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Air Force Seeks Info on E-4B Airborne Ops Center Aircraft Replacement Program

The Air Force has issued a presolicitation notice to seek information on a new aircraft to replace its fleet of legacy E-4B National Airborne Operations Center planes. A notice posted Wednesday on beta SAM website says the proposed Survivable Airborne Operations Center Weapon System aircraft will be a key National Military Command System component in support of the president, defense secretary and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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McAleese & Associates: Michael Griffin Wants DoD to Build ‘Proliferated LEO’ Constellation

McAleese & Associates has released a report on key takeaways from the remarks of Michael Griffin, undersecretary for research and engineering at the Department of Defense and a 2019 Wash100 award winner, at a Chamber of Commerce event held Tuesday. Griffin said the Pentagon must have a dedicated proliferated LEO system or constellation of small satellites in low-Earth orbit designed for the existential U.S. survival mission.

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Phil Pitsky: Dedrone Envisions Application of Counter-Small UAS Tech

Phil Pitsky, vice president of federal operations at Dedrone, said the company has "grand visions" about the potential use of an unmanned aircraft system countermeasure technology, Inside Defense reported Friday. He was referring to DroneDefender, an anti-small UAS system the San Francisco-based firm acquired from Battelle in October.

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Amazon, Walmart, eBay Eye Potential $50B Market for Federal Online Purchases

The General Services Administration plans to implement e-marketplace platforms to help agencies speed up the procurement of products online and Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN), eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) are expressing interest in gaining a share of that market that could reach $50B annually, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

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Gigamon’s Dennis Reilly: Next-Gen Network Packet Brokers Could Provide Agencies Pervasive Visibility

Dennis Reilly, vice president of federal at Gigamon, has said government agencies should have pervasive visibility into their virtual and physical networks, cloud environments and encrypted traffic to quickly detect breaches and defend their information technology infrastructure against adversaries.

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