Posts from GovCon Daily for 12/21/2015

C4ISR & Networks: Senate Sends $1.15T Omnibus Spending Package to Obama

An omnibus bill that would authorize $1.15 trillion in government funds for fiscal year 2016 is now headed to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature after the Senate passed the budget plan Friday with a 65-33 vote, C4ISR & Networks reported…
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NGA, German Counterpart Agency Partner on Geospatial Data Sharing for Terrain Analysis

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has entered into an agreement with the German military’s geo-information center on geospatial intelligence sharing as part of the TanDEM-X High Resolution Elevation Data Exchange program…
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FedScoop: White House Bares Strategy vs. Cyber Attacks to Congress

The White House has presented its strategic plan meant to deter cyber attacks to Congress, FedScoop reported Friday. Greg Otto writes the Obama administration seeks to stop cyber attacks that impact public health, economic security and national security through “cost imposition,” legal actions and military force…
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FAA Issues Drone Policy Guide for State, Local Regulators

The Federal Aviation Administration has published a fact sheet to inform state and local government agencies of FAA’s proposed framework for the regulation of small unmanned aircraft systems, Fedscoop reported Friday…
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Federal Times: Nick Nayak to Rejoin IRS as Chief Procurement Officer

Nick Nayak is set to return to the Internal Revenue Service as chief procurement officer, Federal Times reported Friday. Jill Aitoro writes Nayak will succeed David Dasher, who will take the role of CPO at the First Responder Network Authority within the Commerce Department…
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MarketsandMarkets: Aviation Cybersecurity Market to Hit Nearly $62B by 2020

MarketsandMarkets has released a new report that predicts the aviation cybersecurity market will grow to $61.85 billion by 2020, buoyed by increasing cyber threats on aerospace and defense organizations…
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Rockwell Collins Rolls Out Aviation Communications Platform in South Korea

Rockwell Collins has deployed a network for Korea Airports Corp. that works to facilitate air-to-ground data communications. The Very High Frequency Digital Link Mode 2-based network works to help aircraft receive messages related to pre-departure clearances, air traffic control and other airline operational control data through the use of the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System, Rockwell Collins said Thursday…
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Northrop Launches Unmanned Ground Surveillance Aircraft for NATO; Rob Sheehan Comments

Northrop Grumman on Saturday flew NATO’s first ground surveillance aircraft from a facility in Palmdale to Edwards Air Force Base in California for the vehicle’s inaugural flight. The company based the aircraft from its Global Hawk wide-area surveillance drone and built the platform in an effort to help NATO monitor borders, protect soldiers and civilians and facilitate humanitarian assistance missions, Northrop said Saturday…
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