Tag Archives: hardware

GSA to Re-award $5.5B Second Generation IT BPAs; Sonny Hashmi Quoted

Sonny Hashmi

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will re-award its 2nd Generation Information Technology (2GIT) Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs), which have an estimated value of $5.5 billion over five years. The BPAs will be available for use by all agencies across the federal government. The 2GIT solution will deliver a reliable, flexible, fast and efficient way to procure best-value solutions for complex IT hardware requirements.

Read More »

Space Force Projects New Anti-Jamming Capability by 2022; Steve Hayden Quoted

Anti-Jamming Tech

The Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) has completed three tests of a new anti-jamming capability for satellite communications at the end of 2020. The Mitigation and Anti-Jam Enhancement (MAJE) Program will provide advanced anti-jamming support for Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS), which provides satellite communications to warfighters. SMC expects to complete the transition of the anti-jamming system to the U.S. Army for operational use in spring 2022.

Read More »

Boeing Completes Starliner Software Qualification; John Vollmer Quoted

CST-100 Starliner

Boeing has completed its formal requalification of the CST-100 Starliner’s flight software. With the qualification, Boeing will prepare for its next test flight.  Boeing’s starliner will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) during Orbital Flight Test-2, a second uncrewed flight test, in March 2021. “The work this team put into exhaustively wringing out our software is a defining moment for the program,” said John Vollmer.

Read More »

NASA Publishes Best Practices Handbook to Improve Space Operations; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Jim Bridenstine

NASA has published the Spacecraft Conjunction Assessment and Collision Avoidance Best Practices Handbook to provide insight on best practices for coordinating in-orbit activity safely. “Now is the time for all space operators to leverage innovative commercially available space situational awareness data, information, and analysis to mitigate the potential for in-orbit collisions and sustain key orbital regimes,” said NASA administrator and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient Jim Bridenstine.

Read More »

DLT Solutions Wins Spot on $13B ITES-SW2 Contract to Provide COTS Software; Chris Wilkinson Quoted

Chris Wilkinson

DLT Solutions has been awarded a spot on the five-year, $13 billion Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2) contract by the U.S. Army's Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solution (CHESS) office, the company reported on Wednesday. There is a five-year option term from Aug. 31, 2025, through Aug. 30, 2030.

Read More »

Northrop Grumman, NASA Complete Environmental Testing of James Webb Space Telescope; Scott Willoughby Quoted

James Webb

Northrop Grumman Corporation, in partnership with NASA, has completed environmental testing on the James Webb Space Telescope. With the successful trials, the company has proven Webb’s ability to withstand harsh environmental characteristics. “The completion of environmental testing is a major step forward in our preparations for Webb’s historic launch and a testament to the remarkable dedication of the team,” said Scott Willoughby.

Read More »

General Dynamics Mission Systems-Dedrone Team to Advance Drone Technology; Chris Brady Quoted

Chris Brady

General Dynamics Missions Systems (GDMS) has made a strategic counter-drone partnership with Dedrone, providing General Dynamics' global network with access to Dedrone's complete drone detection and defeat technology. Under strategic agreement, GDMS will become a value-added reseller for Dedrone's counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) capabilities, after an equity investment in Dedrone.

Read More »

GAO: DHS Should Ensure Contractors’ CDM Tools Provide Unique Hardware Identifiers

DHS

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) improve its implementation of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program by ensuring that contractors configure their cybersecurity tools to provide unique identifiers for hardware on agency networks.

Read More »

Accenture Partners with Microsoft to Advance Halliburton’s Digital Capabilities; Julie Sweet Quoted

Julie Sweet

Accenture has partnered with Microsoft under a five-year strategic agreement with Halliburton to advance Halliburton’s digital capabilities in Microsoft Azure, Accenture reported on Friday. The companies expect to complete the staged migration by 2022.

Read More »