Posts from GovCon Daily 08/09/2016

Florida State University Receives Navy Grant to Lead Development of All-Electric Ship

The Office of Naval Research has awarded Florida State University’s Center for Advanced Power Systems a five-year, $35 million grant to lead a team of scientists and engineers from various universities to help the U…
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LMI Employees Receive DHS ‘Building Partnerships Award’ With National Urban Security Tech Lab Teammates

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded a government-industry team that includes Kris Dooley, Abby Hooper and Steve Vargas of LMI the Building Partnerships Award. The LMI acquisition and financial management professionals are part of a group that worked with the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory within the DHS science and technology directorate’s office of national laboratories, the company said Tuesday…
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Orbital ATK to Continue Iraq Caravan Aircraft Logistics Support Under Potential $118M Contract

Orbital ATK has been awarded a potential $118 million contract to continue its logistics support for missionized Cessna 208 aircraft flown by the Iraqi air force to perform security missions. The company said Tuesday it will also provide maintenance and support training, produce spare parts, repair components, update publications for Iraq’s Armed Caravan program…
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PlanetRisk Seeks to Expand Analytics Tools Suite Through Analytic Strategies Buy

McLean, Virginia-based analytics firm PlanetRisk has purchased service-disabled, veteran-owned small business Analytic Strategies for an undisclosed sum in an effort to expand its suite of analytics platforms…
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Air Force to Seek Industry Partners for Silicon Carbide Manufacturing Support

The U.S. Air Force plans to seek industry partners that can manufacture silicon carbide substrates and epitaxial films to help develop radio frequency and power switching semiconductor devices. A pre-solicitation notice posted Friday on FedBizOpps says the Air Force is scheduled to issue a request for proposals on September 30 and the program could be worth $13…
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Army Turbine Engine Modernization Program to Enter Technology Maturation, Risk Reduction Phase

The U.S. Army has completed the material solution analysis phase of a program that aims to develop a turboshaft engine in an effort modernize the service branch’s fleet of Apache and Black Hawk helicopters…
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Southern Research to Extend NASA Airborne Imaging, Recording Tech Support

NASA has awarded Southern Research a five-year, $10 million contract renewal to continue to support a video imaging system used on the space agency’s WB-57 research aircraft. The Airborne Imaging and Recording System is attached to the WB-57 nose cap and designed to process full motion videos of rockets that ascend into space at a distance of more than 25 miles, Southern Research said Monday…
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Office of Naval Research Holds 19th Underwater Robotics System Contest; Kelly Cooper Comments

The Office of Naval Research and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation have sponsored the 19th international underwater robotics system competition in San Diego. The annual International RoboSub Competition held July 25-30 saw 46 teams design and operate submarines through an obstacle course, ONR said Friday…
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DISA to Open Illinois Facility for Cyber Monitoring Operations; Col. Paul Craft, Dana Rowe Comment

The Defense Information Systems Agency has established a 164,000-square-foot facility at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois designed to help DISA monitor the country’s cyber infrastructure and coordinate emergency response efforts…
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Cambridge Awarded Southcom Helicopter Training Center Services Task Order; Eric Garnier Comments

Cambridge International Systems Inc. has received a task order to provide maintenance, training and logistics services to U.S. Southern Command for the Colombian Regional Helicopter Training Center. The company will work to maintain the OH-58 and TH-67 helicopter, standardize pilot instruction, train maintenance personnel and support airframe transition, Cambridge International Systems said Friday…
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NASA Dynamic Range Camera Project Attempts to Record SLS Booster Test Video Data

NASA has tested a high-speed, high dynamic range camera that attempted to record propulsion video data during a Space Launch System full-scale booster test. The space agency said Friday the High Dynamic Range Stereo X project’s goal was to design a camera that could record and combine multiple slow motion video exposure into a high dynamic range video that exposes all areas of the image to address rocket motor test filming issues…
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Blended Retirement System Course to Educate Air Force, DoD Leaders; Brian Anderson Comments

The U.S. Air Force has introduced a new course on the Blended Retirement System that will help educate the service branch as well as Defense Department leaders on the new initiative. The Air Force said Monday the BRS course is available both online and on mobile via Joint Knowledge Online and will work to provide military and civilian leaders a working knowledge on the BRS as well as the DoD plan prior to its implementation on Jan…
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