Posts from GovConDaily for 12/04/2018

Heather Wilson: Congress Backs Air Force to Continue Space Missions

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said the service has received congressional backing to continue its space mission amid the continued push of the Trump administration to establish a Space Force, Space News reported Monday…
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DHS Program Seeks to Address Critical Infrastructure GPS Vulnerabilities

The Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate aims to help industry increase the resilience of critical infrastructure assets to GPS interference through a multiyear program…
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Air Force Completes B-21 Bomber Developmental Review

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced that the service completed the developmental review for its B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber program, Military.com reported Monday. The official said at the recent Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, Calif…
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Gen. Stephen Wilson: Air Force Launches Efforts to Speed Up Procurement Process

Gen. Stephen ‘Seve’ Wilson, Air Force vice chief of staff, told National Defense in an interview published Monday that the service has initiated efforts to accelerate the acquisition process in order to expedite the delivery of capabilities to warfighters…
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DIA Moving Forward in Core Intelligence Database Project

Work continues within the Defense Intelligence Agency to build a new database to store intelligence data from across the globe for the U.S. defense intelligence enterprise, C4ISRnet reported Monday.  DIA is building the Machine-Assisted Analysis Rapid-Repository System to replace the agency’s legacy Modernized Intelligence Database…
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Bipartisan Senators Introduce Bill to Create Global Election Security Program

Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, have introduced a bill to establish a global election security program under the State Department, the Office of Amy Klobuchar said in a press release Friday…
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Air Force Research Lab Develops B-52 Electrical Systems Tester

The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed an electrical systems tester to support maintenance work on the Boeing-built B-52 bomber aircraft. AFRL teamed up with the Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and the University of Dayton Research Institute to build an EST prototype, the service said Monday…
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DOE Names University of Central Florida as National Cyber Contest Winner

The Energy Department has named the University of Central Florida as the national winner of this year’s CyberForce Competition. The contest aims to develop the next generation of cyber professionals in a push to protect the country’s energy infrastructure from potential threats, DoE said Monday…
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Navy Exploring Genetically Engineered Organisms to Detect Enemy Subs

The U.S. Navy plans to genetically engineer marine microorganisms to add the ability to react to its surroundings to signal the passage of enemy submarines, underwater vessels or divers, Defense One reported Saturday…
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Army Develops Collective Environment for Black Hawk Aircrew Training

The U.S. Army’s Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center has developed a new training environment for UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews, DVIDS reported Monday. The Collective Aircrew Proficiency Environment updates the three-year-old Black Hawk Aircrew Trainer and allows crews to train in a platform where visuals and audio can be sensed concurrently…
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Navy Activates 66th Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer

The U.S. Navy has commissioned DDG 116 or USS Thomas Hudner, the service branch’s 66th Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. The branch said Monday it commissioned the ship on Saturday during a ceremony in Boston where Thomas Hudner III, son of the vessel’s namesake, gave a speech…
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