Posts from GovConDaily for 11/02/2017

DoD Received $18.4B for Military Intell Program in FY 2017

Congress allocated $18.4 billion in total funds to the Defense Department‘s Military Intelligence Program for fiscal year 2017. DoD said Wednesday the total MIP funding includes the base budget and Overseas Contingency Operations appropriations…
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Air Force Eyes Laser Weapon System for Warfighting Arsenal

The U.S. Air Force looks to integrate the use of high-energy laser weapon systems into the service branch’s warfighting arsenal, AFCEA International reported Wednesday. The Air Force Special Operations Command will start to assess a complete laser system for the AC-130J Ghostrider gunship which will feature a beam control system, beam director, casing, power supply and cooling system…
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BAE, True North Automation Form Cybersecurity Partnership

BAE Systems has partnered with True North Automation to offer the former’s cybersecurity products and services to the latter’s customers. True North Automation aims to help clients integrate new security platforms into their systems and facilities as well as address cyber threats in the manufacturing and utility sectors, BAE said Wednesday…
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BAE Adds 2 Suppliers to UK Type 26 Shipbuilding Program

BAE Systems has selected Liferaft Systems Australia and Mackay Consolidated Industries to respectively produce a marine evacuation system and pipe hanger inserts for the U.K. navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship program…
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Report: Navy, Marine Corps Consider Alternative Uses for Expeditionary Sea Base Vessel

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are considering alternative roles for the USS Lewis B. Puller expeditionary sea base vessel, which has begun operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet as the Navy’s first ESB, USNI News reported Tuesday…
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Radiant Solutions’ Tony Frazier: AI, Big Data Analytics Can Help Uncover Insights From Remote Sensing Data

Tony Frazier, president of Radiant Solutions, told Trajectory Magazine in an interview published Wednesday one of the trends he sees in the remote sensing sector is the capability to leverage technologies such as big data analytics and artificial intelligence to generate insights from collected data…
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JETCO Research President Doug Humphrey to Headline Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Baltimore Forum

Doug Humphrey, president of content monetization tool provider JETCO Research, will conduct a fireside chat session with business leaders and investors at the Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Baltimore Forum on Nov…
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House Speaker Paul Ryan, Sen. Patty Murray Propose Bill on Evidence-Based Policymaking

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) has proposed a bill that aims to help federal agencies advance the development of evidence-based policies and measure the performance of their programs through a transparent data system…
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Adm. John Richardson: USS Fitzgerald, USS John S. McCain Collisions Were ‘Preventable’

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has said the collision of an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer with a merchant vessel in August and another collision incident involving another U…
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General Dynamics IT Gets $50M Navy Contract Option for Logistics Support to FMS Customers

General Dynamics‘ information technology business has received a $50 million option under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for logistics support services to multiple foreign military sales customers…
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Report: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Eyes Cyber-Focused Inspector General

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) plans to create a new inspector general post that would investigate federal agencies’ networks for cyber vulnerabilities, FCW reported Wednesday. Whitehouse said the establishment of a cyber IG role would help facilitate the recruitment of cyber professionals to perform computer security and penetration testing functions…
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VIDEO: Bluefin Sandshark Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Survey, Discover, Expand. Our Bluefin Sandsharks are small in stature and robust in applications. Leveraging a modular design these Autonomous Underwater Vehicles enable rapid payload integration and mission expansion…
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