Posts from GovConDaily 04/24/2017

Navy Implements Biometric ID System for Base Access

The U.S. Navy has started to transition access for all contractors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers and vendors who use the Navy Commercial Access Control System to a new base access control system…
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Trump Signs Bill to Authorize NOAA Purchase of Commercial Satellite Weather Data

President Donald Trump last week signed a bill authorizing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to acquire weather data from commercial satellite systems, Space News reported Friday. Jeff Foust writes the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017 allows NOAA to spend up to $6 million a year to conduct a pilot procurement program that will study the effectiveness of commercial data to aid weather forecasts from fiscal 2017 to fiscal 2020…
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Army Issues Updated Manual on Cyber, EW Missions

The U.S. Army has introduced an updated manual on cyber warfare and electromagnetic operations, C4ISRNET reported Friday. Mark Pomerleau writes the FM 3-12 Cyberspace and Electronic Warfare Operations manual seeks to replace the FM 3-38 document initially released in 2014…
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DARPA’s RF Channel Emulator to Support Collaborative Machine-Learning Competition

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has unveiled a radio signal traffic emulator built to simulate electromagnetic communications during DARPA’s collaborative machine-learning competition…
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NGA Releases GEOINT App for Govt Users on Apple App Store, Google Play

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has launched its latest application on the Apple‘s App Store and the Google Play Store in an effort to help authorized government user access unclassified geospatial intelligence through mobile devices…
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DoD IG: Plan Needed to Facilitate Equipment Release to Support Iraqi Counterterrorism Service Training

The Defense Department‘s inspector general has called on the chief of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Iraq to assist and offer advice to the Iraqi Counterterrorism Service commander to create a plan that would authorize the release of supplies and equipment in support of CTS training…
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Tetra Tech Lands $57M USAID Contract to Promote Clean Energy in Pakistan

The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded Tetra Tech a $57 million contract to help USAID promote clean energy practices in Pakistan. Tetra Tech said Thursday it will support project developers and investors in efforts to secure private sector funding sources to generate 2,000 to 3,000 megawatts of electricity over the next four years as part of the Clean Energy for Pakistan’s Economy initiative…
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Leidos Receives Gold Edison Award for DARPA Unmanned Vessel Devt Project Support

Leidos has received a gold 2017 Edison Award under the tactical and industrial technology category for its support of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program…
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VIDEO: CSBA’s Clark on Defense Appropriations, US Navy Budget Priorities, Fleet Architecture

Bryan Clark, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments in Washington, discusses defense appropriations, US Navy budget priorities and future fleet architecture with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian during the Navy League’s 2017 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, held April 3-5, 2017, in National Harbor, Maryland…
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