Posts from GovCon Daily 11/07/2016

Riverbed’s Davis Johnson: Software-Defined Wide-Area Networking Could Support Digital Transformation Demands

Davis Johnson, U.S. public sector vice president at Riverbed Technology, has said software-defined wide-area networking could support federal agencies’ digital transformation initiatives amid challenges posed by legacy information technology…
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Raytheon’s Dave Wajsgras: Presidential Candidates’ Cyber Stances Impact ‘Millennial’ Vote

A joint Raytheon-National Cyber Security Alliance survey has discovered a presidential candidate’s stance on cybersecurity directly impacts the “millennial vote” across those aged 18-26 years old, Raytheon’s Dave Wajsgras wrote in a Federal Times article published Friday…
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Natl Governors Association Leaders Back Electoral Process & Security

National Governors Association Chairman Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) and Vice Chair Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) have issued a joint statement to show their confidence in the security of state- and local-level election systems…
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Bloomberg Business Week Features Ensco Homeland Security Business, Scott Goldstein Interview

Bloomberg Business Week magazine featured Ensco‘s homeland security platforms and an interview with Chief Strategy and Technology Officer Scott Goldstein in an article published Oct. 31. The article provided details on the company’s threat assessment efforts, the MicroSearch human presence detection system, CBRNe warning and decision support platform and contract work in bio-threat detection and sensor optimization…
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Air Force Eyes AI, Autonomy Tech for Future Drone Swarm Management

The U.S. Air Force seeks technologies that could help a single operator manage a swarm of small unmanned aerial systems, Defense News reported Tuesday. Col. Brandon Baker, chief of the Air Force’s remotely piloted aircraft capabilities division, told attendees of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference that artificial intelligence and autonomy technologies could support the orchestration of drone swarms in the future, Valerie Insinna wrote…
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Jeh Johnson, Thomas Donohue Urge Businesses to Use DHS & Chamber of Commerce Cybersecurity Resources

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas Donohue have called on businesses to use information and resources from DHS and the Chamber to support cyber, economic and national security programs…
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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Commercial Ka-band Network Could Help Meet VIP Special Airlift Missions’ Satcom Requirements

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, a senior vice president at Inmarsat, has said VIP special airlift missions aircraft fleet should adopt commercial Ka-band satellite communications services in support of mission-critical operations of unified combatant commanders and other senior government leaders…
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NASA Combines Flight Computing Platform & GPS Receiver for Deep Space Initiatives

NASA has combined its reconfigurable flight computing platform with a Navigator-built GPS flight receiver to develop new technology as part of efforts to address future deep space navigational challenges and demonstrate X-ray communications capacities in space…
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National Science and Technology Council Unveils Nanotech Initiative Strategic Plan

The National Science and Technology Council has released a strategic plan that aims to define the vision of the National Nanotechnology Initiative as well as the strategies to help meet the NNI goals. Lloyd Whitman, assistant director for nanotechnology and advanced materials at the White House’s office of science and technology policy, wrote in a blog post published Tuesday the NSTC plan also tackles an investment strategy established in response to the 21st Century Research and Development Act of 2003…
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Esri Releases Baseline Map to Support Ocean Ecosystem Research Efforts

Esri has released a baseline set of three-dimensional mapped Ecological Marine Units for researchers to examine the ocean’s resources and detect ecological marine changes. The company said the Group on Earth Observations, a consortium of more than 100 nations with an Earth observation-related protocol, also commissioned a global map of EMUs with the goal to help preserve ocean resources and keep the environment sustainable…
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