Posts from GovCon Daily 12/01/2016

Fitch Ratings Unveils Global Defense Spending Environment Handbook

Fitch Ratings has released the latest edition of its Defense & Security Handbook that contains an overview of the current global defense spending environment as well as profile reports on 22 U.S…
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DoD’s DIUx Arm Details Approach for Faster Acquisitions

The Defense Department’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental has published a guidebook in efforts to help agencies create contracting vehicles that could optimize time and costs required to acquire technology, DoD News reported Friday…
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Lockheed Taps Textron for F-35 Electronic Warfare Simulation Tests; Steve Mensh Comments

Lockheed Martin has selected Textron’s electronic systems business unit to provide threat simulation systems for electronic warfare tests on the F-35 fighter jet. Lockheed will use Textron’s Advanced Architecture Phase Amplitude and Time Simulator system to develop and confirm aircraft software requirements for the F-35, Textron said Wednesday Textron will manufacture the simulation system at the F-35 Norwegian, Italian Reprogramming Lab within Eglin Air Force base, where international partners receive support services…
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Rainer Blair Promoted to EVP Ranks at Danaher; Thomas Joyce Comments

Rainer Blair, a Danaher Corp. (NYSE: DHR) vice president and group executive, will elevate to an executive VP role at the Washington, D.C.-based science and technology company in a transition scheduled to take effect Jan…
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DARPA Seeks Game-Based Science, Tech Collaboration Platform; John Main Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a new program that seeks to bring together a diverse group of talented professionals worldwide to explore emerging science and technology applications through a combination of online game and social media tools…
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Obama Nominates DOJ’s Robert Storch as NSA Inspector General

President Barack Obama has nominated Robert Storch, current Justice Department deputy inspector general, to serve in the IG role at the National Security Agency, the White House said Tuesday. Storch will work to oversee NSA activities in the area of privacy in that role, FCW News reported Wednesday…
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On Semiconductor Receives DoD Trusted Test Accreditation for Electronic Component Security

On Semiconductor has achieved the Trusted Test status from the Defense Department‘s Defense MicroElectronics Activity accreditation program for the company’s efforts to address government requirements over the security of electronic components…
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Air Force Pilots Start Integrated F-16, F-35 Training

The U.S. Air Force has started to facilitate integrated direct support practice sorties in Lockheed Martin-built F-35A and F-16 aircraft as a regular part of the training curriculum at Luke Air Force Base…
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RRDS to Supply Bullet Resistant Panels to US Military Recruiting Facilities

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded RRDS a 10-month, $10 million firm-fixed-price contract to provide bullet resistant panels to nearly 900 military recruiting stations across U.S. states and territories…
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Serco Secures Potential $759M Contract for England Hospital Facility Mgmt Services

Serco Group has secured a potential 10-year, $759.3 million contract from England’s Barts Health NHS Trust to carry out facility management services. Serco said Thursday the contract covers cleaning and domestic services; linen and laundry; patient catering; portering; car parking; reception and helpdesk; and other non-clinical management and support services at all Barts Health sites…
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