential seven-year contract from the U.S. Postal Service to provide terminal handling services at a facility located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company said Monday its Flight Extenders team will collect mail from FedEx aircraft that arrive at the Philadelphia site, then sort the packages for delivery to a local post office by truck or to further locations by plane…
Read More
  

Lockheed to Update USSOCOM C-130 Operational Flight Program

Lockheed Martin‘s aeronautics business has received a four-year, $18 million contract to provide flight program upgrade services for the U.S. Special Operations Command‘s C-130 transport aircraft…
Read More
  

Mike Pence: National Space Council Drafts Space Traffic Management Policy

The National Space Council has formed a new policy that seeks to advance space traffic management and calls for the Commerce Department to provide space situational awareness support for use in public and commercial sectors…
Read More
  

Wallis Laughrey: Raytheon Aims to Address DoD’s Weather Monitoring Needs With VIIRS Sensor

Raytheon has expressed interest to help the Defense Department meet its weather monitoring needs with its sensor system, SpaceNews reported Monday. Wallis Laughrey, vice president of Raytheon’s space systems segment, told the publication at the Space Symposium that the company is in talks with the U…
Read More
  

DoD Issues Final Draft Cloud Procurement Solicitation

The Defense Department has issued the second draft solicitation for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud procurement program, Nextgov reported Monday. A FedBizOpps notice posted Monday says the final draft request for proposals covers responses to at least 1,000 industry and government questions submitted in March after DoD released the initial draft solicitation for the single-award contract for commercial enterprise-level cloud services…
Read More
  

L3 to Build Integrated Systems for Australian Offshore Patrol Vessels; Christopher Kubasik Comments

L3 Technologies has received a contract to supply various systems for integration into the Australian navy’s future offshore patrol vessels. The company said Monday it will provide integrated communications, navigation, platform management and bridge systems to Luerssen‘s Australian arm, prime contractor on the SEA 1180 OPV program…
Read More
  

iProov Agrees to Provide Self-Authenticating Systems at Unmanned U.S. Borders

iProov has received a task from the Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate to help streamline the process of identifying travelers at unmanned U.S. borders. The London-based company said Monday it will integrate its spoof-detecting offering with existing systems of the Customs and Border Protection that would enable travelers to authenticate their identities upon arriving at the U…
Read More
  

Orbital ATK Unveils ‘OmegA’ Rocket for Air Force EELV Program at Space Symposium

Orbital ATK has introduced a new rocket the company built for the U.S. Air Force’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The OmegA rocket is Orbital ATK’s Next Generation Launch System that is set for ground tests in 2019 and initial launch in 2021, the company said Monday
Read More
  

VIDEO: BAE Systems Vulcano Precision-guided Munitions at Sea Air Space 2018

At the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space 2018 exposition held near Washington D.C., BAE Systems is showcasing for the first time in the U.S. the Vulcano precision-guided munitions.
Read More