Posts from GovConDaily for 07/21/2017

USSOCOM #1 Unfunded Priority: Laser-Armed C-130s

U.S. Special Operations Command’s top unfunded priority is to equip C-130s with lasers, according to Lt. Gen. Brad Webb of Air Force Special Operations Command. Currently, command has money for only “the first steps” of the project, he said…
Read More
  

Industry Execs Launch New Institute to Address Private-Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, former IBM CEO Samuel Palmisano and other industry leaders from two nonprofit and nonpartisan organizations have launched an initiative that aims to advance cyber risk management in the private sector…
Read More
  

DOT Taps Evans for Volpe Center Mgmt Consulting Services

The Transportation Department has awarded Evans one of four prime contracts worth a combined $34 million to provide management consulting services to DOT’s Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts…
Read More
  

Leonardo Subsidiary Secures $53M in Army Ruggedized Computing System Orders

A subsidiary of Leonardo has received orders worth more than $53 million in total to deliver combat computing systems to the U.S. Army. Leonardo DRS said Thursday it will supply dismountable tablets, processor units, docking stations, interconnecting cables and ruggedized sunlight-readable touch-screen display units, which make up the Army’s Mounted Family of Computer Systems…
Read More
  

GAO: DoD Forms Advisory Panel, DIUx to Address Contracting Challenges Faced by ‘Non-Traditional’ Firms

The Government Accountability Office has interviewed representatives from 12 “non-traditional companies” or firms that do not typically engage in business with the Defense Department and found challenges across six areas that keep them from developing platforms for military purposes…
Read More
  

Reports: House Approves DHS Reauthorization Bill

The House of Representatives voted 386-41 Thursday to pass a bill that would re-authorize the Department of Homeland Security and direct changes to the department’s national security initiatives, The Hill reported Thursday…
Read More
  

Australia’s GPS Cubesat Payload Deploys From Space Station Into Orbit

The International Space Station has delivered a cube satellite with a global positioning system payload, developed by Australia’s space engineering research center and the University of New South Wales, to orbit using a NanoRacks deployer…
Read More
  

Northrop Conducts STEM Outreach Efforts Via UK Screening of James Webb Space Telescope Documentary

Northrop Grumman has screened in the U.K. a documentary film on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope as part of the company’s efforts to encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields…
Read More
  

Lockheed Secures $192M in Navy Aegis Combat System Modernization Funds

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a potential $192.3 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy for production support to the Aegis combat system modernization effort in fiscal 2017. The Defense Department said Thursday Lockheed’s rotary and mission systems business will perform work in Moorestown, New Jersey; Clearwater, Florida; and Owego, New York through December 2020…
Read More
  

VIDEO: Hitting The Beach

TOWNSHEND ISLAND, Australia (July 13, 2017) Landing craft air cushion (LCAC) vehicles assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 unload personnel and equipment from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) on the beach as part of large-scale amphibious assault training during Talisman Saber 17…
Read More