Posts from GovCon Daily 10/06/2016

CSRA to Support Grant Application Reviews for Texas Cancer Prevention Research

CSRA has received a potential five-year, $34 million recompete contract to help the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas review grant applications in efforts to advance cancer prevention research…
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Mary Davie: GSA Updates IT Product & Service Navigator Tool for Acquisition Pros

The General Services Administration‘s integrated technology services branch has redesigned its online purchasing support tool in an effort to help acquisition professionals discover and evaluate the department’s information technology and telecommunications services…
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Orbital ATK, Stratolaunch Forge Partnership to Provide Commercial Air-Launch Space Services

Orbital ATK and Stratolaunch Systems, a subsidiary of Vulcan Aerospace, have formed a partnership in an effort to provide commercial launch customers access to low-Earth orbit through air-launch space services…
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GAO Asks OMB to Study Inclusion of Land Mobile Radio in Category Mgmt Effort

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Office of Management and Budget study the potential inclusion of land mobile radio equipment in its category management initiative. GAO said Wednesday it examined federal agencies’ LMR interoperability and procurement practices through a survey and found half of respondents cited the use of proprietary features and encryption and the scarce investment in LMR systems pose a roadblock to goals…
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Army CIO Robert Ferrell Talks Data Center Reduction Efforts, New RFP at AUSA Conference

Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell, chief information officer of the U.S. Army, has said that one of the service branch’s information technology programs is to reduce the number of data centers from over 200 to 10, C4ISRNet reported Wednesday…
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Oshkosh Defense Picks DDC Power Control, Distribution Units for JLTV Program

Data Device Corp. has received a contract from Oshkosh‘s defense business to supply solid-state power controller and distribution units and modules for the U.S. Army‘s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program…
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DHS, NASA Develop Calculation Tool to Help Mitigate Solar Storm Impact on Electric Grid

The Department of Homeland Security and NASA have collaborated on the development of an online geoelectric field computing platform that will work to support solar storm preparation efforts. DHS’ science and technology directorate and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center built the Online Geoelectric Field Calculation Tool to aid in the planning and preparation ahead of solar storms in effort to mitigate effects on the electric grid, DHS said Wednesday…
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NASA Tests Mars Rover Navigation System Aboard Masten Space Systems-Built Rocket

NASA has tested the future Mars rover’s camera-based navigation system aboard a rocket-powered test platform built by Masten Space Systems. The agency said Tuesday Xombie carried a prototype of the Mars 2020 rover’s Lander Vision System 1,066 feet into the air to perform a precise landing at a predesignated target…
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Report: Raytheon Plans to Market New Medium-Range Missile to International Clients

Raytheon has expressed plans to sell its new medium-range air-to-air missile to a number of international customers, DoD Buzz reported Wednesday. The AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile – Extended Range integrates the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile‘s rocket motor in effort to increase range and altitude, Brendan McGarry writes…
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INSA Names Defense & Intell Analyst Larry Hanauer as Policy VP

Larry Hanauer, a former senior international policy analyst at RAND Corp., has joined the Intelligence and National Security Alliance as vice president for policy. He will oversee the nonprofit organization’s councils, task forces and other member-driven groups that aim to address national security issues through thought leadership and collaborative, public-private recommendations, INSA said Wednesday…
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