Posts from GovCon Daily 08/19/2016

Airbus DS Communications to Deploy Public Safety Call Handling Service in North Dakota

A subsidiary of Airbus‘ defense and space business will supply the VESTA 9-1-1 call handling service to 11 of 22 public safety answering points in North Dakota under a collective contract through the state’s information technology department…
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ULA, Air Force Launch 2 Orbital ATK-Built Space Situational Awareness Satellites

The United Launch Alliance has worked with the U.S. Air Force‘s 45th Space Wing to launch the third and fourth Orbital ATK-built Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program satellites aboard a Delta IV rocket…
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FAA Releases Aeronautical Knowledge Test Preparation Materials for Small UAS Operators

The Federal Aviation Administration has published extensive materials to help unmanned aerial system operators prepare for the implementation of a new rule governing the use of small non-recreational drones…
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DOE to Help Fund NRECA’s Utility Cybersecurity Project

The Energy Department has chosen the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association to receive grant funds to develop and commercialize a tool for utilities to detect cyber attacks and compromised systems in near real-time…
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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests SLS Engine at NASA Stennis Space Center

Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed additional tests on a development engine for a NASA launch vehicle at the Stennis Space Center to check the engine’s capacity to withstand a challenging operational environment…
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Accela Unveils Mobile App for Construction Project Management

San Ramon, California-based cloud-based civic engagement platforms provider Accela has launched a mobile application that works to help contractors manage construction projects across various agencies and locations…
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Booz Allen Subcontracts System High for MDA Security Services

Booz Allen Hamilton has awarded System High Corp. a five-year subcontract to deliver security services in support of multiple Missile Defense Agency programs nationwide. System High said Wednesday it will provide personnel security, physical security, security operations support, information security, classification management, international security, antiterrorism, insider threat, security reviews, emergency management/continuity of operations and research, development and acquisition security and program protection services to MDA…
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DoD Issues New Document on IT, Cybersecurity Goals; Terry Halvorsen Comments

The Defense Department has released a nine-page document that details DoD’s plans to update its information technology infrastructure and build up its cybersecurity posture, Signal magazine reported Thursday…
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Air Force Starts F-15 Sensor, Weapons System Updates; Mike Gibbons, Rob Leese Comment

The U.S. Air Force has begun to update its fleet of F-15 aircraft in an effort to maintain air superiority over China’s J-10 fighter jet, keep the fleet in service through mid-2040s and support F-22, F-35 and other fifth-generation platforms, Scout Warrior reported Thursday…
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FirstNet to Award Grants for 8 Public Safety Entities Under Band 14 Relocation Program

The First Responder Network Authority has awarded grants worth $26.8 million to eight public safety entities under a program to provide financial assistance for relocating existing radios and systems…
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US Army to Add NSA Network to Intelligence Processing Facility; Lee Wyman Comments

A partnership within the U.S. Army has started to update the service branch’s intelligence processing facility to add another classified network designed to facilitate intelligence collection and reporting operations, the Army said Wednesday…
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