Posts from GovCon Daily 11/11/2016

White House Seeks $11.6B in Additional Overseas War Funds

The White House has requested $11.6 billion in additional funds for overseas contingency operations, Defense News reported Thursday. Aaron Mehta writes the supplemental request brings the total of the OCO budget proposal for fiscal year 2017 to $85…
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Air Force’s Deanna Ryals: DoD Eyes International Partnerships to Support Military Satcom Operations

A U.S. Air Force satellite communications official has said the Defense Department believes in the role of allied countries in the development and operation of military satcom systems and in efforts to achieve “resilience” in satcom operations, Space News reported Thursday…
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FirstNet Opens Public Safety Network Test Lab in Colorado

The First Responder Network Authority has opened a test laboratory in Boulder, Colorado as part of FirstNet’s preparation for the implementation of a national emergency services network. The FirstNet Innovation and Test Lab will serve as a hub for the agency and its contractor to test public safety features, devices and applications prior to deployment on the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network, FirstNet said Wednesday…
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Israel, DOE Invest in 5 Clean Energy Projects via Binational R&D Effort

The U.S. Energy Department and the Israeli government have invested a total of $4 million in five clean energy projects through the Binational Industrial Research and Development  Energy program. The investments build on a partnership between DOE and Israel’s ministry of national infrastructure, energy and water resources under the U…
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DARPA Conducts Field Test of Mobile Radiation Sensors in Washington

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has deployed more than 1,000 networked mobile detectors at the National Mall in downtown Washington as part of an exercise to track radioactive material threats in urban areas…
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Report: Lockheed, White House Transition Team Discuss F-35 Program

Lockheed Martin has begun to work with President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team on the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft and other programs, Star-Telegram reported Thursday. Max Baker writes Orlando Carvalho, executive vice president of Lockheed’s aeronautics, said the company aims to provide information that can help the transition team make decisions regarding the F-35 program…
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India Eyes $1B Fast-Track Ammunition and Equipment Procurement

India looks to purchase $1 billion worth of weapons and equipment from readily available vendors through a fast track purchase process that will bypass prescribed routine acquisition procedures, Defense News reported Thursday…
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Aptinyx Receives NIH Grants for Neurologic Disorders Treatment R&D

Aptinyx has received three grants worth potentially $2.85 million from the National Institutes of Health to research and develop new therapeutic compounds for neuropathic pain and age-related cognitive decline…
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Treasury Tax IG: IRS Fails to Mitigate Security Risks for IT Contracts Valued at $81M

The Treasury Department‘s inspector general for tax administration has found that the Internal Revenue Service failed to mitigate security risks for randomly selected information technology contracts worth $81…
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CBO: Senate’s FY 2017 Intell Authorization Bill’s Unclassified Provisions to Cost $888M Through 2021

A new Congressional Budget Office report says the implementation of unclassified programs under the Senate’s Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 would cost the federal government approximately $888 million over five years…
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