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MEADS Network Tests demonstrate Plug-and-fight Missile Defense system

The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) today announced it has successfully completed a comprehensive system demonstration at Practica di Mare Base near Rome, Italy. The two-week test demo included significant first-time events witnessed by a handful of national delegates, including operations run by German and Italian military personnel. “The outstanding …

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MDA receives $6.6 add-on to NASA contract for OSIRIS-REx mission

  MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., recently announced it has been awarded an additional $6.6 million from the Canadian Space Agency for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission, reaching a total contract value of $25 million. Through a six-month period MDA will build a laser-based tool to create a high-resolution 3D model of the …

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GSA, OASIS SB Vehicle Awardees Meet for Training Session

Officials from the General Services Administration and business holding positions on the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services Small Businesses contract vehicle met Tuesday to start the program with an initial training session, FCW reported Tuesday. Mark Rockwell writes that discussion topics at the Fairfax, Va.-based seminar included sustainability, GSA roles, expectations, relationships, OASIS …

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MeriTalk: Federal Government Could Save $16.5B By Improving Data Mgmt

MeriTalk has announced results of its new report “Consolidation Aggravation: Tip of the Data Management Iceberg,” a study created in collaboration with Actifio that says will spend close to $16.5 billion on storage of redundant non-production data by 2024. The Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative and other agencies have prioritized work on condensing and transitioning …

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Robert Shea Appointed AFCEA President, CEO

Retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Robert Shea will join AFCEA International as president and CEO on Aug. 1 and succeed Kent Schneider, who led the organization for nearly seven years as its chief executive, AFCEA said Wednesday. “When you look at the mission of AFCEA, how can you not be excited about working …

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