Posts from GovConDaily for 09/05/2017

Executive Spotlight: Interview with Robert Hahn, President of Reed Tech

“When it comes to navigating regulatory submission requirements on massive volumes of big data and related databases, there is no substitute for our experience.” EM: During your time working with the federal government, how have you seen it evolve and in what ways do you think it could better foster innovation? Robert Hahn: I have had the opportunity to work with many federal agencies over the past 35 years…
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SimiGon to Supply Simulation Development Tools for FAA UAS Research

SimiGon has received a $100,000 contract to provide the Federal Aviation Administration its SIMbox development tools for simulation and training for the agency’s unmanned aircraft systems research simulator…
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Lockheed Conducts Launch Simulation Test on Second Air Force GPS III Satellite

Lockheed Martin has completed a launch simulation test on the second GPS III satellite that the company built for the U.S. Air Force. Lockheed said Tuesday the GPS III SV02 satellite was hit with a 140-decibel sound during the acoustic test to simulate launch conditions and identify parts that were not properly attached…
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Donald Trump to Nominate OMB Adviser Margaret Weichert as Deputy Director for Management

President Donald Trump has nominated Margaret Weichert, a senior adviser at the Office of Management and Budget, to serve as deputy director for management at the agency, the White House posted Saturday…
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Raytheon Exec Stephen Doran Named CEO of UK Compound Semiconductor R&D Center

Stephen Doran, director of operations and transformation at Raytheon‘s U.K. arm, has been appointed as CEO of Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult — a research and development facility backed by the U…
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Proposed Bill Would Provide Nearly $8B for Hurricane Harvey Response & Recovery

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-New Jersey), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, has introduced a bill that would authorize $7.9 billion in emergency funds for Hurricane Harvey response and recovery operations…
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Inspector General: IRS Cybersecurity Center Should Improve Incident Reporting, Employee Training Activities

The Treasury Department‘s inspector general for tax administration has urged the Internal Revenue Service‘s cybersecurity center to address gaps in its employee training and incident reporting and response efforts…
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North Carolina National Guard Conducts New Equipment Training on Textron-Built UAS Platform

The North Carolina National Guard has conducted new equipment training activities near Fort Bragg for six weeks to evaluate the latest model of the Textron-built RQ-7BV2 Shadow tactical unmanned aerial system…
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CICP’s Applied Research Institute to Invest in Microelectronics R&D

A newly established institute of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership Foundation will invest approximately $3.5 million over the next two years to support research and development efforts on microelectronics, Government Technology reported Friday…
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Symantec to Host Higher Education Cyber Competition in October

Symantec will hold a two-day cyber competition for information technology and security personnel in the higher education sector as part of the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, Educause Review reported Aug…
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Reports: Air Force Lifts Flight Ceiling on F-35As at Arizona’s Luke AFB

The U.S. Air Force has decided to remove the flight restriction on Lockheed Martin-built F-35A fighter aircraft at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. The service branch imposed a flight ceiling of 25,000 feet in June in response to five incidents of hypoxia-like symptoms or oxygen deprivation experienced by F-35A pilots at Luke AFB…
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DXC’s Earl Matthews: Creation of Separate Space Corps Could Distract Govt From USAF, DoD Issues

Earl Matthews, vice president of DXC Technology‘s enterprise security solutions group, has said the establishment of a new space-focused military branch under a House bill could divert the U.S…
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TFab Defense to Supply Missionization Equipment for Coast Guard HC-144B Surveillance Aircraft

TFab Defense Systems has received a potential $15.4 million contract to provide Minotaur mission system workstations, or PODs, and integration tools for the U.S. Coast Guard‘s HC-144B Ocean Sentry surveillance aircraft…
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VIDEO: Navy Renders Assistance During Hurricane Harvey

TEXAS (Aug. 31, 2017) U.S. Navy Sailors from the Helmineron Fourteen (HM-14), a mine countermeasures squadron out of Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia, aboard an MH-53E Sea Dragon, delivered water and Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) to disaster struck areas after Hurricane Harvey…
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