Posts from GovConWire for 11/13/2014

Boeing Eyes 1st Launch of Conjoined Satellites With 702SP Pairing

Boeing has stacked two small-platform 702SP satellites that it will launch early next year under a joint satellite configuration that uses an all-electric propulsion system. The pairing is also part of preparations for the launch of ABS-3A and Eutelsat 115 West B, another set of satellites that forego chemical propulsion, Boeing said Wednesday
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Connie Harvey: Xerox Invests in Cloud-Based Healthcare Delivery System

Xerox Corp. has invested in HealthSpot‘s cloud-based care delivery system in an effort to expand patient access to healthcare. HealthSpot plans to deliver its kiosks to retail pharmacies, care centers and emergency departments across the country over the next five years under the agreement, Xerox said Wednesday
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Chris Marzilli: General Dynamics Tool Supports US-Coalition Tactical Info Exchange

General Dynamics has deployed version 11-S of its Trusted Network Environment software to the U.S. Central Command to facilitate the exchange of Secret-level classified information between the U.S. military and international coalition partners…
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Report: Fiscal Decisions Await Returning Post-Election Congress

The Congress has reconvened for the lame-duck session and will face decisions on new budget measures to keep the government afloat and fund defense programs, Federal News Radio reportedWednesday. Emily Kopp writes congressional agenda for the next few weeks could also include emergency funding to stop the Ebola outbreak and the Islamic State group…
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Office of Naval Research Demos Simulation Training System; Peter Squire Comments

The Office of Naval Research has demonstrated a simulation-based virtual training system in Virginia, where U.S. marines trained in the field using augmented reality effects. The Augmented Immersive Team Trainer transmitted computer-generated display and effects to a video see-through display during last week’s testing at Lejeune Field at Marine Corps Base Quantico, the U…
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Lockheed-Built Orion Spacecraft Set for Dec. 4 Launch; Mark Geyer Comments

The Lockheed Martin-built Orion spacecraft is set for space launch on Dec. 4 to test its heat shield, parachutes, avionics and attitude control systems. The spacecraft arrived at NASA‘s Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, where it was lifted 200 feet onto a United Launch Alliance rocket, NASA said Wednesday
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DHS Chooses Verizon Subsidiary for Work Eligibility Self-Check Service Contract

The Department of Homeland Security intends to award a contract to a Verizon (NYSE: VZ) subsidiary to support a technology designed to help prospective workers in the U.S. check their employment eligibility…
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November 12 Market Close: GovCon Index Continues Week’s Upward Crawl

The GovCon Index continued its stretch this week of nominal gains to a third consecutive day as it ended Wednesday’s trading day at 68.578 — an increase of 0.279 percent over Tuesday’sfigure…
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