Posts from GovConDaily for 11/17/2017

Reports: Virgin Orbit Lands DoD Contract to Demo Air Launch System

Virgin Orbit, the small satellite launch venture spun out of commercial space company Virgin Galactic, has secured a contract to demonstrate its air-launched rocket technology through the Defense Department‘s Space Test Program, TechCrunch reported Thursday…
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Lockheed Gets $93M Navy Contract Modification for MUOS Satellite Support Services

Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has received a $92.9 million modification from the U.S. Navy to provide engineering and interim logistics services for the Mobile User Objective System. The company will also supply spares and associated material in support of the MUOS military satellite communications system, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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Riverbed’s Davis Johnson: Updated Network Key to Agencies’ Cybersecurity, Tech Migration Efforts

Davis Johnson, vice president of U.S. public sector at Riverbed Technology, has said he believes federal agencies should prioritize network modernization when updating their information technology systems…
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SAP NS2 Plans IT, Cyber Business Expansion in Virginia; Mark Testoni Comments

SAP National Security Services plans to invest $6 million and create 95 new jobs through expansion of its information technology and cybersecurity business operations in Fairfax County, Virginia. “We are pleased to expand our operations in Fairfax County’s thriving technology corridor,” Mark Testoni, SAP NS2 president and CEO, said in a statement published Thursday…
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Zane Burke: Cerner, Leidos & Accenture Could Team Again on VA EHR Rollout; Jerry Hogge Comments

Cerner President Zane Burke has said the health information technology company hopes to retain its partnership with Leidos and Accenture for the delivery of a modernized electronic health record system to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Healthcare IT News reported Thursday…
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Congress Backs DoD’s Ongoing Ballistic Missile Defense Review

Congress has called on the Defense Department secretary to use the ballistic missile defense review to assess ways on how to advance the development of technology platforms designed to increase the capability of the ballistic missile defense system’s ground-based midcourse element, Defense News reported Thursday…
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Army Researchers Develop Acoustic Emission Sensors for Black Hawk

The U.S. Army has developed networked acoustic emission sensors designed to scan an H-60 Black Hawk for airframe damage. The Army said Thursday, Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the U…
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NASA Picks Science Instrument for Japan-Led Mission to Mars’ Moons

NASA has chosen a science instrument that will support a Japan-led sample return mission to Mars’ two moons, Phobos and Deimos. The Mars Moons eXploration mission will be launched in 2024 to visit the Martian moons, collect a surface sample from Phobos, then return the sample to Earth in 2019, NASA said Friday…
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Root9B Secures Cybercom Support Subcontract

Root9B has received a potential five-year subcontract from Science Applications International Corp. to help update the U.S. Cyber Command‘s technology platforms designed for exercise support, operations, planning and training…
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Randy Cole Promoted to NeoSystems SVP for Consulting Services, Product Sales

Randy Cole, formerly vice president of client services at NeoSystems‘ managed accounting services business, has been promoted to senior VP of consulting services and product sales. Tysons Corner, Virginia-based NeoSystems said Tuesday Cold led the establishment of the company’s remote business operations facility that offers back office services to government contractors and other commercial entities outside of the Washington metropolitan area…
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Cubic Secures $185M London Public Transport Agency Support Extension

Cubic‘s transportation systems business has received a three-year, $185 million contract from London’s public transport agency to continue support services for the Oyster fare  payment and contactless ticketing system…
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Raytheon, MetTel Forge Comms Network Cyber Defense Partnership; John DeSimone Comments

MetTel and Raytheon have formed a partnership to offer cybersecurity platforms and services designed to help government and commercial organizations safeguard their communications networks from cyber vulnerabilities and other threats associated with the adoption of internet-connected devices…
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VIDEO: Baltic Sea security – a shared priority for Sweden and NATO

Sweden has responded to a changing security situation in Europe by increasing its military spending, reintroducing conscription and hosting large-scale exercises. It has also stationed troops back on the strategically important Swedish island of Gotland, in the middle of the Baltic Sea, for the first time in more than a decade…
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