Posts from GovConDaily for 07/11/2018

Dan Coats, Susan Gordon Recommend IC Officers to Implement 2025 Modernization Initiatives

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and his principal deputy director, Susan Gordon, have recommended organization heads to commence the adoption of initiatives that support the Consolidated Intelligence Guidance for the fiscal year 2020 to 2024 budget…
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ORock’s Red Hat OpenStack-Based Cloud Platform Gets FedRAMP Authorization; Paul Smith Interviewed

ORock Technologies has received a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification for its Red Hat OpenStack-based cloud platform. A Defense Department agency granted the FedRAMP authorization to operate to ORockCloud at the moderate impact level for hybrid cloud deployments and platform-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service models, ORock said Tuesday
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Iridium Revises 7th ‘NEXT’ Satellite Mission Launch Date

Iridium Communications has changed its target launch date for a seventh batch of NEXT communications satellites to July 25. The company said Tuesday it rescheduled the Iridium-7 mission in order to give SpaceX more time to prepare the rocket that will carry the satellites into orbit…
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AIA Releases 2018 A&D Industry Performance Report; Eric Fanning Comments

A report by the Aerospace Industry Association showed that U.S. defense and aerospace companies performed well last year, stimulating economic activity and providing employment opportunities. The sector generated $865 million in sales, 2…
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NASA Eyes Additional Upper Stage Procurements to Back 2 More SLS Block 1 Launches

NASA intends to buy additional upper stages from Boeing as the agency plans to perform two more launches of the Space Launch System’s Block 1 version designed for use in Exploration Mission 1, SpaceNews reported Tuesday
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Rocket Lab Eyes U.S. Spaceports for Second Launch Site; Peter Beck Comments

Rocket Lab has shortlisted Vandenberg Air Force Base, Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska, Wallops Flight Facility and Cape Canaveral for its second launch site. The company said Tuesday it plans to select by August 2018 the location of the future Launch Complex 2, which will expand its Electron rocket production and customer access to orbit…
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GAO: DoD Should Assess National Security Risks Linked to Foreign Investments in U.S. Emerging Tech

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to evaluate national security risks associated with foreign investors that have access to emerging technology platforms or in proximity to critical military sites…
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IARPA Announces Competition to Craft Credibility Assessment Standardization Technique Tools

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity will hold a webinar on July 31 to provide details on its potential $100,000 contest to conceptualize tools for the evaluation of current and future credibility assessment systems and approaches…
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HHS to Hire Chief Health Informatics Officer for CMS

The Department of Health and Human Services is looking for a chief health informatics officer to produce health information technology requirements and content that could boost innovation and interoperability for the department…
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Kratos to Produce Specialized Equipment for CBRNE Defense Mission

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions has secured a $6.3 million contract to supply tools and hardware in support of a national security organization’s efforts to counter chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats…
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Report: Mitchell Institute Suggests Air Force Recycle Retired Planes as UAV

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies recommends the U.S. Air Force use aircraft currently in long-term storage for unmanned and extended kill chain operations, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday
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VIDEO: Soldiers Conduct Rocket Strikes Against ISIS in Syria

A Soldier describes the fervent nature of always being on call for fire missions and how her Soldiers execute their mission while deployed using the M142 High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System at an undisclosed location in Syria, from August to September 2017…
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