Ramona Adams

20 US States, Territories Join FirstNet Public Safety Broadband Network Program

Twenty U.S. states and territories so far have agreed to participate in the First Responder Network Authority’s collaborative project with AT&T to establish a nationwide emergency broadband network. FirstNet aims to release updated state plans to states and territories later this month to address additional stakeholder feedback, AT&T said Friday. The company will build and …

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SpaceX Named Launch Service Provider for 1st Kacific Broadband Satellite

Kacific has chosen SpaceX to launch a broadband satellite designed to provide internet service coverage for customers in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Kacific-1 satellite is scheduled to lift off aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket sometime in 2019, Kacific said Tuesday. Boeing will manufacture the condominium satellite for Kacific and SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. based …

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Leidos Wins $50M Army Contract for Radioactive Waste Investigation Services

Leidos has won a potential $49.5 million contract to help the U.S. Army conduct toxic radioactive waste investigations. The Defense Department said Friday Leidos will support the military branch’s Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program through Feb. 28, 2023 under the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The Army established FUSRAP in 1974 as part of efforts …

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Bohemia Interactive Simulations Receives Army Contract for Video Game-Based Training Platform

Bohemia Interactive Simulations has landed a five-year contract from the U.S. Army to provide perpetual licenses of the company’s Virtual Battlespace 3 desktop training platform. BISim said Tuesday it will also deliver upgraded versions of VBS3; provide online training course support; develop additional features; and update existing VBS3 functions under the …

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Lockheed Breaks Ground on New Satellite Production Facility; Rick Ambrose Comments

Lockheed Martin‘s space systems business hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a satellite manufacturing facility that will be built at the company’s Colorado campus, Denver Business Journal reported Wednesday. The company announced in early August it made a $350 million investment to build the 266,000-square-foot Gateway Center, which is scheduled to open …

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Fifth Air Force Spaceplane Mission to Launch Aboard SpaceX Rocket

The U.S. Air Force has entered final launch preparations for the fifth mission of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle ahead of its scheduled Sept. 7 deployment aboard SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket. The service branch said Thursday the Boeing-built X-37B OTV spaceplane will carry ride-sharing small satellites and perform on-orbit tests of new space technologies. X-37B will also demonstrate experimental …

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Universal Switching to Supply Data Distribution Systems for Canada WGS Program

General Dynamics has awarded Universal Switching a contract to provide data distribution for satellite command and control systems that will help connect Canada’s military to the Wideband Global SATCOM satellite constellation. Universal Switching said Aug. 22 it will supply its S64530 Digital RS-530 switching system to aid Canada’s participation in the WGS constellation, …

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White House Tech Council Seeks Industry Feedback on Proposed Federal IT Modernization Plan

The American Technology Council wants feedback on the targeted vision and proposed implementation plan of a draft report on federal information technology modernization. ATC is tasked with coordinating an IT modernization report that the heads of the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Management and Budget and General Services Administration must submit to …

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Draper Lab to Help MDA Test Guidance, Navigation & Control Tech

Charles Stark Draper Laboratory has secured a five-year, $36.9 million contract  perform technical and analytical services in support of the Missile Defense Agency‘s efforts to evaluate, maturate, integrate and test guidance, navigation and control technologies. The Defense Department said Wednesday Draper Lab will also aid research analysis on sensors; modeling and simulation; radiation …

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DLT-DataRobot Team to Offer Big Data & Analytics Platform to Govt Customers

DLT Solutions and DataRobot have partnered to offer a big data, analytics and data science platform to government agencies. DLT said Monday its AnalyticsStack platform will work to help agencies architect, acquire and deploy enterprise analytics tools such as big data infrastructure, advanced analytics and data science systems. “To answer new questions …

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Jacobs Gets SOCOM Enterprise O&M Support Contract Modification

Jacobs Engineering Group has secured a $7.3 million modification to a previously-awarded task order for enterprise operations and maintenance services to the U.S. Special Operations Command. The Defense Department said Tuesday the modification increases the total potential value of the task order from $771.3 million to $778.6 million. The Special Operations Forces Acquisitions, …

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