Posts from GovCon Daily 08/08/2016

Reuters: Obama Administration Seeks to Boost Cyber Command Role on Future Military Conflicts

The Obama administration seeks to turn the Cyber Command into a unified command equal to military combat branches and separated from the National Security Agency to give the command’s leaders a “larger voice” in proposing the use of cyber tools in future conflicts, Reuters reported Sunday…
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Bob Work Inspects Army Tech Under Third Offset Strategy

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work has visited the Army Research Laboratory to inspect technologies that support the Defense Department‘s Third Offset Strategy. The U.S. Army said Wednesday ARL scientists and engineers demonstrated projects in robotics, miniaturization and manufacturing that are designed to aid the U…
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CSRA, Docker Form Federal Cloud Migration & IT Management Partnership

CSRA has partnered with open container platform provider Docker to help the former’s federal government clients migrate to the cloud and manage information technology applications across multiple environments…
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DISA Seeks $12M in Rapid Innovation Project Funds

The Defense Systems Information Agency is working to obtain a maximum $12 million in funds for its rapid innovation projects, C4ISR & Networks reported Friday. Mark Pomerleau writes DISA will use the funds to advance its merit-based research and development program meant to deploy innovative technologies…
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Oak Ridge Lab Develops Solar Cell Formula; Jonathan Poplawsky Comments

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a formula to differentiate the crystalline structures in different mixtures of cadmium, tellurium and selenium in support of efforts to boost solar cell efficiency…
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NOAA Postpones Weather Satellite Launch to March 2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has rescheduled the launch of the first polar-orbiting weather satellite to March 2017 instead of January, Space News reported Friday. Jeff Foust writes the two-month delay is due to issues detected in the Joint Polar Satellite System 1 spacecraft and its ground systems…
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NASA Seeks Academic Concepts for Spacecraft Assembly Methods in Space

NASA wants ideas from teams of undergraduate and graduate students in fields related to human space exploration as part of the agency’s 2017 Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-changing Idea challenge…
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Former Salesforce Exec Adam Bosworth to Take Senior Role at AWS

Adam Bosworth, formerly an executive vice president at Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), is set to take a senior position at Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN), Fortune reported Wednesday. Barb Darrow writes Bosworth most recently took charge of Salesforce’s software development projects such as an Internet of Things initiative called Thunder…
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DARPA Eyes Autonomous Bots to Fix Software Security Issues

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency believes autonomous systems could help to patch loopholes in software security based on the results of the 2016 Cyber Grand Challenge, DoD News reported Sunday…
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Lockheed Martin to Feature F-35 at Abbotsford Airshow in Canada

Lockheed Martin will fly its F-35 Lightning II aircraft in Canada as a participant at the 2016 Abbotsford International Airshow from Aug. 12 to Aug. 14. The aircraft’s participation at the airshow will be its debut in Canada, Lockheed’s F-35 program office said Sunday…
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