Posts from GovCon Daily 5/14/18

Raytheon’s Thomas Kennedy: Data Integrity Key Tenet of IT Cybersecurity

Raytheon Chairman and CEO Thomas Kennedy has said he believes maintaining data integrity should be part of an organization’s strategy to secure information technology assets from cyber threats…
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VA Finalizes Rule to Expand Veteran Telehealth Services Nationwide

The Department of Veterans Affairs has finalized a rule for VA clinicians to provide medical services to former military personnel with the use of virtual technology. VA said Friday the Authority of Health Care Providers to Practice Telehealth will override state telehealth laws and licensing restrictions that prevent healthcare providers from delivering care to veterans…
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Leidos to Provide Army Training System Content Under Potential $210M Contract

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has secured a potential five-year, $210 million contract from the U.S. Army to develop content for simulated training systems. The company said Monday it will provide Synthetic Environment Core databases that can support the service branch’s training, simulation and mission command systems…
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Jim Thomson: General Atomics Advises Middle Eastern Clients to Start Drone FMS Requests

Jim Thomson, General Atomics’ regional vice president of international strategic development in the Middle East, North Africa and the Americas, has said the company has started to advise potential clients in the Middle East and other regions to begin purchase requests for drones they intend to buy from the U…
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Boeing’s Leanne Caret Cites Milestones to Back KC-46 Tanker Delivery This Year

Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing’s defense, space and security segment, told Military Times in a video interview aired Sunday that the company is going to deliver KC-46 aerial refueling tanker aircraft this year, citing several milestones…
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xG Subsidiary Provides Video Technology for K2 Law Enforcement Drone

xG Technology‘s IMT Vislink subsidiary will provide encrypted HD video downlink technology for a new law enforcement drone developed by K2 Unmanned Systems. The Knight Hawk drone was released during the Pasadena Police Department’s 29th APSA Fly-In Training event that took place Wednesday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif…
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MITRE Seeks Participants for Test on Text-Based IFR Clearance Technology

MITRE is seeking ForeFlight users to help test a new mobile-based technology being developed to streamline the delivery process of instrument flight rules clearances. The test will support the former’s study on the use of mobile devices to deliver IFR clearances at airports that do not employ pre-departure clearance/data comm clearance, ForeFlight said Thursday
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Dots and Bridges’ CEO Pete Tseronis Highlights Key IT Challenge

When President Trump signed the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act into law in December, he also codified the Modernizing Government Technology Act, an amendment allowing agencies greater freedom in using allocated funds to spur digital transformation…
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Nuclear Weapons Council OKs NNSA’s Recommendation to Address Plutonium Requirements

The Nuclear Weapons Council has validated the National Nuclear Security Administration‘s strategy to help the country meet the Defense Department‘s plutonium requirement of 80 pits per year by 2020…
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GSA Signs 15-Year Lease for CBP’s Consolidated IT Office in Virginia

The Customs and Border Protection‘s Office of Information of Technology will move to consolidate its 11 separate locations into one facility through a 15-year lease agreement signed by the General Services Administration…
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Matt Desch: Private-Public Coordination Needed to Fix Current Space Debris Problem

Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, has said coordination between the private and public sectors is needed to resolve the current space debris problem, USA Today reported Monday. Desch believes the U…
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Lockheed Sponsors Jordan-Based Robotics Lab

Lockheed Martin has helped establish a robotics laboratory for students at King’s Academy in Jordan through sponsorship, TradeArabia reported Saturday. The Lockheed Martin Incubator features equipment, software and systems designed to complement science, technology, engineering and math education at the nonprofit boarding school…
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VIDEO: Gremlins: Airborne Launch & Recovery of Unmanned Aerial Systems

DARPA is progressing toward its plan to demonstrate airborne launch and recovery of multiple unmanned aerial systems (UAS), targeted for late 2019. Now in its third and final phase, the goal for the Gremlins program is to develop a full-scale technology demonstration featuring the air recovery of multiple low-cost, reusable UAS, or “gremlins…
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