Posts from GovConDaily for 07/28/2017

SAS releases “How to” Guide offering blueprint for Government Analytics Initiatives

From public health to transportation, the new release from SAS titled “A Practical Guide to Analytics for Governments: Using Big Data for Good” is a solid indicator of how analytics is already modifying the way government works…
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Oshkosh Defense to Build Additional P-19R ARFF Vehicles for Marines

Oshkosh‘s defense business has received a potential $16 million delivery order to provide an additional 23 aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicles to the U.S. Marine Corps. P-19R ARFF vehicles are equipped with the TAK-4 independent suspension system designed to support operations in off-road environments, Oshkosh said Thursday…
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18F Launches Interagency Project to Accelerate Govt Adoption of Commercial Tech

The General Services Administration‘s 18F organization has introduced an interagency project to help federal agencies implement commercial software products faster through an updated authority-to-operate certification process, FCW reported Thursday…
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Sikorsky, Kaan Air, StarFlight Enter $50M Agreement to Refurbish Black Hawk Helicopters in Australia

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary, Kaan Air Australia and StarFlight Australia have entered a $50 million agreement to refurbish up to 20 ex-U.S. military UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters in Australia…
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General Dynamics Unveils Combat Survival Radio System

General Dynamics has introduced a combat survival radio system designed to facilitate direct line-of-sight voice and two-way data communications among military users. HOOK3 radios will work to help combat search-and-rescue groups transmit information when they locate and recover pilots and other isolated military units, General Dynamics said Thursday…
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ViON EVP Rob Davies to Speak at MeriTalk’s Federal Big Data Webinar

Rob Davies, executive vice president of operations at ViON, will participate in a MeriTalk-hosted webcast on federal big data management to be held on Wednesday. He will discuss with federal and industry executives big data leadership, strategies related to big data management and the impact of big data on agencies’ modernization programs, MeriTalk said Thursday…
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House Lawmakers Introduce Federal Breach Response Bill

A bipartisan group of three House lawmakers has introduced a bill that would establish an interagency working group to assist federal employees who have experienced data breaches and other cyber attacks, Nextgov reported Thursday…
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General Dynamics Awarded $155M to Support NASA-USGS Satellite Operations; Manny Mora Comments

The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded a General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) business unit a potential 10-year, $155 million contract to provide ground-based flight and mission operations support for the Landsat 8 satellite…
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Report: NASA Moves Launch Date for Boeing-Built Comms Satellite to Aug. 20

NASA has rescheduled the launch of a Boeing-built communications satellite from Aug. 3 to Aug. 20 after an antenna was damaged during launch preparation activities, SpaceNews reported Thursday. The space agency authorized Boeing to replace one of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite M’s two S-band antennas built to support satellite tracking, telemetry and command…
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General Dynamics Gets $60M Afghanistan Rocket FMS Contract Modification

General Dynamics‘ ordnance and tactical systems business has received a $59.8 million contract modification from the U.S. Army to supply Hydra rockets and motors to Afghanistan under a foreign military sales agreement…
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VIDEO: Type 26 Capability

Type 26 will be a highly capable ship deployable worldwide for extended periods of time, undertaking a wide range of roles from high intensity conflict to humanitarian assistance. Learn more about the platform and how it has been designed…
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