Posts from GovConDaily for 07/08/2016

DoD Asks Congress to Reprogram $2.6B in Funds

The Defense Department has asked Congress’ approval to shift approximately $2.6 billion in fiscal 2016 funds across defense programs, Defense News reported Thursday. Aaron Mehta writes the programming request that DoD Comptroller Mike McCord submitted to Congress June 30 includes a proposal to move $583 million in funds to the operations and maintenance budget from defense working capital funds…
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Ceres Nanosciences Gets Funds From DARPA to Test Methods for Immune Function Markers Detection

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded $980,000 in funds to Virginia-based Ceres Nanosciences to assess methods for the detection of immune system markers with the use of the company’s sample processing technology…
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GSA Launches Big Data Mgmt Platform for Open Data & Transparency Goals

The General Services Administration has developed a government big data management platform designed to address data analysis speed and accuracy demand and support the government’s mission to promote openness, transparency and accessibility…
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ICF Awarded 2 California DOT Environmental Services Contracts

California’s Transportation Department has awarded ICF International a pair of three-year contracts worth $13.6 million combined to provide environmental and biological support services for department’s district projects in the state…
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Air Force Research Lab, Industry Partners Create Remote Aircraft Inspection Tool

The Air Force Research Laboratory has collaborated with the Mercer Engineering Research Center, United Western Technologies and the Southwest Research Institute to develop a remote access tool for aircraft field maintainers…
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Steve Jurczyk: NASA Seeks University Partners to Complement Space Tech Mission Directorate Research Efforts

NASA has asked for proposals from universities in search of ideas for multi-disciplinary university-led research efforts the agency deems Space Technology Research Institutes space technology mission directorate’s research grants and project opportunities…
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Washington University Engineering Team Receives Navy Grant to Develop Biorobotic Sensing Tech

A team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri has secured a three-year, $750,000 grant from the U.S. Navy‘s Office of Naval Research to develop sensing technology based on the locust olfactory system…
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Walter Reed, Partners Conduct Zika Vaccine Tests on Monkeys, Eye Future Trials on Humans

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research doctors have begun a series of Zika vaccine tests on monkeys and aim to carry over their efforts to human trials within the year, the U.S. Army reported Wednesday…
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Lockheed Picks Triumph Group to Supply F-35 Engine, Structural Components

Lockheed Martin has awarded multiple contracts to Triumph Group to provide structural and engine components for the F-35 Lightning II program. Triumph said Friday its precision components business will supply aircraft engine mounts, bulkheads, longerons and wing ribs to Lockheed through 2021…
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GAO Asks OMB to Facilitate Inter-Govt Coordination on Real Property Data

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Office of Management and Budget to support coordination between federal entities with independent leasing authorities to add information on the government’s portfolio of real property…
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Raytheon to Integrate Radar Detection Tool With General Atomics Predator B; Linden Blue Comments

Raytheon will integrate its radar detection platform with the General Atomics-built Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. The Advanced Radar Detection System designed by Raytheon Deutschland GmbH is designed to perform land- and maritime-based electronic intelligence operations as well as detect radio frequency emitters, General Atomics said Thursday…
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