Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 10/26/2017

SPA Gets DoD Innovation Support Order; William Vantine Comments

Systems Planning and Analysis has secured a potential $26 million task order to continue to support Defense Department innovation efforts. SPA said Tuesday it will provide expert analysis and assessment support to DoD’s Office of Net Technical Assessment as the department works to establish a new research and engineering organization…
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DARPA’s XS-1 Spaceplane Program Aims to Help Address National Security Risk

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s move to launch the XS-1 spaceplane program stemmed from the need to address a national security risk posed by long lead times on space launches and challenges to launching satellites into space in a cost-effective manner, Space…
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Transcom Begins Commercial Cloud IT System Migration

The U.S. Transportation Command has migrated the first batch of five information technology systems to a commercial cloud infrastructure, making Transcom the first Defense Department organization to do so…
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Deltek: DHS’ Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation Contracts Reach $437M in Fiscal Years 2014-2017

A new Deltek report says the Department of Homeland Security spent a total of $437.3 million on contracts for continuous diagnostics and mitigation and continuous monitoring-as-a-service offerings during the past three fiscal years…
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Army to Issue RFP for Lightweight Armored Combat Vehicle Devt Program

The U.S. Army will issue a request for proposals in November for the service branch’s Mobile Protected Firepower lightweight armored combat vehicle development program. The MPF vehicle will feature a 105mm gun and offer a long-range direct-fire capacity for infantry brigade combat teams to support forcible entry and breaching missions, the service branch said Wednesday…
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NGA Seeks Info on Potential Sources of Cloud Devt & Industry Collaboration Services

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency wants information on potential vendors that can provide unclassified cloud development support and industry collaboration services. NGA said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Oct…
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UK Invests $119M in CAE-Operated Helicopter Training Facility

The U.K. defense ministry has invested $118.8 million in a helicopter simulation center to support the training of future U.K. navy and air force pilots. The British government said Tuesday the deal will maintain 70 jobs within the Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility at the RAF Benson air force station in South Oxfordshire, England…
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Cubic to Update NYC Transport Fare Payment System Under Potential $573M Contract

A Cubic subsidiary has received a potential $573.4 million contract from the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority to build a fare processing system to replace the current MetroCard payment method for subway and bus fares…
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Navy OKs SBIR Program to Mature RDRTec Sense and Avoid Radar for Triton UAS

The U.S. Navy has approved the proceeding of a Small Business Innovation Research program which will further the development of an RDRTec-built airborne collision and avoidance system designed to support the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system…
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Lockheed Unveils C-130 Aeronautics Product, Service Enhancements

Lockheed Martin has introduced a suite of post-production upgrades to equipment and support services for the C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft. Aeronautics Capabilities Solutions are designed to increase the operational capacity and availability of C-130s, Lockheed said Wednesday…
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Kaspersky Lab: Detected ‘Equation’ Malware Not Linked to 2015 Cyber Incidents

Kaspersky Lab has issued a preliminary report saying the company initially detected the Equation malware in September 2014 and that its advanced persistent threat investigation has not showed any relation to the alleged APT incidents in 2015 up until this year…
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GSA Releases Emerging Technology Guide for Government Agencies

The General Services Administration has opened a collaborative guide on emerging service-applicable technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence in aims to support government agencies in applying these technologies…
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VIDEO: Boeing and NASA Use Synthetic Vision to Make Flight Training Real

NASA and Boeing recently signed a Space Act Agreement and their work could lead to better flight training and aviation safety around the world.
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