Posts from GovCon Daily 07/22/2016

DoD Updates Manual on International Law Principles for Armed Conflict

The Defense Department has updated its guidance for DoD military and civilian personnel who implement the law of war in support of military operations. DoD said Friday the update on the 2015 Law of War manual provided to military commanders, legal practitioners and other personnel covers international law principles that establish measures to protect journalists…
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Lockheed Conducts Surface-Launched Anti-Ship Missile Test

Lockheed Martin has conducted a new flight test of the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile‘s surface-launch variant with the MK 41 vertical launch system aboard the U.S. Navy‘s Self Defense Test Ship…
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CopaSAT to Provide US Agency End-to-End Communications Services

CopaSAT has received a multiyear, $3.5 million contract to supply and manage Ku-band man-portable terminals for an unnamed U.S. government agency. The company said Wednesday the Ku-band man-portable terminals will work to provide the agency end-to-end communications for its global operations…
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Onvia Report Shows 2Q Decline on State, Local, Educational Procurements

An Onvia study has revealed nationwide state, local and educational procurements including bids and requests-for-proposals has declined by 1.4 percent in the second quarter of 2016 from Q2 of 2015. Onvia said Thursday its “State & Local Procurement Snapshot for Q2 2016” report showed the year’s first half showed an 0…
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USCG Seeks to Expand Alert Warning Tool’s Functions Through AtHoc Software; Dubhe Beinhorn Comments

The U.S. Coast Guard has selected BlackBerry‘s AtHoc division to provide a software platform in support of efforts to expand the functionalities of the service branch’s alert warning tool. AtHoc will integrate its Crisis Communication software with USCG’s Alert Warning System 2…
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Ray Mabus: Navy Implements Assessment Program to Promote Professional Growth for Officers, Civilians

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has directed a new set of policies and procedures to implement a program that supports ongoing efforts for professional growth among uniformed Navy and Marine Corps officers plus the supporting civilian workforce…
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MDA Unveils Fort Drum In-Flight Interceptor Communications System Data Terminal

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has unveiled a new a data terminal designed to continuously send and receive updates to the Exo-atmospheric Kill Vehicle weapon during a ceremony at Fort Drum, New York…
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NASA Applies Software on Mars Rover for Autonomous Target Selection

NASA has applied new software on the Curiosity Mars rover to give the robotic mission an autonomous targeting feature. The agency said Thursday Curiosity uses the Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science software from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to choose targets for the laser and telescopic camera components of the rover’s Chemistry and Camera instrument…
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AFCEA DC Elects Executive Board Members for 2016-2017; Dean Economou Comments

The Washington-based chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association has elected new members to its executive board for 2016 to 2017 and named Dean Economou, sales director for the Defense Department program at CenturyLink, as president…
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Sarah Schacht Named Operations Manager of Identity Ecosystem Steering Group

Sarah Schacht, a principal consultant at Smarter Civic, has been appointed as operations manager at the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group. The private sector-led organization said Thursday Schacht will help grow IDESG’s Identity Ecosystem Framework registry and foster collaborations with companies, government agencies and civil organizations in the areas of privacy, security and identity management…
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