Posts from GovCon Daily 08/23/2016

Tec-Masters to Guide BMK Secure Solutions Under MDA Mentor-Protege Program

Tec-Masters will mentor woman-owned small business BMK Secure Solutions on technology transfer and business operations as part of a Missile Defense Agency-sponsored mentor-protege program. Oakwood University will work with Tec-Masters to help BMK develop quality systems in pursuit of certifications such as those from the International Standardization Organization and CMMI Institute, Tec-Masters said Thursday…
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NASA Re-Establishes Contact With Sun-Watching Spacecraft

NASA has re-established contact with one of its sun-watching spacecraft after 22 months of communication attempts. The space agency said Sunday its Deep Space Network was able to connect with the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatories spacecraft’s downlink signal during a monthly recovery operation…
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Cubic Appoints Corporate HR VP Darryl Albertson as Chief HR & Diversity Officer

Darryl Albertson, formerly Cubic vice president of corporate human resources, will take the new role of chief HR and diversity officer at the company. Cubic said Tuesday Albertson will help broaden the company’s efforts to support and promote diversity and inclusion among its customers, suppliers and employees…
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Raytheon to Provide Baseline System Design for Army’s Long-Range Precision Fires Program

Raytheon has received a $5.7 million contract to provide baseline system design for a  U.S. Army program that aims to develop new missile technology to replace the service branch’s inventory of long-range, surface-to-surface missiles…
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Air Force Eyes 2018 Completion Date of DoD-Mandated Windows 10 Migration

The U.S. Air Force plans to start its two-year migration to Windows 10 later this year as part of efforts to meet a Defense Department directive. The service branch said Tuesday all Microsoft users in the Air Force Network will have Windows 10 as the standard operating system by Jan…
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DISA Seeks to Facilitate Cloud Adoption for Mission Owners Via DoD Provisional Authorization Process

The Defense Information Systems Agency has implemented a provisional authorization process for commercial cloud platforms in an effort to help Defense Department mission owners determine whether to leverage DISA’s assessment or subject a provisionally authorized cloud service to additional tests…
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DARPA Seeks On-Orbit Satellite Servicing Through New Consortium; Brad Tousley Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to review on-orbit satellite servicing standards through a consortium it plans to create in connection with the Robotic Servicing of Geostationary Satellites program, Space News reported Monday…
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CRN: Australia’s Defense Dept Orders 100K Dell Desktops

Dell‘s Australia-based business unit has received a two-year, $56.9 million contract from that country’s defense department to deliver than 100,000 desktops across the military as part of a large-scale computer supply project, CRN reported Tuesday…
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DiaSorin Group to Develop Automated Zika Virus Diagnostic Test Under HHS Contract

Italy-based diagnostics company DiaSorin Group has received a $2.6 million contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to further develop a laboratory test designed to help clinicians identify Zika virus infection in blood samples…
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Air Force Wraps Up Weapons Delivery Tests on Lockheed’s F-35; Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan Comments

An integrated test team within the U.S. Air Force has completed 25 weapons delivery and separation tests of the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter jet. The F-35 ITF at Edwards Air Force Base in California dropped and fired a total of 30 weapons that include the AIM-120 medium-range air-to-air missile, Joint Direct Attack Munition, AIM-9X Sidewinder and the GPS-guided small diameter bomb, Lockheed said Monday…
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General Atomics Delivers ‘Infrasound’ Sensors for Early Tornado Detection Research

The University of Alabama in Huntsville has received 20 Infrasound Collection Element small sensors from General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems subsidiary to support early tornado detection research and real-time tornado tracking…
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Charles River Analytics to Help Update MDA’s Missile Defense Sensor Fusion System; Brian Ruttenberg Comments

The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Charles River Analytics a potential two-year, $1 million follow-on contract to update the sensor fusion systems on MDA’s ballistic missile defense platforms…
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