Posts from GovCon Daily 08/17/2016

NASA Launches Online Portal for Space Research Findings

NASA has unveiled a new web portal that offers public access to scientific information from various agency-funded studies. The space agency said Tuesday it aims to expand the dissemination of fundamental space research data through the Funded Research Results portal on the NASA…
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Dell’s Cameron Chehreh: Govt Legacy Software Structure is Main IT Modernization Challenge

Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer at Dell’s federal business, has said the structure of legacy software for government off-the-shelf products is the main challenge facing the government’s information technology modernization efforts in an interview with Signal Magazine posted Tuesday…
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Hacker Group to Auction Off Supposed NSA Data From Breached Computer Systems

A hacker group known as “Shadow Brokers” plans to auction off files it claims it has stolen from the computer systems of “Equation Group” cyber spies linked with the National Security Agency, Wired reported Monday…
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NASA Seeks Participants for Space Robotics Technology Challenge

NASA has partnered with Space Center Houston and innovation consulting firm NineSigma to launch a $1 million prize competition that seeks to foster technology development in the area of robotic dexterity to support the agency’s Journey to Mars initiative…
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Pelican BioThermal Unveils Temperature-Controlled Care Transport Container for Military Personnel

Pelican Products‘ Pelican BioThermal division has launched a thermal care transport container that is designed to help military personnel carry whole blood units in the battlefield. The company said Tuesday its Golden Hour Medic container works to help combat medics transport blood and other lifesaving supplies as well as maintain required temperature for 24 hours in harsh environments and up to three days in normal conditions…
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NGA, US Geological Survey Solicit Applications from Universities for Geospatial Sciences Program

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Geological Survey have begun to solicit applications from universities and schools that are interested to serve as partners of a geospatial sciences program…
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Marine Corps Embraces Smaller Surveillance Sensor; John Covington Comments

The U.S. Marine Corps has adopted a smaller measurement and signature intelligence sensor to conduct remote surveillance operations and deployed the platform six months ahead of schedule. Marines will use the Magnetic Intrusion Detector II to detect and identify vehicles and rifle-sized objects that move within its electromagnetic fields, USMC said Tuesday…
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Raytheon’s Anti-Ship Defense System on USS Carney Completes 1st Navy Fire Test

Raytheon‘s SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense system aboard USS Carney completed an initial live fire test that the U.S. Navy facilitated in Rota, Spain. The company said Wednesday the system identified, tracked and intercepted a BQM-74E target with a RAM Block II missile during the test…
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MBDA to Provide Infrared Guided Missiles for UK’s F-35s Under Estimated $239M Contract

MBDA has received an estimated $239 million contract from the U.K. defense ministry to provide infrared air-to-air missiles for the country’s F-35 Lightning II fighter jet fleet. The Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile will be the first missile from a U…
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DOE Selects 12 Projects for Energy System Infrastructure Defense Effort; Ernest Moniz Comments

The Energy Department has allotted $34 million in funds for 12 projects designed to harden systems against attacks in support of Secretary Ernest Moniz’ call for more investments in U.S. energy emergency responses…
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