Posts from GovConDaily for 03/22/2017

Mike Twyman: Cubic to Integrate Common Data Link, FMV, Networking Hardware for SPAWAR Contract

Cubic‘s mission solutions business will supply man-portable Common Data Link systems to the U.S. Navy under an estimated $20 million contract in support of the Carrier and Air Integration Program Office’s Tactical Mobile program…
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Mike Pence: White House to Relaunch National Space Council

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has said President Donald Trump will issue an executive order to revive the National Space Council, Space News reported Tuesday. Jeff Foust writes Pence said Monday at a ceremony for the presidential signing of a NASA authorization bill that Trump asked him to chair the space council that last operated under the George H…
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Andy Wright: BAE Adopts Collaborative Strategy to Support Defense Tech Devt

BAE Systems has worked with small and medium enterprises, academia and government entities to support the development of emerging and disruptive technologies. Andy Wright, strategic technical director at BAE, wrote in a blog post published Monday that organizations and academic institutions should combine skill-sets and expertise to help create new technologies for military customers and governments…
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NASA Develops Folding Robot for Rugged Terrains

NASA has developed an origami-inspired robot designed to fold itself and explore rugged areas deemed “too risky” for rovers. The agency said Tuesday the Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot has been tested in various terrains such as the Mojave Desert in California, a ski resort in Colorado and an active volcano in Antartica…
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Navy Updates Tomahawk Weapons Control System for Surface, Subsurface Platforms

The U.S. Navy has added an updated a Lockheed Martin-built weapons control system to the service branch’s fleet that includes Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and nuclear powered cruise missile submarines…
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Report: House Democrats Use DoD Study to Question Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Request

House Democratic lawmakers have cited a Defense Department-backed study to question President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal 2018 that would increase defense spending by $54 billion, Defense News reported Tuesday…
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Naval War College Team Wins Top Prize in Cyber Policy Competition

A team of U.S. Naval War College students has won first place at the Atlantic Council-sponsored Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge in Washington. The U.S. Navy said Monday the three-day contest was held at the American University’s Washington College of Law and drew 48 college teams from 32 schools across the world…
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Frost & Sullivan: Defense Tech Modernization Programs Spur US Foreign Military Sales

A Frost & Sullivan report predicts the Defense Department‘s foreign military sales program will experience a compound annual growth rate of 3.4 percent through 2021 as international government customers move to increase defense spending, update military equipment and respond to regional tensions…
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VIDEO: All Hands Update: Foal Eagle 2017

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians train during an EOD exercise with members of the Republic of Korea Navy Underwater Dive Team. https://www.dvidshub.net/video/514919/…
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