Posts from GovCon Daily for 06/12/2015

Matt Desch: Iridium Seeks Insurance on NEXT Satellites

Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, told investors Wednesday the company wants to insure its upcoming constellation of NEXT satellites against potential operational risks, Space News reported Thursday…
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Raytheon Performs Ground-Based GPS Control System Demonstrations; Dave Wajsgras Comments

Raytheon has conducted demonstrations on a GPS platform’s operational control technology before a group of industry representatives and Pentagon officials. The company said Friday GPS OCX is a ground-based system that works to control the movement of GPS satellites and protect the equipment from potential cyber threats…
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Tony Smeraglinolo: Engility Helps Navy Facilitate X-47B Aerial Refueling Test

Engility Holdings has assisted the U.S. Navy in a program to demonstrate the automated aerial refueling of an X-47B unmanned aircraft built by Northrop Grumman. The company said Thursday it engineered a navigation software system that worked to help the X-47B maneuver to a fixed position behind an Omega K-707 tanker during a recent demonstration…
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Sen. John McCain: Defense Policy Bill Will Spur Partnerships Between Silicon Valley Firms, Pentagon

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has said the fiscal year 2016 defense policy bill contains provisions that would overhaul the military acquisition system and allow technology firms from Silicon Valley to help the Defense Department address what he calls an “emerging innovation gap…
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NGA Deputy Director Susan Gordon Issues Acquisition Reform Challenge

Susan Gordon, deputy director at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has urged the agencies to test new acquisition models in a bid to improve public service in both timeliness and relevance…
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