Posts from GovConDaily for 07/27/2017

CSIS’ Rhys McCormick, Andrew Hunter: Army Should Prioritize ‘Critical Capability’ Deployment

Rhys McCormick and Andrew Hunter, respectively a research associate and a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, wrote in a joint article published Tuesday on Defense One that the U…
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Army Seeks Info on Biomimetic Tech in Push for Reconfigurable Aircraft

The U.S. Army has called for information on aircraft structural concepts that can be configured to adapt to changing operational needs due to unexpected flight conditions or missions without impact to structural integrity…
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DHS Hosts Electronic Jamming Exercise for First Responders

The Department of Homeland Security has hosted a weeklong event for public safety and private organizations to test multiple strategies and technologies designed to identify, locate and address illegal communication systems jamming…
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GAO Reports Federal Support for ‘Internet of Things’ Projects in Communities

The Government Accountability Office has issued a report that describes efforts of select federal agencies to help communities plan and deploy projects related to internet of things. GAO said Wednesday it reviewed data and interviewed leaders from 11 federal agencies that assist in research or community IoT projects or have direct authority over IoT matters…
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Air Force Taps UDRI for Vehicle Nonmetallic Material R&D Contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a potential seven-year, $43 million contract to the University of Dayton Research Institute for research and development of nonmetallic materials the military branch can use to build, repair and maintain multiple vehicle platforms…
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BAE Secures $73M Option on Air Force Minuteman III Weapon Support Contract

BAE Systems‘ U.S. arm has received a one-year, $72.6 million contract option to help the U.S. Air Force integrate the service branch’s Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system…
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USGIF Geospatial Intell Certification Program Gets NCCA Accreditation

The U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s GEOINT professional certification program has obtained accreditation from the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. USGIF said Monday the accreditation validates that its Certified GEOINT Professional program meets national and international credentialing industry standards for development, implementation and maintenance…
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NASA Taps University Teams for Mars Solar Power Tech Ideas

NASA has launched a challenge for university students to submit concepts for solar power systems that can work to produce power on Mars in daytime and nighttime. The 2018 Breakthrough, Innovative, and Game-changing Idea Challenge seeks solar array designs that will fit into a single cargo launch, deploy robotically on Mars’ surface and start power generation after landing, NASA said Tuesday…
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VIDEO: Immersive Virtual Shipboard Environment Trains Sailors

Surface Warfare Officers School (SWOS) prepares students for their demanding shipboard responsibilities. At Center for Surface Combat System’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Training Facility at SWOS Learning Site San Diego, prospective engineering plant technicians learn how to do their jobs through blended classroom review and a highly advanced Integrated Virtual Shipboard Environment (IVSE), a 3-dimensional, interactive, LCS simulator, complete with voice controls and ultra-realistic sound effects…
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