Posts from GovCon Daily 09/30/2016

FCC Releases New Rules for Public Safety Mobile Warning System

The Federal Communications Commission has released new rules for the Wireless Emergency Alerts mobile warning system in an effort to promote its use to state and local authorities. FCC said Thursday it worked on WEA’s message content and reach and implemented a testing program for the platform in effort to bolster is performance…
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GSA Unveils Data Federation Movement in Support of Open Govt Efforts; Denise Turner Roth Comments

The General Services Administration has launched a new effort to support data standardization and data federation systems across federal and local government agencies and also promote open and interconnected digital government…
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Former Cybercom Deputy Commander Robert Schmidle Appointed Endgame Adviser; Nate Fick Comments

Robert Schmidle Jr., retired U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant general and former U.S. Cyber Command deputy commander, has joined Endgame‘s advisory board. Endgame said Thursday Schmidle has years of experience through his service with the Marine Corps and the Defense Department, where he was principal deputy director of cost assessment and program evaluation at the Office of the Secretary of Defense…
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MDA Taps Raytheon to Develop Gallium Nitride Component Transition Process for Radars

Raytheon has received a contract modification from the Missile Defense Agency to develop a transition-to-production process that will incorporate Gallium Nitride components onto existing and future AN/TPY-2 radars…
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40 Firms Receive Cyber Threat Indicators Via DHS Info Sharing Network; Andy Ozment Comments

Approximately 40 private sector firms have started to receive data on cyber threat indicators from the Department of Homeland Security through the Automated Indicator Sharing network, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday…
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Airbus, Neumann Space Ink First Payload Deal for the Bartolomeo Platform on ISS

Airbus‘ defense and space business unit has signed an initial payload agreement with Neumann Space to develop a future Bartolomeo platform for International Space Station. Airbus said Thursday the Bartolomeo platform will give private and institutional users access to the ISS on commercial terms with a payload mission service designed to support clients in areas such as Earth observation, technology demonstrators, material science and space flight applications…
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ISAO SO to Release 4 Cyber Info Sharing, Analysis Best Practices Guideline Documents

The Information Sharing and Analysis Organization Standards Organization will publish four initial voluntary guideline documents for information sharing and analysis related to cybersecurity risks, incidents and practices…
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Five Projects Receive $1.5M Research Funding from NSF, CASIS; Grace Wang Comments

The National Science Foundation and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space have awarded five projects a total of $1.5 million in funds to conduct fluid dynamics investigations in the International Space Station’s U…
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DISA Extends Comtech Subsidiary’s Tactical Satcom Services for Marine Corps

A Comtech Telecommunications subsidiary has received an additional $14.4 million order by the Defense Information Systems Agency to continue the company’s managed satellite support services to the U…
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Army Selects PacStar Software for Wireless Comms Mgmt; Peggy Miller Comments

PacStar has been selected by the U.S. Army to provide a software platform for the military service to manage the security of wireless command posts. The Army chose PacStar’s IQ-Core Software with Commercial Solutions for Classified  Plug-In to help secure classified information as part of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 1 program, the company said Thursday…
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