Posts from GovConDaily for 11/08/2017

NASA’s SBIR-Funded Vanilla Aircraft & Black Swift Drones Now Operational

NASA has confirmed the operational status of two unmanned aircraft systems that Vanilla Aircraft and Black Swift Technologies separately developed through the space agency’s Small Business Innovative Research program…
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Cubic to Demo Air Combat Training Platforms at Dubai Airshow; Dave Buss Comments

Cubic‘s global defense unit will showcase air combat training systems at the biennial Dubai Airshow on Nov. 12 to 16 at the Dubai Airshow Site in the United Arab Emirates. The company said Wednesday will present various technologies and concepts including the Bandit Board tactical training system, P5 Combat Training System, Range Modernization and Integration, Secure Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation and Secure Live, Virtual and Constructive training systems…
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CrowdStrike Establishes Own Foundation to Support Cybersecurity and AI Areas

CrowdStrike has announced the inauguration of its own foundation dedicated to developing next generation talent and research in the areas of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. The company said Tuesday the CrowdStrike Foundation will fund scholarships and research for students and scientists studying cybersecurity and AI…
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DARPA Seeks to Establish Standards for In-Orbit Robotic Satellite Servicing

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has established an industry consortium that will develop rules for the robotic servicing of satellites in space, Space News reported Tuesday. Todd Master, a DARPA program manager, told the publication that the Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations will invite industry players such as satellite operators to participate in the creation of nonbinding rules…
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GAO: Agencies Should Address Inaccuracy on Incremental IT, Software Devt Reports

The Government Accountability Office has urged approximately 17 agencies to boost the accuracy of incremental development reports as well as create and update certification policies to bolster the certification of such development efforts…
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Center for Digital Government Recognizes ICF-Designed HUD Exchange Portal with Award

The Center for Digital Government has selected a Department of Housing and Urban Development website built in partnership with ICF as winner of the research institute’s Project Experience Award…
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Report: Army Develops Plan to Accelerate Cyber Tech Buying Process

The U.S. Army has begun to craft an acquisition modernization strategy meant to help the service branch accelerate its process for buying cybersecurity technology platforms, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Cynthia Shelton, Area Vice President for Special Program Sales at CenturyLink

“Women make up only 10 percent of the cybersecurity career field and there are over one million unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the US alone.” The future is here, undeniably bringing with it a hefty amount of challenges across the cybersecurity sector at our door…
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Meggitt Develops New Virtual Weapons Training System

Meggitt Training Systems has developed a multiscreen virtual firearms training system intended for military and law enforcement personnel. The company said Tuesday it will introduce its FATS 300 at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference that will take place from Nov…
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Federal Agencies Open 500 IT, Cybersecurity Job Opportunities

Thirty-three federal agencies unveiled approximately 500 information technology and cybersecurity job vacancies through a two-day job fair administered by the Federal CIO Council, FCW reported Tuesday…
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Cubic to Extend Support for North County Transit District Fare Payment System

Cubic‘s transportation systems business has received a five-year, $3 million contract extension to help the North County Transit District in San Diego, California, maintain automated ticketing machines and platform validators…
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VIDEO: DARPA’s Bay Area SDR Hackfest

Dr. Thomas Rondeau talks about the DARPA Bay Area SDR Hackfest, which will be held at the NASA Ames Conference Center in Mountain View, California November 13-17, 2017.
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