Posts from GovConDaily for 04/28/2017

FCC Proposes to End Regulation of Internet as Public Utility

The Federal Communications Commission wants public comments on a plan to put an end to a regulatory framework that treats internet as a public utility and restore internet freedom through the reinstatement of market-based policies…
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FAA Unveils 200 Facility Maps for Commercial UAS Operators

The Federal Aviation Administration has released more than 200 facility maps that provide information on areas and altitudes near airports where operators can fly their unmanned aerial systems. FAA said Thursday the facility maps are designed to help drone operators boost the quality of their Part 107 airspace authorization requests and help the agency simplify commercial drone authorization process…
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General Atomics-GKN Aerospace Alliance Unveils RPA Landing Gear Production Line

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems division and GKN Aerospace‘s Fokker business have opened a production line of landing gear systems for the General Atomics built Predator B remotely piloted aircraft…
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DHS S&T, Partners Develop New Support Tool for Impostor Detection Training

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate, Customs and Border Protection agency and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center have created a new tool that will support impostor detection training efforts…
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Parsons Federal Lead Carey Smith to Speak at ‘Groundbreaking Women in Construction’ Forum

Carey Smith, president of Parsons‘ federal group, will be the keynote speaker at the Groundbreaking Women in Construction conference, scheduled to be held on May 2 in San Francisco. Parsons said Thursday that Smith will discuss strategies to attract, develop and retain female professionals in the construction industry amid a looming labor shortage during her presentation titled “Challenges & Opportunities for Women…
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Lockheed Conducts Fifth TACMS Flight Test to Validate Missile Functions

Lockheed Martin has conducted a fifth flight test of its modernized tactical missile system to verify the system’s functions and compliance with performance requirements under an engineering and manufacturing development contract with the U…
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BAE Supports Eurofighter Typhoon Missile Dual Firing Test

BAE Systems has teamed up with Airbus, MBDA, Eurofighter and the U.K. defense ministry to complete a dual firing test of air-to-air missiles aboard a Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. BAE said Tuesday a Eurofighter Typhoon plane simultaneously fired two MBDA-built Meteor Beyond Visual Range missiles through the use of the Instrumented Production Aircraft 4 from Airbus’ defense and space business as part of the flight trial…
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Thales Report: 61% of US Federal IT Pros Cite Increased Data Security Spending at Agencies

A new Thales report says 61 percent of U.S. federal information technology executives said they have seen an increase in IT security spending at their agencies this year. Thales said Thursday the annual data threat report it released with analyst firm 451 Research also found that 34 percent of federal IT respondents said their agencies encountered a data breach in the past 12 months…
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NASA Kennedy Center Hosts Robotic Programming Competition for Students

NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center held a robotic programming competition that sought to encourage students from U.S. universities and colleges to develop software codes for space exploration robots. The space agency said Wednesday that 20 teams representing 22 minority-serving universities and community colleges participated in the second annual Swarmathon competition held from April 18 to 20 at KSC, while 15 college teams competed in a virtual challenge…
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VIDEO: S2ME2 ANTX 2017

Video coverage (BROLL) of the VTOL Fixed Wing UAV exercise during the S2ME2 ANTX 2017 event. The event is a DON sponsored exercise where industry, academia and government research and development organizations demonstrate energizing technology and engineering innovations to address U…
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