Posts from GovCon Daily 09/19/2016

Stephen Welby: DoD Must Gain Innovation Advantage Over Adversaries for Tech Edge

Stephen Welby, assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering, has said Defense Department must be more innovative than the U.S.’ adversaries if the country is to hold technological superiority in battle, DoD News reported Friday…
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Raquel Bono: DHA Aims for ‘Streamlined’ Military Health System

Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, has said she believes the agency must respond to administrative challenges in DHA’s efforts to deliver Military Health System services to patients…
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Battelle, Navy Partner to Develop Medical Wrap to Preserve Tissue in Injured Limbs

Battelle has partnered with the Office of Naval Research, Naval Research Laboratory and Naval Medical Research Center to design a medical wrap that will work to cover injured limbs and preserve tissue for up to three days…
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Maximus, Teammates Create Visual Career Pathway Prototype for DOL Challenge; Richard Montoni Comments

The Labor Department has selected a team comprised of Maximus, Employ Milwaukee and hospitality and restaurant employers in the city to implement a workforce development platform that seeks to support job seekers and employers at DOL’s American Job Centers or One-Stop Centers…
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MeriTalk: 82% of Respondents Say Public Sector Institutions Plan to Increase Cloud Spending in 2017

A new MeriTalk study has found that 82 percent of cloud adopters in the public sector say their agencies or organizations will increase investment in cloud computing platforms in 2017. The report titled “Destination Cloud: The Federal and SLED Cloud Journey” is underwritten by Avnet Government Solutions and NetApp and is based on an online poll of 300 federal, local, state and education cloud users between July and August, MeriTalk said Monday…
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Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Bill to Give NASA’s Space Investments

A bipartisan group of three Republican and three Democratic senators has introduced a bill that aims to help NASA sustain and build on space investments to support space exploration. The NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2016 allocates $19…
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General Dynamics to Update Air Force ‘Friend or Foe’ ID Cryptographic Module

General Dynamics has received $20 million in additional contract funds from the U.S. Air Force to update cryptographic modules for the service branch’s Air Identification Friend or Foe system…
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DARPA to Host Proposers Day on Reconfigurable Imaging Sensor Devt Program; Jay Lewis Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will conduct a Proposers Day on Sept. 30 in Arlington, Virginia, to discuss the Reconfigurable Imaging program that aims to develop a single camera sensor designed to simultaneously perform several imaging functions within its field of view…
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SwRI Solar Observatory Lifted Aboard World View Balloon Under NASA-Funded Flight

Tucson, Arizona-based space exploration company World View has carried a Southwest Research Institute-developed solar observatory aboard the former company’s high-altitude balloon into the stratosphere as part of a NASA-funded Flight Opportunities program test…
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UK Dragonfire Consortium to Carry Out Laser Weapons Demonstrator Program

Britain-based industrial team UK Dragonfire will conduct the Laser Directed Energy Weapons Capability Demonstrator under a potential $39.2 million deal with the U.K.’s ministry of defense. MBDA said Friday the group will look to mature the country’s high energy laser weapon systems capacity as well as technologies for a high energy defensive laser weapon system that can engage with targets in land and maritime environments by 2019…
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