Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 10/14/2016

Microsoft Rolls Out New Azure Government Security Program

Microsoft has released a new program in support of its Azure Government offering to help government agencies and third-party providers comply with regulations when they use the service. The initial release of Azure Blueprint program is designed to help information system security officers define responsibilities for each security control in a cloud ecosystem, Microsoft’s Nate Johnson wrote in a blog post published Wednesday…
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State Dept OKs $194M Short-Range Radar Sale to Kuwait

The State Department has approved Kuwait’s request to buy gap-filler radars and related support from the U.S. government under a potential $194 million foreign military sales agreement. Kuwait asked to procure six gap-filler or short-range radars and a long-range radar as well as services to support updates to the AN/FPS 117 (V)3 long-range radar, identification friend or foe systems and airfield radome and communications platforms, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Thursday…
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USAID Unveils 5 New Winners of Tech Challenge to Address Zika, Future Outbreaks

The U.S. Agency for International Development plans to award $3.3 million to five additional winners of a challenge started in search of ideas to help mitigate the spread of Zika virus and address future infectious disease outbreaks…
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GAO: DoD’s February Status Report Lacks Info on Military, Civilian, Contractor Workforces

The Government Accountability Office has found the Defense Department‘s February 2016 report did not include all required information on military, civilian and contracted services workforces to demonstrate cost savings…
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Drone Aviation to Provide DoD Tethered UAS, Operator Training Services

Drone Aviation will provide WATT electronic tethered drones, in-field support packages and operator flight training services to a Defense Department  component under a $400,000 contract. The WATT unmanned aerial system is designed to provide communications and monitoring support for ISR, government, news gathering and emergency response missions in all weather conditions, Drone Aviation said Thursday…
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Cubic, University of Melbourne Partner to Develop Urban Transportation Systems Test Bed

Cubic‘s transportation systems business and the University of Melbourne in Australia have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop a national connected multimodal transport test bed…
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John Karas: Lockheed Submits Bid, Reveals Subcontractors for Air Force ICBM Replacement Program

Lockheed Martin has submitted its proposal for the U.S. Air Force’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile replacement program and named the companies that will work as subcontractors on the program, the National Defense Magazine reported Thursday…
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NSF to Add New Natural Hazards Research Network Components

The National Science Foundation plans to invest $19 million to add three components into a network of research facilities dedicated to wind, water and earthquake hazards. NSF said Wednesday the five-year investment will cover the establishment of a network coordination office; a computational modeling and simulation center; and a post-disaster, rapid response research facility for the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure…
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US, UK Navies Plan Unmanned Systems Demo

The U.S. Navy and its U.K. counterpart plan to test approximately 50 unmanned systems from more than 40 organizations as part of a joint demonstration around Scotland, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday…
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CloudPassage Gains FedRAMP Ready Status Under Fast-Track Cloud Provider Authorization Program

CloudPassage has secured a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Ready status under the first of a three-phase process that cloud service providers go through to receive an authorization to operate…
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BAE Demos Maritime Robotic Systems at UK Navy Exercise; Frank Cotton Comments

BAE Systems has demonstrated the company’s unmanned boat technology in conjunction with a transportable command-and-control system at a U.K. navy-hosted exercise off the coasts of Scotland and West Wales…
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