Posts from GovCon Daily 08/29/2016

Frank Kendall Visits SPAWAR Facilities to Discuss Acquisition Priorities & Initiatives

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has met with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command‘s acquisition staff and command leadership to discuss acquisition priorities and initiatives…
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GAO: Defense Secretary Should Instruct Army to Develop Oversight Mechanisms for Patriot Missile System Upgrade Strategy

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Defense Secretary should direct the U.S. Army to establish oversight mechanisms similar to defense acquisition program systems if development for upgrades operationally tested with Post Deployment Build-8 is required…
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Florida-Israel Business Accelerator Partners with SOCOM to Develop Technology, Systems

The Florida-Israel Business Accelerator has entered into a partnership with the U.S. Special Operations Command to develop new technologies in support of Socom’s science and technology directorate at the Special Operations Forces Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Center…
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Cubic Awarded Navy, Marine Corps Aviation Training Support Task Order

Cubic Corp. has received an estimated five-year, $80 million task order from the Naval Air Warfare Center to support aviation training functions across the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps a.e The company said Monday it will deliver F/A-18 and EA-18G aviation training device and simulator operations and maintenance support at Naval Air Station Oceana, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, NAS Lemoore, NAS Whidbey Island and MCAS Beaufort…
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RAND, LLNL Host Joint Workshop on High-Performance Computing for Water Mgmt

Non-profit research organization RAND Corporation and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have hosted a joint workshop that facilitated the analysis of water management strategies through high-performance computer simulations…
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Invisio to Provide Tech for Army Program on Tactical Comms & Hearing Protection System

Invisio has secured an additional estimated $1.2 million order from the U.S. Army to provide technology in support of the Tactical Communication and Protective System modernization program. The company said Thursday it will deliver the TCAPS technology within 2016…
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CNN: FBI, Security Agencies Investigate Cyber Intrusions on NY Times, Other News Organizations

The FBI and other security agencies have conducted investigations on intrusions detected in recent months that targeted reporters at the New York Times and other U.S. news organizations, CNN reported Wednesday…
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FAA to Launch Online Portal Where Small Drone Operators Can Request Waivers

The Federal Aviation Administration will launch an online portal that drone operators may use to request waivers of applicable regulations regarding the new small drone rule. The FAA said Monday the rule formally known as Part 107 will allow operators to expand operations based on technology mitigations if they can make the safety case for a waiver of some provisions…
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Air Force Develops Open Architecture for ISR Ground System

A battle management team of the U.S. Air Force has developed an open architecture for the service branch’s Distributed Common Ground System that works to support the service branch’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance requirements…
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