Posts from GovConDaily for 05/22/2017

GAO: Federal Improper Payments Reached $144B in Fiscal 2016

The Government Accountability Office has found that the federal government recorded approximately $144 billion in improper payments in fiscal 2016. GAO said in a report published Wednesday the figure was linked to 112 federal programs across 22 agencies and those programs include Medicare, Medicaid and earned income tax credit…
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Leidos Secures Follow-On Navy Intell System Support Contract; Tim Reardon Comments

Leidos has secured a potential two-year, $43 million contract from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command to provide technical services in support of the U.S. Navy‘s intelligence infrastructure…
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L3 Acquires UUV Power System Manufacturer in Naval Market Push; Michael Strianese Comments

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has completed the acquisition of maritime power-generation technology developer Open Water Power for an undisclosed value in a move that seeks to expand the former’s unmanned undersea vehicle portfolio…
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Dyke Weatherington, Principal Director of SSI to Speak at POC Unmanned Systems Forum

The Potomac Officers’ Club is pleased to announce that Dyke Weatherington,  Principal Director, Space, Strategic and Intelligence Systems (SSI) at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (OUSD (AT&L)) for the Pentagon will speak at the Unnanned Systems Forum…
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US-Jordan Team Discuss Possible Approaches to Mitigate WMD Production

The U.S. and Jordan have participated in a capacity-building workshop at the Exercise Eager Lion event to discuss interdiction and potential approaches to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction…
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DoD Lab Day Features More Than 80 Technical Projects

The Defense Department showcased more than 80 technical projects from 63 defense laboratories and warfare and engineering centers during an event held Thursday at the Pentagon Center Courtyard, DoD News reported Thursday…
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Gen. David Goldfein: Separate Space Force Would Slow Down USAF Efforts to Counter Threats

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein has said the move to separate space activities through the establishment of an independent “space corps” would impede the service branch’s efforts to address orbital threats, Space News reported Friday…
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Gentex Wins $51M Marines Combat Helmet, Data Report Delivery Contract

Gentex has won a potential five-year, $51.4 million contract to provide 84,376 updated combat helmets and data reports to the U.S. Marine Corps. The Marine Corps Systems Command received three proposals for the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract and obligated nearly $10 million in fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance funds…
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VIDEO: Gunner Fact or Fiction | Suppressors

Sit in the school circle with the 2nd Marine Division Gunner as he fires and tests the combat effectiveness of an M4 with/without a suppressor. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Timothy Lutz and Cpl…
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