Posts from GovCon Daily 10/11/2016

USS Zumwalt Destroyer Sails to Baltimore Ahead of Commissioning Ceremony

The USS Zumwalt guided missile destroyer has sailed from Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia in preparation for a commissioning ceremony in Baltimore, USNI News reported Friday. The ship left earlier than scheduled in an effort to avoid Hurricane Matthew after it received repairs at the naval station, Sam LaGrone writes…
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US, Nordic & Baltic Nations Conduct Multilateral Security Forum

The U.S. and Nordic and Baltic nations have conducted multilateral security meetings in Finland over two days to address regional security threats and beef up the U.S.-Nordic-Baltic cooperation, DoD News reported Friday…
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Lt. Gen. James McConville: Army to Consolidate HR, Pay Processes With New Software

Lt. Gen. James McConville, deputy chief of staff for personnel at the U.S. Army, said the military service will roll out a new software platform designed to manage human resources and pay processes for the Army as well as the branch’s National Guard and Reserve components…
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Katrina McFarland: Commercial Drone Proliferation Presents New Defense Challenges

Katrina McFarland, acting acquisition chief for the U.S. Army, has pointed to the proliferation of commercial unmanned systems as a global trend for the service branch to watch, C4ISRNet reported Monday…
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Rear Adm. Robert Girrier: Navy to Utilize Drones in Transition to Human-Assisted Systems

Rear Adm. Robert Girrier, U.S. Navy unmanned warfare systems director, has said the service branch plans to utilize integrated drones that can relay data to humans in a C2 function to aid decision-making efforts, Scout Warrior reported Monday…
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Shelly Cooper Receives Executive Mosaic’s Top General Counsel Executives Award

SHELLY COOPER SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL & CORPORATE SECRETARY IAP WORLDWIDE SERVICES, INC. Rochelle (“Shelly”) Cooper, as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at IAP Worldwide Services, Inc…
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Coast Guard Taps CopaSAT for Managed Satcom Services to Icebreaker Ships

The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded CopaSAT a potential five-year contract to provide managed satellite communications services to two of the service branch’s Antarctica-based icebreaker ships. CopaSAT started to provide satcom services to the military branch’s Healy and Polar Star icebreakers on Oct…
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Ohio’s Smart Mobility Corridor Project for Connected Vehicles Lands DOT Grant

The Ohio cities of Dublin and Marysville and Union County have received a $6 million grant from the U.S. Transportation Department to help fund the development of a smart mobility corridor designed to facilitate testing work on autonomous and connected vehicles…
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Report: Trade Group Pegs World Naval Market at $40B Annual Sales

Patrick Boissier, chairman of the France-based Gican trade association, has estimated that naval sales in the global market total approximately $40 billion per year, Defense News reported Monday. Pierre Tran writes Boissier told reporters that the U…
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Reports: Poland Eyes S-70i, AW149 Military Transport Helicopters

Poland is considering whether to buy Sikorsky-built S-70i Black Hawk helicopters through the aircraft manufacturer’s locally-based subsidiary PZL Mielec, Flightglobal reported Monday. Bartosz Glowacki writes Antoni Macierewicz, Poland’s defense minister, said that he met with Mielec’s chief executive and the government looks to finalize a procurement deal by the end of the year…
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Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Army Partner for Omadacycline Biodefense Studies

Paratek Pharmaceuticals has partnered with the U.S. Army to conduct research on the efficiency of omadacycline treatments against pathogenic agents under a cooperative research-and-development agreement…
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Airbus Partners With TFT, SarVision to Develop Forest Cover Change Monitoring Service

Airbus has teamed up with SarVision and The Forest Trust to develop a service that seeks to help companies monitor their implementation of zero deforestation efforts in compliance with forest conservation policies…
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NASA’s Jeanette Hanna-Ruiz: Cyber Hiring Must Consider Diverse Talent

Jeanette Hanna-Ruiz, associate chief information officer for IT security and senior agency information security official at NASA, believes federal cybersecurity hiring must include efforts to tap into a diverse pool of talent, Federal News Radio reported Monday…
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