Posts from GovCon Daily 11/08/2016

Orbital ATK Backs Govt Satellite Orders to Help Offset Weak Commercial Market Demand

Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) said Tuesday the aerospace and defense contractor sees satellite orders from military and other government agencies as a counterbalance to continued soft demand from commercial customers…
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Booz Allen, Techstars Name 6 Teams for Cyber Tech Development Program

Booz Allen Hamilton and Techstars have unveiled six teams comprised of startups and Booz Allen’s product teams that will work to develop cybersecurity technologies. Techstars said Monday it entered a partnership with Booz Allen to support and develop emerging technologies that could help address cybersecurity threats…
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DCS-Millenium JV Nabs Task Orders to Support Army Night Vision Work

A joint venture of DCS and Millenium has secured three task orders worth $21 million combined to support U.S. Army sensors and night vision work as part of the Warrior Enabling Broad Sensors contract…
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DHS, APCO Form Public-Safety Mobile App Security Partnership

The Department of Homeland Security and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International have partnered to help the first responder community secure mobile applications. DHS said Monday its science and technology directorate will offer funds and technical support to help APCO refine an evaluation program that will aid interoperability, reliability and security of public safety apps used by citizens and state and local agencies…
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Army Reserve, Carnegie Mellon University Establish Database to Support Cyber Talent Identification

The U.S. Army Reserve and Carnegie Mellon University have developed a database designed to support cyber talent identification tasks of the reserve unit and help track skills soldiers develop in civilian jobs…
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CBO: Senate’s NASA Authorization Bill to Cost $19.4B From 2017 to 2021

A new Congressional Budget Office report says a proposed Senate bill that would require NASA to create a transition plan to facilitate the involvement of industry partners and partner countries in the International Space Station would cost $19…
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Charles River Analytics-5D Robotics Team to Help Army Develop Soldier-Machine Interface

Charles River Analytics and 5D Robotics will collaborate to develop a soldier-machine interface for U.S. Army robotic systems under a two-year, $1 million follow-on contract. The companies’ Multi-Modal Interface for Natural Operator Teaming with Autonomous Robots will integrate multiple tracking and robot control systems, Charles River said Nov 1…
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Commerce Dept Awards Grants to 24 Universities Via Economic Devt Program Competition; Penny Pritzker Comments

The Commerce Department has awarded $2.5 million in total grants to 24 universities and colleges as winners of a competition that seeks to build up regional economies and promote innovation. The department awarded the grants as part of the Economic Development Administration’s 2016 University Center Economic Development Program Competition, the Commerce Department said Monday…
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SpeedCast, Airbus Ink Satcom Anchor Station Service Agreement

SpeedCast International has agreed to provide support services for the satellite communications anchor station of Airbus‘ defense and space business under a six-year, multimillion dollar agreement…
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Frank Kendall: Tech Platforms, Operational Concepts Make Up DoD’s Third Offset Strategy

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics at the Defense Department, has said DoD’s Third Offset Strategy seeks to maintain U.S. military edge through the combination of operational concepts and technology platforms such as artificial intelligence and automation, DoD News reported Thursday…
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Army Research Institute Eyes Tool to Match Recruits With Military Occupation Specialties

The Army Research Institute is working to develop a tool that will help guide recruits toward their most compatible military occupation specialty in a push to help soldiers enjoy their work and stay in service beyond one enlistment…
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