Posts from GovCon Daily 08/11/2016

HPE’s Judith Douglas Appointed Vice Chair of ACT-IAC Institute for Innovation Advisory Board

The American Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council has appointed Judith Douglas, a client industry executive at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, as vice chair of the council’s Institute for Innovation Advisory Board…
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Deborah Lee James: Long Continuing Resolution Could Delay 60 Air Force Acquisition Programs

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has said more than 60 of the service branch’s acquisition programs could face delays if Congress passes another continuing resolution instead of a budget…
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Navy Tests & Deploys AeroVironment UAS With Recovery System Aboard Guided Missile Destroyer

The U.S. Navy has tested and deployed an AeroVironment-developed small unmanned aircraft with a precision recovery system the service branch envisions for use on a wide variety of vessels for rapid response reconnaissance operations…
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Russell Fenton: Army Eyes Remote System for Defensive Cyber Operations

Russell Fenton, a training and doctrine command capability manager at the U.S. Army‘s the defensive cyberspace operations branch, has said cyber operators should maneuver remotely or on site to provide quick security response as needed, C4ISR & Networks reported Wednesday…
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NIST, Industry Partners Develop Mobile Wireless Communications Platform for First Responders

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has collaborated with more than 70 industry partners to combine commercial technologies into a mobile wireless communications system for first responders…
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HHS Uses Esri’s Mapping Software in Zika Virus Mitigation Efforts

Esri‘s geographic information system software is working to support the Department of Health and Human Services in efforts to track the spread of Zika virus and disseminate public information on the disease…
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Huntington Ingalls Tests Precision Aircraft Landing System on USS Ford Carrier; Rolf Bartschi Comments

A Huntington Ingalls Industries division has demonstrated a radar system on the U.S. Navy‘s Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier with the use of a special-instrumented F-18  Super Hornet. During the test, HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding examined the functionality, alignment and operation of the Precision Aircraft Landing System and its subsystems as the Super Hornet flew within 500 feet of the Ford carrier, the company said Wednesday…
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Tripwire: 63% of Info Security Pros Fear Cyber Criminal Influence on US Presidential Election

A Tripwire survey of 220 information security professionals says 63 percent of respondents believe that cyber criminals could influence the results of November’s U.S. presidential election. Tripwire said Thursday it conducted the survey July 30 to August 4 at the Black Hat USA 2016 conference in Las Vegas…
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Sean MacFarland: Army Training, Equipment Assistance to Iraq Supports Counterterrorism Push

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, head of the country’s anti-Islamic State group campaign, said in his final Pentagon press briefing that the liberation of the Iraqi city of Ramadi served as the turning point of the effort, DoD News reported Wednesday…
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