Posts from GovCon Daily 08/24/2016

Matt Desch: Potential Iridium NEXT Customers Eye Data Quality Preview Before Commitments

Iridium CEO Matt Desch has said prospective customers of the company’s next-generation satellites want to see quality of data that the new constellation could provide before making commitments through contracts, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday…
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IBM’s Keith Salzman: Blockchain Ledger Tech Can Help Healthcare IT Community Address Security Issues

Keith Salzman, chief medical information officer at IBM‘s global business services unit, said an emerging ledger technology from Bitcoin software developer Blockchain can potentially help update healthcare information technology systems across the economy and in government…
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Bloomberg: BAE COO Charles Woodburn to Start Preparations for CEO

BAE Systems PLC Chief Operating Officer Charles Woodburn will start a series of meetings with clients and suppliers sometime in October or November as part of preparations to succeed Ian King as CEO of the British defense contractor, Bloomberg reported Wednesday…
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Air Force to Conduct Chemical, Biological Decontamination Tests on F-35

The U.S. Air Force plans to conduct tests to determine if the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter aircraft can be decontaminated after exposure to chemical and biological weapons. The service branch said Monday the tests aim to validate the F-35 Joint Program Office’s decontamination requirements and the aircraft’s readiness to enter full-rate production…
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FBI Launches Bank Robbery Info Mobile App on Apple App Store, Google Play

FBI has unveiled a mobile application that features information on bank robberies across the U.S. and helps connect users to the bureau if they have information on the robberies or suspects. The Bank Robbers app is available for free download from Apple’s App Store or Google Play, FBI said Friday…
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DHS, DoD & NSF to Hold Cybersecurity Workshop for Small Businesses

The Defense Department, Department of Homeland Security and the National Science Foundation will hold a cybersecurity-focused workshop for small business awardees of the Small Business Innovation Research program…
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Lockheed Relocates NOAA Geostationary Weather Satellite to Florida Space Operations Facility

Lockheed Martin has transported the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Geostationary weather satellite aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy cargo transport plane to the Astrotech Space Operations facility in Florida…
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Unisys: Law Enforcement Provides Key Opportunity to Integrate Biometrics Into Wearable Tech

A Unisys study predicts that law enforcement would lead the integration of biometrics into wearable technology in order to identify known or suspected criminals and terrorists. The company polled 54 biometrics professionals at the Biometrics Institute Asia Pacific Conference in Australia from May 24 to 26 for the study, Unisys said Tuesday…
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CH2M-Parsons JV to Support DC Water Underground Infrastructure Repair Project; Michael Walsh Comments

A joint venture of CH2M and Parsons will work to assist the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority in the repair of underground infrastructure in Washington, D.C. and neighboring areas under a $1…
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DARPA Demos Radiation Detection Tools Network Under SIGMA Program; Vincent Tang Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has conducted a demonstration to test a network of more than 100 mobile tools designed to detect radioactive materials as part of the SIGMA program. DARPA said Tuesday the pocket-sized detectors developed through the SIGMA program worked to detect the intensity and location of radiation sources during the one-month demonstration held at one of the transportation hubs of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey…
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China Sends World’s First Quantum Satellite to Space

China has sent the first-ever quantum communications satellite to space onboard a Long March-2D rocket, China’s state-run news agency Xinhua reported Aug. 16. The Quantum Experiments at Space Scale satellite took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern Gobi Desert toward a sun-synchronous orbit and the spacecraft will navigate around the Earth every 90 minutes, according to Xinhua…
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