Posts from GovConDaily 03/10/2017

Airbus, Intelsat Form Military Satcom Service Partnership; Richard Franklin, Skot Butler Comment

An Intelsat subsidiary has joined a channel partner program of Airbus‘ defense and space segment for military satellite communication services. Intelsat General will offer Skynet X-band and ultra-high-frequency services to the U…
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ITIF: 92% of Top Federal Websites Fail to Meet Security, Speed, Accessibility Standards

A new study from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation says 92 percent of the U.S. federal government’s most popular websites do not meet basic standards for security, speed, mobile friendliness or accessibility…
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Cisco to Sponsor NIST’s Baldrige Cybersecurity Workshop

Cisco will sponsor a cybersecurity workshop on April 2 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Maryland in conjunction with the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s Baldrige Quest for Excellence Conference…
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GAO: Defense Agencies’ Spending on Contracts Dropped 32% in Fiscal 2015

The Government Accountability Office has analyzed governmentwide contracting data from the Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation database and found that spending on contracts at defense agencies declined by about 32 percent from $399 billion in fiscal year 2011 to $274 billion in FY 2015…
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Navy, Oceana Energy Develop Power Generation Device for Coastal Communities

Oceana Energy Company and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division have collaborated to develop and test a hydrokinetic device intended to supply power in coastal communities. The U.S. Navy said Tuesday Carderock and Oceana produced the in-stream hydrokinetic device that works to gather ocean currents, tides or river flows as part of a cooperative research-and-development agreement signed in 2006…
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NIC’s Jayne Friedland Holland: Fusion Centers Can Help Agencies Combat Hacktivism

Jayne Friedland Holland, chief security officer at information services provider NIC, has said fusion centers can help government agencies defend against hacktivism and other cyber crimes through intelligence data sharing…
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DoD Picks 160 University Researchers to Receive Instrumentation Acquisition Funds

The Defense Department has awarded $47 million in total grants to 160 university researchers at 84 institutions to help them purchase equipment for defense research and student research training. DoD said Thursday its service research offices received 685 proposals for the fiscal 2017 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program and selected meritorious submissions that tackle science and engineering research to support national defense efforts…
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Hughes’ Rick Lober: Space Launch Backlog a Concern for Commercial Satellite Industry

Hughes Network Systems’ Rick Lober has said the backlog of launches faced by space launch service providers has raised concerns among commercial satellite operators that work to provide global communications support to military clients, National Defense reported Wednesday…
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NRL Backs NASA Research Efforts to Measure Water Levels in Snow

The Naval Research Laboratory’s Scientific Development Squadron One, also designated VXS-1, has participated in a NASA-sponsored event that tested a variety of sensors and techniques used to water measurements in snow…
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VIDEO: AMC’s Everhart on Priorities, Pilot Shortage, Modernization & “Smart” Planes

Gen. Carlton “Dewey” Everhart II, USAF, commander of the US Air Force’s Air Mobility Command, discusses his priorities, his command’s pilot shortage, modernization needs and modifying transport and tanker planes to serve as “smart” communications and intel nodes with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian…
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