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Lockheed Deploys Solar Array for NOAA Weather Satellite; Pam Sullivan Comments

The solar panels built for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – R series have been tested, approved and sent to Lockheed Martin‘s facility in Denver to be incorporated onto the spacecraft. NASA said Tuesday that the solar array, which contains five sections that come together to resemble …

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LMI’s Norm O’Meara Coordinates Research Team on Air Traffic Control Staffing, Operations

Norm O’Meara, a senior fellow at consulting firm LMI, helped the National Research Council carry out its efforts to assess current U.S. air traffic control staffing and operating practices. LMI said Tuesday that O’Meara served as staff coordinator for the 12-person team that conducted air traffic control research at 315 facilities nationwide, as mandated by Congress. …

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IBM to Help Qatar Install ‘Smart’ Infrastructure for Road, Drainage Network; Amr Refaat Comments

IBM has partnered with Ashghal, Qatar’s public works authority, to implement a new road and drainage network in the country in an effort to leverage enterprise asset management tools for operations and maintenance as part of the “Qatar National Vision 2030.” IBM said Wednesday that the company and authority aim to boost safety, service quality and environmental sustainability by enabling quick …

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Hughes Unveils Emergency Service Suite Ahead of Hurricane Season; Tony Bardo Comments

Hughes Network Systems has released its storm preparedness system, Hughes Emergency Systems, in order to help businesses and government offices be prepared for the 2014 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season. The satellite offerings include emergency response, continuity of operations and network restoration that the company intends to be options for agencies and businesses to …

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Inmarsat, Spectra Group Offer Radio Comm System With UHF-VHF Adapter; Andy Start Comments

Inmarsat and Spectra Group UK have unveiled their joint L-TAC VHF offering that uses Inmarsat’s L-TAC service for satellite-connected UHF tactical radio communications and the Spectra Slingshot converter and antenna kit for access to the L-TAC network. The new service is intended to aid during emergencies as well as combat communications by providing interoperability between radio systems used by civilian, …

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Samuel Visner: CSC Adds New Cloud-Based Cyber Services

Computer Sciences Corp. will offer three new services to enterprise and public sector customers as part of the company’s work to expand its cloud cybersecurity portfolio, CSC said Tuesday. CSC’s Cloud Cybersecurity Services program works to offer tools from vendors in an effort to help customers migrate into cloud environments and …

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Symantec Initiates Program to Address Cybersecurity Workforce Gap

Symantec has launched its Cyber Career Connection (SC3) program that aims to address the workforce gap in cybersecurity careers worldwide and to find new opportunities for adolescents and young adults not necessarily college-bound, the company said Tuesday. SC3 was announced as a Commitment to Action at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative America …

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MTSI-Supported UAS Integration Test Site Chosen as FAA Research Partner; Heather Harris Comments

A test site for unmanned aircraft systems using a safety management system developed by Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. is one of six partners chosen by the Federal Aviation Administration to support UAS integration research. MTSI said Friday the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation, operated by Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi, will …

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Northrop-Built Comm Payload on AEHF Satellite Passes On-Orbit Test; Stuart Linsky Comments

Northrop Grumman‘s communications payload for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite has passed on-orbit testing conducted by the U.S. Air Force and deemed able to configure communications networks with ground terminals. The company said Tuesday the payload on the AEHF-3 began signal transmission in January as the satellite reached geostationary orbit alongside other satellites in a …

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xG Technology to Team With SAIC On $497M Army Comm Vehicle

xG Technology has been selected as subcontractor to provide communications and network services to the U.S. Army under a potential $497 million contract vehicle. The company will team with SAIC, one of the prime contractors, under the five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract awarded by the Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, xG announced Tuesday. xG …

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Boeing, Orbital Finish Last 2 Satellites for Mexico; Ron Dukat Comments

Boeing and Orbital Sciences Corp. have finished building three satellites that will be used to support police, military and emergency services in Mexico as part of the Mexsat project, the Orange County Register reported Monday. William D’Urso writes Boeing has completed two 702HP geomobile satellites named Centenario and Morelos-3, while subcontractor Orbital made one …

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