Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 03/13/2017

USRA to Support NASA’s Airborne Astronomical Observatory Under Potential $514M Contract

Universities Space Research Association has secured a potential 18-year, $514 million hybrid contract from NASA to provide science and mission operations support for the space agency’s airborne astronomical observatory…
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ViON Releases New Cloud Guidance in Response to AWS S3 Service Disruption; Rob Davies Comments

ViON has issued new guidance that seeks to help organizations reassess their cloud strategies in response to an Amazon Web Services outage in February. A service disruption related to AWS Simple Storage Service occurred on Feb…
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Report: Trump’s Upcoming FY 2018 Budget Proposal to Cut Fed Workforce, Nondefense Programs

The budget proposal that President Donald Trump is due to release in the coming days could shrink the federal workforce at a scale that has not hit the government since World War II, The Washington Post reported Sunday…
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AWS’ Govt Cloud Platform Obtains FISMA Authorization From VA

Amazon Web Services has received authorization from the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide the AWS GovCloud platform for highly sensitive government workloads. The company said Friday VA issued a Federal Information Security Management Act High General Support System authority to operate as well as a FISMA Moderate GSS ATO for AWS GovCloud…
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Boeing Tests CST-100 Starliner Parachute System at Spaceport America Facility

Boeing has launched a parachute system of its crew capsule at Spaceport America‘s purpose-built commercial spaceport in New Mexico to verify the inflation characteristics and landing system performance of the platform during touchdown…
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Gen. James Holmes Succeeds Gen. Hawk Carlisle as Air Combat Command Chief

Gen. James Holmes, former deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements at the U.S. Air Force, has officially assumed leadership of the Air Combat Command during a ceremony held Friday at Joint Base Langley–Eustis in Virginia…
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NASA Eyes Deloitte for Robotic Process Automation Software Devt Contract

NASA plans to award Deloitte‘s consulting business a sole-source contract to help the agency design and develop a proof of concept for robotic process automation software. A notice posted Wednesday on FedBizOpps stated the company will support the development of four proof-of-concept processes for NASA Shared Services Center’s future bots-as-a-service platform…
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Cubic to Produce, Test Portable Common Data Link Systems & Spares for Navy

Cubic‘s defense applications business has won a $20.9 million contract to assemble,  produce, document, test and deliver 25 Portable Common Data Link systems for installation at the U.S. Navy‘s tactical and mobile tactical operation centers…
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Lockheed Puts Updated Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile Through 2 Flight Tests

Lockheed Martin has wrapped up two flight tests of the updated Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico in order to verify and demonstrate the missile’s GPS anti-jam software and hardware systems…
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VIDEO: Military Satellite Communications with GD SATCOM On-The-Move Antennas

General Dynamics SATCOM On-The-Move antennas provide secure, beyond-line-of-sight communications for U.S. and Coalition troops operating in remote locations. Designed for rugged tactical environments, these antennas can be mounted on a fast moving vehicle, boat, or aircraft and provide troops with reliable X, Ku, or Ka Mil and commercial band satellite communications while they travel through rough terrain…
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