Posts from GovConDaily for 05/13/2016

Gary Wang: Data & Analytics Can Apply to Army Purchasing Strategies

The U.S. Army aims to grow its use of data and analytics in its evaluations of new weapons systems and efforts to develop new resiliency features for the force, the branch’s deputy chief information officer said Wednesday…
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Commerce Dept, NIST to Award Grants for Regional Cyber Education & Workforce Partnerships

A Commerce Department agency plans to award approximately $1 million in grants for up to eight nonprofit organizations to support cybersecurity education and workforce development in local communities…
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DARPA Demonstrates Nerve-Controlled Prosthetic Arm

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has demonstrated a robotic prosthetic arm that features technologies which work to support brain control and strapless integration functions. The Army said Wednesday Johnny Matheny — the research program’s test patient who lost his left arm to cancer — underwent procedures so he could use the remaining muscles and nerves of his left arm to control the prosthetics…
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Robert Griffin: DHS S&T Directorate Unveils Web-Based Year in Review

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has released its annual year in review in the form of an interactive web-based report to provide a guided tour of the agency’s developments in 2015…
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Unisys’ Mark Forman: Hybrid, 4-Tier Architecture Facilitates Government Workforce Mobility

Mark Forman, global public sector head at Unisys, has said the adoption of a four-tier architecture could help government agencies facilitate mobility among their staff and change the way they deliver services to citizens…
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Navy Transports 1st Seahawk Helicopters to Denmark

The U.S. Navy has delivered three MH-60R Seahawk helicopters to Denmark as part of the second foreign military procurement of the multi-mission helicopters built by Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary…
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Battelle to Exhibit Anti-UAS Device at Navy League Event

Battelle will present one of its anti-unmanned aircraft systems devices and several other technology platforms at the Navy League’s Sea Air Space Show from May 16 to 18 in Maryland. The nonprofit’s man-portable DroneDefender device works to disrupt small UAS devices through radio control frequency before the drones present a threat to military and civilian activities, Battelle said Tuesday…
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Intelsat Taps SSL to Deliver a Communications Satellite for Broadband Networking and Video Distribution

Intelsat has selected Space Systems Loral to provide a high-power communications satellite for broadband networking and video distribution services in Africa, Europe and Asia. The Intelsat 39 will replace the SSL-built Intelsat 902 satellite launched in 2001 and feature both C-band and Ku-band transponders and use the SSL 1300 platform to support various applications such as electric propulsion, SSL said Thursday…
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Lockheed Delivers 2 C-130J Variants to Coast Guard, Air Force

Lockheed Martin has dispatched two variants of the company’s C-130J Super Hercules airlifter to the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Air Force. The company said Thursday that the Coast Guard received the search-and-surveillance HC-130J Tuesday after that aircraft underwent post-production modifications at a Lockheed facility in Greenville, South Carolina while the MC-130J was delivered Friday to the Air Force Special Operations Command in Hurlburt Field, Florida…
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Phil Alvarez: Raytheon Expects to Complete Development Work on Digital TOW Launcher in 2018

Phil Alvarez, a Raytheon official, has said the company has built a launcher system designed for tube-launched, optically tracked, wireless-guided missiles, Defense News reported Wednesday. Jen Judson writes Alvarez, a senior manager for missile systems at Raytheon, described the TOW Eagle Fire launcher platform at the Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference in Amman, Jordan…
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