Posts from GovCon Daily 08/01/2016

NIH, Partners Unveil Software Tool for Molecular Bond Identification

A National Institutes of Health research team has teamed up with the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope and Freiburg University to build a new software tool to help drug developers identify aptamers or molecules that bind to biological targets of interest…
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Engility CEO: ‘Niche’ Acquisitions Could Occur With Board Support, Organic Growth Remains Focus

Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) could make small “niche” acquisitions with support from the board of directors as the government services contractor looks to expand its current work and market footprints this year, chief executive Lynn Dugle told investors Monday…
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Raytheon Opens Hub Near Future Army Cyber Command HQ; Dave Wajsgras Comments

Raytheon has opened a new facility in Augusta, Georgia that will act as a center for the company’s cybersecurity services to the U.S. Army Cyber Command as the latter organization continues relocating to Fort Gordon…
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Air Force to Deploy B-1 Aircraft to Guam to Continue Pacific Bomber Presence

The U.S. Air Force will deploy to Guam a fleet of its bomber aircraft along with 300 airmen from Ellsworth Air Force Base for the first time since April 2006, Air Force Times reported Thursday. Oriana Pawlyk writes the B-1 Lancer fleet will deploy to Andersen Air Force Base on Aug…
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CSRA-Racemi Alliance to Offer Cloud Migration Services in Public Sector; Peter O’Donoghue Comments

CSRA and Racemi have extended their partnership to jointly market a suite of bundled services intended to help government customers transition to Amazon Web Services‘ cloud computing platform or isolated GovCloud region…
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Sierra Nevada Completes Initial Hardware Tests on Dream Chaser Test Vehicle

Sierra Nevada Corp. has completed updates and initial hardware tests on the Dream Chaser flight test vehicle as part of the company’s Commercial Resupply Services 2 contract with NASA. The company said Thursday it will ship the test vehicle to NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center to undergo a second phase of flight tests that will involve tow-tests, pre-flight ground evaluations and free-flight tests in coordination with Edwards Air Force Base…
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Avwatch Appoints Homeland Security, Disaster Recovery Vet Larry Gagliano as Field Operations Specialist

Avwatch has appointed Larry Gagliano, formerly Alpha Omega Change Engineering‘s director of domestic operations and airborne networking, as a field operations specialist based in Washington. Gagliano has worked in the homeland security and disaster recovery industry for nearly 25 years and has handled National Reconnaissance Office programs at Rockwell Collins and systems engineering at BAE Systems, Avwatch said Wednesday…
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Booz Allen’s Henry Obering: MDA’s R&D Efforts Face Budget Issues

Henry Obering, an executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton and a former Missile Defense Agency director, has said MDA faces budget constraints that could impact the agency’s research and development efforts, Air Force Times reported Saturday…
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GSA Unveils Playbook to Help Agencies Develop Enterprise Risk Mgmt Program

The General Services Administration has introduced a document designed to help federal agencies create an enterprise risk management program in an effort to comply with the requirements of the Office of Management and Budget’s revised Circular A-123…
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Lt. Gen. Jon Davis: Marine Corps Needs Optionally Piloted Helicopter for Future Vertical Lift Program

A U.S. Marine Corps official has said he believes the service branch’s future vertical lift program should operate as an optionally piloted helicopter designed to perform some missions, Flight Global reported Friday…
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NIST Cybersecurity Center to Utilize Standards-Based Strategies

The National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence will work to address cybersecurity concerns of businesses through standards-based strategies using commercially available technologies…
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