Posts from GovConDaily for 11/29/2017

KeyW Subsidiary Lands Spot in $50B GSA Alliant 2 IT Contract Vehicle

A KeyW subsidiary has secured a spot on the General Services Administration‘s potential $50 billion Alliant 2 unrestricted information technology procurement vehicle. Sotera Defense Solutions will be able to offer IT services to agencies under the governmentwide acquisition contract, which has a five-year base performance period and a five-year option, KeyW said Tuesday…
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Engility to Maintain, Update Navy Air Traffic Control Systems; Lynn Dugle Comments

Engility has received a $20 million task order to provide maintenance and update services in support of the U.S. Navy‘s air traffic control systems. The company said Wednesday that it will maintain the AN/SPN-43 radar and related ATC systems and develop modifications to extend the systems’ service lifetime for the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division…
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Lockheed PAC-3 Intercepts Ballistic Missile Targets in Flight Test; Scott Arnold Comments

Five Lockheed Martin-built air defense missile systems have worked to neutralize  tactical ballistic missile targets during a recent U.S. Army-led flight test at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico…
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DOE Taps 8 Organizations for Energy Generating Combined Heat, Power Tech

The Energy Department has awarded contracts worth a combined $25 million for eight organizations to acquire combined heat and power technologies that can support energy generation and delivery. DOE said Tuesday the CHP technologies will work to promote economic development, boost community and business resiliency, open and maintain energy-related positions as well as create modernized energy generation technologies…
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Report: US Govt Moves to Final Phase of Kaspersky Anti-Virus Ban

The U.S. government has wrapped up the first two phases of a three-part effort to remove Kaspersky Lab‘s anti-virus software from federal agencies’ networks, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Agencies scanned their systems for Kaspersky’s anti-virus and developed plans to uninstall and replace the software during the first two phases of the ban, the report said…
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UK to Invest $67M in Space Launch Industry

The U.K. government plans to allocate $67 million for a program that would support satellite launch services and low gravity spaceflights from U.K. spaceports. The LaunchUK program is designed to help U…
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NOAA Taps ECS Federal for Environmental, Professional Support Services

ECS Federal has received a potential $9.1 million contract from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to deliver environmental and professional support services to NOAA’s Office of Sustainable Fisheries…
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UpGuard: Classified Data of Joint Army-NSA Intell Command Exposed Online

UpGuard has found that sensitive data from an intelligence command jointly managed by the U.S. Army and the National Security Agency leaked online and exposed virtual platforms and internal information used for classified communications…
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Boeing, Air Force Vet Craig Cooning Elected to BridgeSat’s Board of Directors

Craig Cooning, an 11-year Boeing veteran and former president of its network and space systems business, has joined the board of directors at satellite communications technology firm BridgeSat. BridgeSat said Tuesday it added Cooning to as a board member as the company aims to build an advanced optical communications network designed to help address a growing demand for satellite data…
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Zeriscope to Support Army’s Traumatic Brain Injury Research Initiative

Zeriscope has been selected to help the U.S. Army conduct a research project that aims to study the effects of multiple treatment options for people with traumatic brain injury. The company said Tuesday it will provide a telemedicine platform along with an integrated wearable sensor kit to the one-year TBI research effort as part of the Army Advanced Medical Technology Initiative…
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North Korea Launches 3rd Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Test

Army Col. Robert Manning, a spokesman for the Defense Department, has said DoD identified and tracked an intercontinental ballistic missile launched by North Korea, the Pentagon reported Tuesday. The ICBM took off from the northern part of North Korea’s Pyongyang capital at 1:17 p…
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DLA Orders $72M in Oshkosh Motor Vehicle Components

The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded Oshkosh Defense a potential five-year, $71.7 million contract to produce motor vehicle parts and accessories for the U.S. Marine Corps. The firm-fixed-price contract has three base years along with two option years, the  Defense Department said Tuesday…
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VA Pilot Program Tests Cloud-Based Telehealth Platform

The Department of Veterans Affairs is in the midst of a pilot program that uses a tablet technology designed to help healthcare providers, such as home health nurses, document the progress of patients’ healing…
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Air Force Picks Tyndall AF Base as MQ-9 Reaper Wing Location

The U.S. Air Force has selected Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida as its preferred location to house a new military wing along with 24 units of the General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper remotely controlled aircraft…
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VIDEO: “Voices From DARPA” Podcast, Episode 15: The DARPAnthropologist

In this episode of Voices from DARPA, sociocultural anthropologist Adam Russell, a program manager with the Agency’s Defense Sciences Office (DSO), discusses his vision for a range of technologies that can help usher in a next-generation social science…
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