Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 08/27/2015

BLS Report: US Jobless Rate Holds at 5.3% for July

A U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report says that the July national unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.3 percent and about 0.9 percentage points lower than the jobless rate recorded during the same month last year…
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BEA: US Beats Q2 2015 GDP Advance Estimate, Posts 3.7% Growth

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis has estimated the country’s real gross domestic product to have increased at a 3.7-percent annualized rate during the second quarter of calendar year 2015. BEA said Thursday that figure beats the advance estimate of 2…
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Erville Koehler: GSA to Test Pre-Competed IT Products Through AdvantageSelect Portal

The General Services Administration has announced its plans to test two types of pre-competed information technology products through the GSA AdvantageSelect online portal. Erville Koehler, regional commissioner for the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA, wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that GSA AdvantageSelect is a category management-based tool designed to help contracting officials place orders for IT products without the need to undergo competition…
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DARPA Solicits Proposals for DDoS Defense Research

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking proposals for research on cyber defenses against distributed denial of service as part of the Extreme DDoS Defense or XD3 program. In a notice posted Aug…
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Boeing, Saudi Partners to Form JV for Future Rotorcraft Support Center

Boeing will form a joint venture with Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries and Alsalam Aircraft Company to open the Saudi Rotorcraft Support Center in Riyadh and Jeddah. Boeing said Wednesday the center will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services for the sustainment of Saudi Arabia’s commercial and defense helicopters…
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Northrop Grumman Orders Triton Aircraft Components from Mincham Aviation; Ian Irving Comments

Northrop Grumman has selected Australia-based Mincham Aviation to produce aircraft structure components for the U.S. Navy‘s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system under the Australian Defense Department’s Global Supply Chain program…
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