Posts from GovCon Daily 11/04/2016

SSA Seeks Industry Info on Cyber, Risk Mgmt Services

The Social Security Administration has launched a market research initiative to gather ideas on cybersecurity and risk management services from industry in an effort to protect the agency’s programs and systems…
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Army Obtains Patent for New Projectile Launcher Design

An employee of the U.S. Army has obtained a patent for a new projectile launcher he designed to help minimize munition weight and volume for future similar platforms. Paul Jackson from the Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center built a fixed high-low pressure system within the launcher system instead of in the ammunition, the Army said Tuesday…
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Lockheed Invests in CarteNav for ISR Product Development

Lockheed Martin has invested $1.4 million in CarteNav Solutions through Canada’s Industrial and Regional Benefits Investment Framework program to support the latter company’s development work on its flagship intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance product…
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Report: Army Eyes Cross-Domain, Multinational Counter-UAS Strategy

The U.S. Army has outlined a strategy to counter adversaries’ unmanned aircraft systems with a focus on cross-domain, inter-organizational and multinational efforts, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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Navy’s MUOS-5 Comms Satellite Deploys Antennas, Solar Arrays After Arrival at Operational Orbit

The U.S. Navy‘s fifth Mobile User Objective System satellite has fielded its antennas and solar arrays after the MUOS team maneuvered the spacecraft into operational orbit, the Navy reported Thursday…
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General Dynamics Orders Comtech Universal Satellite Modem for Canada WGS Access

General Dynamics’ mission systems business in Canada has placed a $1.2 million order for a Comtech Telecommunications-built universal satellite modem to support Canada’s armed forces. Comtech said Thursday its Comtech EF Data Corp…
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Military Leaders Discuss Potential Operational Challenges With Industry Partners

Senior military leaders from four defense organizations have discussed potential challenges on future operations at an industry partners meeting in Missouri, DoD News reported Wednesday. Terri Moon Cronk writes U…
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John Hickey: DISA Aims to Detect Network Threats Via Identity Mgmt, Cyber Protection Teams

John Hickey, cyber development director at the Defense Information Systems Agency, has said DISA relies on cyber protection teams, identity management and integrated security to help detect and protect the agency’s information networks from cyber threats…
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Jerry Sheehan: Education Dept, USAID and ODNI to Unveil Public Access Plans

The Education Department, U.S. Agency for International Development and Office of the Director of National Intelligence will publish their respective public access plans in response to the Office of Science and Technology Policy‘s Memorandum on Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research…
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Dynetics Lands Tennessee Info Security Services Contract

Dynetics has been awarded a five-year, $2 million contract to provide information security assessment and consulting services for government agencies in the state of Tennessee. The company said Monday it will perform source code reviews, penetration tests and vulnerability/compliance and risk assessments under the contract with Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration…
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