Posts from GovConDaily for 02/23/2018

Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilder Nears Completion of Future JFK Aircraft Carrier

A shipbuilding business of Huntington Ingalls Industries has reached a 70-percent completion milestone on the structural work for a future Ford-class aircraft carrier. Newport News Shipbuilding has assembled 317 lifts for the USS John F…
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Carahsoft to Distribute RackTop Storage Products to Govt Sector, Reseller Network

Cahrasoft Technology has signed a deal to become the distributor and master government aggregator of RackTop-built data management and orchestration products. Carahsoft said Thursday it will distribute RackTop’s technology offerings to federal customers and resellers through the General Services Administration Schedule and NASA‘s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement contract, Carahsoft said Thursday…
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General Dynamics NASSCO Delivers 2nd Expeditionary Sea Base to Navy

General Dynamics‘ NASSCO subsidiary has officially transferred a second Expeditionary Sea Base platform to the U.S. Navy. The Military Sealift Command will operate the USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) ship that NASSCO constructed at a San Diego shipyard, the Naval Sea Systems Command said Thursday…
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Cubic Buys Image Processing Tech Maker MotionDSP; Mike Twyman Comments

Cubic (NYSE: CUB) has acquired Burlingame, California-based software company MotionDSP in a move to add image processing technology offerings to the San Diego-based contractor’s mission solutions business…
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Engility Awards Cyber Scholarships to 2 Army Veterans; Lynn Dugle Comments

Engility has selected U.S. Army veterans Magdalena Seitz and Leo Bastidas as the first two recipients of the company’s cybersecurity scholarships. The company said Wednesday it partnered with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education to establish the CyberWarrior Scholarship, which will give military veterans funds to pursue cybersecurity certifications…
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NASA to Test Space Launch System Intertank

NASA loaded a test model of heavy-lift rocket intertank onto a barge Thursday at Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans for shipment to the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. Marshall’s engineers will conduct tests to determine if the structural hardware for the Space Launch System‘s 212-foot-long core stage can withstand extreme launch and ascent forces, NASA said Thursday…
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Saab Unveils Airborne Early Warning & Control Aircraft

Saab has unveiled a new airborne surveillance platform the company built for United Arab Emirates as part of an aircraft development and production contract awarded in 2015. The company said Friday its GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft is derived from Bombardier‘s Global 6000 model and equipped with an extended-range Erieye radar technology…
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DARPA Launches CBRNE Threat Detection Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has kicked off a program to develop networks of sensors that can detect chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives threats. SIGMA+ is an expansion of DARPA’s initiative to identify radiological and nuclear materials, the agency said Tuesday…
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Raytheon-Ponemon Survey: IT Professionals Predict ‘Catastrophic’ Data Breach Due to Unsafe Internet Devices

A Raytheon-commissioned study has found that 82 percent of senior information technology professionals said they predict the use of unsecured internet of things-based devices to result in a major data breach over the next three years…
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Boeing Subsidiary Gets Navy Surveillance Equipment IDIQ

Boeing‘s Digital Receiver Technology subsidiary has secured a $23.8 million contract to provide ruggedized surveillance equipment and peripherals to the U.S. Navy‘s Combat Direction Systems Activity Dam Neck…
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VIDEO: U.S. Army trains Nigerian Infantry: Clearing an obstacle

Twelve U.S. Army Soldiers share tactics and training with a little over 200 Nigerian Army Soldiers from 26th Infantry Battalion in a remote military compound four hours north of the capital in Jaji. The seven- week training includes reacting to an IED and ambush, securing an objective, operations planning, etc…
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