Posts from GovConDaily for 09/07/2017

ManTech Cyber Training Platform Achieves Full Operational Capability; Kevin Phillips Comments

ManTech International has achieved full operational capability for a military-grade cyber range designed to help government customers test, evaluate and train with cybersecurity tools. The company said Wednesday it developed the Advanced Cyber Range Environment to examine preparedness of customer networks to defend against security threats…
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NASA Picks 16 Firms for Potential $500M ISS Research, Engineering Products & Services IDIQ

NASA has awarded 16 companies positions on a potential seven-year, $500 million to provide research and engineering products and services to the International Space Station. The Research, Engineering, and Mission Integration Services program covers spaceflight and ground technology platforms; sustaining engineering; payload facility; research mission integration; and operations services, NASA said Thursday…
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Richard Spencer: Navy Wants Industry Input on Maritime Disaster Response Procedures

U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has said that military service will meet with several companies to obtain insights into how the private sector responds to disasters as part of a strategic readiness review on the branch’s operational safety procedures, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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NGA, Partners Complete Digital Elevation Modeling of Arctic Region

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has collaborated with the National Science Foundation, University of Minnesota and mapping technology company Esri to map the entire Arctic region. The team produced the sixth batch of three-dimensional digital elevation models under the Arctic DEM Project, NGA said Wednesday…
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CIA’s Dawn Meyerriecks Seeks to Boost Credibility of AI-Generated Intelligence

Dawn Meyerriecks, CIA deputy director for science and technology, has said she aims to increase government leaders’ confidence in artificial intelligence-aided analysis, Defense One reported Wednesday…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Vinny Sica, VP & GM, Mission Solutions for Lockheed Martin

“Space is longer a sanctuary. It is now congested, contested and competitive…That is the biggest challenge in security space.” EM: Let’s start with your background and experiences and how did that get you to where you are today…
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Amtrak to Implement Rockwell Collins-Built Application on Diesel Locomotive Fleet

Rockwell Collins has inked an agreement with Amtrak to integrate the former’s hosted network, messaging and application platform across 310 locomotives that operate throughout the U.S. Rockwell Collins said Wednesday that Amtrak will implement the ARINC RailwayNet service on its diesel locomotive fleet as part of efforts to meet mandated positive train control requirements under the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008…
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Lockheed’s Sikorsky to Produce Helicopter Tail Rotor Blades for Navy

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary has received a potential $38.7 million order to supply tail rotor blades for the U.S. Navy‘s fleet of CH/MH-53E helicopters. Sikorsky is scheduled to complete deliveries under the firm-fixed-price, sole-source order by Sept…
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NIST Partners With MKS Instruments to Build Portable Device to Measure Pressure

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has teamed up with MKS Instruments to develop a portable version of a device designed to collect quantum-based measurements of pressure. NIST and MKS will develop smaller prototypes of the fixed-length optical cavity device under a cooperative research and development agreement, the agency said Wednesday…
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Report: NASA Explores Cost Reduction Strategies for Jupiter Moon Lander Mission

NASA has started to examine multiple options to reduce the cost of a lander mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa after the agency postponed a call for spacecraft instruments, SpaceNews reported Wednesday…
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Microsoft to Offer Specialized Storage Account Service on Azure Govt Cloud

Microsoft has launched its specialized storage account service in the US Gov Virginia region of the Azure Government cloud environment. Kyle Deeds, a program manager at Microsoft, wrote in a blog post published Tuesday that the Blob Storage accounts feature has been enabled in three regions including US Gov Arizona and US Gov Texas…
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VIDEO: Knifefish Surface Mine Countermeasure (SMCM) Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV)

Built for the U.S. Navy, the Knifefish UUV is designed to autonomously detect, classify and identify buried, bottom, and volume mines in high clutter environments. Learn more at: https://gdms.news/KnifefishUUV
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