Posts from GovConDaily 01/04/2017

NASA Picks Potential $188M Mission to Explore Black Holes, Cosmic X-Rays’ Polarization

NASA plans to launch a potential $188 million mission by 2020 to explore and collect information on black holes, pulsars, neutron stars and other cosmic X-rays. The space agency selected the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer mission out of three mission concepts that were chosen from a set of 14 offers that NASA received after it issued a request for proposals in 2014 through the Astrophysics Explorers Program, NASA said Wednesday…
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NRL-Developed Ferroelectric Heterostructures Could Aid Future DoD Sensing Missions

A team of Naval Research Laboratory scientists has conducted a study on monolayer ferroelectric hybrid structures that may lead to the development of materials that work to support Defense Department information processing and sensing missions…
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GAO: NIST Should Lead Govt-Wide Effort to Deliver Climate Information to Standards Organizations

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the National Institute of Standards and Technology to lead an ongoing government-wide effort alongside the Mitigation Framework Leadership Group and U…
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David Bretz Named Commander of Navy’s Destroyer Squadron 31

Capt. David Bretz, previously deputy commodore of the U.S. Navy‘s Destroyer Squadron 31, has officially succeeded Capt. Charles Johnson as DESRON-31 commander during a change-of-command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl-Harbor Hickam…
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Report: 31% of Federal Agency Websites Missed HTTPS Migration Deadline

The General Services Administration‘s Pulse dashboard shows that 31 percent of federal agency websites did not meet the Office of Management and Budget‘s Dec. 31, 2016 deadline to migrate to the HTTPS communications protocol, FCW reported Tuesday…
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Curtiss-Wright Unveils New Rugged Mission Computer for Military, Civilian Vehicles

Curtiss-Wright has rolled out a new mission computer system designed for civil and military command-and-control embedded computing applications, fixed-wind aircraft and helicopters, ground vehicles and maritime vessels, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Tuesday…
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Ben Harvey Named Deputy Director for DLA’s Virginia Distribution Hub

The Defense Logistics Agency has appointed Ben Harvey, former logistics planner at the Army Materiel Command, as deputy director for DLA’s distribution unit in Richmond, Virginia. Harvey held a variety of positions in the U…
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Japan to Renew Subsidies for Municipalities That Host US Military Exercises

The defense ministry of Japan has proposed nearly $30.7 million in new subsidies for municipalities that allow U.S. forces to conduct tactical drills, The Mainichi reported Tuesday. Japan will award the new subsidies once the U…
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Military Times: Trump Should Complete First Defense Budget Plan by April

President-elect Donald Trump needs to complete his first spending plan for the Defense Department before a continuing resolution that currently funds government operations expires in April, Military Times reported Monday…
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Sierra Nevada-Turkish Aerospace Industries Team to Offer Trainer Aircraft for Air Force T-X Program

Sierra Nevada Corp. and Turkish Aerospace Industries have developed a trainer aircraft in order to compete for the U.S. Air Force’s T-X program that seeks to replace the T-38 jet, Quwa reported Monday…
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VIDEO: The Risks of Retail IoT

The Internet of Things is essential to retail success, if retailers can avoid its security pitfalls. To learn more about how to protect and secure retail technology, visit http://cdw.io/nZIWb2
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