Posts from GovConWire for 10/20/2016

Navy Adds Northrop to MQ-25 Carrier UAS Risk Reduction Program

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has secured a potential one-year, $35.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to implement risk reduction efforts for the future MQ-25 unmanned carrier aviation air system…
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Technica to Provide Cybersecurity Support for Air Force Weapons, Operating Systems

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Technica a potential four-year, $22 million task order to help the military branch test the cyber readiness and security of its weapons and operating systems. Technica said Wednesday it will provide airborne networking, systems, processes and operations and network defense support services to the Air Force’s Combined Air Operations Center-Experimental in Virginia…
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Unisys to Support Philippine Civil Registry System Modernization Project

Unisys has received a 12-year contract from the Philippines to provide digital government services that will help modernize the country’s civil registry system. The company said Wednesday it will manage a process to originate, authenticate, secure and issue civil registry documents to citizens as well as lead a public-private partnership to design, develop, operate and maintain the modernized system…
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In-Q-Tel Invests in MapD Database, Visualization Platform

Intelligence community venture capital firm In-Q-Tel and MapD have partnered to update certain features of the latter company’s graphics processing unit-powered database and visualization platform…
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Navy Seeks Info on Vertical Take-Off & Landing Small Drone Sources

The Department of the Navy has begun its search for potential industry sources of a small unmanned aerial system designed to perform vertical take-off and landing operations. A FedBizOpps notice posted Oct…
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US Bank Regulators Seek to Implement Cyber Risk Mgmt Rules

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Federal Reserve Board want public comments on the three bank regulators’ joint plan to establish a set of cyber risk management standards for the financial services industry…
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Inspector General Reviews Interior Dept’s Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation Program for 3 Bureaus’ IT Systems

The Interior Department’s office of inspector general has found lapses in DOI’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program when it comes to safeguarding high-value information technology systems from cyber vulnerabilities…
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Juliet Marine Systems to Build Submersible USV; Gregory Sancoff Comments

Juliet Marine Systems has announced that it plans to develop a configurable submersible unmanned surface vehicle based on the company’s existing vessel design. JMS said Wednesday it will build the Guardian USV as a modification of the company’s GHOST vessel for manned or unmanned surface and subsurface operations…
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Textron Subsidiary Demos Small Aerosonde HQ Unmanned Aircraft to Potential Customers

Textron‘s unmanned systems business held an inaugural customer demonstration of a small unmanned aircraft system designed to combine vertical takeoff-and-landing capacity of a multirotor platform with the speed of the company’s Aerosonde fixed-wing aircraft offering…
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Drone Aviation to Integrate Communications Sensor in DoD Tactical Aerostats

Drone Aviation has received a $200,000 contract to integrate communications sensors into the Defense Department‘s tactical aerostats in an effort to extend range and support for reconnaissance missions…
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October 19 Market Close: GovCon Index Returns to Narrow Range as Energy Gains Boost US Stocks

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at a slight loss Wednesday to show a fourth session of tight movement over the last five on mixed activity in its large-cap members as U.S. stocks rode gains by energy producers on a 15-month high settlement in crude oil prices…
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