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Xtera to Build Regional Submarine Cable System for DISA

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded Xtera a contract to build a new regional submarine cable system designed to offer high-bandwidth subsea connectivity. Xtera said Wednesday it will provide a turnkey system that consists of undersea optical repeaters, cable, marine services and the company’s Nu-Wave Optima submarine line terminal equipment under the contract. Nu-Wave Optima …

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Leidos Gets DIA Contract to Develop Data Discovery Platform

Leidos has received a potential $47 million contract the Defense Intelligence Agency to develop a technology platform for U.S. intelligence agencies to retrieve information from documents and media sources. The company said Tuesday it will use a microservice architecture that employs free and open source software in efforts to build the Document Exploitation Data Discovery Platform …

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Hydroid Demos New Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

Kongsberg Gruppen‘s Hydroid subsidiary has demonstrated the capacity of an unmanned underwater vehicle to collect signals intelligence and launch an unmanned aerial vehicle during an in-water exercise. REMUS 600 UUV conducted a threat mission scenario at the U.S. Navy‘s Advanced Naval Technology Exercise that took place in Newport, Rhode Island last month, Hydroid said Tuesday. …

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Navy Receives 5th Freedom-Variant LCS From Lockheed, Fincantieri Marinette Marine

Lockheed Martin and naval shipbuilding company Fincantieri Marinette Marine  have delivered a fifth Freedom-variant littoral combat ship to the U.S. Navy following the completion of  acceptance trials. The Navy accepted delivery of its future USS Little Rock and the service branch is scheduled to commission the new warship later this year, Lockheed said …

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PaSci EMC Lands $77M Air Force Contract to Supply Bomber, Transport Aircraft Egress Systems

Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Co. has received a potential $77 million indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract to provide B-1, B-52 and C-17 egress systems to the U.S. Air Force and eight foreign military sales customers. The sole-source contract includes orders from the U.K., Australia, Canada, Qatar, Hungary, Kuwait, India and the United Arab Emirates, the Defense Department …

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UltiSat to Provide Satellite Services for USPACOM Global Hawk Operations

UltiSat has secured a $4.7 million task order from the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide Ku-based satellite services for U.S. Pacific Command missions that use the Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle. The task order was issued under the Future Comsatcom Services Acquisition vehicle jointly managed by DISA and the General Services Administration, UltiSat said Monday. …

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Red Hat Opens Innovation Hub for APAC Region

Red Hat has opened an innovation hub in Singapore as part of efforts to help customers in the Asia-Pacific region to develop or update information technology applications with open source and DevOps methods. The company said Monday it established the Open Innovation Labs to offer clients a range of support services intended to …

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WidePoint to Help Coast Guard Implement Web-Based Telecom Asset Mgmt Platform

WidePoint has received an initial task order to build an online portal for U.S. Coast Guard personnel to manage the service branch’s telecommunications assets as well as provide cellular wireless services to USCG components. The Coast Guard will implement WidePoint’s ITMS Telecom Lifecycle Management  Portal in an effort to simplify invoicing, billing, payment, …

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DOE Taps Guardtime, Siemens to Help Develop Blockchain Tech for Energy Grid Security

Guardtime and Siemens are part of a team that received a multimillion dollar contract from the Energy Department to develop a blockchain-based technology platform that will work to help secure U.S. energy grid from emerging cyber threats. Both companies will also work with DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Labs, Washington State University, Tennessee Valley Authority and …

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Army OKs Full-Rate Production of Protonex Mobile Power Mgmt Tech

Ballard Power Systems‘ Protonex Technology subsidiary has received Milestone C approval from the U.S. Army Program Executive Office-Soldier to begin full-rate production of a technology platform designed to help soldiers manage power consumption in multiple electronic devices. Protonex will produce manufacture SPM-622 Squad Power Manager Kits through the Army’s Mobile Soldier Power …

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Australian Govt to Invest in Industry-Led Cyber Research Center

The government of Australia plans to invest $39.8 million over seven years to help fund the establishment of an industry-led center for cybersecurity research efforts. Australia’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science said Friday the future cybersecurity cooperative research center will also receive more than $70 million from 25 government, research and private sector …

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Johns Hopkins APL to Conduct Soldier Vulnerability Research for Army

Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory has won a potential five-year, $49.5 million contract from the U.S. Army to study soldiers’ vulnerability in extreme environments. The Army Contracting Command received 999 bids for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract via an online-based solicitation process, the Defense Department said Thursday. APL is scheduled to complete the research by Sept. …

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Raytheon Selects Curtiss-Wright to Produce Sonar Winch System for Navy LCS

Raytheon has chosen Curtiss-Wright to supply winch system technology for integration into Variable Depth Sonar system of the U.S. Navy‘s Littoral Combat Ships. Curtiss-Wright said Thursday it aims to help Raytheon complete a pre-production test article of the VDS system by late 2018. The Navy awarded Raytheon a potential $300 million contract in May to build the anti-submarine …

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Cobham to Supply Boeing With Small Diameter Bomb Carriage Systems

Cobham has received a contract to manufacture carriage systems for small diameter bombs that Boeing will provide to U.S. and international defense customers beginning in 2018. Cobham said Wednesday it will produce multiple configurations of the BRU-61/A SDB carriage system under the agreement with Boeing. The deal contains options for additional orders through 2021. BRU-61/A is …

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Koniag to Help Update DISA ICT Systems

Koniag‘s information security services business has secured a potential $16 million contract to help the Defense Information Systems Agency update information and communication technology systems. Services KSS will provide under the five-year contract include program management, engineering and technology acquisition services, Koniag said Thursday. KSS will also assist DISA in efforts to address …

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