Posts from GovCon Daily 08/22/2016

Northrop Taps Raytheon for $104M Air Force Global Hawk Ground Control Modernization Subcontract

Northrop Grumman  (NYSE: NOC) has awarded Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) a potential $104 million subcontract to update the ground controls of the U.S. Air Force’s RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial system. Raytheon will equip the mission control stations for the Northrop-built UAS with open architecture that will work to facilitate the addition of new platforms and mission payloads by the service branch, the company said Monday…
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NASA Selects 8 Universities to Participate in Small Spacecraft Projects

NASA has chosen eight university teams to work with the agency’s engineers and scientists on two-year projects to develop new small spacecraft technologies. The space agency said Saturday these collaborations aim to create small, lightweight spacecraft that could support science, exploration and space operations…
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DHS Offers Online Cyber Courses to Veterans Via Federal Virtual Training Environment

The Department of Homeland Security has begun to provide online cybersecurity training courses to retired uniformed personnel, Nextgov reported Friday. Aliya Sternstein writes DHS offers on-demand classes in mobile security, malware analysis and ethical hacking to veterans through the Federal Virtual Training Environment…
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Dave Mihelcic: Defense Department to Update Cyber Analytics Platform

The Defense Department plans to update the agency’s big data platform used to analyze cyber activities in its networks over the next few weeks, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Dave Mihelcic, chief technology officer at the Defense Information Systems Agency, said the Hadoop-based platform works to extract data from network sensors, audit logs and end points, Jason Miller reports…
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Airbus Eyes Autonomous Flying Vehicle Concept to Address Urban Congestion

Airbus Group plans to develop an autonomous flying vehicle platform concept to fly over traffic jams in an effort to relieve urban congestion and address traffic concerns that resulted from urbanization in “megacities…
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Raytheon Launches Battle Mgmt System at Army Cyber Quest Event

Raytheon has unveiled a battle management platform the company built to integrate cyber and electromagnetic spectrum awareness features into the defense contractor’s Electronic Warfare Program Management Tool…
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Air Force Creates New Task Force to Reduce Extra Duties on Uniformed Personnel

The U.S. Air Force has formed a new task force that would work to reduce additional duties for airmen in a move to help troops focus on their core missions. Secretary Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff Gen…
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Army to Apply Demo-First Approach for Air & Missile Defense Radar Competition

The U.S. Army plans to begin its future air and missile defense sensor competition with demonstrations as part of the service branch’s new acquisition approach that aims to shorten a program’s development period, Defense News reported Thursday…
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NGA Deploys Disaster Support Team, Geospatial Products to Assist Louisiana Flood Recovery Efforts

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has deployed a disaster support team and a suite of geospatial products to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency‘s damage assessment operations in the flooded areas of Louisiana…
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Katrina McFarland Describes Cyber, Electronic Warfare as Enterprise Challenges

Katrina McFarland, the Army’s acting assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology, has described cyber and electronic warfare as enterprise challenges and discussed ways to work through the attacks, C4ISRNET reported Thursday…
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