Posts from GovConDaily for 01/06/2016

Deloitte Forecasts 3% Growth for Global A&D Sector’s 2016 Revenue

A Deloitte report predicts global revenues of the aerospace and defense market will climb 3 percent this year after the industry experienced a 0.5 percent revenue decline during 2015. The professional services firm said Tuesday an increase in military budgets and a resurgence of security threats worldwide are among the forces that will drive A&D sales in the next 12 months…
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Adm. John Richardson Eyes Maritime Superiority With Navy Guidance; Rep. Randy Forbes Comments

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has released a new guidance that details approaches on how the U.S. Navy can sustain maritime superiority, USNI News reported Tuesday. Richardson said the guidance titled “A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority” aims to address three global forces with potential implications for the service branch such as the maritime traffic, technological developments and adoption and changes related to the global information system…
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Air Force to Transition 13,000 Employees to New Personnel System

The U.S. Air Force plans to move 13,000 civilian employees to a new personnel system from the general schedule by June 12, GovExec reported Tuesday. Eric Katz writes the Air Force Material Command will increase the number of employees who participate in the modernization program by nearly 50 percent under the AcqDemo initiative…
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UTC Completes 1st Sonar Dome Window Delivery to Navy

A business unit of United Technologies Corp. has handed to the U.S. Navy the first sonar dome window for integration with the service branch’s cruisers, destroyers and other vessels under a five-year contract…
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ArmorSource Completes 1st Article Tests on US Army Combat Helmets; Yoav Kapah Comments

ArmorSource is scheduled to deliver combat helmets to the U.S. Army this spring after it concluded the first article testing on the protective equipment. The Lightweight Advanced Combat Helmet AS-505 is designed to protect the human body from back-face deformation and fragmentation and projectile threats, ArmorSource said Tuesday…
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Eucom Head Philip Breedlove Calls for Increased Forces in Europe to Counter Russia

U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, commander of U.S. European Command, has called for an increased presence of U.S. troops in Europe in order to combat Russia’s militarization in the region, DoD News reported Tuesday…
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AT&T, Partners Work on Internet of Things-Based ‘Smart City’ Framework

AT&T has partnered with seven other technology companies to produce a smart-city development framework intended to help local government organizations to harness  Internet of Things platforms for management of their cities…
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