Posts from GovConDaily for 08/16/2017

Globecomm Builds IP Video, Satcom Systems for USS Gerald Ford Carrier; Dwight Hunsicker Comments

Globecomm has supplied multiple communications and entertainment technologies for use on board the U.S. Navy‘s USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier as a subcontractor to shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries…
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Lexington Institute’s Daniel Goure: DoD Model to Support Rex Tillerson’s State Dept Reform Efforts

Daniel Goure, a vice president at the think tank Lexington Institute, has called on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to view the Defense Department as a model in his efforts to reform the State Department…
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James Mattis: White House Considers Proposal to Increase Contractor Presence in Afghanistan

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said the White House is considering a proposal to boost the presence of private security contractors in Afghanistan in an effort to transition some of U.S. troops’ combat duties to such contractors, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday…
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GAO: Air Force Faces Oversight, Acquisition Challenges on Nuclear C2 & Comms System

The Government Accountability Office has found that the U.S. Air Force‘s oversight and acquisition programs for the Nuclear Command, Control and Communications system face challenges in meeting requirements in the long run…
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DHS Seeks CTO for Natl Protection & Programs Directorate

The Department of Homeland Security looks for a chief technology officer to work at DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate in Arlington, Virginia. A USAJobs notice posted Friday says the incumbent will identify technologies that can aid the mission of the department’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications as well as oversee technology programs across CS&C components…
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Caltech to Extend NASA JPL Operations Support Under $2.5B IDIQ Contract

The California Institute of Technology will continue to help NASA run the space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory under a potential $2.5 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract…
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Former NGA Director Letitia Long Joins Sonatype Board

Letitia Long, former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has been named an independent director of Sonatype‘s board of directors. Sonatype said Tuesday Long will work with board representatives from the company’s lead investors that include Goldman Sachs, Accel Partners, New Enterprise Associates and Hummer Winblad Venture Partners…
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Knight Point Systems Lands Spot on Inc. Magazine’s 2017 Fast-Growth Company List

Knight Point Systems has been named to Inc. magazine’s list of 5,000 U.S. fastest-growing companies for the seventh consecutive year. The Reston, Virginia-based company ranked 3955th on the magazine’s 2017 list…
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HPE Sends Supercomputer to ISS as Part of SpaceX’s 12th Cargo Resupply Mission

A Hewlett Packard Enterprise-built supercomputer took off aboard a SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft Monday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The spacecraft launched on a Falcon 9 rocket as part of SpaceX’s 12th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station…
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DHS, TSA Test New Touch-Free Biometric Fingerprint Tech

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate and the Transportation Security Administration have begun to test touch-free fingerprint scanners at two airports with the goal to shorten the passenger identity verification process…
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Northrop-Sponsored Competitions Demo Robotic Air, Ground & Sea Systems

Northrop Grumman has sponsored a series of competitions that showcased multiple robotic air, ground, boat and submarine platforms developed by student teams worldwide. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation administered the RoboNation competitions across the U…
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VIDEO: TALONS At-Sea Demo on USS Zephyr Patrol Coastal Ship

DARPA’s Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems (TALONS) research effort recently demonstrated its prototype of a low-cost, elevated sensor mast aboard a U.S. Navy vessel for the first time. The crew of USS Zephyr, a Cyclone-class patrol coastal ship, tried out the technology demonstration system over three days last March near Naval Station Mayport in Mayport, Florida…
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