Jay Clemens

PaxVax to Collaborate With NIH, DoD on Chikungunya Vaccine Development

PaxVax has teamed up with the National Institutes of Health and the Defense Department to produce a commercial vaccine for the chikungunya virus. The company said Thursday it licensed NIH’s virus-like particle vaccine technology for chikungunya and aims to fully commercialize the vaccine through the collaborative effort. NIH currently evaluates the vaccine under a second-phase trial …

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Salient CRGT Secures DoD Engineering, O&M Support BPA; Brad Antle Comments

Salient CRGT has received a potential $45 million blanket purchase agreement from the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service to provide integration, engineering, operations and maintenance support for the Defense Department. The company said Monday it will work to integrate and modify commercial off-the-shelf non-developmental items, perform integrated technology services, manage projects, …

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FedRAMP Board Approves 3 New AWS GovCloud Services; Teresa Carlson Comments

Amazon Web Services has received a provisional authority-to-operate from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program‘s joint authorization board for three of the company’s GovCloud service offerings for U.S. government clients. The board issued high baseline certifications for AWS’ Relational Database Service for MySQL, Oracle, and PostgresSQL; Amazon CloudWatch Logs; and AWS CloudTrail, …

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IHS Markit Predicts Global Unmanned Vehicle Sales Growth Through 2025; Derrick Maple Comments

A report from IHS Markit forecasts that sales of unmanned ground, sea and aerial vehicles will increase through 2025 as military organizations increasingly use such platforms to conduct missions. IHS Jane’s predicts 63,000 new unmanned aerial vehicles will be sold from 2016 to 2025 and surpass $82 billion in global sales during the 10-year …

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Siemens, Omnetric Group, CPS Energy Deploy Microgrid System at San Antonio Military Post; Mike Carlson Comments

Siemens, Omnetric Group and CPS Energy have worked together to deploy a microgrid system at Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston as part of the Energy Department‘s effort to integrate disparate renewable resources. The system comprises a 20-kilowatt solar photovoltaic array, a 48-kilowatt hour battery, a weather station and a microgrid …

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DLT Adds Sqrrl’s Threat Detection Products to GSA Schedule; Jeremy Young Comments

DLT Solutions will offer Sqrrl’s threat hunting products to government agencies via the General Services Administration Schedule contracting vehicle. Sqrrl developed its threat detection system to help organizations detect, hunt and disrupt cyber threats through analytics, machine learning, petabyte scalability and link analysis methods, DLT said Thursday. The platform is designed to hunt for security threats that …

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France Orders Thales Mini Reconnaissance UAVs

Thales has been selected to supply up to 210 mini unmanned aerial vehicles to France beginning next year in an effort to help the country’s armed forces access imagery in real time. France’s defense procurement agency asked the company to provide Spy’Ranger  reconnaissance UAVs, ground equipment and related technical support to the French …

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Sevatec to Help DHS Manage Homeland Security Info Network; Chris Cole Comments

Sevatec has received a task order to help the Department of Homeland Security operate and maintain an enterprise information network that works to help stakeholders access and share data in a secure environment. The company will provide application and help desk support for the Homeland Security Information Network, the Common Operating Picture and other …

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AFRL Picks BAE to Deploy Security Systems for Intell Sharing; DeEtte Gray Comments

BAE Systems has received a potential five-year, $49 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to deploy and maintain systems built to secure information sharing across government networks. The data-sharing technologies that BAE is tasked to deliver under the Systems Engineering and Evaluation System Analysis Worldwide Cross Domain contract will …

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GSA Seeks Info on SaaS Offerings for Admin Functions; Beth Angerman Comments

The General Services Administration has kicked off its search for industry sources of software-as-a-service offerings for administrative functions in a request for information issued by the agency. GSA said Wednesday its unified shared services management office seeks information about modular and interoperable ways to deliver common technology services and about the Federal Integrated …

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Peter Broadhurst: Inmarsat Backs New Campaign to Protect Ships, Mariners From Cyber Threats

Inmarsat supports a maritime and offshore industry-led global campaign that aims to protect marine vessels and crewmembers against the threat of cyber attacks. The Be Cyber Aware at Sea effort seeks to address cyber risks that face international shipping, ports and offshore operations through cyber awareness programs in the private sector, Inmarsat said …

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Thermwood, Navy Sign Additive Manufacturing Partnership Agreement; Ken Susnjara Comments

Thermwood and the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Readiness Center East have entered into a two-year cooperative research-and-development agreement to mature the company’s large-scale additive manufacturing technology. The company said Dec. 20 its three-dimensional printing machines are designed to  produce 3D-printed parts that are larger than needed and then trim the components to a final size through a …

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Elbit Systems to Produce Airborne Laser Designators for APAC Clients; Elad Aharonson Comments

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has awarded Elbit Systems two contracts worth nearly $35 million combined to produce airborne laser designators for two Asia-Pacific countries. Elbit said Tuesday it will perform contract work for three years and provide miniaturized laser systems that will work to provide aircrews a precise target designation and closure of the …

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