Posts from GovConDaily for 05/01/2017

State Dept Clears US’ $1B P-8A Aircraft, Associated Support Deal With New Zealand

The State Department has approved New Zealand’s request to purchase four P-8A patrol aircraft and associated support under a potential $1.5 billion foreign military sales agreement with the U.S…
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Report: Senators Urge James Mattis to Buy More Littoral Combat Ships

Eight senators have called on Defense Secretary James Mattis to include funds for three new littoral combat ships in the 2018 defense budget, Military.com reported Friday. The senators told Mattis in a letter to retain the LCS requirement in the U…
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Report: SpaceX Deploys NRO Payload to Orbit

SpaceX has launched the National Reconnaissance Office‘s classified payload dubbed NROL-76 aboard a company-built Falcon 9 rocket, TechCrunch reported Monday. Falcon 9 lifted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the rocket’s first stage was separated to perform controlled landing at SpaceX’s Cape Canaveral-based landing pad, reported TechCrunch…
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Huntington Ingalls Christens 16th Virginia-Class Submarine for Navy

Newport News Shipbuilding, a Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) subsidiary, has christened the U.S. Navy‘s 16th Virginia-class Indiana submarine at the company’s shipyard in Newport News, Virginia…
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Air Force Global Strike Command Team Launches Unarmed Minuteman ICBM from Vandenberg AFB

A combined team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen from the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, and the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a single test re-entry vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California U…
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State Dept OKs $333M in C-17 Logistics Support, IR Countermeasure Tech Deals for NATO

The State Department has given NATO the green light to buy equipment and logistics support for Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) C-17 aircraft and Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures system components under two foreign military sales agreements worth approximately $333…
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Robert Work: New DoD Task Force Seeks to Advance AI Use in Military Intell

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has said he has formed a new team within the Defense Department to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning in order to derive intelligence and insights from large volumes of data, Breaking Defense reported Friday…
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CA Technologies’ Mike Gregoire: Federal Govt Should Adopt ‘Built-to-Change’ Approach in IT Modernization

Mike Gregoire, CEO of CA Technologies, has said federal government agencies should transition from the “built-to-last” concept to the “built-to-change” approach when modernizing information technology systems in an effort to protect IT infrastructure and data from security threats…
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VIDEO: 380th Air Expeditionary Wing employs all five Air Force Core Missions

The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing is the only Wing in the Air Force that employs all five of the Air Force’s enduring core missions while supporting multiple theater operations.
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