Jane Edwards

NASA Receives Full-Scale Mockup of Blue Origin-Led National Team’s Human Landing System

National Team HLS mockup

A Blue Origin-led team has handed over to NASA an engineering mockup of a human landing system that could bring astronauts to the lunar surface. Blue Origin was one of the three prime contractors tapped by NASA in late April to develop a landing platform in support of the agency’s Artemis moon mission in 2024 and the company said Thursday that it works with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Draper as part of the HLS National Team.

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Phil Carrai: Kratos Eyes ‘Revolution’ in Ground Segment to Back P-LEO Satellite Constellations

Phil Carrai

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions is working on new ground infrastructure that could be used to support proliferated low-Earth orbit constellations of small satellites, Breaking Defense reported Monday. “We think that p-LEO is a big deal. And there’s got to be a revolution that has to hit the ground segment,” said Phil Carrai, president of space, training and cyber division at Kratos.

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CACI’s John Mengucci: GovCon Industry Seeks Extension of Section 3610 Provision

John Mengucci President and CEO CACI

John Mengucci, president and CEO of CACI International and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the company is coordinating with other firms in the GovCon industry to extend a provision in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act that offers reimbursement to contracting personnel who are unable to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic but kept in a "ready state," Inside Defense reported Thursday.

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Tech Companies Work With Agencies to Ensure Election Security

Election security

Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook announced that they have expanded their group with the addition of new partners and met with representatives from the Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the FBI to discuss efforts to protect the upcoming presidential elections from disinformation campaigns and foreign interference, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

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