Posts from GovCon Daily 12/20/2016

Engility Lands $31M Air Force Cybersecurity Contract; Lynn Dugle Comments

Engility Holdings has received a five-year, $31 million contract to perform cybersecurity assessment, analysis and research work for the Defense Technical Information Center in support of U.S. Air Force mission requirements…
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Michael Johnson Steps Down from Energy CIO Role

Michael Johnson, Energy Department chief information officer, has left the agency following an almost two-year stint with the organization, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Steven Norton writes Robbie Green, principal deputy CIO for enterprise information resources management, has been named interim CIO following Johnson’s departure…
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Siemens Lands Energy Savings Performance Contracts With Federal Agencies; Barbara Humpton Comments

Siemens has received a series of Energy Savings Performance Contracts to implement energy and water conservation measures at federal agencies. Barbara Humpton, president and CEO of Siemens Government Technologies, said in a statement released Monday the company will work to help federal agencies cut carbon emissions and meet the White House’s sustainability and energy conservation requirements through the contracts…
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Report: FBI, ODNI Agree With CIA Assessment on Russia’s Influence Over 2016 US Election

CIA Director John Brennan has said FBI Director James Comey and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper agree with CIA’s assessment that Russia launched cyber intrusions to help Donald Trump win the U…
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Orbital ATK-NASA Team Commences Launch of Five Scientific Balloon Flights to Collect Cosmic Ray Particle Data

Orbital ATK supported NASA‘s scientific balloon team in the launch of five scientific balloon flights that carried instruments and payloads developed to provide scientific data on cosmic ray particles and the life cycle of the interstellar medium…
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UK Air Force Starts Post-Repair Sentry AWACS Flight Tests

The Royal Air Force has commenced test flights of the military branch’s Sentry E-3D aircraft following completion of repairs to the system’s electrical wiring, Defense News reported Monday…
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European Space Agency Taps Thales Alenia Space for ExoMars 2020 Mission Support Contract

The European Space Agency has partnered with Thales Alenia Space to carry out the final stage of activities for the ExoMars 2020 — a joint mission of ESA and its Russian counterpart to explore life on Mars…
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NASA Renames SSCO as Satellite Servicing Projects Division; Ben Reed Comments

NASA has turned the Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office into a division in response to the growth in satellite servicing demonstrations and projects as well as the need to coordinate servicing missions and implement technology development programs…
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Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan: F-35 Program Has Been On Schedule, On Budget Since 2011

Air Force Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan, head of the F-35 joint program office, has said the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter aircraft has been on budget and on schedule since his office restructured the program in 2011, Breaking Defense reported Monday…
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Ray Mabus Talks Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship Program, Efforts to Increase Fleet Size

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has offered updates on the littoral combat ship program and other efforts to build up the service branch’s fleet size. Mabus told Defense News senior naval reporter Christopher P…
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VIDEO: Steel Knight 17 | 3rd LAR Rolls Through

Marines with Task Force Recon, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, participate in a force on force exercise during Steel Knight 17 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif…
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