Posts from GovConDaily for 03/27/2018

Report: Army Considers to Equip Stryker Vehicles with BAE Systems’ 40mm Cannon

The U.S Army observed BAE System‘s demonstrations of a 40-millimeter cannon for the service branch’s combat vehicles at Fort Benning, DefenseNews reported Monday. The service branch looks to upgrade the lethal capacity of its tracked and wheeled vehicle fleet such as the Stryker platform, the publication said…
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PAE ISR Joins Virginia’s Global Defense Program; Chris Corgnati Comments

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership has selected PAE ISR to participate in a one-year export acceleration program meant to help defense companies expand into the global marketplace, Inside Defense reported Monday…
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Sens. John Cornyn, James Inhofe Ask Trump to Back Fighter Jet Sale to Taiwan

Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) have called on President Donald Trump to support the sale of the Lockheed Martin-built F-35B fighter aircraft to Taiwan to help the East Asian state build up its air defense capabilities…
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AeroVironment Unveils Updated Puma Small UAS

AeroVironment has begun to offer the newest version of its Puma small unmanned aircraft system designed to operate in rugged environments. The company said Monday the Puma 3 UAS features an updated airframe that will support the use of the i45 electro-optical/infrared systems sensor suite with signals intelligence payloads…
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DHS Used Lockheed’s Cyber Platform to Analyze Russia-Backed Critical Infrastructure Attacks

The Department of Homeland Security used a Lockheed Martin-built cybersecurity framework to evaluate cyber attacks that state-sponsored Russian hackers carried out against U.S. critical infrastructure sectors…
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Matthew Masterson Joins DHS as Senior Cybersecurity Adviser

Matthew Masterson, former chairman of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, has been named senior adviser for the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity unit, Washington Examiner reported Monday…
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Army Unveils Structure of New Futures Command

The U.S. Army‘s new Futures Command will take over some organizations of existing Army commands as part of its mission to unify the military branch’s modernization programs, Breaking Defense reported Monday…
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FCC Chairman Proposes to Prohibit Purchases From Security Threat-Vulnerable Firms

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has released a proposal to prohibit the use of the $8.5 billion Universal Service Fund in procuring services from firms that pose national security vulnerabilities…
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NASA, NIAS Test Unmanned Aircraft Traffic Management Tech

NASA and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems have tested unmanned aircraft systems and airspace management technologies as part of efforts to integrate UAS into the U.S. national airspace system…
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Heather Wilson: Air Force Eyes Reduced Dependence on C2 Systems for Future Wars

The U.S. Air Force expects its F-35, F-22 and other fighter jets to potentially home in on hostile air and ground targets without the need to rely on land-based command-and-control platforms as adversaries develop new technologies designed to attack C2 systems, Warrior Maven reported Monday…
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Harris to Produce IDECM Jammer Systems for Kuwait

Harris has received a $24.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures systems to Kuwait as part of a foreign military sales deal. The company will produce 14 IDECM AN/ALQ-214 A(V)4/5 jammer systems for the Kuwaiti government under lot 15 full-rate production, the Defense Department said Monday…
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Maxar’s MDA Business Gets Multiple Contracts for Satellite Data, Ground System Support

Maxar Technologies‘ MDA business has secured contracts worth $12.4 million combined from multiple government and commercial clients for the provision of information and services related to the RADARSAT-2 Earth observation satellite…
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Telos Helps Process LAX Aviation Worker Background Checks

Telos‘ identity management solutions business has secured a contract to help process background checks for aviation workers at the Los Angeles International Airport. The company said Monday it integrated the web-based Designated Aviation Channeling service with LAX’s credential management system and performed onsite DAC and Rap Back training…
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Drone Aviation Gets Additional DoD Tactical Aerostat Order

Drone Aviation will provide an additional tactical aerostat system and operator training support to the Defense Department under a potential $1.7 million contract. The company said Monday it expects to deliver the multimission Winch Aerostat Small Platform to DoD by the end of the third quarter…
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VIDEO: Weekly Wire Rundown: 2018 Aviation Bonuses, Sailor 2025 and Free Book

The Weekly Wire Rundown is a weekly video blog from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel, highlighting the top stories affecting Sailors and their families. The video compliments the print edition of the @USNPeople Weekly Wire, which you can subscribe to by e-mailing usnpeople…
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