Posts from GovCon Daily 08/10/2016

DHS Seeks Academic Institution to Lead New CoE for Homeland Security Quantitative Analysis

The Department of Homeland Security plans to provide $40 million in funds to an institution that will lead a new center of excellence for homeland security quantitative analysis. DHS said Monday the funds will cover 10 years of CoE operations under a cooperative agreement with the lead institution…
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Jacobs Chosen for UK Defense Land Project Requirements Evaluation Contract; Alan Seywright Comments

Jacobs Engineering Group has been selected to evaluate requirements for a U.K. defense ministry contract related to a land equipment project in the country. Jacobs said Wednesday it will support the service provision and transformation contract for the ministry’s strategic support supplier project that aims to make training and operations equipment available to the British navy, army and air force…
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Northrop to Fund 7 Nanophotonics, Nanomaterials Research Projects at USC

Northrop Grumman will allot $500,000 to fund seven research projects to be conducted at the Northrop Grumman Institute of Nanophotonics and Nanomaterials at the University of Southern California for 2016…
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DHS Rolls Out First Responder Data Sharing Tool Worldwide; Dan Cotter Comments

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has rolled out an information sharing tool for first responders around the world. DHS said Monday the Next-Generation Incident Command System works as a mobile, web-based communication platform for first responders to request and receive remote assistance from personnel…
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Lisa Roger Joins SC3 as Technology Services Division VP; David Page Comments

Lisa Roger, former vice president and operations manager for the commercial cybersecurity division of Leidos‘ health and engineering business group, has been named VP of the technology services division at Alexandria, Virginia-based federal technology services contractor SC3…
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Northrop Prepares AF Polar Region Satcom System for System Acceptance Test

Northrop Grumman has helped deploy elements of a ground system that will work to provide satellite communications coverage for U.S. Air Force users in the North Polar region under a contract with the service branch…
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Huntington Ingalls, General Dynamics Achieve Pressure Hull Completion Milestone for Virginia-Class ‘Indiana’ Submarine

Huntington Ingalls Industries and General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat subsidiary have completed the pressure hull construction phase of a submarine development project for the U.S. Navy. HII said Tuesday the team has joined the hull sections of Indiana, the 16th Virginia-class submarine, to form a single watertight unit for the vessel scheduled for delivery to the Navy in the third quarter of 2017…
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HII-Built ‘Munro’ National Security Cutter Completes Builder’s Sea Trials

Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ sixth National Security Cutter ship for the U.S. Coast Guard has completed the three-day builder’s sea trials held at the Gulf of Mexico. Munro underwent ship propulsion, electrical systems, anchor handling, small boat operations, damage control and combat systems tests as well as a four-hour, full-power propulsion run during the trial, HII said Tuesday…
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Gen. Robert Neller: Marine Corps Mulls Added Assistant Squad Leaders

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller has said the service branch plans to add assistant squad leaders to its units to lead the flight of unmanned aerial vehicles, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday…
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FDIC Starts IT Assessment In Series of Data Security Efforts

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has implemented several measures that aim to protect information from breaches and other cyber threats. Some of the efforts that FDIC launched in the past several months include the expanded use of multi-factor authentication to access assessment invoices and official correspondence as well as the appointment of a third-party independent firm to evaluate FDIC’s privacy and information technology security initiatives, FDIC said Tuesday…
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Defense News: Kuwait Issues $1B Order of Airbus Military Transport Helicopters

Kuwait has signed a $1.1 billion deal with Airbus Group to acquire 30 Airbus-built H225M Caracal military transport helicopters, Defense News reported Tuesday. Pierre Tran writes Kuwait’s defense minister Khaled Al Jarrah Al Sabah signed the contract in the presence of his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian as part of an existing defense agreement between the two countries…
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