Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 06/17/2016

House Approves $576B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2017

House members voted 282-138 Thursday to pass a $567.7 billion military spending bill that would provide the Defense Department with a $517.1 billion base budget and another $58.6 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal year 2017, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday…
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DoD’s ‘4th Estate’ Agencies to Procure Professional Services Via GSA’s OASIS; Tiffany Hixson Comments

The office of the defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics has signed an agreement with the General Services Administration to allow “4th Estate” agencies to procure professional services through GSA’s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services and OASIS Small Business contract vehicles…
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DHS, DOJ Release 4 Final Guidance Documents on Cyber Threat Data Sharing

The Department of Homeland Security has issued four final guidance documents on how to facilitate voluntary sharing of cyber threat indicators and related data between the private sector and the federal government…
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AIAA, Drone World Expo to Launch UAS Tech Research Contest

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Drone World Expo organizers have jointly created a contest meant to foster research into unmanned aerial systems. The Innovative Drone Exploration and Application competition seeks to encourage  partnership between UAS end-user and aerospace communities as well as inform drone users of emerging concepts and technologies, AIAA said Thursday…
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Oshkosh Defense Chooses Telephonics for JLTV Intercommunications Systems

Griffon subsidiary Telephonics has received a subcontract from Oshkosh‘s defense segment to provide the NetCom vehicle intercommunications systems for the future U.S. Army and Marine Corps Humvee replacement Joint Light Tactical Vehicle…
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DARPA Seeks Research Proposals for Miniaturized Magnetic Component Devt Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has issued a solicitation to gather research proposals for a potential five-year, $26 million program that aims to build miniaturized magnetic components for integration with electromagnetic systems used by the Defense Department…
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eGlobalTech to Provide Infrastructure Support to DHS Information Technology Services Office

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded eGlobalTech a contract to provide infrastructure support services to the information technology services office under the DHS Office of the Chief Information Officer…
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NASA Selects 11 Educational Institutions for Science, Tech R&D Grants

NASA will invest $8 million on research and technology development projects from 11 academic institutions across the U.S. as part of the space agency’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research program…
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Sikorsky, Turkey Enter Agreements to Produce 109 Black Hawk-Based Utility Helicopters

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary has entered agreements with Turkey’s government and aerospace companies in the country to license production of 109 T70 utility helicopters based on Black Hawk aircraft…
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Chemring Group Names Jim Batina as Chemring Ordnance Business Development Vice President

Jim Batina has been appointed by the Chemring Group as business development vice president for its Chemring Ordnance subsidiary and will handle the business development efforts of that unit and Chemring Military Products…
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Thomas Murphy Named Acting VA Undersecretary for Benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs is set to appoint Thomas Murphy, acting principal deputy undersecretary of the Veterans Benefits Administration, as acting undersecretary for benefits at VBA. He will succeed Danny Pummill, who will depart from the benefits undersecretary post that he has held on an acting basis since October 2015, and will also serve as principal deputy undersecretary for benefits, the VA said Thursday…
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