Posts from GovCon Daily 09/22/2016

Jim Chilton Promoted to Boeing Network & Space Systems Business President

Jim Chilton, vice president of strategic missiles and defense systems at Boeing (NYSE: BA), has been promoted to president of the aerospace and defense contractor’s network and space systems business in a move that takes effect Oct…
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BAE to Ship First Marine Corps Amphibious Combat Vehicle; John Swift Comments

BAE Systems U.S. subsidiary plans to transport to Marine Corps Base Quantico the first Amphibious Combat Vehicle produced under a $104 million contract with the U.S. Marine Corps, USNI News reported Wednesday…
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Army Research Lab: Nanotechnology has Potential to Advance Engine Technology

The Army Research Laboratory has conducted research on nanotechnology that indicate nanomaterials could potentially work to advance engine technology. The study led by Kristopher Darling, a materials scientist with ARL’s lightweight and specialty metals branch, could drive the discovery of new materials applications for nanotechnology such as for turbine engines, the U…
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SOS International Promotes Mike Franz as VP of Business Devt; Julian Setian Comments

Mike Franz, former business development director at SOS International, has been promoted as the company’s vice president for business development. SOSi said Thursday Franz will succeed former business development VP Jim Edwards, who has recently joined the U…
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Space News: US, Canada to Collaborate on Space-Based Space Surveillance Mission Proposal

The U.S. Air Force will collaborate with its counterpart in Canada on a proposal for the upcoming Space Based Space Surveillance follow-on mission that will work to monitor the geosynchronous-orbit belt, Space News reported Wednesday…
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Sikorsky to Open New S-92 Helicopter Forward Stocking Location in Scotland

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary will open a new forward stocking location for the S-92 helicopter at the Aberdeen International Airport in Scotland as part of efforts to position inventory closer to commercial helicopter operators…
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Navy Receives Initial Batch of Northrop Mine-Hunting Sonar Upgrade Kits

Northrop Grumman has produced the first of three batches of tools for the U.S. Navy to modernize the service branch’s current mine-hunting countermeasure technology. The tools have been delivered to the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Panama City division  in Florida and are designed to update 27 AQS-24A mine-hunting devices into the AQS-24B configuration, Northrop said Wednesday…
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Nextgov: 9 States Request DHS’ Election Cybersecurity Assistance

The Department of Homeland Security has received requests from nine U.S. states to help scan online voter registration databases and assess the security of poll machines, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Aliya Sternstein writes DHS spokesman Scott McConnell told Nextgov that the department offers election officials various services such as information exchange on cyber incidents and on-site assessments of network configurations and digital voting machines…
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Senate Confirms Lt. Gen. Daniel Hokanson as National Guard Bureau’s Vice Chief

Army Lt. Gen. Daniel Hokanson, former deputy commander of the U.S. Northern Command, was approved by the Senate on Thursday to serve as the new vice chief of the National Guard Bureau. He helped spearhead Northcom’s efforts to prepare for and address threats within North America and the command’s area of responsibility as well as managed the military organization’s defense support to civil authorities, the National Guard said Monday…
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GAO: VA Should Develop New Procurement System Procedures

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Department of Veterans Affairs establish procedures to record obligations in the procurement system and address the implementation of the contract liaison initiative…
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