Posts from GovCon Daily 07/28/2016

Alvarez & Associates Adopts New Name, Logo; Everett Alvarez Comments

Alvarez & Associates has adopted a new name and changed its logo in a move to rebrand the company to reflect the changing landscape of the government marketplace. The company is now known as Alvarez LLC and has launched a new website that shows the new logo as part of the change, Alvarez said Wednesday…
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Maj. Gen. Carl Mundy III Assumes Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command Chief Post

Maj. Gen. Carl Mundy III, former deputy commander of the Marine Corps Forces Central Command, has taken a new role as commander of the Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Military Times reported Wednesday…
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DFNDR Armor to Use Honeywell’s Ballistic Composite Materials for Body Armor Plate Production

DFNDR Armor has selected Honeywell‘s Spectra Shield ballistic composite materials to produce body armor plates for potential use in the U.S. public sector. The companies said Wednesday Honeywell’s Spectra fiber-based materials will also support DFNDR Armor’s research-and-development work on “next generation” body armor technology for U…
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Saab Receives DoD Order for Man-Portable Weapon System; Michael Andersson Comments

Saab has received a $5.4 million order from the Defense Department to supply a company-built man-portable weapon system to U.S. military agencies. The defense and security company said Thursday the order for Saab’s Carl-Gustaf was issued under a previously awarded DoD contract for 84-millimeter recoilless rifle systems…
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Air Force Develops RPA Course for Electronic Combat Officers

The U.S. Air Force has established its first remotely piloted aircraft course for electronic combat officers through a collaboration between the 57th Wing, 432nd Wing, 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing and the 26th Weapons Squadron…
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Lockheed Installs Optical Sensor on Navy Salvage Ship for NATO Missions

Lockheed Martin has installed a company-built vehicle optical sensor system on the U.S. Navy‘s USNS Grapple rescue and salvage ship to support NATO‘s patrol operations in the Aegean Sea…
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Johns Hopkins APL’s Remote-Controlled System Seeks to Assess Railway Incidents

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have developed a remote-controlled system that works to provide reconnaissance data in order to help law enforcement officials and first responders evaluate railway incidents…
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Army, Navy Commend Top FY 2013-2015 Defense Suppliers in Incentive Program; Katrina McFarland, Sean Stackley Comment

The U.S. Army and Navy have released their respective lists of vendors the services commend for the companies’ performance as defense suppliers across the fiscal years 2013 through 2015. The fiscal year 2016 Superior Supplier Incentive Program list identifies the top-performing business units within defense corporations and provides opportunities for those businesses to discuss prospects with government clients, the Army said Monday…
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Louis Berger Consortium to Build Coastal Resiliency Innovation Hub in Rhode Island; Raed El-Farhan Comments

Louis Berger has partnered with three companies to build an innovation center in Newport, Rhode Island as part of an effort to help foster resilience in the seaside city. Louis Berger said Thursday it formed the Newport Project Development Company  with project development firm InfraLinx, construction company Gilbane and international law firm Dentons to help establish the city’s Innovation and Resiliency Center of Excellence…
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US, South Korean Naval Forces Extend Oceanography Collaboration Pact; Tim Gallaudet Comments

The U.S. Navy and its counterpart in South Korea will continue to jointly conduct oceanographic activities under an extended memorandum of agreement between the two services. U.S. Navy Oceanographer Rear Adm…
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