Posts from GovCon Daily 07/21/2016

AirMap Integrates Wildfire Alert Service Into DJI Drone Geofencing System

AirMap and DJI have partnered to add real-time wildfire alerts to the latter company’s geofencing system for unmanned aerial vehicles in an effort to help operators avoid flying UAVs near wildfire-fighting locations, HSToday reported Wednesday…
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DHS, DARPA to Support Mobile Security Tool Devt Based on Continuous Authentication; Vincent Sritapan Comments

The Department of Homeland Security and the Defense Advance Research Project Agency have teamed up to fund a Kryptowire-led project that aims to develop a user authentication tool for mobile devices. Researchers at Kryptowire have created a continuous authentication algorithm that works to validate mobile device users through their behavioral patterns that include applied touch, phone movements and power usage, DHS said Wednesday…
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Deltek’s Alex Rossino: Non-Military Service DoD Spending on IT Goods to Decline Through 2020

Spending on information technology goods and services by Defense Department agencies excluding the military services will record a negative growth rate of 0.2 percent from fiscal year 2016 to 2021, according to Deltek research analyst Alex Rossino…
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AI Signal Research Taps ZedaSoft to Build Apache Simulator for US Army

ZedaSoft has received a contract from AI Signal Research to provide a simulator for the Boeing-built Apache AH-64D helicopter that runs on a simulation software framework. ZedaSoft will work to equip the Apache simulator with its Container-Based Architecture for Simulation software framework and provide simulation hardware equipment under the contract, the company said Wednesday…
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Chemring Secures Initial Funds to Develop Army Surface Contaminant Locator Prototype

Chemring Group‘s detection systems business line has received initial funds on a potential $3.06 million contract to develop final prototypes for the U.S. Army‘s Next Generation Chemical Detector Surface Contaminant Locator program…
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eGlobalTech Offers End-to-End DevOps Framework for Federal Government

eGlobalTech has unveiled a new development operations framework and toolkit designed to integrate information technology tools and processes for the federal government. The company said Wednesday the DevOps Factory can be configured with policies specific to government agencies, such as systems development life cycle methodologies, governance and compliance to the Federal Information Security Management Act…
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NASA to Test Spacecraft Heat Exchanger Tech on ISS; Rubik Sheth Comments

NASA has sent a wax-based heat exchanger technology to the International Space Station through SpaceX‘s Dragon cargo resupply spacecraft that launched Monday from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The agency said Thursday it developed the Phase Change Material Heat Exchanger with United Technologies Corp…
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Terry Halvorsen: DoD to Establish Review Teams for Data Center Consolidation Push

The Defense Department will form review teams to assess DoD-owned data centers across the globe in support of its mission for data center consolidation, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Scott Maucione writes that DoD has worked to reduce the number of unnecessary data centers it operates over the past five years and will enlist reviewers to help the department determine which data repository hubs are eligible for closure…
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