Posts from GovConDaily for 06/19/2017

Former Astronaut Rick Mastracchio Joins Orbital ATK as Senior Operations Director for CRS Program

Rick Mastracchio, a former NASA astronaut, has joined Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) as senior director of operations for the Commercial Resupply Services program within the company’s space systems group…
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Lockheed Martin Taps Harris to Update F-35 Mission System Avionics; Ed Zoiss Comments

Lockheed Martin has chosen Harris to update mission system avionics systems used on the F-35 Lightning II aircraft in support of a program that aims to boost the platform’s data storage, display processing and throughput capacity…
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Fmr. CIA Director Brennan: ‘It’s Going to Take a 9/11’ Cyber Threat for US to Act

Lawmakers should recognize the gravity of cyber-security threats the U.S. faces, and focus on legislation and regulations to properly address vulnerabilities, warned former CIA Director John Brennan Wednesday…
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Congressman: Russia is Greatest Cyber-Security Threat to U.S.

Hackers from Russia are America’s greatest cyber-threat, said Rep. Dutch Ruppersburger (D-Md.) Addressing the 2017 Digital Nation Summit, the Maryland congressman whose district is home to the National Security Agency, said that cyber-security threats from Russia are keeping him awake at night…
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Raytheon Introduces Cyber Protection System; Dave Wajsgras Comments

Raytheon has debuted a cyber protection system with response centers designed to support commercial, defense and intelligence customers. The company said Monday it built tiered cyber response centers for clients to detect intrusions, analyze networks and respond to security incidents…
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Air Force’s Updated ‘Frankenphone’ Aims to Facilitate Communications Between Reaper Drone Pilots, Ground Crews

A U.S. Air Force officer has redesigned a device to help address communication difficulties between ground forces and pilots of General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles, the Air Force reported Thursday…
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NATO Industrial Advisory Group: Future Aircraft Platforms May Utilize Rotor Tech

A NATO-established group of senior industrialists have determined that future aircraft may feature coaxial, pusher props, fans or advanced tilt rotor technologies to support missions, Defense News reported Friday…
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GAO: NOAA Should Improve Cost Tracking for Hydrographic Data Collection Program

The Government Accountability Office has urged the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve efforts to track and report costs under its hydrographic survey program. GAO said Thursday NOAA creates an annual report that compares the cost of collecting hydrographic data using agency resources to the cost of acquiring data from the private sector…
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Thomson Reuters’ Timothy Murphy: CIOs, CFOs Key to C-Suite Execs’ Involvement in Cybersecurity

Timothy Murphy, president at Thomson Reuters Special Services, has said chief information officers and chief financial officers have a role to play in getting partners and other C-level executives involved in cybersecurity programs at law firms, Law…
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VIDEO: Deployable Ship Integration Multitouch System (DSIMS)

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) TechSoultions-sponsored DSIMS is a software based operational planning tool for the aircraft handling officer to use aboard aviation capable ships to conduct off-line planning and training without interrupting the common operational picture provided by a physical Ouija board or current Aviation Data Management And Control System (ADMACS) Flight Deck Management System (FDMS)…
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