Posts from GovCon Daily 11/10/2016

November 10 Market Close: GovCon Index Adds 2% to Record High on Post-Election Defense Buying Spree

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index added 2 percent to another record close Thursday as investors continued a buying spree on defense stocks after Donald Trump’s election win and Maximus (NYSE: MMS) rebounded after its sharp drop Wednesday…
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Pentagon Begins Transition Process Following Donald Trump’s Win

The Defense Department has kicked off the transition process with the incoming administration a day after Donald Trump won the elections, Military Times reported Wednesday. Leo Shane writes transition teams who work for president-elect Donald Trump have started to develop plans to assume operations at various federal departments 68 days before the inauguration day…
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Lockheed Chief Marillyn Hewson Offers 3 Ideas to Maintain NATO’s Tech Edge

Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson has said NATO and industry partners can maintain their technological edge through sustained investment, interoperability and talent development. Hewson said Wednesday at the NATO-Industry forum in Brussels alliance members should provide consistent and sustained defense spending to support operational readiness and the industry’s research and development efforts…
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Matt Desch: SpaceX ‘Back on the Path’ for Iridium Satellite Launch After Rocket Explosion

Iridium CEO Matt Desch has said he is confident that SpaceX is back on track to launch Iridium’s new fleet of satellites into orbit after Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX, spoke about the cause of the Sept…
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VA, SSA Launch Medical Records Sharing Initiative; David Shulkin Comments

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administration have jointly introduced a new initiative that aims to help the VA share electronic medical records with Social Security disability processors…
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DHS’ Dan Cotter: Smart City, Public Safety Tech Should Incorporate Geospatial Data

Dan Cotter, director of the first responders group within the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate, has said public sector agencies should incorporate geospatial data in smart city and emergency response technologies…
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Navy Buys Zeiss-Built Machine to Address Aircraft Manufacturing Accuracy

The U.S. Navy‘s Fleet Readiness Center Southwest has acquired a Zeiss-built machine for $500,000 to help support accuracy in the manufacturing of aircraft parts. The Navy said Tuesday the Coordinate Measuring Machine works to provide 0…
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DLA Personnel Take Part in Air Force Nuclear Weapons Mgmt Course; Terry Simpson Comments

Approximately 30 Defense Logistics Agency employees who work in support of the Defense Department’s nuclear mission participated in a two-day course conducted by a U.S. Air Force mobile training team at Fort Belvoir in Virginia…
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Army Wants to Hone Soldiers’ Cyber Skills; Jerry Turner, Patricia Frost Comment

U.S. Army officials are looking to employ a social media-savvy force to help the military branch’s field commanders implement cyber strategies in tactical environments. The Army said Tuesday cyber officials have begun to review results of a study conducted by the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team’s 2nd Infantry Division earlier this year with the use of virtual effects in a simulated battlefield…
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Report: DoD Proposes Rules on Industry’s Use of Independent R&D Investments

The Defense Department has proposed an amendment to a policy that would require contractors to consult with DoD on independent research and development programs, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Scott Maucione writes the Pentagon also plans to introduce a new rule that would ask contract officers to take into account the use of IRAD in the final contract price when it comes to the selection of a contractor…
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Singapore Taps Airbus, Boeing for Military Transport Helicopters

Airbus and Boeing have received separate contracts from Singapore’s ministry of defense to provide helicopters to support transport activities of the country’s armed forces. The ministry said Monday it chose Airbus’ H225M medium lift helicopter and Boeing’s CH-47F heavy lift helicopter to replace the Singaporean air force’s Super Pumas and Chinook platforms following a rigorous evaluation process…
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