Posts from GovConDaily for 10/23/2017

Leidos Gets Recognition for Work Under DARPA’s Unmanned Anti-Submarine Vessel Program

Leidos has received recognition for its work to build an unmanned surface vessel under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program…
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DOE Announces Funding Opportunity for Advanced Nuclear Reactor Designs

The Energy Department has launched a funding opportunity with a potential $20 million endowment for projects that will work to advance nuclear reactor technology. DOE said Friday the projects will support the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy‘s Modeling Enhanced Innovations Trailblazing Nuclear Energy Reinvigoration program that aims to identify and develop technologies that facilitate the creation of safer nuclear reactors with lower construction cost and autonomous operations…
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Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke Talks Counterterrorism Efforts With Foreign Leaders

Elaine Duke, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has discussed counterterrorism efforts with foreign leaders during a visit to the U.K. and a meeting of senior officials from G7 nations in Italy…
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Kaspersky Lab, Partners Introduce Cyber Talent Discovery Program

Kaspersky Lab has partnered with PWC, Dassault Systems and Schlumberger to facilitate a cybersecurity talent search program targeted at students and young professionals regardless of security background…
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Cubic Offers Exercise Control Software for Sweden’s Military Exercise; Dave Buss Comments

Cubic’s global defense business provided its exercise control software platform during the three-week military exercise that kicked off on Sept. 11 in Sweden. Company personnel installed and helped operate the Cubic-built CATS Metrix exercise control software in two mobile trailers deployed in Stockholm and Malardalen regions as part of Exercise Aurora 2017 that concluded on Sept…
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Brig. Gen. Trent Edwards Named Air Force Director of Budget Operations & Personnel

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Trent Edwards has been assigned as director of budget operations and personnel at the service branch’s Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget. The Defense Department said Friday Edwards most recently served as director of programming and financial management and comptroller at the Air Force Space Command, where he managed an approximately $10 billion budget for operations, maintenance and investment efforts in the military space and cyber areas…
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NASA Demos SLS Rocket Engine Test at Stennis Space Center Open House

NASA has showcased a rocket engine verification test to more than 1,500 visitors during an open house event at Stennis Space Center on Thursday. The agency said Friday it tested the RS-25 engine E2063, which is one of four RS-25 engines that will power the crewed and uncrewed flights of the Space Launch System rocket…
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IG: NASA CIO Lacks IT Spending Authority, Visibility

NASA‘s office of inspector general has urged the space agency to address the chief information officer’s limited control and visibility over information technology investments. The OIG said in a report published Thursday that the decentralized and autonomous nature of operations across NASA mission directorates and centers restrict the OCIO’s oversight of nearly $1…
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Australia Taps 3 Firms, 2 Universities for Defense Tech R&D Contracts

Australia’s defense department has awarded $4.6 million in contracts to three companies and two universities to develop multiple technology platforms for the Australian military. The department said said Friday that L3 Technologies‘ Oceania subsidiary aims to create an underwater acoustic sensor for maritime applications under a $2…
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WidePoint Gets Telecom Mgmt Support Orders From US Govt Agencies

WidePoint has booked task orders worth a combined $608,000 to provide telecommunication lifecycle management services to multiple U.S. federal customers during the government’s 2018 fiscal year. The company said Monday it received TLM orders from the Customs and Border Protection, Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the U…
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Report: Air Force Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy Front-Runner to Lead Pacific Command

U.S. Air Force Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, commander of the Pacific Air Forces, has emerged as the leading candidate to serve as the next chief of the U.S. Pacific Command, sources told Defense News…
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VIDEO: Caring for Four-Legged Warriors

Just like human warriors, military working dogs need care on and off the battlefield. The Military Working Dog Hospital at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is the Defense Department’s premier facility for veterinary care…
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