Posts from GovConDaily 02/07/2017

Jim Chilton, Boeing N&SS President, Inducted Into 2017 Wash100 for Space & Satellite Program Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Jim Chilton, president of Boeing‘s network and space systems business, as an inductee into the 2017 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena…
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General Dynamics Delivers Future USS Rafael Peralta Destroyer to Navy

General Dynamics‘ Bath Iron Works subsidiary has delivered its first Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer to the U.S. Navy under the service branch’s restarted development program for this ship class…
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Aurora Flight Sciences Tests UAS Capture System Prototype Under DARPA Program

Aurora Flight Sciences has tested a technology demonstration platform designed to retrieve unmanned aerial systems as part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program. DARPA said Monday the SideArm prototype worked to capture a Lockheed Martin-built Fury UAS flying at full speed…
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Lockheed Martin, MDA & Navy Test Latest Version of Aegis Weapons System

A team that includes the Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin have conducted the first shipboard demonstration of the latest version of a Lockheed-produced  ballistic missile defense system…
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AWS Enters Agreement With Plano, TX to Provide GovCloud to City Agencies, Police

Amazon Web Services and the city of Plano, Texas, have entered into an agreement to give local government and law enforcement agencies access to the company’s U.S. government cloud platform. AWS said Monday the Criminal Justice Information Services agreement works to enable Plano’s city government and police department to use AWS GovCloud (US) to utilize encryption and other features in efforts to establish information security…
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Air Force Starts B-2 Bomber Upgrade Tests

The U.S. Air Force has begun to test upgrades for Northrop Grumman-built B-2 stealth bombers that include new sensors, software, electronics and radar technology, Scout Warrior reported Monday. Kris Osborn writes the B-2 defensive management system has been updated to help sustain the bomber’s stealth functions and increase defense against new threats…
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Adobe’s John Landwehr: MGT Act, FedRAMP’s Integration With Acquisition Process Key to Digital Govt

John Landwehr, vice president and public sector chief technology officer at Adobe, has said he believes the new administration should adopt five strategies to help establish a digital government and one of those is to prioritize the passage and enforcement of the Modernizing Government Technology Act…
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Accenture Helps Develop, Deploy Australian Defense Supply Codification System

Accenture has supported the Australian defense department in the development and implementation of a cloud-based supply codification system that works to receive updated supply chain codification data and link with the systems of other NATO nations…
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Cisco Study: 44% of Daily Security Alerts Go Uninvestigated

A new report by Cisco has found that security teams at organizations investigate 56 percent of security alerts they receive on a daily basis and that 44 percent of the security threats received are left unexplored…
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VIDEO: Harris hC2™ Software Suite 2017

The Harris hC2 Software Suite is a complete command and control communications software solution that connects all echelons, from headquarters to tactical edge, making critical information available where and when it’s needed…
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