Posts from GovCon Daily 12/16/2016

Honeywell Subsidiary Lands Potential $2.6B Sandia Labs Mgmt Contract

The National Nuclear Security Administration has selected a subsidiary of Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) for the potential 10-year, $2.6 billion contract to help operate and manage Sandia National Laboratories sites located across four states…
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Reports: China’s Navy Seizes US Unmanned Undersea Drone

China’s navy seized a U.S. unmanned underwater vehicle sometime Thursday in international waters around the South China Sea, various media outlets reported Friday. According to CNN, the USNS Bowditch attempted to recover two undersea drones about 100 miles off a port at Subic Bay near the Philippines when a Chinese ship placed a small boat into the water that picked up one of the U…
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DoD IG: Dept Complies With 28 of 166 Open Cyber Recommendations

The Defense Department‘s Office of the Inspector General has summarized audit reports of the Pentagon and Government Accountability Office on potential DoD cybersecurity weaknesses and noted that the department has closed 28 out of 166 open cybersecurity-related recommendations A DoD IG report published Tuesday says access and identity management, configuration management, contractor systems, risk management, security and privacy training were frequently cited as categories of potential cybersecurity weaknesses…
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NASA Kennedy Space Center Unveils New Ground Operations Demo Unit for Liquid Hydrogen

NASA has established a new ground operations demonstrations unit for liquid hydrogen the agency built from a recycled shuttle storage facility at Kennedy Space Center. NASA said Thursday the demonstration unit is composed of an internal cold heat exchanger supplied via a cryogenic refrigerator and a 33,000-gallon liquid hydrogen storage tank that was recycled from the Titan Centaur program…
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BAE Unveils First Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle Prototype for Army

BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary has unveiled the first Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle prototype that will work to provide mobility, survivability, force protection and combat capacities to the Army…
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EY Survey: 50% of C-Suite, IT Executives Confident in Their Firms’ Cyber Attack Detection Function

A new EY survey says 50 percent of C-suite and information technology executives think their organizations are capable to detect a cyber attack as a result of investments in threat intelligence platforms, security operations centers and continuous monitoring tools…
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MDA Fires SM-6 Missiles Against Medium-Range Ballistic Missile Target

The Missile Defense Agency has fired two SM-6 Dual I missiles aboard an Aegis baseline 9.C1-equipped destroyer to engage a medium-range ballistic missile target. MDA said Wednesday the salvo of two SM-6 missiles launched from the USS John Paul Jones off the coast of Hawaii in an effort to validate the system’s Sea-Based Terminal endo-atmospheric defensive capacity…
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ULA Names Winners of Atlas V Launch Support Attachment Bracket Challenge

Lockheed Martin and Boeing‘s joint venture United Launch Alliance has selected the winners of its launch support attachment bracket design challenge for the Atlas V rocket. Nic Adams will receive $10,000 and the opportunity to have his support bracket design incorporated on a future Atlas V mission as the first place winner of the 3-2-1 Liftoff! ULA Rocket Hardware Challenge, ULA said Thursday…
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Lockheed Receives ICBM Re-Entry System Sustainment, Update Contracts

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a potential four-year, $50 million contract and a separate $10.6 million modification for work to sustain and modernize the military service’s intercontinental ballistic missile reentry systems…
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Congress Authorizes GSA to Start Alabama Federal Courthouse Construction

Congress has authorized the General Services Administration to start acquisition, construction and design work on a $38.2 million project to build a new federal courthouse in Alabama. GSA said Thursday the 63,000-square-foot federal courthouse will include two courtrooms, three chambers and other court related tenants from the U…
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VIDEO: CH-53K King Stallion Achieves Initial Operational Testing

On Oct. 21, the CH-53K King Stallion successfully completed initial operational testing by the U.S. Marine Corps, which included external lift scenarios of 27,000 lbs. (12,200 kg) in hover and a 12,000 lb…
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