Posts from GovCon Daily 08/26/2016

Air Force Research Analysts Create F-22 Aircraft Maintenance Scheduling Tool

Operations research analysts at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base have developed a scheduling tool that works to help forecast manpower and facilities required to maintain the F-22 Raptor fighter jet…
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Gen. Paul Selva: Innovation Ideas Exist Across DoD, Military

U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the ideas of reform and innovation has spread in the military, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes Selva discussed the Defense Department‘s “state of innovation” at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Thursday to collect ideas and knowledge from younger officers, noncommissioned officers and civilian employees…
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NIST Seeks to Advance Multi-Factor Authentication Adoption Through 6 Pilot Projects

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has introduced six new pilot projects that seek to secure and facilitate online access to local and state government services through multi-factor authentication and other identity-based verification measures…
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University of Illinois-Led Team Gets $110M NSF Award to Continue Work on XSEDE Project; Irene Qualters Comments

A team led by researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received a five-year, $110 million award from the National Science Foundation to continue work on a project that aims to provide scientists and engineers access to computing resources…
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Securiport-Amazon Web Services Team to Build, Test Immigration Control Services on AWS Cloud

Securiport has entered an agreement with Amazon Web Services as a technology partner to develop, deploy and test various immigration control services and internal research and development projects through the AWS Cloud…
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WidePoint Receives Approval to Issue ID Credentials for Defense, Civilian Requirements

WidePoint has received approval to issue identity credentials that meet the requirements of the Defense Department and the General Services Administration. The company said Thursday it becomes the first source of ECA PIV-I credentials that combine DoD-issued External Certification Authority and civilian agencies’ Personal Identity Verification-Interoperable credentials…
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Lockheed, University of Colorado Partner on RF Tech Education Programs

Lockheed Martin and the University of Colorado-Boulder have partnered to implement academic programs focused on space-based radio frequency technology. The company said Thursday it will invest $3 million in the partnership over four years and the Lockheed Martin Radio Frequency Research Center will collaborate with the university to develop curriculum to train future space engineers…
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Naval Research Lab Unveils Fiber Optic Sensor Tech for Autonomous Monitoring

Naval Research Laboratory personnel have introduced a new fiber optic sensor technology that can be integrated with an in-situ structural health monitoring system to provide autonomous monitoring of structural parameters including acoustic emission, temperature and strain…
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Gen. Joseph Dunford: National Security Leaders Should Assess Risks, Joint Force Capabilities Against Threat Actors

Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said national security leaders should evaluate risks and capabilities of the joint force in order to counter threats from state and non-state actors, DoD News reported Tuesday…
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Esri Introduces Web Map Collection to Show NOAA Forecast Streamflow Data; Edward Clark Comments

Esri has unveiled a collection of web maps that displayed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s forecast streamflow data for the continental U.S. Esri said Thursday the maps combine the company’s ArcGIS functionality with NOAA’s National Water Model data to provide interactive views of current and predicted water system behaviors through multiscale web map applications designed to display forecast water flows in real time…
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