Posts from GovConDaily for 10/30/2017

Kratos Completes UTAP-22 UAS Demonstration Mission

Kratos Defense and Security has concluded a multi-unmanned aircraft system demonstration mission for the UTAP-22 Mako UAS. The company said Monday the demonstration is based on the unit’s previous test flight series and is part of a larger military exercise effort…
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Marines Conduct Nighttime Aerial Refueling Exercise in Japan

U.S. Marine Corps troops in Iwakuni, Japan have commenced a nighttime aerial refueling exercise in aims to improve operational readiness and pilot proficiency. The Defense Department said Friday the Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 or VMGR-152 refueled Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121’s F-35B Lightning II aircraft and Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251’s F/A-18C Hornets using a KC-130J Hercules aircraft…
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NASA Mission Concept Would Seek Gravitational Wave Sources Aboard ISS

A proposed NASA mission aims to install an optics system aboard the International Space Station to locate and characterize sources of gravitational waves that result from powerful cosmic events. The Transient Astrophysics Observatory on the ISS project, or ISS-TAO, is one of three mission concepts that NASA could select in 2019 as the next Explorer Mission of Opportunity, the space agency said Thursday…
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Cybercom Establishes Strategic Concepts to Mitigate Cyber Threats to Natl Security

The U.S. Cyber Command has developed an operational approach to defensive cyber operations and strategic concepts which aim to help address a number of cyber threats to national security. According to a Department of the Navy report published Wednesday Cybercom also helped establish the Proactive – Defensive Cyberspace Operations Board which works to align the resources of multiple organizations and create focused and prioritized proactive cyber protection team operations designed to strengthen the Department of Defense Information Networks…
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NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System to Carry Northrop-Made CERES Flight Model 6 Instrument

NASA has announced that a solar energy-measuring instrument from Northrop Grumman will launch aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Joint Polar Satellite System-1 in November…
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Riverbed’s Davis Johnson: Network Optimization Key to Cyber EO Compliance

Davis Johnson, vice president of public sector at Riverbed Technology, has said he believes federal agencies should prioritize network optimization to meet deadlines under President Donald Trump’s cybersecurity executive order…
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DHS’ Michael Duffy Offers Updates on Kaspersky Anti-Virus Software’s Presence on Federal Networks

An official with the Department of Homeland Security has said more than half of federal agencies had complied with the Oct. 13 deadline to identify whether they run Kaspersky Lab-developed anti-virus software on their computer networks, Nextgov reported Friday…
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Huntington Ingalls to Support Post Shakedown Availability for USS Ralph Johnson Destroyer

The U.S. Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a $9.9 million order for engineering, design, liaison, material procurement, program management and scheduling services to facilitate the post-shakedown availability of USS Ralph Johnson destroyer ship…
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Oshkosh Defense to Supply Army Diesel Engines

Oshkosh Defense has secured a five-year, $15.6 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to supply dressed diesel engines along with containers to the U.S. Army. The Defense Department said Friday Oshkosh Defense will perform work at a company facility in Wisconsin through Oct…
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VIDEO – TES: Transition Edge Sensor

Jerome Luine, Principal Scientist and Group Lead for Quantum Sensing and Metrology Research at Northrop Grumman, is working on one of the hardest challenges in quantum information science- the ability to create a single photon on demand…
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