Posts from GovConWire for 05/19/2015

IEEE Issues Security Guidelines on Software Dev’t for Medical Devices

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has released new guidelines on baseline security requirements for software development and production of medical devices. IEEE said Monday the “Building Code for Medical Device Software Security” document authored by Tom Haigh and Carl Landwehr provides guidance on addressing security vulnerabilities at the point of origin…
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William LaPlante Outlines US Air Force’s Acquisition Priorities

William LaPlante, assistant secretary for acquisition of the U.S. Air Force, has said transparency, communication and agility are among the focus areas of the service’s acquisition strategies. LaPlante outlined the service’s top acquisition priorities during an Air Force Association symposium in Orlando, Florida, the Air Force said Monday
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Northrop to Install Voyage Management System 9.3 on Navy’s Nuclear Submarines

Northrop Grumman will install version 9.3 of its Voyage Management System on the U.S. Navy‘s SSN and SSGN nuclear-powered attack submarines through the end of 2016. The company said Monday the Navy approved the VMS 9…
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Rakesh Sharma: Ultra Electronics, Sparton JV Secures $87M Sonobuoy Manufacturing IDIQ from US Navy

Sparton (NYSE: SPA) and Ultra Electronics Holdings’ ERAPSCO joint venture has been awarded a five-year, $87 million contract to manufacture sonobuoys for the U.S. Navy. Rakesh Sharma, CEO of Ultra Electronics, said Monday the contract reflects the Navy’s “increased focus on anti-submarine warfare and ‘pivot to the Pacific…
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NASA Asks Industry for Unmanned Asteroid Retrieval Spacecraft Ideas

NASA is seeking ideas from the private sector on how to build a robotic spacecraft technology for future unmanned asteroid and satellite servicing missions. The agency said Tuesday it aims to launch spacecraft in 2020 to snag a large boulder from a near-Earth asteroid’s surface and place the rock in lunar orbit for examination…
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May 18 Market Close: GovCon Index Starts Week With Gain, Housing Reports Due

The GovCon Index bound back from the previous trading day’s loesses Monday with a gain of 0.413 points to 75.561. U.S. stocks recorded gains across-the-board Monday as investors await the release of housing reports this week as they seek to determine the timing of a potential interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve, according to Bloomberg…
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