Posts from GovConDaily for 12/22/2017

Report: Trump Administration Halts Defense Industrial Base Survey Plans

The Trump administration has halted plans to survey multiple U.S. contractors that would have been part of a broader defense industrial base review, Defense News reported Wednesday. The report said the U…
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GAO: Navy Columbia-Class Submarine Tech Requires Additional Development & Tests

The Government Accountability Office has said the U.S. Navy needs to perform additional development and test activities to validate the maturity of multiple technologies on the future Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines…
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Report: Japan’s 2018 Defense Budget Includes $1.2B for Ballistic Missile Defense

Japan has approved a $45.8 billion defense budget for the year beginning April 1, including $1.2 billion for ballistic missile defense programs, Reuters reported Friday. The budget will fund purchases of the Raytheon-made Standard Missile-3 Block IIA interceptors; updates for the Patriot missile batteries; and preparations for the establishment of two ground-based Aegis ballistic missile defense systems, the report said…
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NASA to Fund Johns Hopkins Proposal to Use Quadcopters for Exploration Mission on Saturn’s Moon

NASA has selected a Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory proposal as one of two finalists for the space agency’s New Frontiers program which aims to further solar system exploration efforts…
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The Bridge on December 24th Will Rerun the Discussion on Technology and Interview With Tish Long

With every technological advance in a positive direction, therein lies the possibility of its use in an equally negative one. Not only that, but the rapid pace of data analysis and its implications on consumers and corporations have surpassed outdated regulatory standards, leaving concerns about the privacy of data and whether anything is being done to protect it…
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Rep. Adam Smith: Tax Reform Bill Could Hamper Defense Buildup

Rep. Adam Smith (D-Washing), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, has said he believes the passage of a tax reform bill does not bode well for future efforts to advance a military buildup and increase defense spending, SpaceNews reported Wednesday…
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DISA Hosts Symposium on DoD Cloud Migration Efforts

The Defense Information Systems Agency hosted a symposium Dec. 12 to discuss ways on how to help service branches, combatant commanders, agencies and other mission partners of the Defense Department speed up cloud adoption, DoD News reported Thursday…
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Raytheon to Deliver GPS Receiver Cards to USAF, Saudi Arabia

Raytheon has received a potential three-year, $36.7 million U.S. Air Force contract to provide received cards designed for global positioning system tracking and navigation. The Defense Department said Thursday the company will supply Advanced Technology Receiver Cards that work to simultaneously track patented direct measurement processing; ultra-tight global positioning system and inertial navigation system coupling; and fast satellite acquisition efforts…
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General Dynamics to Modernize Army Abrams Tanks Under Potential $2.6B Contract

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has received a potential three-year, $2.63 billion contract to modernize the U.S. Army‘s M1A1 Abrams tanks. The Defense Department said Thursday that General Dynamics’ land systems business will convert 786 M1A1 configured vehicles to the new M1A2 System Enhancement Package Version 3 configuration…
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Lockheed Gets $944M Contract to Supply Updated Patriot Interceptors to Army, Int’l Clients

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $944 million contract to produce and deliver updated Patiot missile defense systems to the U.S. Army, Romania and other foreign military sales clients. The company said Thursday it will supply Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles and PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptors along with launcher modification kits through the contract…
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Navy Taps BAE’s US Arm to Develop Electronic Warfare Test, Evaluation Tools

BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary has received a potential four-year, $43.1 million contract from the U.S. Navy to develop software-based tools that would emulate laboratory equipment functions within an electronic warfare test station…
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VIDEO: DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge, First Preliminary Event: Recap Preview

DARPA’s Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) – the first collaborative machine-intelligence competition aimed at overcoming spectrum scarcity – held a preliminary event on December 13, 2017, at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland…
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