Posts from GovConDaily for 08/29/2017

Reports: Trump, Pentagon Condemn Latest North Korea Missile Launch Tests

President Donald Trump and the Pentagon have condemned the actions of North Korea following that country’s latest missile launches, one of which saw a rocket cross over Japan’s airspace. Trump called the most recent launch test a signal of North Korea’s “contempt” toward the international community, Politico reported Tuesday…
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Knight Point Systems Promotes GovCon Vet Darin Stolte to Service Delivery VP

Darin Stolte, formerly a general manager at Knight Point Systems, has been promoted to vice president of service delivery at the Reston, Virginia-based information technology services contractor. Stolte will oversee contracts staff and general managers as he works to monitor project metrics on a monthly basis and facilitate service delivery across the company’s contracts, Knight Point Systems said…
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Roboteam Lands Orders for 75 Micro Tactical Ground Robot Systems

Roboteam has received two orders to deliver 75 micro tactical ground robot designed to support U.S. and international military missions. The company said Tuesday that it has begun to produce and deliver the all-terrain MTGR units which can help conduct explosive ordnance disposal as well as chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear material-related missions…
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BAE to Showcase 3D Tech for Naval Construction Projects; Glynn Phillips Comments

BAE Systems has developed a three-dimensional technology that employs gaming and computer-aided design software designed to aid naval ship designers and engineers. BAE said Tuesday it will exhibit the 3D technology along with a digital periscope on Australia’s Collins-class submarines and the company’s AMV35 combat reconnaissance vehicle offering for the country’s LAND 400 program at the ongoing SimTecT event in Sydney…
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Elbit Systems Secures $93M F-5 Aircraft Upgrade Contract From APAC Customer

Elbit Systems has received a potential three-year, $93 million contract to modernize a fleet of F-5 fighter aircraft for an undisclosed Asia-Pacific country. The company said Tuesday the upgrade will cover head-up displays, advanced cockpit, radars, DASH IV head mounted systems and weapon delivery and navigation systems…
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Maj. Gen. Thomas Geary Appointed Military Deputy to DIA Director

Maj. Gen. Thomas Geary, assistant deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance at the U.S. Air Force, has been tapped to serve as military deputy to the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency…
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DXC-VMware Alliance to Offer Hybrid Cloud-Powered Digital Transformation Services

DXC Technology has expanded a partnership with VMware to provide managed hybrid cloud services to support digital transformation projects of mutual customers. VMware said Monday DXC will be one of the first companies to offer the former’s Cloud on AWS services alongside associated managed services…
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NASA Eyes Mars Sample Return Mission

NASA is looking into a Mars sample return mission that would collect Martian rocks and transport them to Earth in the late 2020s, Space News reported Monday. Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA associate administrator for science, said at a meeting of a National Academies committee that the sample return effort would involve the launch of a Mars ascent vehicle in 2026 to retrieve samples gathered by the earlier Mars 2020 mission…
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David Norquist: DoD Should Prioritize Readiness As Govt Eyes Military Buildup in 2019

David Norquist, Defense Department undersecretary and comptroller, has said DoD should look at the “full spectrum of threats” as the agency works on the defense budget for fiscal 2019, Defense News reported Monday…
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DSA Named to Inc. Magazine’s 2017 Fast-Growth Company List; Fran Pierce Comments

Data Systems Analysts has been named to Inc. magazine’s list of 5,000 U.S. fastest-growing companies for the ninth time. The Trevose, Pennsylvania-based information technology services contractor ranked 3517th on the magazine’s 2017 list and recorded 88 percent in sales growth over a three-year period, DSA said in an Aug…
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VIDEO: DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge: Expanded Highlights from the Final Event

On August 4, 2016, seven high-performance computers successfully played a game of Capture the Flag during the Final Event of DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge. In doing so, they made history, proving that it is possible to automate cybersecurity…
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