Posts from GovConDaily for 12/14/2017

Air Force, Lockheed, University of Colorado Partner to Establish New TAP Lab Space

The U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin and the University of Colorado at Boulder have partnered to add a research and development environment to the Tools, Applications and Processing Laboratory. The Colorado Business Roundtable said Monday the new Tap Lab environment will offer remote sensing data analysis and archiving tools, shared cloud computing resources and computing infrastructure and services…
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Sen. Ron Wyden Urges White House to Implement Federal Election Cybersecurity Measures

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) has called on the White House to implement several actions as part of efforts to protect federal elections from hacking and other cyber attacks by foreign governments. Wyden told Army Lt…
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Lockheed Martin Subsidiary Delivers 2 Black Hawk Helicopters for LA Fire Dept

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary has completed the delivery of two S-70i Black Hawk helicopters that will be modified into a specialized configuration for the use of the Los Angeles county’s fire department…
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IN THE NEWS: William G. Conley, Deputy Director of Electronic Warfare, Discusses Future Advancements in EW

Convergence and divergence–from the lab to the battlefield, the automation of testing and development systems is dramatically improving the long-sighted vision of where and how modern warfare is conducted…
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Warren King Named Advisory Board Chair at Northrop’s Australian Arm

Warren King, former CEO of Australia’s defense materiel organization, has been appointed to chair the advisory board of Northrop Grumman‘s Australian subsidiary. The more than 35-year defense sector veteran will lead the advisory board that provides guidance to Northrop Grumman Australia leaders on market dynamics and development strategies, the company said Wednesday…
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Sen. Roger Wicker: Navy to Install New Oxygen Systems on T-45 Jets

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) has said the U.S. Navy will install new oxygen-level monitoring systems on all T-45 naval training jets by February as part of efforts to address issues with the aircraft’s oxygen systems…
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NASA Tests Microgravity Experiment Facility at Marshall Space Flight Center

NASA has begun tests on a new space-based facility designed to help researchers study the long-term effects of microgravity on human physiology. The Life Sciences Glovebox is being tested at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and is scheduled for deployment to the International Space Station in August 2018, NASA said Thursday…
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Boeing’s Aurora Flight Sciences Flies Autonomous UH-1H Helicopter in Cargo Resupply Demo

Aurora Flight Sciences has demonstrated an autonomous version of the UH-1H helicopter as part of the Office of Naval Research‘s Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System program. The Boeing subsidiary said Wednesday the AACUS-Enabled UH-1H helicopter, or AEH-1, performed multiple flights at the Marine Corps Base Quantico to verify its capacity to conduct resupply missions autonomously in operationally relevant environments…
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Transcom Evaluates Transportation Mgmt Tool’s Logistics Performance Via Proof-of-Principle Study

The U.S. Transportation Command has conducted a four-month proof-of-principle study of a transportation management system in combination with government platforms, the Air Force reported Wednesday. The PoP demonstration kicked off Aug…
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CTC to Provide Research Support to FEMA Disaster Preparedness Unit; Ed Sheehan Comments

Concurrent Technologies Corp. has won a potential 21-month, $7.66 million contract from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide communications and research support services for FEMA’s individual and community preparedness division…
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General Dynamics Wins Army Operations & Training Support Contract

General Dynamics‘ information technology business unit has won a one-year, $10.7 million contract to deploy personnel, equipment and services needed for U.S. Army  operations and training efforts…
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Huntington Ingalls Gets Navy Funds to Plan USS Ford Post-Shakedown Availability

Huntington Ingalls Industries has received a $9.2 million modification under a U.S. Navy contract to plan the post-shakedown availability and selected restricted availability of the USS Gerald R. Ford supercarrier…
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VIDEO: Happy Birthday National Guard

The National Guard celebrates 381 years of service. We recognize December 13th as the birthday of the National Guard. On this date in 1636, the first militia regiments in North America were organized in Massachusetts…
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