Posts from GovConDaily for 05/16/2016

Air Force Requests Info on Battlefield Air Operations Software Sources

The U.S. Air Force has begun its search for potential industry sources of a suite of machine-to-machine software programs that the service branch can use in battlefield air operations. The Air Force plans to incorporate data gathered through a request for information posted April 29 into the Air Force Special Operations Command’s Increment III Capabilities Development document set for validation in the fourth quarter of 2016…
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NGA Unveils New Geospatial Research Office in Reorg, Focus Shift

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has established a new internal organization that will serve to support geospatial research among national laboratories, commercial businesses and universities as part of an NGA-wide restructuring initiative…
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Navy to Launch AeroVironment UAS for Anti-Access, Aerial Denial Environments

The U.S. Navy has selected an AeroVironment-built unmanned aircraft system for deployment from submarines to operate in anti-access and aerial denial environments. AeroVironment built Blackwing for a joint capability technology demonstration sponsored by the Navy and U…
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Gen. Lori Robinson Takes Leadership Posts for Northern & NORAD Commands

Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson has succeeded Navy Adm. Bill Gortney as head of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, DoD News reported Friday…
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Mike Petters: Huntington Ingalls Gets 20 Percent of Shipbuilding Work on Navy’s Ohio Submarine Replacement Program

Mike Petters, president and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries, has said HII has secured approximately 20 percent of shipbuilding work on the U.S. Navy’s entire Ohio-class replacement program with General Dynamics as prime contractor…
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Army Vice Chief Daniel Allyn: Budget Control Act Repeal Needed to Address ‘Readiness, Modernization Shortfalls’

U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn has called for the repeal of legislation that would restore sequestration in fiscal year 2018 as the service branch seeks to address readiness and modernization requirements…
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BAE, Fujitsu Aim to Facilitate Cyber Threat Intell Data Sharing Through New System

Fujitsu and BAE Systems have partnered to build a system designed to facilitate use and sharing of cyber threat intelligence data and help organizations respond to cyber attacks. BAE will integrate its meta-modeling technological platform with Fujitsu’s automation tool in order for the CTI utilization system to generate cyber analysis results in a computational format, Fujitsu said Monday…
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VCU, Army Engineers Order SmartPlanes Fixed Wing UAS Through Canon East GSA Contract

Virginia Commonwealth University and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have placed orders for SmartPlanes‘ Freya fixed-wing unmanned aircraft system under a General Services Administration procurement contract…
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NASA Chooses Aerospace Tech Proposals for Phase 2 Funds; Steve Jurczyk Comments

Eight technology proposals from organizations in the academia, private and public sector have been selected for the second phase of NASA’s aerospace research and development program with up to $500,000 in funds for each submission…
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Huntington Ingalls Transfers 10th San Antonio-Class Amphibious Transport Dock to Navy

Huntington Ingalls Industries has delivered the USS John P. Murtha amphibious transport dock to the U.S. Navy. HII said Friday Richard Schenk, vice president for program management, signed the official DD 250 document to transfer the custody of the amphibious transport dock to the service branch…
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