Posts from GovCon Daily 11/18/2016

DARPA, Navy Set 2018 Tests for Northrop’s Tern Unmanned Air System Prototype

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. Navy‘s Office of Naval Research aim to commence ground-based and at-sea flight tests of a Northrop Grumman-built prototype unmanned air system in 2018 as part of the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node program…
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Authentic8 Updates Virtual Browser to Accommodate Govt-Issued Common Access Cards

Authentic8 has updated its virtual browser to validate users with government-issued common access cards in efforts to help address federal customers’ demand for added CAC functionality. The company said Thursday its Silo virtual browser will be configured with the Defense Department‘s public certificates…
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Robert Work Commends Intell Community’s Support to DoD During House Panel Hearing

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has said the Defense Department has received “superb” support from the Intelligence Community as DoD works to manage its intelligence resources amid security threats, DoD News reported Thursday…
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NIST: Industry Should Address Tech Demonstration Needs for $100B Annual Savings Goal

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has found that the U.S. industry should address needs for measurement science and technology demonstrations to boost growth in advanced manufacturing and save at least $100 billion per year…
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Reports: Raj Shah Eyes Continuous Operation of Defense Innovation Unit Experimental Under Trump Administration

Raj Shah, head of the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental organization, has said he is optimistic DIUx will continue to operate under the administration of President-elect Donald Trump amid criticisms from Republican lawmakers, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday…
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Boeing’s Insitu Demos ScanEagle Maritime Surface Search Tech for UK Navy

Boeing‘s Insitu subsidiary has demonstrated the new wide-area maritime surface search and identification feature of its unmanned aerial vehicle to the U.K. navy, military officials and industry representatives…
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Qualys’ Cloud Platform Receives FedRAMP Authority-to-Operate From HHS

Qualys‘ cloud platform has received an authority-to-operate from the Department of Health and Human Services under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program as the company seeks to expand its footprint in federal civilian agencies…
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NASA Installs Temporary Cryogenic Propulsion Stage in Marshall Test Stand; Steve Creech Comments

NASA has set up a test version of an interim cryogenic propulsion stage with a stand at the space agency’s Huntsville, Alabama-based Marshall Space Flight Center in preparation for the hardware’s tests…
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Cubic Subsidiary, Microsoft Partner for Global Smart City Tech Initiative

Cubic‘s transportation systems business supports a Microsoft-led global campaign to help government agencies, businesses and citizens build “vibrant” communities with technology. The CityNext program aims to combine technologies and other systems in efforts to connect the public sector, industry and people through services intended to facilitate development of sustainable environment for communities, Cubic said Thursday…
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Army Research Lab Seeks to Support DoD 3rd Offset Strategy Through ARL South

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has teamed up with the University of Texas, Austin, and other regional universities to establish a new facility that will advance science and technology research projects in support of the Army of 2050 and the Defense Department’s Third Offset Strategy…
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