Posts from GovConDaily for 01/05/2017

Trump Administration Orders Freeze on Security Aid to Pakistan

The White House on Thursday decided to impose a freeze on all security aid to Pakistan in response to the South Asian country’s refusal to quell terrorist groups, The New York Times reported Thursday…
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Patria Orders $118M in Saab Systems for Finnish Navy Fast Attack Craft Modernization

Saab has received a potential $117.9 million order from Finland-based defense company Patria to provide various systems for integration into the Finnish navy’s fast attack crafts. The order is for the 9LV Combat Management System, 9LV Fire Control System with  the Ceros 200 fire control director and the Trackfire Remote Weapon Station, Saab said Thursday…
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NIST Studies Use of Quantum Physics to Support Underground, Underwater & Indoor Comms

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has begun to experiment with “quantum radios” that might be able to support communications and mapping in environments where radios, global positioning systems and cellphones cannot operate reliably…
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Air Force Develops New Multi-Junction Solar Cell Technology

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has reported the development of solar cell technology designed to augment power supply capacities for space missions. Inverted Metamorphic Multi-Junction Solar Cells that are made as lighter and more efficient solar cell variants, the Air Force said Thursday…
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Report: Air Force Creates Flight Plan for Future ISR Ops

The U.S. Air Force aims to complete by spring a new intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance flight plan that will cover operations of the service branch’s future platforms and technologies such as artificial intelligence systems, C4ISRNET reported Thursday…
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Unisys Lands Spot on Potential $250M GSA IT Services BPA; Chris Bauer Comments

The General Services Administration has awarded Unisys (NYSE: UIS) a spot on a potential five-year, $250 million blanket purchase agreement for information technology services to GSA’s Public Buildings Service…
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Report: OPM Issues Pay Freeze Extension for Top Govt Officials

The Office of Personnel Management will extend a pay freeze for top government officials that include high-level political appointees through the Jan. 19 government shutdown deadline, Government Executive reported Thursday…
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Research and Markets: Soldier Modernization Programs to Help Drive Man-Portable Electronics Market Growth

A new Research and Markets report predicts the global man-portable military electronics market will reach $6.4 billion by 2027 with a compound annual growth rate of 3.29 percent due to the increasing complexity of modern warfare techniques and soldier modernization efforts…
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Northrop Gets Navy ‘Advanced Hawkeye’ Radar Processor Hardware Order

Northrop Grumman‘s aerospace systems business has received an $11.7 million delivery order to supply radar processor hardware sets for the U.S. Navy‘s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. The Defense Department said Thursday the company will deliver Advanced Radar Processors to support E-2D operational and counter electronic attack development tests slated to occur between 2019 and 2020…
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NASA Center to Host Opening Event of High School Robotic Competition

NASA‘s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, will host the kickoff event of a national robotic competition for students in grades 9 through 12 on Saturday. The opening ceremony for this year’s FIRST Robotics, managed by the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology organization, will take place at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration and is expected to draw more than 400 area students, NASA said Friday…
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VIDEO: Boeing’s aerodynamic design know-how helps GMTO build the world’s largest telescope

Boeing’s computational fluid dynamics and experimental testing typically facilitate designs of the world’s best aircraft. But Boeing engineers have expanded their “scope” of work – to helping design the world’s largest telescope…
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