Posts from GovCon Daily 08/25/2016

DigitalGlobe, CosmiQ Works, AWS & NVIDIA Introduce SpaceNet Repository; Tony Frazier Comments

DigitalGlobe, CosmiQ Works, NVIDIA and Amazon Web Services have collaborated to develop a web-based repository of satellite imagery and training data that could support the development of machine learning and deep learning algorithms…
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Drone Aviation Lands Subcontract for Sensor Suite Integration on DoD-Owned WASP Tactical Aerostats

Drone Aviation has received a $125,000 subcontract from a Defense Department contractor for equipment and engineering services and work to integrate sensor suite for aerial applications on a DoD-operated fleet of tactical aerostats…
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Eric Fanning Talks Plans for ‘Rapid Capability Office’ With Army Civilian Staff

U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning has discussed his priorities for the service branch with staff members and civilian employees at his inaugural town hall meeting, the Army reported Thursday. Fanning told event attendees on Tuesday at the Pentagon that he expects the newly established “rapid capability office” to help advance Army readiness in the areas of electronic and cyber warfare, survivability and position navigation timing as well as give the service branch a technological edge over potential adversaries…
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Forcepoint-Ponemon Institute Study: IT Operations & Security Managers Predict Insider Threat Growth

Forcepoint and the Ponemon Institute have released a cybersecurity study that discovered 91 percent of the 742 surveyed commercial and federal information technology operations and security managers predict an equal amount or continued growth of insider threats will be faced by their respective organizations…
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Army Cyber Center Hosts Experiments for Cyber Electromagnetic Activities Strategy

The U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence has hosted the 2016 edition of the Cyber Quest event to host experiments designed to address a warfighting challenge to conduct space, cyber electromagnetic operations and maintain communications…
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GAO Wants Air Force to Review A-10 Divestment Proposal

The Government Accountability Office has asked the U.S. Air Force to revisit the service’s A-10 retirement proposal called on the Defense Department to set quality information requirements for weapon system divestments…
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Defense Science Board Recommends Strategies to Increase DoD Adoption of Autonomous Systems

The Defense Science Board has conducted a 2016 summer study on autonomy that suggests autonomous technology can provide various operational advantages to a wide array of Defense Department missions. DSB outlined in a June 2016 report three sets of recommendations to help DoD expand the use of self-operating platforms for the military, increase the operational pull for such technology and mature underlying systems for autonomy…
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Kratos, Safran Subsidiaries to Provide Target Drone Launchers to US Army

A team comprising subsidiaries of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions and Safran Electronics & Defense has been awarded a prime contract to provide unmanned aerial vehicle launcher systems to the U…
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Army, University of Maryland Scientists Eye Water Electrolyte for Aqueous Lithium Batteries

Scientists from the U.S. Army and the University of Maryland have developed a water electrolyte that might lead to the development of a nonflammable, aqueous lithium battery, the Army reported Monday. Researchers at the Army Research Laboratory and the university conducted experiments on aqueous batteries and found that the use of high concentrations of salt resulted in the development of a new lithium fluoride layer that is similar to the coating of traditional lithium ion batteries…
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Alliance BioEnergy Eyes Military Applications for Cellulose-to-Sugar Biofuel Production Process

Alliance BioEnergy Plus plans to demonstrate the potential military applications of its cellulose-to-sugar conversion process for the production of aviation biofuels and biodiesels. The company said Monday its patented CTS process works to convert biomass into sugar or phospholipids to produce biodiesel, bio-jet and other types of biofuels that could be used by the military, commercial and transportation industries…
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