Posts from GovConDaily for 06/12/2017

House Appropriations Panel Proposes $89B FY 2018 Discretionary Budget for VA, Military Construction

The House Appropriations Committee has introduced a bill that would authorize $88.8 billion in discretionary spending for the Department of Veterans Affairs and military construction projects and $638 million in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal year 2018…
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BAE’s US Arm Gets $181M Navy Contract to Continue Laser-Guided Rocket Production

BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary has secured a $180.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy to continue to produce laser-guided rockets for U.S. and international defense customers. The company said Monday the latest order for its Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System is funded under an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract the service branch awarded in October 2016…
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Leidos to Support Navy Acoustic Trials, Research Activities

Leidos has received a potential nine-month, $12 million contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Arderock Division to support acoustic trials and research activities at the U.S. Navy‘s Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility…
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Reports: Trump Administration Seeks to Expedite Infrastructure Project Approval Process With New Council

The White House will establish a new council to reform the current approval process for highway development and other projects as part of President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure modernization plan, Reuters reported Friday…
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HHS Boosts Communications With Private Sector After ‘WannaCry’ Attacks

The Department of Health and Human Services has worked to strengthen its communications with the private sector following the WannaCry ransomware attacks, MeriTalk reported Friday. Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee raised concerns with HHS officials that a similar event could impact U…
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Army Tests Secure Wireless Package to Boost Mobility

The U.S. Army has tested secure wireless equipment designed to help soldiers reduce the time it takes to setup and disassemble a tactical operations center. The service branch said Thursday the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division trained with the Secure Wireless package at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California…
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GAO: NASA, DoD, NOAA Spent $43B on Cost-Reimbursement Contracts for Satellite Procurement Programs

The Government Accountability Office assessed 19 satellite acquisition programs at NASA, Defense Department and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and found that the agencies obligated approximately $43…
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PCX Aerostructures to Supply Army Apache Weapon Connecting Links

The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded PCX Aerostructures a potential five-year, $67 million contract to supply right connecting links for the weapon system of the U.S. Army‘s AH-64 Apache attack helicopters…
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VIDEO: Coming Soon: Your New U.S. Army National Museum

In the near future, the U.S. Army will have a National Museum honoring the legacy and service of the American Soldier. Check out this video for a sneak peek. Coming in late 2019 at Fort Belvoir, VA.
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