Posts from GovConWire for 05/21/2015

US Navy Seeks Ideas to Protect Aerial Systems from Cyber Threats; Joseph Holstead Comments

The U.S. Navy has launched a research and development project to build prototype aerial systems with the goal of protecting drones, sensors and missiles from cyber threats, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Aliya Sternstein writes the Navy plans to work with industry scientists to embed security tools into the service’s airborne systems for mission continuity in the event of a cyber attack…
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Air Force’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Lifts Off; Chris Hoyler Comments

The U.S. Air Force launched a Boeing-built X-37B spacecraftWednesday morning at Cape Canaveral AF Station in Florida to conduct on-orbit scientific experiments, Space.com reportedWednesday. Mike Wall writes the launch marks the fourth mission of the military service’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle program…
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Northrop Appoints Sonal Deshpande, Steve Lunny to Electronic, Info Systems VP Roles

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has named Sonal Deshpande as vice president of mission assurance for its electronic systems business and Steve Lunny as VP and a program manager within its information systems business…
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US Army Picks Booz Allen as Prime for Express Blanket Purchase Deal; Bob Smith Comments

Booz Allen Hamilton will provide consulting, engineering and technical support services for the U.S. Army after being chosen by the service as primary contractor for the Expedited Professional and Engineering Support Services blanket purchase agreement…
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Engility Secures $10M Follow-On Order for US Army Logistics Modernization Platform; Tony Smeraglinolo Comments

The U.S. Army has awarded Engility Holdings a one-year, $10 million follow-on order to provide management, enterprise transformation, financial and technical support services for the military branch’s Logistics Modernization Program Product Management Office…
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May 20 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Rise After Fed Minutes Release

The GovCon Index closed in positive territory Wednesday with a gain of 0.108 points to 75.543 on a day that saw investors react to the release of the Federal Reserve‘s April meeting minutes. Fed leaders expressed doubt over the possibility of an interest rate hike by June and U…
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Washington Area CTO Roundtable to Host Summit With ‘Drone Petting Station’

On June 11th The Washington Area CTO Roundtable organization will be holding their tenth summit, “When Drones Fly” and will feature  a “drone petting station” for attendees. A team of innovators from Gannett will exhibit unmanned aerial systems at the site during the event, CTO Roundtable said…
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