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Diane Murray on Her Agenda for Deloitte’s Federal Civilian Sector; Data Mgmt & Biz Intell Trends at Agencies

Diane Murray transitioned into the role of federal civilian sector leader at consulting services contractor Deloitte earlier this year as the next step in her respective 18-year information technology and professional consulting careers…
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Unisys’ Casey Coleman: Gov’t Works on New Cybersecurity Measures for People, Process & Technology

Casey Coleman, group vice president for federal civilian agencies at Unisys, has called for new approaches for the protection of federal data and networks. “[Traditional] perimeter-based defenses are not going to keep attackers out 100 percent of the time,” Coleman wrote in a guest piece published Tuesday on the Federal Times…
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Bill Vincent: Naval Research Lab to Help DARPA Build Robotic Satellite Servicer

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has partnered with the Naval Research Laboratory to build and evaluate payload technology for DARPA’s Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites initiative…
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NSA, Parsons Facilitate 2016 Cyber Defense Exercise; Mary Ann Hopkins Comments

The National Security Agency and Parsons teamed up Monday to launch a four-day cybersecurity competition at the company’s Columbia, Md. cyber center for students from military institutions. At least 150 competitors participate in the Cyber Defense Exercise that tests their ability to defend computer networks against network security intrusions or compromises, the company said Tuesday…
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Drone Aviation Demos Tethered UAS in Nighttime Flight Test; Jay Nussbaum Comments

Drone Aviation has concluded a nighttime flight test of its commercial tethered unmanned aircraft system under approval by the Federal Aviation Administration. The company collaborated with The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech and Aviation Systems Engineering Company for the WATT-300 flight test, Drone Aviation said Wednesday…
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Air Force Unveils Criteria for MQ-9 Reaper Wing Base Selection

The U.S. Air Force has issued a set of criteria for selecting up to two additional bases for a new MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle wing in an effort to diversify assignments for service personnel. The Air Force said in a news release published Tuesday it determined the need for additional installations after it surveyed MQ-9 and MQ-1 Predator enterprise officers and airmen as part of the Air Combat Command’s Culture and Process Improvement Program…
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Versar Secures 2 Army Reserve Support Service Task Orders; Tony Otten Comments

Springfield, Virginia-based project management services company Versar has received two task orders worth $4.6 million combined from the U.S. Army Reserve. The company will continue its operations, planning, engineering and environmental technical program as part of a $3…
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Will Roper: SCO Supports Pentagon’s 3rd Offset Strategy Through Defense Tech Repurposing Efforts

The Defense Department‘s strategic capabilities office aims to repurpose existing military technologies in support of the agency’s third-offset strategy against threats posed by U.S. adversaries, DoD News reported Tuesday…
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Air Force Reveals Candidate Bases for Next F-35A Locations

The U.S. Air Force has identified four candidate bases that could house the first set of first Reserve-led F-35 fighter jets and a set of criteria to find potential bases for two Air National Guard squadrons that will receive F-35A variants…
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Frost & Sullivan: Demand for Mixed Reality Training to Drive Military Training & Simulation Investments

A new Frost & Sullivan analysis predicts the Defense Department’s budget for training and simulation systems to experience a compound annual growth rate of 1.7 percent through 2020. The demand for mixed reality training or live, virtual and constructive training is expected to drive investments and technology updates in the military training and simulation market, Frost & Sullivan said Tuesday…
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Ashton Carter Visits India to Expand Bilateral Defense Partnership

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter went on an official visit to India from April 10 to 13 in an effort to expand U.S.-India defense collaboration and revisit existing agreements through talks with Raksha Mantri Shri Manohar Parrikar, India’s defense minister…
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