Posts from GovConDaily for 04/12/2017

Raytheon Completes Update to JPSS Common Ground System’s Data Processing Component

Raytheon has updated the data transport and processing component of the Joint Polar Satellite System‘s common ground system. The company said Wednesday the update is intended to optimize data processing and dissemination as well as system availability and cybersecurity of CGS ahead of the upcoming JPSS-1 launch and future satellite missions…
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James Mattis: US Missile Strike on Syria’s Airfield a ‘Measured Response’ to Chemical Weapons Attack

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government is responsible for the April 4 chemical weapons attack on its citizens and called the U.S.-led missile strike on April 6 against the Middle Eastern country’s Shayrat air base a “measured military response,” DoD News reported Tuesday…
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NSA Taps University of West Florida to Help Expand Cybersecurity Education

The University of West Florida will receive a $200,000 grant from the National Security Agency to help boost cybersecurity education programs for colleges and universities in the southeastern U.S. NSA picked UWF as the location of the National Center of Academic Excellence Cybersecurity Regional Resource Center for higher education institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Puerto Rico, the university said Monday…
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NASA, AWS Partner to Live-Stream Space Video in Ultra HD

NASA has partnered with Amazon Web Services to present a live feed from approximately 250 miles above Earth as part of a panel discussion that will be aired April 26 at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas, Variety reported Tuesday…
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Army to Field Portable Digital Radiography System for Medical, Special Operations

The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency will deploy a new portable digital radiography system developed for deployed medical, special operations and mortuary affairs units of the service branch. The Army said Tuesday the PDRS is built to replace the branch’s legacy X-ray generator and accompanying computerized reader system…
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GAO: DoD Should Develop Performance Goals to Assess Pilot Mentor-Protege Program

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to establish performance goals and associated measures necessary to evaluate the Pilot Mentor-Protege Program. GAO said in a report published Tuesday that DoD’s office of small business programs should perform periodic reviews of the processes that service branches and agency components implement to approve agreements under the program…
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CTC Gets ‘2020 Women on Boards’ Award for Commitment to Gender Diversity; Ed Sheehan Comments

Concurrent Technologies Corp. has received for the second time the Winning Company recognition from the nonprofit organization 2020 Women on Boards in acknowledgement of CTC’s efforts to promote gender diversity on its board of directors…
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VIDEO: Sikorsky – Boeing Future Vertical Lift: The Way Forward

Sikorsky – Boeing Future Vertical Lift is a scalable design based on proven X2 Technology™. Designed for long range, high speed, superior hover performance and unmatched maneuverability, the Future Vertical Lift program will shape the U…
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