Posts from GovCon Daily 10/03/2016

Former DoD Acquisition Leader Kenneth Krieg Joins American Systems’ Advisory Board; Peter Smith Comments

Former Defense Department acquisition leader Kenneth Krieg has joined the advisory board of government services contractor American Systems. American Systems said Monday Krieg will work with a group of former industry leaders and government officials to aid the company’s efforts to support government programs in the areas of test and evaluation; training; enterprise information technology; engineering and analysis; and acquisition and lifecycle services…
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L-3 Closes Purchase of RF, Electronic Warfare Business Micreo; Michael Strianese Comments

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has wrapped up its purchase of Australia-based radiofrequency and electronic warfare platforms provider Micreo for an undisclosed sum. The newly acquired company will operate as L-3 Micreo that is forecast to generate $27 million in annual sales for the year ending Dec…
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Summit-BlueLabs Team to Provide Data Science Support to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

A contractor team of Summit Consulting and BlueLabs will provide data science support to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under a new five-year blanket purchase agreement. Summit said Thursday it created multiple economic models to analyze the significance of race on lending decisions based on bank underwriting and pricing criteria in an effort to identify banks that employ lending practices the agency views as potentially discriminatory based on race…
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Pentagon’s Anti-WMD Agency Changes Name & Joins DTRA

The Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency has joined the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and rebranded to the name of Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization in accordance with the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act…
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Defense News: Singapore Mulls F-35 Procurement in 2030

Singapore is eyeing a potential procurement of the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter aircraft somewhere in the 2030 timeframe, Defense News reported Monday. Aaron Mehta quoted Singaporean Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen as saying that the F-35 is “a good plane, but our needs aren’t so urgent at this point and time…
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Capstone to Support Army Sustainment Battle Lab Operations; John McNally Comments

Capstone has secured a prime contract to support a U.S. Army-run laboratory that conducts wargames and experiments through constructive and live experiment environments for the military branch. The company said Wednesday it aims to help the Army Combined Arms Support Command’s Sustainment Battle Lab to examine Doctrine, Organizations, Training, Leader Development, Materiel, Personnel and Facilities changes to current and future concepts, organizations and systems…
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UK Defense Ministry to Put $1.7B Toward BAE-Led Submarine Replacement Program

The U.K. defense ministry has committed an estimated $1.7 billion in funds to support a BAE Systems-led effort to replace the British navy’s Vanguard-class submarines. BAE said Saturday the funds will cover initial manufacturing work on the first of four submarines under the Successor program as well as long lead item procurement and redevelopment of facilities and infrastructure at BAE’s Barrow-in-Furness site…
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NASA Develops Clean Room to Support the ISAAC Robot with Composite Materials Devt Mission

NASA researchers have constructed a clean room to support the Integrated Structural Assembly of Advanced Composites robot with a mission to discover new methods of composite material development for air and space vehicles…
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Air Force Extends InDyne’s Cape Canaveral Infrastructure O&M Services Contract

InDyne has received a $71.5 contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to continue the company’s infrastructure operations and maintenance services at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida…
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GAO: FDA Should Implement Agency-Wide Info Security Program to Address Risks

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Food and Drug Administration fully implement an agency-wide information security program and take 166 specific actions to address gaps in information security controls…
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