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ASRC Federal Subsidiary to Support Space Launch System Under NASA Agreement

ASRC Federal

Arctic Slope Technical Services, a subsidiary of ASRC Federal, has agreed to help NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center augment and further mature a rocket that would fly astronauts to space for future exploration missions. ASTS will use an engineering toolkit to conduct an artificial intelligence-driven analysis of engine and vehicle data sets to determine the failures, oddities and trends surrounding the Space Launch System, ASRC Federal said Wednesday.

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Govini, Textron & Cubic Execs Join National Defense University Foundation’s Board

NDU Foundation

Frank Muth and John Roberti, former military officers who are now private sector executives, have been named independent members of the National Defense University Foundation's board of directors. Tara Murphy Dougherty, CEO of defense company Govini and a former Department of Defense staffer, also joined the board with Muth and Roberti, NDU Foundation said Tuesday.

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Space Force Posts RFI for Commercial Satcom Services

Satcom services RFI

The U.S. Space Force plans to launch a solicitation for commercial satellite communications services in support of the U.S. military and various government entities. USSF said Wednesday in a request for information notice that its Commercial Satellite Communications Office seeks proliferated low Earth orbit services that can facilitate data transfers with a maximum latency of 50 milliseconds.

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General Dynamics Unveils New Suite of Information Security Products

General Dynamics

General Dynamics' mission systems business will offer a new line of products designed to help users securely access and handle sensitive information. The truMLS product suite consists of software and other tools that allow users to maintain security while accessing and sharing content across different classification levels, General Dynamics Missions Systems said Wednesday.

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Satellite Data Services Company SpaceLink Opens Virginia HQ


SpaceLink has stood up a new headquarters office in Tysons Corner, Virginia, as the company works to develop a medium-Earth orbit space relay network that is meant to provide customers with secure and high-bandwidth communications between their spacecraft in low-Earth orbit and the ground operations. The northern location in Virginia allows the office to serve as a hub that supports a wide range of spacecraft operators, David Bettinger, CEO of SpaceLink, said in a statement published Wednesday.

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Northrop Maintains Army’s Air & Missile Defense Hardware for Future Test

IBCS Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman has concluded an effort to refresh and refurbish the hardware of a missile defense system for the U.S. Army in preparation for its initial operational test and evaluation. The company said Tuesday it performed this work for major end items of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System or IBCS, including integrated fire control network relays, integrated collaborative environments and engagement operations centers.

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Army Taps Cubic Nuvotronics to Make Surrogate Payload for Satcoms


Nuvotronics, a business within Cubic's mission and performance solutions segment, has received a contract from the U.S. Army to produce a surrogate payload that could substitute for a satellite communication in satcom-denied scenarios. The contractor said Tuesday it will develop a high-altitude balloon payload that could enable contingency communications and support Wideband Global Satellites surrogate operations during electronic or kinetic attacks.

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Neustar-Sponsored Study: Organizations View Threat Feeds as Essential to Cybersecurity Posture


A Neustar-sponsored study revealed that 79 percent of over 1,000 surveyed security professionals see threat data feeds as an essential tool to strengthen the cybersecurity posture of their organizations. Neustar said Monday it sponsored Ponemon Institute's study that aims to determine the effectiveness of threat feeds in strengthening cybersecurity.

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DroneShield, Trakka Test Integrated Counter-Drone System at Eglin Air Force Base


DroneShield and Trakka Systems jointly demonstrated at Eglin Air Force Base a new technology designed to detect and counter unmanned aircraft system threats. The vehicle-mounted Trakka Interceptor Package Solution or TIPS-C uses DroneShield's DroneSentry-C2 software to detect and track drones by providing a common operating picture within the local airspace, DroneShield said Monday.

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