Posts from GovCon Daily 09/07/2016

NASA Seeks In-Space Spacecraft Assembly Concepts From University Students

NASA has invited university student teams and their faculty advisers to design and analyze concepts that utilize modular space systems and robotic technology for in-space spacecraft assembly. NASA’s Game Changing Development Program and the National Institute of Aerospace seek ideas for the development of tugs that are powered by solar electric propulsion and would work to transfer payloads to a lunar distant retrograde orbit from low Earth orbit, NASA said Tuesday…
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Vencore Labs Continues ‘Applied’ Research Focus One Year Post-Launch; President Petros Mouchtaris on R&D Collaborations

The mission of Chantilly, Virginia-based contractor Vencore‘s internal technology development and engineering subsidiary remains the same year out from its initial rebrand and relaunch: transformative applied research for organizations in the government, utility and commercial arenas…
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USS Gerald Ford Sailors Finish Advanced Arresting Gear Training

U.S. Navy sailors from the USS Gerald R. Ford pre-commissioning unit have completed the Advanced Arresting Gear operator and maintainer initial training program held at New Jersey-based test facilities…
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USS Harry Truman to Undertake Planned Incremental Availability for Maintenance, Modernization Work

The USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier is set to undertake a 10-month planned incremental availability for maintenance and modernization work at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard starting Sept. 27. The availability will require close to 499,773 man-days with 51 percent of the work shouldered by contractors, alteration installation teams and the ship’s force, including the NNSY 2015 Truman team, the U…
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Ron Thompson: VA’s Cloud Procurement Cycle Nears Completion

Ron Thompson, principal deputy chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has said VA expects to make progress in cloud acquisition efforts this month, FCW reported Friday. Chase Gunter writes Thompson told an industry event hosted by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Northern Virginia Chapter Thursday that cloud has been enabling VA’s ongoing information technology modernization project…
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Northrop Subsidiary Unveils Network-Connected Ship Heading Mgmt System

Northrop Grumman‘s Sperry Marine subsidiary has introduced a network-connected heading management system that can integrate with a wide range of vessels at the ongoing Shipbuilding, Machinery and Maritime trade show in Germany…
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Blue Compass to Facilitate NGA-Sponsored Hackathon Series for Developers

Blue Compass will serve as lead facilitator on a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency-sponsored hackathon series that seeks to foster relationships with software developers and industry in support of NGA programs…
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South Australia Eyes Single Integration Hub for Ground Combat Systems

The South Australian government looks to establish a defense technology center dedicated to integrating and supporting land combat systems for Australia’s military, the Lead South Australia reported Tuesday…
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GAO: DoD Should Monitor National Guard’s Cyber Response Capabilities Through a Database

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to maintain a database to keep track of National Guard’s emergency response capabilities in support of civil agencies during a cyber attack…
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