Posts from GovCon Daily 08/12/2016

IHS Jane’s: Boeing to Help Maintain Australian F/A-18F, EA-18G Aircraft Under $203M Contract

Boeing (NYSE:BA) has secured a five-year, $203 million contract from Australia to provide a range of sustainment services for the Australian air force’s F/A-18F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft, IHS Jane’s reported Thursday…
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ODNI Releases Video on Foreign Threats Against Supply Chains

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s National Counterintelligence and Security Center has unveiled a video that seeks to inform public and private entities on foreign risks facing the industry’s supply chain…
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Raytheon Partners With Air Force, Navy to Test-Fire 3 Sidewinder Missiles From F-35

Raytheon has worked with the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy to test-fire three short-range, air-to-air missiles launched from an F-35A aircraft that resulted in direct hits against airborne targets. Raytheon said Wednesday the tests were conducted to assess the AIM-9X Block I Sidewinder‘s end-to-end system, which includes loading, in-flight carriage and guidance, launch initiation, separation, impact/proximity fuzing and target acquisition functions…
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Army Surpasses $1B Mark for Utility Energy Service and Energy Savings Performance Contracts

The U.S. Army Materiel Command’s Anniston Army Depot has awarded a utility energy service contract that clinched the service branch’s $1 billion mark in energy savings performance contracts…
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HHS to Move $81M Toward Zika Vaccine Devt Efforts at BARDA, NIH; Rep. Hal Rogers Comments

The Department of Health and Human Services has decided to move $81 million in funds from other research programs to efforts that seek to advance development work on vaccines against Zika virus, Reuters reported Thursday…
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ViaSat’s Rugged Network Encryptors Gain NSA Certification; Jerry Goodwin Comments

ViaSat has received National Security Agency certification for two encryption platforms the company designed to secure communications networks. The broadband services and technology provider said Wednesday its NSA-certified KG-250XS and IPS-250X encryptors are now available for purchase by government agencies…
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NeuroCog Trials Receives Federal Mental Health Assessment Tool Development Grant

NeuroCog Trials has received a $2 million grant from the the National Institute of Mental Health to gather additional normative data and internationalize a functional capacity assessment tool. NeuroCog Trials said Thursday the Virtual Reality Functional Capacity Assessment Tool was developed to serve as a platform to present a realistic and immersive environment to recreate routine activities of daily living with different scenarios…
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Health Orgs Receive HRSA Funds for Telehealth Tech, Care Provider & Research Support

The Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded more than $16 million in grants to nonprofit healthcare organizations nationwide to foster the development of telehealth technology, care provider training and research to support rural communities…
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House Oversight Committee Taps GAO to Evaluate Census Bureau Test Readiness Status

The House Oversight Committee has asked the Government Accountability Office to evaluate the Census Bureau‘s readiness to conduct an end-to-end test in 2018 as part of the bureau’s preparedness strategy for 2020 Census…
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