Posts from GovConDaily for 07/06/2018

SSL’s Richard White: On-Orbit Servicing Process Can Depend on Client Spacecraft Requirements

Richard White, president of SSL‘s government systems business, said in a Geospatial World report published Thursday the actual satellite servicing process can change depending on a client spacecraft’s design, orbit and requirements…
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Marines Eye Contractor Support for C4 Systems

The U.S. Marine Corps has issued a request for information on technical support services necessary to integrate and test command, control, communications and computer systems. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says the USMC is eyeing for contractor personnel who can offer test and engineering support for C2 applications under the service branch’s Combat Operations Center and Networking-On-the-Move programs…
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EPA Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler to Take Over as Acting Chief

Andrew Wheeler will take over as acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency following the resignation of EPA Chief Scott Pruitt, CNN reported Thursday. Pruitt resigned from his position following 13 federal investigations looking into a variety of ethics scandals at the agency, the New York Times said…
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Dell EMC’s Steve Harris: Agencies Need Long-Term IT Modernization Plan to Reduce Technical Debt

Steve Harris, senior vice president and general manager of Dell EMC’s federal business, has said federal agencies need a long-term plan for digital transformation in order to reduce technical debt and leverage the Technology Modernization Fund through the Modernizing Government Technology Act…
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Northrop, NASA Eye Cape Canaveral as Launch Site for Pegasus XL Rocket

Northrop Grumman and NASA are likely to launch the agency’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer satellite aboard the Pegasus XL rocket later this year from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, Spaceflight Now reported Thursday
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NGA Implements Vetting Process to Secure GEOINT App Store

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has developed an app store that implements segmentation controls to provide Defense Department employees access to applications based on their security clearance levels, Wired reported Tuesday
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Report: US, Japan Eye Joint Missile Radar Development Project

The U.S. looks to incorporate Japanese-made semiconductors into radar systems that would help increase the Aegis missile defense system’s detection range, Nikkei Asian Review reported Friday. The report said a possible U…
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William Bryan to be Nominated Full-Time DHS S&T Undersecretary

President Donald Trump plans to nominate William Bryan, acting undersecretary for science and technology at the Department of Homeland Security since May 2017, to lead the S&T directorate on a full-time basis…
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General Atomics Tests Integrated Fuel Tank Structure for MQ-25 Refueling UAS

A General Atomics business unit has tested the use of integrated fuel tanks for a refueling unmanned aircraft system being developed for the U.S. Navy. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc said Thursday it integrated the fuel tanks into the MQ-25‘s full-scale wing skin and a large-scale wing box unit that underwent tests at a facility in Adelanto, Calif…
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NNSA Selects Texas A&M University to Lead Low-Energy Nuclear Science CoE

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration has selected Texas A&M University to administer a center of excellence on low-energy nuclear science under a five-year, $10 million agreement…
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Paul Tibbits: VA to Adopt Cloud Platform for Consolidated Financial Management System

Paul Tibbits, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has said VA plans to consolidate all financial management systems into a single cloud environment, Federal News Radio reported Thursday
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Army Releases Solicitation for Air National Guard Facility Construction Materials

The U.S. Army seeks a contractor to supply building materials, supplies and hardware for the Portland Air National Guard Base. The solicitation is open to small businesses that can supply materials such as sheet metal, stranded copper and set screw couplings, U…
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VIDEO: Titan IVB Payload Fairing Assembly

Air Force Research Laboratory engineers and technicians from the Structural Validation Branch of the Aerospace Vehicles Division, Aerospace Systems Directorate Team, partnered with museum restoration crews to assemble a 60 foot tall payload fairing from the Titan IVB space launch vehicle…
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