Posts from GovConWire for 01/16/2015

Ray Mabus, Mark Welsh: Lockheed’s F-35 to Meet Initial Combat Readiness Schedule

Military officials say the Lockheed Martin F-35 program is on schedule to meet U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force targets for initial combat readiness, Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal writes that U…
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Deborah Lee James: USAF Acquisition Initiative Eyes Process Improvement, Industry Engagement, Competition

The U.S. Air Force has launched a new acquisition initiative that facilitates further dialogue and cooperation between the service and its industry partners to drive innovation and cost savings, DoD News reported Thursday…
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Boeing to Provide More Radios for USAF Search & Rescue Communications; Steve Capps Comments

Boeing (NYSE: BA) will supply the U.S. Air Force with additional Combat Survivor Evader Locator radios and modernize the communication system’s global base station network under a new contract worth $9…
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Ray Mabus: Navy to Redesignate Future Littoral Combat Ships as ‘Fast Frigates’

U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has said the service will reclassify modified versions of Littoral Combat Ships as Fast Frigates to reflect LCS’ overall function, Defense News reported Thursday. “It will still be the same ship, the same program of record, just with an appropriate and traditional name,” Mabus told audience at a Surface Navy Association symposium held Thursday near Washington…
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House Passes Cost-Cutting Bill for Implementing New Rules; Rep. Bob Goodlatte Comments

The House of Representatives has approved a bill that calls for government agencies to implement new rules using the least costly means, FierceGovernment reported Thursday. Ryan McDermott writes the Regulatory Accountability Act passed the House 250-175 on Tuesday…
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Thomas Jones Named Northrop VP, GM of Advanced Concepts and Technologies

Thomas Jones, formerly vice president of undersea systems at Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC), has been appointed as VP and general manager of advanced concepts and technologies within the company’s electronic systems sector…
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January 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Dips, Banking Sector Losses Drag US Stocks

The GovCon Index recorded a nominal loss of 0.267 points — or 0.381 percent — to close at 70.408 on Thursday. A 1.1-percent decline in the S&P financial sector and worries over how global economic weakness could affect U…
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