Posts from GovCon Daily 09/06/2016

Report: Air Force Wants Enlisted Personnel to Account for Majority of Global Hawk Pilots

The U.S. Air Force plans to fill at least half of the service’s RQ-4 Global Hawk pilot crew with enlisted airmen over the next several years amid operational demand and pilot shortage challenges, DoD Buzz reported Friday…
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Vice Adm. Tom Rowden Orders Engineering Stand-Down, Retraining for LCS Crew

Vice Adm. Tom Rowden, commander of Naval Surface Forces, has issued an engineering “stand-down” across all littoral combat ship squadrons and crew to facilitate a review of the standards and procedures of their engineering units…
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Maximus to Help Run Idaho’s New Statewide Employment & Training Services Program

Maximus has secured a contract to help Idaho’s department of health and welfare manage a new program that offers workforce services to eligible participants in the state’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance and Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho programs…
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Air Force Research Lab Studies Metal Fatigue in Aircraft Components

The Air Force Research Laboratory has conducted a study on metal fatigue in aircraft components to learn more about microscopic crack formations and their possible effects on aircraft safety. The metals branch of the lab’s materials and manufacturing directorate investigated the early stages of crack formation in turbine engine materials to find ways to reduce cracks that could potentially cause fatigue failure, the U…
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AeroVironment, Partners to Market Hand-Launched UAS to Australian Armed Forces

AeroVironment has partnered with Australian companies XTEK, Sentient Vision and General Dynamics‘ Mediaware subsidiary to bring AeroVironment’s line of unmanned aircraft systems to the Australia…
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US, China Establish Technology Devt, Other Economic Opportunity Commitments

The U.S. and China have made a series of commitments that aim to foster and protect technology development efforts as well as business opportunities for information and communications technology providers in support of economic initiatives…
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NASA, Boeing Test Space Launch System Insulator; Michael Frazier Comments

NASA and Boeing have begun to test a new insulation system designed to protect the Space Launch System and its cold fuels as part of the agency’s preparations for Mars exploration missions. Three types of cryogenic foam are under tests to assess how they insulate the SLS rocket’s core stage and launch vehicle stage adapter that links the core stage to the interim cryogenic propulsion stage, NASA said Saturday…
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Tripwire Study Examines Ransomware Recovery Perceptions Among Info Security Pros

A new report from Tripwire has revealed that many information security professionals are still apprehensive about ransomware recovery strategies in their organizations. Thirty-four percent of the 220 information security professionals surveyed by Tripwire said they are “very confident” their companies could recover from a ransomware attack with no critical data loss, the security software developer said Thursday…
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