Tag Archives: Department of Defense

GAO: DoD Needs to Boost Oversight of Physical Access Control Systems

The Government Accountability Office has issued recommendations regarding the Department of Defense's use of physical access control systems. GAO said Thursday that it found the service branch has not monitored the use of these PACS, and as a result, DoD is not aware of how much these systems are used.

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Raytheon Supporting USAF’s GPS III Satellite Launch with GPS OCX; Dave Wajsgras Quoted

During the U.S. Air Force’s launch of the GPS III satellite, Raytheon’s GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, supported the launch. The ground system will spend the next 10 days maneuvering the satellite into its final orbit, demonstrating GPS OCX's ability to simultaneously support multiple GPS III spacecraft on-orbit throughout the checkout and calibration process. 

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DARPA Awards Perspecta Labs Prime Contract to Provide PEACH Research; Petros Mouchtaris Quoted

Perspecta announced on Wednesday that the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a $1M prime contract to Perspecta Labs to provide Photonic Edge AI Compact Hardware (PEACH) research under DARPA's Artificial Intelligence (AI) Exploration program. 

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BAE Systems Launches XTS Guard 7; Douglas Steil Quoted

BAE Systems has launched its next-generation XTS Guard 7, which provides U.S. intelligence organizations with secure access to geospatial imagery and data through multi-directional transfer of different data types across classified and unclassified domains. 

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Hill AFB DOE-Recognized DOE for Energy Efficiency Efforts

The Department of Energy has recognized Hill Air Force Base for the installation's ongoing energy savings effort that began in 2018. The base received DOE's 2019 Federal Energy and Water Management Award that honors efforts of significance in energy efficiency, water conservation and renewable energy use, the U.S. Air Force said Sunday.

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CBO Estimates DoD Spending to Reach $776B by 2034

The Congressional Budget Office released a report stating that the Department of Defense’s projected $718B spending from 2020 to 2024 would increase to $776B or 13 percent by 2034. CBO assessed DoD’s Future Years Defense Program which includes the department’s projected costs for programs within a five-year period.

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