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  • Inmarsat's Andy Start: Government Can Utilize Five A's Approach for Cost-Capability Balance - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Inmarsat’s Andy Start: Government Can Utilize Five A’s Approach for Cost-Capability Balance

    Andy Start, president of Inmarsat‘s global government business unit, said the “five A’s” approach postulated by Gartner analysts Mark McDonald and Andy Rowsell-Jones can help the government balance operating capability and cost. Start wrote in a blog post published Thursday the “Augment, Apply, Accompany, Apply and Abstract” approach in the digital world can be modified into the […] More

  • Endeavor Robotics' Ground Robots to Use Persistent Systems' Radio Comms Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Endeavor Robotics’ Ground Robots to Use Persistent Systems’ Radio Comms Tech

    Endeavor Robotics has partnered with Persistent Systems to install the latter’s radio communications system on the former’s product line of ground robots. Endeavor Robotics said July 12 the MPU5 radio will work to help increase the range of unmanned ground operations and support single-controller operations for multiple robot assets over the Wave Relay mobile ad hoc network technology. “Networked connectivity between the warfighter and all […] More

  • Airbus Unit Launches Comms System to Aid NextGen 9-1-1 Transition Efforts - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus Unit Launches Comms System to Aid NextGen 9-1-1 Transition Efforts

    A business unit within Airbus Group‘s defense and space segment has unveiled a new public safety communications system that works to combine equipment, software and services in efforts to help federal agencies transition to Next Generation 9-1-1. The company said Monday Airbus DS Communications‘ VESTA NEXT portfolio offering includes IP call handling, call routing, ESInet and GIS functions as […] More

  • Navy Tests & Deploys AeroVironment UAS With Recovery System Aboard Guided Missile Destroyer - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Tests & Deploys AeroVironment UAS With Recovery System Aboard Guided Missile Destroyer

    The U.S. Navy has tested and deployed an AeroVironment-developed small unmanned aircraft with a precision recovery system the service branch envisions for use on a wide variety of vessels for rapid response reconnaissance operations. AeroVironment said Thursday the RQ-20B Puma AE system was tested aboard a Flight I guided missile destroyer along with its precision recovery system that can be managed and […] More

  • Clayton County Police Dept in Georgia to Deploy Utility Inc's Body Cameras - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Clayton County Police Dept in Georgia to Deploy Utility Inc’s Body Cameras

    The Clayton County Police Department in Georgia will use 200 Utility-developed body cameras with automatic recording and redaction functions in support of efforts to protect citizen and police officer privacy. Utility said Thursday the BodyWorn technology features policy-based auto-recording triggers, automatic redaction software, instant video playback and a real-time offloading function that sends videos to an Amazon Web Services cloud server. Michael […] More

  • Comtech Receives $7.6M Army Satellite Systems Order - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Comtech Receives $7.6M Army Satellite Systems Order

    Comtech Telecommunications Corp. has received $7.6 million in order from the U.S. Army for a set of very small aperture terminal satellite systems. The company booked the order in the fourth quarter of its 2016 fiscal year and funded orders to Comtech so far have totaled $49.5 million out of the $91.0 million contract ceiling under […] More

  • General Dynamics, Army Select General Micro Systems Computer for WIN-T Increment 2 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Dynamics, Army Select General Micro Systems Computer for WIN-T Increment 2

    Rancho Cucamonga, California-based electronics manufacturer General Micro Systems‘ rugged computer has been selected for installation into the second increment of the U.S. Army‘s Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, Military & Aerospace reported Friday. John Keller writes General Dynamics and Army Program Executive Office Command Control Communications-Tactical officials will use the GMS S902R Golden-Eye III system in vehicle-mount, WIN-T Increment 2 […] More

  • Navy Explores Options to Continue MUOS-5 Satellite Transfer Process - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Explores Options to Continue MUOS-5 Satellite Transfer Process

    The U.S. Navy will consider alternate orbit adjustment options, calculate mission impact and investigate options to address a propulsion system failure that occurred on the service branch’s communications satellite launch, Space News reported Tuesday. Mike Gruss writes the fifth Lockheed Martin-developed Mobile User Objective System has not transferred to geosynchronous orbit as a result of a orbit raising propulsion […] More

  • ICF to Support CDC Communications Campaign for Opioid Abuse Risk Awareness - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ICF to Support CDC Communications Campaign for Opioid Abuse Risk Awareness

    ICF International has received a two-year, $4.8 million task order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control in support of the agency’s communications campaign for opioid abuse risk awareness. The company said Thursday it will manage the development and placement of the campaign’s digital and social media advertisements, create social media […] More

  • BAE, Intelligent Textiles Partner on Wearable Power Supply Tech Offering; Paul Burke Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE, Intelligent Textiles Partner on Wearable Power Supply Tech Offering; Paul Burke Comments

    BAE Systems has partnered with Intelligent Textiles to market a new wearable technology designed to serve as an alternative to heavy portable data and power supplies for military and emergency service personnel use. BAE Systems said July 11 the partnership aims to offer the Broadsword Spine e-textile based layer technology to armed forces, fire and rescue services and law enforcement organizations that rely […] More

  • Ball Aerospace, XTAR Demo High-Throughput ISR Service; Rob Freedman Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ball Aerospace, XTAR Demo High-Throughput ISR Service; Rob Freedman Comments

    Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. and XTAR have demonstrated a high-throughput intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance service on a C-130 hatch with the use of the former company’s AIRLINK X-1 antenna. AIRLINK X-1 was certified to access XTAR satellites after a terminal sent 4.5 megabits per second of data through the XTAR-LANT satellite during the demonstration that occurred […] More

  • Bollinger Shipyards Orders $160M in L-3 Coast Guard Ship C4ISR Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Bollinger Shipyards Orders $160M in L-3 Coast Guard Ship C4ISR Systems

    L-3 Communications has received a nine-year $160 million, subcontract from Bollinger Shipyards to provide an integrated C4ISR system for the U.S. Coast Guard‘s future Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters. L-3 said Monday it will provide initial design updates to the FRC ships such as antenna arrangement and analysis, exterior communications and other situation awareness platforms. The company will also deliver, […] More

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