Posts from GovCon Daily 10/28/2016

Jeff DeTroye: FAA Can Perform Space Situational Awareness Work at Sub-$100M Budget

The Federal Aviation Administration believes that it can provide collision warnings for most U.S. Air Force satellites with a budget of under $100 million if the agency will be authorized to do so, Space News reported Wednesday…
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Rep. Duncan Hunter Urges Air Force to Expedite UAS Devt & Acquisition Efforts

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-California) has said the U.S. Air Force should accelerate the development and acquisition of unmanned aerial systems to counter threats posed by hostile actors that use commercial UAS, Air Force Times reported Thursday…
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Jim Winner Receives Executive Mosaic’s Top General Counsel Executives Award

JIM WINNER CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER AND GENERAL COUNSEL AEGIS Jim Winner is Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel for Aegis Defense Services LLC, a global security and risk management company. He is the senior executive responsible for legal, compliance, contracts, security and risk management…
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DoD Selects Mission Ready Services Subsidiary as ‘Defense to Response Tech’ Program Winner

The Defense Department has chosen Mission Ready Services‘ Protect The Force subsidiary as the winner of DoD’s Defense to Response Technology Program. MRS said Thursday Protect the Force was selected out of the 11 finalists for the D2R program and demonstrated its Flex9Armor body armor technology that works to protect wearers against ballistic threats…
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Deborah Lee James: Next US Administration Should Decide on the Course of DoD’s Space Investments

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has said she believes the next U.S. administration should facilitate the decision-making process when it comes to the direction of the Defense Department’s investments in the space domain…
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Naval Academy Breaks Ground on Future Cyber Study Center

The U.S. Naval Academy has started construction work on a $106 million facility on its campus in Annapolis, Maryland to house classes and research work for students in the field of cybersecurity. The Navy said Thursday this multi-story academic building will include classrooms, a lecture hall, research labs, a research and testing tank for the engineering and weapons lab and a compartmented intelligence facility space intended to help midshipmen categorize information…
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Chemring to Supply Army & Navy Flares for Helicopter Survivability System

The U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy have awarded a Chemring Group subsidiary $17.6 million in contracts to produce and deliver MJU-61A/B flares and M2o6 and M211 infrared decoy flares. Chemring Countermeasures will produce the MJU-61A/B and m206 flares at its Kilgore facility in Toone, Tennessee and the M211 at its Alloy Surfaces facility in Chester Township, Pennsylvania, the company said Wednesday…
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NIKA to Design New Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic; Kabir Chaudhary Comments

Architecture and engineering firm NIKA has been awarded a $1 million contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs to design a new outpatient clinic in Riverview, Florida for the VA. Hokanson Companies will lead the project scheduled for completion by 2018 and Doster Construction Company will be responsible for construction aspects for the 50,000-square-foot South Hillsborough outpatient clinic, NIKA said Thursday…
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Army Seeks to Help Soldiers Recharge Batteries Through Knee Device; Noel Soto Comments

The U.S. Army has developed a bionic knee device designed to help soldiers generate energy and recharge batteries through walking and other knee movements, the Army said Wednesday. Jane Benson writes the Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center has partnered with Bionic Power to develop the PowerWalk device in support of the Army and U…
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AWS to Host Partner Event on FedRAMP Compliance

Amazon Web Services will hold a meeting on Nov. 10 in Washington to offer insights to companies on how to secure Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program accreditation for cloud platforms. The invitation-only event will discuss how firms can prepare for FedRAMP evaluation and authorization, comply with the program’s “high” baseline requirements on AWS GovCloud (US) and market FedRAMP-compliant cloud systems to government agencies, AWS said on the event webpage…
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