Posts from GovConDaily for 05/04/2015

NASA Prepares for Solar Probe, Deep Space Missions With Simulation Chamber

NASA‘s Marshall Space Flight Center is using a 4-by-8-foot vacuum chamber to test components of a sensor package that will support the planned 2018 Solar Probe Plus mission that aims to send a spacecraft into the sun’s atmosphere…
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CSRA Subsidiary Lands Alabama Supercomputer Network Services Recompete

The CSRA subsidiary CSC State and Local Solutions has received a five-year, $96 million contract from Alabama’s state supercomputing agency to provide network and internet connections to 550 institutions within the state’s academic community…
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NASA, FAA Test Hitachi Wireless Comms System for Ground-to-Plane Info Exchange

NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration have partnered to carry out a mission that saw engineers at the space agency’s Glenn Research Center sent aviation data from the ground to an airplane over a wireless communication system for aircraft…
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CivilianJobs.Com Names SAIC as a ‘Most Valuable Employer’ for Military; Kimberly Admire Comments

Science Applications International Corp. has been selected as one of the companies in the 2016 Most Valuable Employer for Military list released by CivilianJobs.com. Awardees go through a selection process that involves a survey on employer recruitment, training and retention plans that serve military service members and veterans, SAIC said Tuesday…
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FedEx Secures GPO Printing & Digital Services Recompete Contract

FedEx has been awarded a Government Publishing Office re-compete contract to provide the agency printing, binding, finishing, banner, sign production and direct mail services under the GPOExpress program…
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Frank Konieczny: Air Force Looks to Integrate iPads on DoD Classified Network

The U.S. Air Force is looking at ways to connect Apple iPads on the Defense Department‘s classified network, USAF Chief Technology Officer Frank Konieczny told FCW in an interview posted Tuesday…
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UTC to Open New Aerospace Tech Manufacturing, Assembly Hub in Alabama; Marc Duvall Comments

United Technologies Corp. will establish a new facility in Foley, Alabama to accommodate manufacturing and nacelle assembly activities of UTC’s aerospace systems segment. The 80,000-square-foot building will be built to serve as the assembly area for nacelle components and house the propulsion system integration work in support of the Airbus A320 aircraft, UTC said Tuesday…
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Paul Beckman: DHS Seeks to Expand Bonus Schemes to Hire, Retain Cyber Professionals

The Department of Homeland Security plans to introduce and expand a series of incentive schemes across DHS headquarters components in an effort to recruit and retain cyber professionals, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday…
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FedScoop: DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar Discusses AI Advancement, Limitations

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Arati Prabhakar told her audience at an Atlantic Council event that artificial intelligence is still in the infancy stage as new technologies emerge, FedScoop reported Monday…
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Kayla Williams Joins VA as Women Veterans Center Director; Robert McDonald Comments

Kayla Williams, formerly project associate at nonprofit public policy think tank Rand Corp., has been named director of the center for women veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA said Tuesday Williams will serve as primary adviser to VA Secretary Robert McDonald on programs, policies and legislation that concern female veterans…
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