Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 08/15/2017

Norwegian Space Center to Offer Combined Data Support Services Under NASA IDIQ

Norway’s Space Center has received a potential five-year, $43.8 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from NASA to provide combined data support services to aid the Joint Polar Satellite System program and other collaborative international missions…
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Public Safety Group to Integrate IBM Cognitive Computing Tech With Emergency Call Guidance Software

The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International plans to integrate its scripted 9-1-1 guidance software with IBM‘s Watson-based cognitive computing platforms as part of efforts to optimize emergency call taking…
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GAO: OMB Should Implement Strategies on Reporting Requirements

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Office of Management and Budget to fully implement the process used to accelerate reporting requirements. GAO said in a report published Monday that it recommended OMB to reference report modification proposals on the President’s annual budget as required under the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010…
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Report: State Dept Launches Cybersecurity Directorate

The State Department formed a new cybersecurity office within the Diplomatic Security Service in May to help address cyber threats, The Hill reported Monday. A department official told the publication that the new Cyber and Technology Security directorate will deliver cyber threat analysis, incident detection and response, cyber investigation and emerging technology support…
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Centripetal Networks Demos AI-Powered Cyber Analysis Platform

Centripetal Networks has demonstrated its artificial intelligence-based cyber analysis platform at the 2017 Cyber Security R&D Showcase hosted by the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D…
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Army’s Microsatellite Demonstrator Launches Aboard SpaceX Rocket to Support Tactical Comms

A U.S. Army microsatellite lifted off aboard SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket Monday to demonstrate collection and delivery of real-time imagery data from space to tactical warfighters on ground. Kestrel Eye launched from NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center in Florida as part of SpaceX’s 12th cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station, the Army said Monday…
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GAO: DoD Should Expand Use of Checklists to Aid FMS Clients in Requirements Specification

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to issue guidelines to expand the use of checklists and other tools in order to help program offices and foreign military sales customers define requirements and facilitate the delivery of services and equipment…
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RS&H to Help Renovate Mobile Launcher at NASA Kennedy Space Center

Reynolds, Smith & Hills has received a potential five-year, $30 million contract from NASA to provide architectural engineering and design services for a mobile launcher modification effort at the Florida-based Kennedy Space Center…
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Leonardo DRS to Help Navy Install Zumwalt-Class Destroyer Power System

Leonardo DRS has received a $32.2 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to deliver provisioned item orders, engineering services and associated support for the low-voltage power system of Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyers…
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Industry Experts Advise GovCon Firms to Prepare for Possible Govt Shutdown

Industry experts and former White House officials have urged government contractors to start discussing the effects of a potential federal shutdown in October with contracting officers, Government Executive reported Monday…
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Lockheed’s Rick Ambrose: AI, Virtual Reality, 3D Printing to Revolutionize Satellite Production

Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of space systems segment at Lockheed Martin, has said virtual reality, 3D printing and artificial intelligence are the top three trends he believes will advance and redefine satellite production…
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VIDEO: Tornado first flight, 1974

Celebrating our heritage, here is footage from the Tornado aircraft’s first ever flight 14th August 1974. The aircraft is still currently in service and has been an effective multirole combat aircraft utilised by British, German, Italian and Saudi Air Forces over the years…
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