Posts from GovCon Daily 10/04/2016

Raytheon’s Dave Wajsgras: ‘Collective Effort’ Needed to Address Cyber Workforce, Other Challenges

Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon‘s intelligence business segment, has said the U.S. needs what he describes as a “proactive and collective effort” to address future cybersecurity needs…
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Anne Rung Outlines OFPP’s Efforts to Promote Category Mgmt, Innovation Under ‘Transforming the Marketplace’ Plan

Anne Rung, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, has outlined actions that OFFP has implemented to promote category management, advance innovation and establish vendor relationships since the Obama administration introduced in 2014 a plan to streamline the federal marketplace…
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CEO Thomas Kennedy Talks Raytheon’s Expansion Into Commercial Cyber Market

Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy told the Wall Street Journal in an interview published Sunday that sequestration and decreasing defense revenues were factors in the weapons maker’s move to expand into the commercial cybersecurity market…
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BAE Lands Army Production Order for Thermal Weapon Sight Systems; Marc Casseres Comments

BAE Systems has received a potential $13.5 million task order for low-rate initial production of thermal weapon sight systems for the U.S. Army. BAE said Tuesday the service branch awarded the production order under a potential five-year, $434 million contract that BAE secured in May 2015 as part of the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle III and Family of Weapon Sight-Individual program…
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L-3 Seeks Pilot Training Business Growth Through Aerosim Buy

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has acquired pilot and aircraft maintenance technician training company Aerosim for an undisclosed sum in a push to complement L-3’s airline crew training, resourcing and simulation offerings…
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Air Force Establishes Chief Information Security Office & Year-Long Cyber Awareness Campaign

The U.S. Air Force will establish a new chief information security office and in conjunction has started a year-long campaign to promote and address cybersecurity across the military service. The campaign will work to encourage all personnel across the service branch to integrate cybersecurity in their daily routines, the Air Force said Monday…
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Harris Launches EOD Robot at AUSA Convention

Harris has unveiled a robotic technology offering the company designed to help operators disarm improvised explosive devices, Defense News reported Monday. Jen Judson writes the T7 EOD robot, which Harris unveiled at the Association of the U…
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Report: Cybercom Leaders Approve DoD Information Network Defense Plan

Defense Department cyber forces have developed a document to establish a strategic vision for U.S. Cyber Command and its cyber mission force to reach initial operational capability in one of three core mission sets, C4ISRNET reported Friday…
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Orbital ATK to Provide US Allies Non-Standard Munitions Worth $126M

Orbital ATK has secured nearly $126 million in delivery orders from the U.S. government to manufacture a range of ammunition systems for the Defense Department‘s foreign allies. The orders are for non-U…
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MDA Completes Ground Test of Ballistic Missile Defense System

The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Northern Command, U.S. Pacific Command and the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense have conducted a ground test of the Ballistic Missile Defense System…
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