Posts from GovConDaily 03/08/2017

Hughes Unveils Satellite Service for Distributed Organizations

Hughes Network Systems has unveiled a high-throughput satellite service offering designed for large government or business organizations. The Hughes HTS service offers a download speed of up to 50 megabits per second, an upload capacity of 5 Mbps and a range of data usage allowances, the company said Tuesday…
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Textron Subsidiary Refines US and Australia C-17 Maintenance Training Systems

A Textron subsidiary has implemented modifications on C-17 aircraft maintenance training equipment for the U.S. and Australian air forces. TRU Simulation + Training made the C-17 MTS changes as part of a contract from L3 Technologies‘ link simulation and training business, which currently serves as the prime contractor for the C-17 Training System…
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SAS’ Steve Bennett: Trump Administration Should Push for Govt Data Transparency

Steve Bennett, director of global government practice at SAS, has said the Trump administration should work to implement initiatives that seek to increase technology use within the federal government and one of those is to advance “government data transparency…
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GAO: VA Should Provide Reliable Activation Cost, Schedule for $1.7B Denver Construction Project

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to develop a “reliable” cost estimate and schedule for the activation of a $1.7 billion medical facility construction project in Denver…
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DoD Tests Info Assurance Capacity of Unify’s Enterprise Comm Platform

The Defense Department‘s Joint Interoperability Test Command has tested the interoperability and information assurance capacity of Unify‘s carrier-grade enterprise communication system. Unify said Tuesday its OpenScape Voice platform is designed to comply with DoD’s Assured Services Session Initiation Protocol and cybersecurity requirements…
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Inmarsat Lands MSUA Govt Mobility Satcom Award for L-Band Service; Steve Gizinski Comments

Inmarsat has received a Mobility Satellite Innovation Award from the Mobile Satellite Users Association for the company’s L-band service meant to support airborne, maritime and expeditionary missions…
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Brig. Gen. Scott Dingle to Lead Army Regional Health Command-Atlantic

Brig. Gen. R. Scott Dingle, deputy chief of staff for staff operations at the U.S. Army Medical Command, has been named commanding general of the military branch’s Regional Health Command-Atlantic, the Defense Department announced Tuesday…
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FAA: Data Comm Service Now Implemented at Miami Int’l Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration has said Miami International Airport has experienced a reduction in departure delays following the implementation of the Data Comm service. FAA said Monday Data Comm is a NextGen technology platform that works to help pilots and air traffic controllers send and receive revised flight plans, clearances and advisories through digital messages…
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Tripwire Survey: 80% of Security Pros More Concerned With Cybersecurity This Year

A new Tripwire survey says 80 percent of security professionals have expressed more concern on cybersecurity in 2017 than in the previous year. Tripwire said Monday it polled at least 200 security professionals at the RSA Conference 2017 and found that only 17 percent are confident in the U…
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VIDEO: Acoustic Sensors

As submarine technology has become quieter, sensitive acoustic sensors allow the U.S. and allies to maintain the underwater advantage. Hostile forces use every available technology to track movement of friendly ocean-going vessels…
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