Posts from GovConWire for 12/02/2014

Army Researchers Demo Lightweight Warfighter Suit Through DARPA Program

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has been testing a lightweight exoskeleton suit that aims to cut soldiers’ risk of injuries as well as improve their battlefield performance, Defense News reported Monday
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Rockwell Collins to Upgrade US Navy’s Hawkeye Integrated Training System; LeAnn Ridgeway Comments

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) has won a potential $40 million contract to upgrade the U.S. Navy‘s E-2D Hawkeye integrated training system. Rockwell Collins said Monday will work with ASI to update an operational flight trainer…
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Raytheon to Design Defense Operation Center for Qatar Under FMS Program; Dave Gulla Comments

Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) will design an air and missile defense operation center for Qatar under a $75.6 million foreign military sale contract between the Middle East nation and the U.S. The defense operation center incorporates the Patriot system, Early Warning Radar and terminal high altitude area defense system, Raytheon said Monday
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Dan Paul: General Dynamics to Continue Hydra-70 Production for Army

A division of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) will supply the U.S. Army with a Hydra-70 rocket system under a new five-year contract awarded through the U.S. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal…
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James Clapper: ODNI Debuts Center for Integrated Counterintelligence, Security Operations

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has moved to consolidate its counterintelligence and security functions through a newly installed facility. “The establishment of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center supports our effort to ensure counterintelligence and security are addressed as interdependent and mutually supportive disciplines,” DNI James Clapper said Monday
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Sean Fitzpatrick: LexisNexis Extends Information Services for US Courts Admin Office

LexisNexis has been awarded a contract from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts to provide information services to federal judiciary personnel for five additional years. The company will continue to make its nonlegal and legal research tools, content and resources accessible to federal defenders, court staff members, and probation and pretrial officers, LexisNexis saidMonday
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December 1 Market Close: GovCon Index Starts Month With Loss

The GovCon Index kicked off the final month of 2014 with a decline of 0.826 percent — or 0.574 points — to 70.058 on Monday. Lower-than-expected sales over Thanksgiving weekend and a decline in Supply Management’s national factory activity index for October drove stock prices downward, CNBC reported…
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David Laufman to Lead DOJ’s Counterespionage Arm

David Laufman, a former federal prosecutor, has been named head of the counterespionage section within the Justice Department‘s national security division, Reuters reported Monday. Aruna Viswanatha writes the appointment is part of DOJ’s effort to counter cyber attacks and other threats to its technology…
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