Tag Archives: evaluation

MDA Announces New Approach to Manage Ground-based Midcourse Defense

Vice Adm. Jon Hill

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has reported the need for a new approach to managing the ground-based, anti-missile system to protect the nation. Vice Adm. Jon Hill, MDA director, reported that the increased competition has required the agency to increase innovation and new solutions for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system (GMD). 

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USAF Awards Alion S&T $29M Task Order to Provide EMS, JEMSIAF Solutions; Todd Stirtzinger Quoted


Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a two-year, $29 million task order by the U.S. Air Force to support the Joint Electromagnetic Warfare Center (JEWC) to provide Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Information, Analysis and Fusion (JEMSIAF) solutions, the company announced on Wednesday

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GSA Taps Three Concepts Under Proving Ground Program

Three technological concepts will undergo testing in General Services Administration facilities through an initiative evaluating pre-commercial building technologies for federal government facilities. The Proving Ground program is established to help GSA create investment decisions through the demonstration of building technologies, the agency said Tuesday.

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USMC Tests New Grenade Launcher for Future Implementation

The U.S. Marine Corps intends to implement a new grenade launcher to support long-range and short-range infantry engagements and performed tests to evaluate the weapon's technical characteristics. The M320A1 weapon is geared for standalone and rifle-mounted use during day and night operations, the service branch said Friday.

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Pentagon Watchdog Reviewing Air Force Certification for SpaceX Falcon Launch Vehicles

The Department of Defense’s inspector general plans to review the U.S. Air Force’s previous certification for SpaceX to offer its Falcon launch vehicles for military launch service contracts. DoD's watchdog announced an evaluation on Monday that will examine if the service branch complied with the Launch Services New Entrant Certification Guide while certifying the launch system. 

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Navy Evaluates Strike Group Capacity at 2016 USS Dahlgren Demo Event

The U.S. Navy has evaluated a strike group in various areas such as gun weapon systems, combat systems and interoperability with surface and air assets at the 2016 USS Dahlgren demonstration. According to a report published by the Navy’s information technology magazine, the USS Dahlgren cybernetic laboratory tested engagement coordination with virtual and …

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Beth Cobert: Agencies Should Continue on Efforts to Fill Skill Gaps for “At Risk” Govt Occupations

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the Chief Human Capital Officers Council are continuing on their collaboration to address potential skill gaps in what agencies deem as “mission critical” occupations in government, Acting OPM Director Beth Cobert said Friday. Cobert wrote in a memo to federal agency HR leaders that the partnership aims to bolster …

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GAO: DHS Should Modify Testing, Evaluation Process for Coast Guard’s National Security Cutter Program

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Department of Homeland Security to modify the administration process during the testing and evaluation phase of the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Security Cutter program. GAO said in a report published Wednesday the Coast Guard should work to define key performance parameters for the operation of cutter boats under the …

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