Posts from GovConWire for 08/28/2017

L3 Forms Intell & Mission Systems Sector, Names Greg Roberts President

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has launched an intelligence and mission systems sector that comprises the defense contractor’s Micreo, Oceania and TRL Technology subsidiaries. The IMS sector aims to leverage complementary technology platforms and processes of all three units as well as their engineering and technical expertise to serve government customers, L3 said Aug…
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Orbital ATK-Built Minotaur Rocket Sends Air Force ORS-5 Satellite to Low-Earth Orbit

The U.S. Air Force’s Operationally Responsive Space-5 satellite took off Saturday aboard the Orbital ATK-built Minotaur IV rocket that launched at 2:04 a.m. Eastern time from a launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida…
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General Dynamics to Modernize Army Abrams Tanks Under Potential $311M Contract

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has received a $310.6 million contract to design, develop and integrate multiple engineering changes into the U.S. Army‘s M1A2 Abrams main battle tank. The Defense Department said Friday General Dynamics’ land systems business will support the Abrams M1A2 System Enhancement Package Version 3 program that aims to increase the network compatibility, power generation and distribution, survivability and lethality of of M1A2 tanks…
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CTC Unveils Nuclear Reactor Design Hub in Pennsylvania; Ed Sheehan Comments

Concurrent Technologies Corp. has opened at its Richland Township, Pennsylvania-based facility a new center that will work to design compact modular reactors in support of small-scale nuclear plants, GovTech…
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Senate Bill Seeks to Prevent Establishment of Cyber Working Group Between US, Russia

The Senate Intelligence Committee passed in July a draft bill that would prohibit the creation of a cybersecurity working group between the U.S. and Russia, Nextgov reported Friday. The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 would require the Department of Homeland Security and intelligence agencies to develop within 90 days a plan to safeguard the country’s election systems from Russia’s future cyber interference…
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Qualys’ Mark Hutnan: Automation-Based Continuous Monitoring Key to Agencies’ Cybersecurity Efforts

Mark Hutnan, vice president and general manager of U.S. federal operations at California-based cloud security services provider Qualys (Nasdaq: QLYS), has said federal agencies should develop a continuous monitoring program in order to protect their information technology infrastructure amid the increasing number of cyber threats…
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Lockheed to Pair Indago Quadrotor With MyDefence Counter-UAS Platform

Lockheed Martin and MyDefence Communication have agreed pair a quadrotor unmanned aerial system with a counter-UAS platform under a collaborative development agreement between the two companies. Both companies aim to offer rapid response aerial surveillance services through the combination of Indago and KNOX platforms, MyDefence Communication said…
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Report: SpaceX to Establish Dragon Spacecraft Refurbishment Facility at Cape Canaveral Landing Zone

SpaceX‘s proposal to build a temporary Dragon spacecraft processing and refurbishment facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida has secured approval from the state’s environmental regulatory agency, Florida Today reported Friday…
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The Bridge on TV Talks With Rick Tracy and Matt Barrett about Cybersecurity

The Bridge on TV aired Sunday featuring Rick Tracy, Chief Security Officer, Telos Corporation and Matt Barrett, Program Manager, Cybersecurity Framework, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)…
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Terry DeRosa Promoted to IAP CEO; Robert Hargis Named COO

Terry DeRosa, formerly chief financial officer of IAP Worldwide Services, has been promoted to CEO at the Cape Canaveral, Florida-based government services contractor. IAP said Thursday DeRosa held the CFO role over the past three years and led the company’s expansion and stabilization efforts as part of a company-wide reorganization in 2014…
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Matt Desch: Iridium Eyes 2018 for Certus Communications Service Commercial Launch

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said the company expects its Certus multi-service communications platform to enter the commercial market in 2018 before the complete Iridium NEXT satellite network becomes fully operational…
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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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August 28th Morning Report: Friday Close – GovCon Index and Markets End The Week Up

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed up for the week gaining 0.845 points to 99.871 posting the largest gain in three weeks. The major indices closed the week in the positive. The S&P500 advanced on the week by 0…
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VIDEO: LCS Harpoon Launch

PHILIPPINE SEA (Aug. 22, 2017) A harpoon missile launches from the missile deck of the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) off the coast of Guam. Coronado is on a rotational deployment in U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, patrolling the region’s littorals and working hull-to-hull with partner navies to provide U…
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