Posts from GovCon Daily 10/24/2016

White House’s Science and Technology Office Launches Small Satellite Initiative

The White House’s Office of Science and Technology has introduced a new initiative intended to support the use of small satellites in the government and private sectors for many types of mission requirements…
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Planet to Provide NGA Global Nanosatellite Imagery Access; Robert Cardillo Comments

Commercial imagery provider Planet has been awarded a $20 million introductory contract to supply small satellite imagery of Earth’s landmass to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. NGA will have access to a global imagery collection called the Planet Feed every 15 days and share the feed with the National System for Geospatial Intelligence and civil federal community, the agency said Monday…
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Caroline Krass Receives Executive Mosaic’s Top General Counsel Executives Award

CAROLINE DIANE KRASS GENERAL COUNSEL CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY Caroline Krass was confirmed by the Senate on March 13, 2014, to serve as the General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency.  Immediately prior to that, Ms…
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Maj. Gen. Nina Armagno: Air Force Surveillance Telescope to Aid Space Domain Accountability

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Nina Armagno has said the Air Force’s Space Surveillance Telescope will help defend U.S. space assets against adversaries and support accountability in the space domain, DoD News reported Saturday…
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DHA Adds 25 New Lab-Developed Tests for Tricare Availability

The Defense Health Agency has updated its policies to make 25 additional laboratory developed tests available to Tricate patients via the DHA Evaluation of Non-U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approved Laboratory Developed Tests Demonstration Project…
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Serco Inc. CIO Chris Sullivan to Address Shenandoah Valley Cyber Workshop

Chris Sullivan, senior vice president and chief information officer for Serco Inc., will share his perspective on cybersecurity at a workshop to be held on Thursday at Shenandoah Valley, West Virginia, Augusta Free Press reported Saturday…
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Airbus Taps Intelsat for Commercial Satellite Communication Services; Skot Butler Comments

An Intelsat subsidiary has received a contract to provide commercial satellite communication services for an Airbus-provided European defense network. This long-term contract renewal will cover selected C- and Ku-band transponders across various Intelsat General satellites that support national and international voice and data applications for end-users…
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Army Activates New Battalion for Space, Missile Defense Operations

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command has held an activation ceremony for the organization’s 1st Space Battalion, 1st Space Brigade. Army said Thursday Lt…
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Marine Corps Launches New Tech Discovery Task Force

Maj. Jim Foley of the U.S. Marine Corps‘ Ellis Group has said the service branch has established a new task force that works to find existing systems to help exploit gaps in enemy defenses for Marine amphibious vehicles to maneuver from shore to shore, Marine Corps Times reported Saturday…
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HII Promotes Susan Jacobs to HR & Admin VP at Newport News Division

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has appointed Susan Jacobs, director of human resources and administration at HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding segment, to succeed the retiring Bill Bell as vice president of HR and administration for the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division…
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MEF Unveils List of Keynote, Featured Speakers at 2016 Global Networking Conference; Kevin Vachon Comments

Over 110 executives from cloud service providers, communications, technology platforms vendors and defense companies will take part as keynote speakers at MEF’s four-day global networking conference that is set to kick off Nov…
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