Posts from GovConDaily for 06/06/2016

Rear Admirals Ronald Boxall, Peter Fanta Assigned to OPNAV Directorial Roles

Rear Adm. Peter Fanta, director of warfare integration at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, will be assigned as director of surface warfare division at OPNAV and be succeeded by Rear Adm…
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QinetiQ Partners with Cobham to Support U.K. Military’s Aircrew Training, Flight Test Programs

Cobham has secured an 18-month, $2.9 million contract from QinetiQ to support the Empire Test Pilots’ School and Rotary Wing Test and Evaluation Squadron based at a British military airfield in Wiltshire, England…
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Vanaja Ragavan: Aviana Receives NASA Grant for Biosensor Tech Development

Aviana Molecular Technologies has been selected to build sensors for installation in NASA‘s extra-terrestrial mission vehicles as well as repurpose the devices as biosensors. NASA awarded a grant to the startup diagnostic company in conjunction with the University of Central Florida for the sensor development project as part of the agency’s Small Business Technology Transfer initiative, Aviana said Monday…
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Army Picks Humvee Vehicle for Scout Units

The U.S. Army has decided to select a Humvee replacement vehicle for the service’s scout units instead of a light reconnaissance vehicle, Military.com reported Friday. Matthew Cox writes the Army ditched its initial plan to equip its infantry brigade combat teams with light reconnaissance vehicle in order to destroy hostile reconnaissance formations…
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Lockheed EVP Rick Ambrose to Speak at Atlantic Council’s ‘Captains of Industry Series’

The Atlantic Council‘s Captains of Industry Series will feature Rick Ambrose, a Lockheed Martin executive vice president, in its next event on June 8, 2016. The Council said that Ambrose will hold a discussion on Lockheed’s opinion in the evolving space sector…
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Army to Continue Test on UAV Sense and Avoid System in Fall

U.S. Army developers for an unmanned aerial vehicle Ground Based Sense and Avoid system have scheduled a fall return to the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah for the final stage of its last system test…
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Defense News: NATO Warsaw Summit in July Will Focus on Cyber Issues

NATO’s summit in Warsaw, Poland through July 8 and 9 will include definitions of cyber warfare as a discussion topic, Defense News reported Thursday. Aaron Mehta writes a source involved in the planning of the summit disclosed that the alliance mulls over a change in its approach to cyber policies…
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Northrop, Raytheon, Orbital ATK Get DoD Recognition for Small Business Support

Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and Orbital ATK and their respective small business partners Davidson Technologies, Mentis Sciences and Martinez and Turek have each received an award from the Defense Department‘s office of small business programs under the mentor-protege program…
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MBDA Agency Solicits Applications For Funding Opportunity to Operate Procurement Center

The Minority Business Development Agency has opened applications for a potential $2.5 million federal funding opportunity for an entity to operate an MBDA Federal Procurement Center Project. The agency said Friday the project aims to provide technical assistance and business development services to minority business enterprises to help them find and secure contracts as well as create and retain jobs…
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CBO: Annual Federal Spending on Hurricane-Related Relief, Recovery Efforts to Hit $24B by 2075

A Congressional Budget Office report estimates annual costs linked to hurricane damage driven by climate change and development in coastal areas to climb from $28 billion under current conditions to approximately $39 billion by 2075…
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