Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 10/17/2016

DOT Taps Engility for Potential $369M FAA Air Traffic Mgmt System Update Contract

Engility (NYSE: EGL) has received a potential five-year, $369 million contract from the U.S. Transportation Department to provide technical and engineering services in support of the Federal Aviation Administration’s efforts to update the country’s air traffic management system…
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Air Force, Raytheon to Continue GPS Operational Control System Modernization Work

The U.S. Air Force can continue its program to develop a new ground-based command system for the military branch’s GPS satellite constellation after Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall certified the project to Congress, DoD News reported Friday…
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Report: NASA Will Not Extend Soyuz Crew Capsule Launch Contract With Russian Space Agency

NASA officials have said the agency does not have plans to extend its contract with the Russian space agency to transport U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station in 2019 through the Russian-built Soyuz crew capsules, Spaceflight Now reported Thursday…
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GSA’s 18F Hub Modifies Federal Pay System to Back Cyber Talent Recruitment Goals

The General Services Administration‘s 18F unit has launched a new campaign to attract private-sector cybersecurity talent through a move that will offer potential hires with jobs at the top of the General Schedule pay scale, Nextgov reported Friday…
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US Govt Seeks $13B in Clean Energy R&D Investments by FY 2021

The White House’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 includes plans to double federal investments in clean energy research and development initiatives from $6.4 billion in FY 2016 to $12.8 billion in FY 2021…
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DoD Accelerator Program Aims to Spur Public-Private Natl Security Tech Collaboration

The Defense Department has partnered with a network of U.S. research universities to establish an accelerator program that aims to promote civil-military technology collaboration to support national security efforts…
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Tory Bruno: ULA Reassesses Cost Structure for Space Launch Services Amid Competition

Tory Bruno, president and CEO of United Launch Alliance, has said the competition between ULA and Elon Musk’s SpaceX has made the former company re-evaluate its cost structure for space launch services, Forbes reported Friday…
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Maj. Dan Riley: New Air Force Test Group to Focus on Autonomous Flight Systems

The U.S. Air Force activated a new group within the 412th Test Wing in July to help the military branch develop testing methods for autonomous systems and small unmanned aircraft. The Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force aims to establish test plans and policies as well as explore potential testing areas around Edwards AF Base in California, the Air Force said Thursday…
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Trowbridge & Trowbridge to Provide IT Services for Navy’s Submarine Maintenance Org

Trowbridge & Trowbridge has secured a task order under a potential three-year, $11.1 million prime contract to provide information management technology services to the Naval Sea Systems Command’s submarine maintenance, engineering, planning and procurement organization…
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Tony Otten: Versar to Extend Army Construction Oversight Support in Afghanistan

Versar has received a $14.8 million task order from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Middle to support oversight of military construction projects in Afghanistan. Springfield, Virginia-based Versar said Wednesday it will continue to assist Afghan engineering and technical staff as well as collaborate with USACE personnel who manage projects across the country…
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SEC Names Melissa Hodgman Enforcement Division Associate Director

Melissa Hodgman, formerly assistant director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s market abuse unit, has been appointed as associate director at SEC’s enforcement division. She succeeds Stephen Cohen, who departed the agency in June, SEC said Friday…
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