Posts from GovCon Daily 4/25/18

SpaceNet Team Gets USGIF Award for GEOINT Efforts; Radiant Solutions’ Tony Frazier Comments

The SpaceNet team has received the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s Industry Achievement Award in recognition of its efforts to adopt GEOINT technologies and services. Maxar Technologies’ Radiant Solutions business teamed up with CosmiQ Works and NVIDIA to launch the SpaceNet open innovation project in August 2016, the companies said Tuesday
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Col. David Robinson: DIUx Programs Offer Collaboration Opportunity for Defense Firms

The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental encourages defense companies to work with nontraditional contractors through the organization’s technology development programs, SpaceNews reported Tuesday
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DISA Develops, Implements Application for Automated Authorization of System Access Requests

The Defense Information Systems Agency has developed and implemented a program to automate the authorization of systems access requests. DISA’s Ecosystem Cyber Services Line of Business created the System Access Management application in aims to automate the process for the Defense Department‘s Form 2875: System Authorization Access Request, the agency said Tuesday
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DoD Seeks to Accelerate Warfighter Data Access With Cloud Tech

Defense Department officials have said they believe an enterprise-wide cloud computing platform can help U.S. warfighters receive mission-critical data faster, DoD news reported Tuesday. John Gibson II, chief management officer of the DoD, told reporters Tuesday at the Pentagon that data accessibility, timeliness and security are key to gain a competitive edge in the battlefield…
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NASA to Study Mars Seismic Activity With Lockheed-Built Spacecraft

NASA aims to launch a Lockheed Martin-built spacecraft next month on a mission to study the interior and seismic activity of Mars. InSight is scheduled to lift off May 5 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard an Atlas V 401 rocket and built to explore the red planet’s crust, mantle and core, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Tuesday
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Gen. Mark Milley: Long-Range Weapons Tech a Key Army R&D Area

Gen. Mark Milley, chief of staff at the U.S. Army, said at a recent House defense appropriations subcommittee hearing the service branch plans to invest in the research and development of long-range weapons technology, National Defense Magazine reported Monday
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DoD Seeks Public Comments on Guidance for Unclassified Information

The Defense Department has requested public insight on its draft procurement guidance that requires the adoption of a National Institute of Standards and Technology rule that safeguards controlled unclassified information in non-federal systems and organizations…
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DynCorp Lands Spot on Potential $25.5B Army Logistics Support IDIQ

DynCorp International will compete for task orders to provide logistics services for the U.S. Army‘s Program Executive Office for Aviation under a potential 10-year, $25.5 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract…
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Former Acting CIO Scott Blackburn Expresses Optimism on VA’s EHR Contract Plans

Scott Blackburn, former acting chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has said he is optimistic that DHS would advance the plan to award a contract to implement a new electronic health record system amid a series of leadership changes, Federal Times reported Monday
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Engility, Nonprofit Donate House to Wounded Air Force Vet; Lynn Dugle Comments

Engility has collaborated with Building Homes for Heroes to provide a mortgage-free house in Tampa, Florida to retired U.S. Air Force Capt. Gabriel Gonzalez, who was injured during active duty in Iraq…
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Sikorsky Gets Canada’s OK for S-92 Helicopter Gross Weight Expansion

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary has received approval from Canadian regulators for a gross weight expansion of the S-92 helicopter platform. The company said Tuesday the certification allows Sikorsky to increase the helicopter’s payload capacity from 26,500 pounds to 27,700 pounds…
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VIDEO: Firehawk – When Minutes Matter

Born a Black Hawk, the Firehawk® helicopter relies on its proven military design to endure the unrelenting physical stresses demanded of the aerial firefighting and utility missions. The Firehawk® takes on its unique mission set with the following modifications: a single pilot operated cockpit, a medically-configured interior, a 1,000-gallon belly water tank, extended landing gear, a rescue hoist, and more…
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