Posts from GovConDaily for 08/25/2017

General Atomics’ MQ-1C Extended Range Variant Surpasses Flight Test Goal

An extended-range variant of General Atomics‘ MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system has exceeded the 40-hour goal during an endurance flight test. General Atomics said Thursday MQ-1C ER was configured for a representative U…
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Navy to Conduct Christening Ceremony of Austal-Built USS Charleston

The U.S. Navy is set to hold the christening of the Austal USA-built littoral combat ship LCS-18 to be designated USS Charleston on Aug. 26 in Mobile, Alabama, the service branch said Thursday. Richard Spencer, secretary of the Navy, will deliver the principal address at the ceremony while Charlotte Riley, ship sponsor and wife of former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, will break a bottle of wine across the ship’s bow to mark the christening…
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Intelsat CEO Stephen Spengler Named a Commissioner of UN Broadband Advocacy Group

Intelsat CEO Stephen Spengler has been appointed a commissioner of a United Nations-backed organization that aims to advance the use of broadband technology at developing countries and underserved communities…
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Adm. William Moran Asks Fleet Forces Command Chief to Lead Comprehensive Review of Warship Collisions

Adm. William Moran, vice chief of naval operations, has called on Adm. Phil Davidson, commander of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command, through a memorandum to oversee a comprehensive review of surface fleet incidents and operations over the past 10 years, the Navy reported Thursday…
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DigitalGlobe’s Tony Frazier: Govt-Industry Partnership Helps Accelerate GEOINT Innovation

Tony Frazier, a senior vice president at DigitalGlobe|Radiant, has said several geospatial intelligence efforts seek to reflect how collaboration between industry and government can help address challenges in the intelligence community and advance GEOINT innovation…
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SecurityScorecard Report: Public Sector Lags Behind Other Industries in Overall Cybersecurity

A new report by SecurityScorecard says the government sector ranked third to last in overall cybersecurity compared with 17 industries. The 2017 U.S. State and Federal Government Report evaluates the cybersecurity capabilities of more than 500 U…
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GSA’s Justin Herman: Emerging Tech Could Help Update Public Services

Justin Herman, intragovernmental emerging citizen technology lead at the General Services Administration, has said he believes emerging open data, artificial intelligence, distributed ledgers and blockchain technologies can help the government transform current public services…
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GSA Picks Springfield Parcel C for $316M TSA HQ Lease Contract

The General Services Administration has awarded Springfield Parcel C a $316 million contract to lease a property in Fairfax County, Virginia, for the construction of a new Transportation Security Administration headquarters, according to an award notice posted Thursday on FedBizOpps…
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Lockheed to Develop Digital Receiver Exciter for Marine Radar

Lockheed Martin‘s rotary mission and systems unit has received a potential $46.7 million contract to develop and produce a digital receiver exciter for the U.S. Marine Corps‘ AN/TPS-59A(V)3 radar system…
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SOSSEC Lands NGA GEOINT Tech Prototyping OTA

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has awarded System of Systems Security a potential $30 million “other transaction” agreement to prototype technologies that can help update the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence and Allied System for Geospatial-Intelligence…
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VIDEO: Making Light Work of Warfighter Performance

Dr. Mark S. Rea, professor of Architecture and Cognitive Sciences at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Since its inception, the LRC at RPI has been devoted to promoting the effective use of light for society and environment…
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