Posts from GovConWire for 12/12/2016

Raytheon to Repair Navy F/A-18 Radar Warning Receivers Under Potential $128M Contract

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a potential five-year, $128.2 million contract to help the U.S. Navy repair AN/ALR-67(V)3 radar warning receivers on the military branch’s fleet of F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft…
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PiXlogic’s Joseph Santucci: AI-Based Software Tools Could Help Agencies Analyze Visual Images in Support of Security Missions

Joseph Santucci, president and CEO of California-based software technology firm piXlogic, has said an artificial intelligence-based software platform could help government agencies search and analyze videos and pictures for use in investigations and security missions…
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Senate Clears Stopgap Measure in 63-36 Vote

The Senate on Friday voted 63-36 to approve a continuing resolution that would fund the federal government through the end of April, the New York Times reported Friday. Thomas Kaplan and Jennifer Steinhauer write the Senate passed the stopgap spending bill less than an hour prior to a possible government shutdown and after the lawmakers voted 61-38 to clear a procedural measure to advance the CR…
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Air Force Selects Orbital ATK-Built Rocket to Launch New NRO Satellite

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Orbital ATK a potential $29.2 million contract to send a new satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office into space with the company’s Minotaur I launch vehicle…
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NASA, Orbital ATK to Launch Weather-Monitoring Satellite System Monday

Orbital ATK is scheduled Monday to launch a Pegasus rocket aboard the company’s Stargazer L-1011 airplane to transport a NASA satellite system designed for weather research. NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System will lift off Monday from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 8:24 a…
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Navy Plans Hawkeye Lots 7-11 Full-Rate Production Contract Award to Northrop

The U.S. Navy plans to award a sole-source contract to Northrop Grumman for the full-rate production of lots 7 to 11 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. The fixed-price contract to be awarded by the Naval Air Systems Command covers 20 aircraft and contains a “variation in quantity” option that could bring the total number of planes to 40, the service branch said in a FedBizOpps presolicitation notice published Tuesday…
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Report: Canada Sets 5-Year Timeline for F-18 Aircraft Replacement Selection Process

Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan has said it could take Canada five years to complete an open competition to replace the country’s fleet of CF-18 Hornets, The Hill Times reported Thursday…
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DARPA Begins Phase I of Data Link Restoration Platform Devt Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has commenced the first phase of a project that seeks to build a deployable undersea network that would serve as a means to restore disrupted data links, C4ISR & Networks reported Friday…
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CIA: Russia’s Cyber Intrusions Sought to Influence US Elections

A secret assessment by the CIA says Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election through cyber intrusions in order to help Donald Trump get elected as U.S. president, the Washington Post reported Friday…
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First F-35 Test Pilot Jon Beesley Revisits Lockheed

Jon Beesley, the first pilot to fly the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter jet, has revisited the aerospace company to celebrate the first F-35 test flight that occurred on Dec. 15, 2006, Star-Telegram reported Friday…
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December 12 Morning Report: GovCon Index Registers 6th Straight Weekly Gain as Defense Stocks Continue Post-Election Rally

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday up 0.476 percent to 90.426, with gainers outnumbering laggers by a 2-to-1 ratio, as the climb of defense stocks continues following the election of Donald Trump…
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