Posts from GovConDaily for 09/15/2017

BlackSky, NGA Partner on GEOINT Broker Platform Work for Air Force Lab

Spaceflight Industries‘ BlackSky division has partnered with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to develop a cloud-based geospatial intelligence broker platform for the Air Force Research Laboratory under a previously awarded $16…
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CBP to Examine Potential Use of Small UAS in Border Patrol Missions

The Customs and Border Protection agency has announced plans to evaluate the use of small unmanned aircraft systems in three border patrol sectors as part of a program to help agents conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, tracking and acquisition missions…
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Telespazio-Thales Alenia Space JV Enter Satellite Tech Partnership With Spaceflight Industries

A joint venture of Telespazio and Thales Alenia Space dubbed The Space Alliance has partnered with Spaceflight Industries on a number space technology-related efforts. The partnership would include an investment in Spaceflight Industries as well as the creation of a U…
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Australian Air Force Uses Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Satcom Service Aboard C-130J Aircraft

Australia’s air force has begun to use Inmarsat‘s satellite communications service on a C-130J Hercules transport aircraft as part of an effort to create new ways for air platforms to support deployed forces…
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DHS Selects Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute to Research Cyber Threats in Mobile Devices

The Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute has received a $640,000 contract from the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate to conduct research work on prepositioned cyber threats in mobile devices…
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Irving Burton Associates to Support Army Health IT Research Programs

Irving Burton Associates has received a two-year, $11 million contract for research, management and technical services to the U.S. Army‘s Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center. IBA said Thursday it will deploy telehealth and mobile health managers, physicians and medics to support TATRC programs related to telehealth, medical simulation and robotics, unmanned systems, and mobile technology…
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Navy-Led International Team Deploys Buoys to Collect Weather, Oceanographic Data

A U.S. Navy-led international team has deployed buoys in the Arctic ocean to collect weather and oceanographic data as part of the International Arctic Buoy Program. The U.S. National Ice Center launched Air Expendable Ice Beacons from the Danish air force’s C-130 aircraft to gather data that can help develop environmental models and boost forecasting capacities in the Arctic region, the Navy said Tuesday…
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U.S. Federal Govt to Hold Tech & Cyber Job Fair in November

The U.S. federal government will host a recruitment event for cyber and technology jobs on Nov. 6 and 7 in Silver Spring, Maryland, the Hill reported Thursday. The General Services Administration said the event will help fill open positions in various federal agencies, including the Office of Personnel Management and the departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services…
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BAE Selects Konstrukta to Produce Barrels for Swedish Combat Vehicle Mortar System

Slovakia-based company Konstrukta Defense has received a contract of an undisclosed value from BAE Systems to manufacture barrels for Sweden’s Mjolner mortar system. Konstrukta will deliver 84 120mm barrels to the Swedish armed forces from December 2017 through July 2020, BAE said Wednesday…
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Rockwell Collins Showcases Jamming-Resistant Directional Communication Link Tech

Rockwell Collins has showcased the capacities of a jamming-resistant directional communication link designed to send signals 10 times farther than current omnidirectional systems. The company said Thursday that the communication link system uses technologies built through Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Arrays at Commercial Timescales programs to aid operations of military unmanned aerial systems and helicopters…
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Raytheon BBN to Produce Wearable Shooter Detection Systems for Gulf Country

Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies subsidiary has received a $10 million order to manufacture soldier wearable shooter detection systems for an unidentified Gulf country. BBN Technologies aims to deliver 2,000 Boomerang Warrior-X units to the customer over the next 12 months, Raytheon said Thursday…
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Cubic to Demo Training, C4ISR Systems at Air, Space & Cyber Conference; Dave Buss, Mike Twyman Comment

Cubic will exhibit a range of virtual and air combat training platforms at the three-day Air, Space & Cyber Conference that will kick off on Sept. 18 in National Harbor, Maryland. The company said Wednesday its mission solutions and global defense businesses will demonstrate several training tools such as Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation training platforms, Social Media Analytic Replication Toolkit and Synthetic ISR…
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LexisNexis-Data Foundation Report: US Govt Should Adopt Nonproprietary Identifier for Entity Verification

A new report by LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Data Foundation says the U.S. government should advance the universal entity identification process through the adoption of a unique identifier to facilitate verification of businesses, nonprofit institutions and other organizations…
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VIDEO: U.S. Dagger Brigade is heading to Europe

The 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, also known widely as the “Dagger” Brigade, is heading to Europe in September as part of the next heel-to-toe rotation of US troops. Their deployment is part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, demonstrating a continued US commitment to European security…
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