Posts from GovCon Daily for 07/31/2015

Lockheed-Built AEHF Military Satcom System Goes Live; Mark Calassa Comments

U.S. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, head of the branch’s Space Command, declared initial operating capability Tuesday for a Lockheed Martin-built joint service satellite communications system. The Air Force said Thursday its 4th Space Operations Squadron operates the Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite, which is designed to help warfighters transmit protected data when they perform land, sea and air missions…
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Iron Bow’s Ray Harris: CIOs Consider Operational Factors in IT Systems Procurement for ‘Internet of Things’

Ray Harris, chief information officer at Iron Bow Technologies, has said that most corporate CIOs focus on the operational aspect when purchasing and managing information technology systems in an effort to leverage the Internet of Things…
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Army to Set Up Cyber Center; Robert Goldsmith Comments

The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center plans to set up a campus to provide cybersecurity support for government agencies, the Army said Thursday. Carlotta Maneice writes the ARMDEC Cyber Campus will be based in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama and is scheduled to be operational in 2017…
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Army Taps Motorola Solutions Software for VoIP Communications; Michael Thurston Comments

The U.S. Army has purchased a Motorola Solutions-built software platform intended to facilitate communication between disparate devices, the branch website said Thursday. The service branch will integrate the WAVE software tool with its tactical communications network to meet program requirements of the Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications – Tactical in Maryland…
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Lockheed Tests Orion Fairing Separation System Changes; Mike Hawes Comments

Lockheed Martin has evaluated the changes in the Orion spacecraft’s fairing separation system design. Engineers performed the tests on Orion’s new push-off springs, crew module structural attachments, star trackers and pyrotechnic variances, and higher load cases in preparation for the first exploration mission, Lockheed said Thursday…
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