Monica Jackson

Valiant-ALCA JV Secures $61M Navy Facility Support Extension; James Jaska Quoted

A Valiant Integrated Services–ALCA joint venture has been awarded a potential eight-year, $61M contract to continue to support three of the U.S. Navy’s facilities located in Italy. The JV will deploy equipment and provide services necessary to address housing, facility support, transportation and environmental concerns at the Naval facilities in Sigonella, …

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Report: AWS Eyes Space Market Entry

Amazon Web Services recently posted job openings for a data processing engineer and a product manager for space and satellite platforms, CNBC reported Wednesday. This Just In, a website that reports on AWS endeavors, discovered the cloud services provider’s listings that were removed for unknown reasons. The engineer would be tasked …

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Raytheon Prepares to Incorporate Multi-Role Capability in Gulfstream G550 for Navy Operations

Raytheon is set to initiate the second phase of the Gulfstream G550 aircraft’s modification program for the U.S. Navy. The Naval Air Systems Command said Thursday the defense company will develop systems that will allow the jet to perform various roles such as collecting telemetry data, ensuring range safety and transmitting surveillance …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne, NASA Conduct Second Evaluation of RS-25 Engine; Eileen Drake Quoted

NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have completed a second ground-based assessment of an engine controller for the Space Launch System exploration rocket. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday the RS-25 engine underwent eight minutes of test firing as part of an effort to verify its flight readiness and the performance of its modified components. The engine features modernized …

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Rolls-Royce to Build Engine Tech for Navy Tanker Drone

Boeing has selected Rolls-Royce to manufacture an engine technology to power four unmanned aerial refueling vehicles the Chicago-based company will build for the U.S. Navy. Rolls-Royce said Thurday it will provide AE 3007N engines designed to generate more than 10K pounds of thrust and provide additional electrical power to the service branch’s future MQ-25 Stingray tanker …

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Boeing Invests in Space Connectivity Tech Maker BridgeSat; Brian Schettler Quoted

Boeing‘s venture capital arm has invested in BridgeSat through a recent Series B funding round to help the latter company accelerate deployment of an optical system for space-based connectivity services. Brian Schettler, managing director of Boeing’s HorizonX Ventures organization, said in a statement released Monday the company seeks to facilitate digital …

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Air Force Seeks Industry Proposals to Update Pilot Training Program

The U.S. Air Force has asked industry to suggest specific adaptations of commercial off-the-shelf systems for the second round of the service’s training program for pilots, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. The Air Force’s AFWERX innovation hub seeks prototypes or fielded technologies in data science, artificial intelligence, biometrics, simulator development, …

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In-Q-Tel, Contrast Security Partner to Help Gov’t Clients Protect Software Apps

Contrast Security and In-Q-Tel have formed a strategic partnership that aims help customer agencies protect software applications from cyber threats with the use of technology. IQT said Thursday it invested in the security company as part of efforts to address the U.S. government’s cybersecurity requirements. Contrast designed its technology to detect and mitigate …

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NASA Wants Input on Service-Based Air Traffic Mgmt Plan

NASA wants input from the aviation industry and related sectors on the agency’s plan to formulate a service-based air traffic management system meant to support autonomous and collaborative flight operations. A FedBizOpps notice posted Wednesday says NASA looks to levearage fast-time and human-in-the-loop simulations that will focus on the National Airspace System’s northeast region as …

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AWS Public Dataset Program Publicizes Hubble Space Telescope Imagery for Scientific Research

A recently-developed Amazon Web Services data storage program has helped researchers and the general public access and process images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in the past 28 years. The Space Telescope Science Institute archived and publicized Hubble observation data through the AWS Public Dataset program, which supports the development …

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Northrop Completes Critical Design Review of Naval Inertial Navigation System; Todd Leavitt Quoted

Northrop Grumman will begin manufacturing 10 pre-production units of an inertial navigation system for the U.S. Navy after completing the critical design review phase of the technology. Todd Leavitt, vice president of maritime systems at Northrop, said in a statement published Wednesday that completing the CDR allows the program for …

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DLT, Tripwire to Offer Cybersecurity Services to Public Sector; Chris Wilkinson Quoted

DLT Solutions has agreed to deliver cybersecurity and compliance automation technologies to the public sector in partnership with Tripwire. DLT said Tuesday it will distribute Tripwire’s cybersecurity integrity offerings such as Tripwire Enterprise, Tripwire IP360, Tripwire Log Center and Tripwire Configuration Compliance Manager to their public sector customers. The Portland, Ore.-based firm’s …

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