Posts from GovConDaily for 08/30/2017

Deltek: US Law Enforcement Agencies Increased Big Data Spending in FY 2016

A new Deltek report says U.S. law enforcement entities increased spending on big data platforms and services between fiscal years 2014 to 2016. Christine Fritsch, a Deltek research analyst, wrote in a blog post published Tuesday that the Justice Department grew its contract spending on big data technologies to $39 million in FY 2016, from $36 million in FY 2015 and $29 million in FY 2014…
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Rex Tillerson to Close State Dept Cyber Office; Realign Special Envoy Roles

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has notified Congress of his plans to shut down the State Department‘s cyber coordinator office and transfer its responsibilities to the economics bureau, Nextgov reported Tuesday…
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NASA Johnson Space Center to Remain Closed Through Labor Day Due to Weather Conditions in Houston

NASA‘s Johnson Space Center will be closed to non-essential personnel through Labor Day on Sept. 4 as a result of the weather conditions in Houston, Texas and the impact of Tropical Storm Harvey…
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Cubic to Present Combat Training Systems at International Defense Exhibition; Dave Buss Comments

Cubic will showcase a range of combat training systems and service offerings at the 25th International Defense Industry Exhibition MSPO that will take place in Kielce, Poland from Sept. 5 to 8. The company said Wednesday it will exhibit live training; performance-based training; live, virtual, constructive and gaming training; and augmented reality and geometric pairing platforms during MSPO…
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ViaSat to Provide Mobile Device Cybersecurity Software to US Military

ViaSat has received a contract of undisclosed value to supply a cybersecurity platform for U.S. military users to protect wearable computing devices against threats. The ViaSat Mobile Dynamic Defense software will work to secure iGov‘s Tactical Local Area Network Field Computing Device-Wearable platforms that are designed to provide dismounted soldiers with a suite of situational awareness and digitally-aided close air support applications, ViaSat said Monday…
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BlackSky to Help Air Force Researchers Develop Cloud-Based GEOINT Broker Platform

Spaceflight Industries‘ BlackSky division has received a two-year, $16.4 million contract to build a cloud-based geospatial intelligence broker platform for the Air Force Research Laboratory. BlackSky will develop the platform to help government users collect and analyze GEOINT data from multiple data sources worldwide, Spaceflight said Tuesday…
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General Dynamics Demos C4 Capacities With Airborne, Underwater Assets

General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat and mission systems businesses have showcased multiple mission command, control and communication capacities that connected a simulated submarine combat control center with unmanned underwater and aerial vehicles…
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Former Alion Science SVP Sean Pender Named MCR Solutions Group President

Sean Pender, formerly a senior vice president and technology solutions group manager at Alion Science and Technology, has joined MCR as president of the company’s newly established solutions group…
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DigitalGlobe Backs PSMA Australia Digital Mapping Program With WorldView-4 Satellite Imagery

DigitalGlobe has handed over to PSMA Australia WorldView-4 satellite-based high-resolution imagery in support of the latter’s digital mapping initiative for the Australian continent. PSMA Australia will use DigitalGlobe’s satellite imagery for the Geoscape program that seeks to create a digital representation of the built environment for approximately 20 million buildings across Australia that include building footprints, solar panels and rooftop materials, DigitalGlobe said Tuesday…
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Charles River Analytics to Develop Talent Mgmt Platform for Navy

Charles River Analytics has secured a potential $2 million contract to develop an automated platform for the U.S. Navy to understand skills and manage training of the military branch’s personnel…
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Phoenix Logistics to Help Army Deploy Common Battle Command Simulation Equipment

Phoenix Logistics has won a potential five-year, $44.5 million contract to procure and deploy common battle command simulation equipment, hardware and software licenses on behalf of the U.S. Army‘s Program Executive Officer for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation…
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Air Force Cyber Squadron Supports Nuclear Treaty Monitoring Mission

A cyber squadron within the U.S. Air Force‘s Technical Applications Center aims to standardize its enterprise to further support AFTAC’s nuclear treaty monitoring efforts. The Cyber Capabilities Squadron also plans to form a mission defense team that will carry out cyberspace defense operations for mission critical systems at the center, the Air Force said Tuesday…
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VIDEO: Becoming an Agent: Firearms Training

New agents learn to shoot a pistol, shotgun, and carbine at the FBI Academy. Rhys Williams, a special agent and instructor with the Firearms Training Unit, explains how and why new agent trainees achieve proficiency with their weapons during their time at Quantico…
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