Posts from GovCon Daily 08/30/2016

Air Force to Accept More Enlisted Airmen on Global Hawk Training Program

The U.S. Air Force has employed a phased approach to implement changes that would allow more active-duty enlisted airmen to apply for the service branch’s training program on a Northrop Grumman-developed remotely piloted aircraft…
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DLT, FinalCode Form File Sharing Security Partnership; Jeremy Young Comments

DLT Solutions and FinalCode have teamed up to provide file collaboration and sharing security platforms to public sector clients. FinalCode said Tuesday it will integrate its file security-based digital rights management platform with DLT’s portfolio of information security tools…
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HHS’ ONC Selects Winners of Blockchain Health IT & Research Challenge

The Department of Health and Human Services‘ Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has unveiled the winners of the “Use of Blockchain in Health IT and Health-related Research Challenge…
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Air Force Eyes International Satellite Support in Weather Data Strategy

The U.S. Air Force plans to utilize satellite data from international partners as part of a weather data strategy the service branch has submitted to Congress, Space News reported Monday. Mike Gruss writes the Defense Department will use data from satellites operated by South Korea, India and Europe’s Eumetsat meteorological satellite organization through a seven-year period under the Air Force strategy…
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Aerospace Corp. Aims to Increase Position, Navigation & Timing Service Resiliency Via New Study

The Aerospace Corp. has launched a study that aims to make position, navigation and timing services more resilient through the development of a user-device platform that will work to combine PNT signals from multiple sources…
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MeriTalk: 90% of Federal IT Managers Link Big Data Analytics Adoption to Decline in Cyber Breaches

A new MeriTalk study has found that 90 percent of federal information technology executives say their agencies have experienced a drop in security breaches such as insider threats and malware driven by the adoption of big data analytics…
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Small UAS Tech Supports Training Exercises at Fort Irwin

The National Training Center at Fort Irwin currently holds training exercises to evaluate a small unmanned aerial vehicle that will work to gather intelligence on adversaries for cyber operators and military intelligence personnel…
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NASA Adopts Specialized Transporters to Move Space Launch System Test Articles

NASA has kicked off its use of specialized transporters built by Wheelift to transport the core stage and test articles of the Space Launch System to various agency centers for tests. The space agency said Tuesday the mobile platforms are designed to carry the 212-foot SLS core stage, the largest part of the SLS rocket built to send humans to space on-board the Orion spacecraft…
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ORNL’s Trim & Drill Tool for Boeing Sets Guinness World Record for Largest 3D-Printed Item

A trim-and-drill tool created by researchers at the Energy Department‘s Oak Ridge National Laboratory for Boeing has set a new Guinness World Record as the largest solid three-dimensionally printed item…
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Raytheon, Navy Collaborate to Update Mine-Hunting Sonar Tech; Paul Ferraro Comments

Raytheon has partnered with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport to update a sonar system that the company developed to help U.S. Navy personnel recognize mines. The AN/AQS-20A mine-hunting sonar has been updated through a Raytheon-NUWC collaboration that began in August last year as part of a “work for private party” contract funded by the company, Raytheon said Tuesday…
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UTC’s NORESCO Arm to Help Federal Prison Bureau Implement Water, Energy Infrastructure Updates

A subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.‘s NORESCO unit has received a $49 million energy savings performance contract to deliver energy, water efficiency and capital infrastructure updates at two sites managed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons…
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