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  • F-35 Lot 11 Contract to Incentivize Enhanced Production Processes - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    F-35 Lot 11 Contract to Incentivize Enhanced Production Processes

    F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program director Vice Adm. Mat Winter has said that the new contract with Lockheed Martin to produce Lot 11 of the fifth-generation multi-role fighter aircraft will incentivize the defense contractor to enhance its production performance, USNI News reported Monday. The contract, potentially worth $11.5B, calls for the manufacture of […] More

  • Johns Hopkins APL Researchers Seek to Enhance Drone Swarm Navigation Using Neuroscience - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Johns Hopkins APL Researchers Seek to Enhance Drone Swarm Navigation Using Neuroscience

    Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Applied Physics Laboratory are attempting to enhance the navigational algorithms of autonomous robotic swarms using discoveries related to dynamic replanning “” the cognitive mechanism that allows animals to navigate while on the move. The researchers will then study changes in the behavior of robotic swarms […] More

  • Tech Firms Endorse Software Vulnerability Info Sharing, Disclosure Effort - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Tech Firms Endorse Software Vulnerability Info Sharing, Disclosure Effort

    A coalition of multinational technology firms has volunteered to make public their company policies governing the disclosure and sharing of known software vulnerabilities. Signatories to the Cybersecurity Tech Accord announced Monday they were publishing their Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure policies, a concept endorsed by the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise, an international platform for governments, companies and other […] More

  • Spaceflight to Send 71 Satellites Into Orbit in Rideshare Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Spaceflight to Send 71 Satellites Into Orbit in Rideshare Mission

    Seattle-based aerospace company Spaceflight aims to send 71 satellites into sun-synchronous low earth orbit aboard a SpaceX-built Falcon 9 rocket as part of a rideshare mission later this year. The mission, dubbed SSO-A: SmallSat Express, will launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base and carry a payload of 15 microsatellites and 56 CubeSats developed by multiple domestic and international […] More

  • ForeScout to Help Secure Energy Infrastructure in Collaborative Effort - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ForeScout to Help Secure Energy Infrastructure in Collaborative Effort

    ForeScout has been selected to help secure the country's energy sector infrastructure. Ryan Brichant, ForeScout vice president and chief technology officer for critical infrastructure and operational technology security, said Wednesday that his company and seven other firms have been chosen to perform work under the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence's Energy Sector Asset Management Project. […] More

  • Lockheed to Help U.K. Build Spaceport, Cubesat Launcher; Rick Ambrose Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed to Help U.K. Build Spaceport, Cubesat Launcher; Rick Ambrose Comments

    Lockheed Martin has secured two contracts worth up to $31 million combined to help the U.K. space agency build a small satellite deployment platform and a launch site, Space News reported Tuesday. The first contract instructs Lockheed Martin to support Scottish government agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise in establishing a vertical launch spaceport in Sutherland, Scotland. The […] More

  • AIA Releases 2018 A&D Industry Performance Report; Eric Fanning Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AIA Releases 2018 A&D Industry Performance Report; Eric Fanning Comments

    A report by the Aerospace Industry Association showed that U.S. defense and aerospace companies performed well last year, stimulating economic activity and providing employment opportunities. The sector generated $865 million in sales, 2.4 million jobs and a trade surplus worth $85.9 billion in 2017, AIA said in its report entitled “2018 Facts & Figures: The […] More

  • Space and Aviation Industry Reps Press Congress for Regulatory Reform - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Space and Aviation Industry Reps Press Congress for Regulatory Reform

    Panelists representing the Air Line Pilots Association, United Launch Alliance, Blue Origin and SpaceX recently testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation about the necessity of government regulatory reform in commercial space transportation. Teslarati reported Tuesday that the panelists identified two primary areas where timely government action is needed, namely: […] More

  • General Atomics Tests Arresting Gear Tech on Prop Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Tests Arresting Gear Tech on Prop Aircraft

    General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems group has tested its Advanced Arresting Gear system on three types of heavy, propeller-driven aircraft at the Runway Arrested Landing Site in Lakehurst, N.J. The company said Monday the arresting gear was able to perform aircraft recovery on a C2-A Greyhound, an E-2C+ Hawkeye and an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye. Rolf Ziesing, vice president […] More

  • Symantec's Aubrey Merchant-Dest Calls for Adoption of 'Defense-in-Depth' Cybersecurity - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Symantec’s Aubrey Merchant-Dest Calls for Adoption of ‘Defense-in-Depth’ Cybersecurity

    Aubrey Merchant-Dest, federal chief technical officer at software company Symantec, wrote in an opinion piece published Thursday on Fifth Domain that approaching cybersecurity from a client-server perspective is no longer tenable due to the increasing civilian and military use of cloud services and mobile technologies. In the client-server model, cybersecurity is determined by a single defense perimeter […] More

  • Blue Origin's Jeff Bezos Supports Call for Manned Lunar Missions - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos Supports Call for Manned Lunar Missions

    Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos said during the International Space Development Conference in Los Angeles that he supported the government’s call for manned lunar missions and believes establishing a lunar base is necessary for sustained missions to Mars, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. Bezos said he would be willing to work with other countries to build facilities […] More

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