Posts from GovConDaily for 06/01/2017

Navy Plans Radio Supply, Upgrade Contract Award to Rockwell Collins

The Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Corona division plans to award a sole-source contract to Rockwell Collins to update the U.S. Navy‘s 721S radios and supply 721SR units. A FedBizOpps notice published Tuesday says the service branch intends to use a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a five-year ordering period for the radio procurement and upgrade efforts…
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TSA Orders Additional Smiths Detection-Built Explosive Detectors; Sally Nordeen Comments

Smiths Detection has received a $45 million order to supply the Transportation Security Administration with additional explosives detection systems for installation at various airports across the U…
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World’s Largest Airplane, the Stratolaunch, Rolled Out

Stratolaunch, the world’s largest airplane, with a wingspan of 385 feet, a height of 50 feet and total possible weight of 1.3 million pounds, was quietly rolled out Wednesday in the California desert…
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GSA 18F Helps Update FEC’s Website

The Federal Election Commission has launched its updated FEC.gov website following a multi-year collaborative effort with the General Services Administration‘s 18F digital services organization…
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Vice Adm. Joseph Rixey to Retire as DSCA Director

Vice Adm. Joseph Rixey, director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, plans to retire in July after nearly four years in the job, The Hill reported Wednesday. He was originally slated to leave DSCA in September 2016 but was asked by the agency to extend his tenure to oversee reform of the foreign military sales process, according to the report…
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Report: DoD Eyes Potential C-32A Transport Aircraft Replacement

The Defense Department looks to build a successor to an aircraft platform the U.S. Air Force uses to transport the U.S. vice president and other high-level government officials, Defense One reported Tuesday…
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GAO: MDA Should Ramp Up Transparency With Ballistic Missile Defense Test Schedule, Costs

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Missile Defense Agency to address transparency issues with its cost estimates and test schedules related to the development of the Ballistic Missile Defense System…
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NTT Data to Release Drone Operation Control, Airspace Mgmt Software Suite

NTT Data plans to launch in October a set of software tools designed help users remotely operate and facilitate airspace management for multiple unmanned aircraft systems. NTT Data’s airpalette UTM software package has the Flight Operation System designed to control drone operations and UAS Traffic Management core feature that works to help airspace managers carry out drone traffic management operations, the company said Wednesday…
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UltiSat to Provide Ku-Band Satcom Capacity for Air Combat Command’s UAV Operations

The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization has awarded UltiSat an $8.4 million task order to facilitate Ku-band commercial satellite communications coverage for the Air Combat Command’s unmanned aerial vehicle operations…
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VIDEO: HUMAN+: A responsible vision for human-machine collaboration

Technology exists to augment and improve human capabilities – to overcome the physical limitations of the human body. From the telegram to the jet engine, electricity to the internet, humans have always worked in partnership with technology to achieve more…
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