Posts from GovConWire for 10/20/2014

Lockheed, Industry Partners Launch 7th Littoral Combat Ship for Navy; Dale Bennett Comments

Lockheed Martin and its industry partners has launched the latest littoral combat ship for the U.S. Navy at the Marinette Marine shipyard along the Menominee River in Wisconsin. Lockheed said Saturday Barbara Levin, wife of Sen…
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October 20 Morning Report: GovCon Index Up at Market Close

The GovCon Index closed at 63.836 on Friday, up by 1.059 points (1.632%) from the previous day’s close. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones indexes closed more than 1 percent up, as did Europe’s main indicators, rebounding from a volatile week that the BBC said were amid fears of slowing global economic data…
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U.S. Army Wants Fresh GPS Tech; Kevin Coggins Comments

The U.S. Army is seeking to build new positioning, navigation and timing technologies in a move to counter threats from enermy global positioning system jamming capabilities, C4ISR & Networks reported Friday
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Glenn Bolduc: DHS Picks Implant Sciences for Airport Bomb Detector Contract

The Department of Homeland Security intends to award a $2 million contract to Implant Sciences Corp. to help the agency build systems for identifying explosives at U.S. airport security checkpoints. DHS aims to bolster air travel safety by developing new tools and methods for explosives trace detection, Implant Sciences said Thursday
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Gary Wang Joins U.S. Army as Deputy CIO/G6

Gary Wang, formerly director of the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance infrastructure division within the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, has joined the U.S. Army as deputy chief information officer/G6, Federal News Radio reported Friday
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MIT Professor Dava Newman to be Nominated NASA Deputy Administrator

Dava Newman, an aeronautics and astronautics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be nominated by President Barack Obama for the no. 2 position at NASA. She is an MIT faculty member since 1993 and directs the university’s technology and policy program as well as co-leads its research lab for human vehicle systems, the White House said Thursday
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Ken Torok: Boeing’s Reusable Space Drone Program Achieves 1,367 Days in Orbit

Boeing‘s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle landed at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California late last week after spending 674 days in orbit and completing its third test mission for the U.S. Air Force…
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