Posts from GovConDaily for 06/13/2017

DoD Requests $20.7B & ODNI Seeks $57.7B to Fund Intelligence Programs in FY 2018

The Defense Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence have separately submitted proposed budget appropriations for their respective intelligence programs in fiscal year 2018. DoD said Monday it seeks a top-line 2018 budget of $20…
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Concurrent Technologies Corporation Awarded Contract for Navy Antenna Mast Components

Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) has been awarded a contract from ArgonST, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, to construct the internal component of antenna masts for Navy Surface Ships…
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Charles River Analytics-Led Team Gets DARPA Contract to Support Artificial Intelligence Program

A team led by Charles River Analytics has secured a four-year contract worth approximately $8 million to support the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency‘s Explainable Artificial Intelligence program, which seeks to make artificial intelligence easier to explain…
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Mattis: ‘We are not winning’ in Afghanistan

Defense Secretary James Mattis stated unequivocally that “we are not winning in Afghanistan” in a Congressional hearing Tuesday. Speaking to members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Mattis was under fire from Sen…
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Senate Confirms Kenneth Rapuano as DoD Assistant Secretary for Homeland Defense & Global Security

Kenneth Rapuano, a senior vice president at nonprofit research institute ANSER, has been confirmed as assistant secretary for homeland defense and global security at the Pentagon, Washington Examiner reported Monday…
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Lockheed Martin Open to Continued Cooperation with Japanese Industry for the F-35 Program

After the successful unveiling of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ first Japanese-assembled F-35A on June 5th,  Lockheed Martin has stated that it is open to further cooperation and expansion with Japanese industry for producing more F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft in Japan, IHS Janes reported…
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CBP Eyes Equipment, Tools to Address Wireless Communication Obstacles

The Customs and Border Protection seeks public input on the development of potential wireless communication applications, equipment, technologies and tools that can help address multiple wireless communication requirements and challenges…
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GAO: Defense Secretary Should Require Army to Select Point of Contact for ACPV Information

The Government Accountability Office has urged the secretary of defense to instruct the U.S. Army to select a point of contact for information related to armored commercial passenger-carrying vehicles…
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NIST Awards First Responder Broadband Tech R&D Grant to Sonim Technologies

Sonim Technologies has received a $1.4 million grant from the public safety communications research division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to research, develop, produce and test broadband technologies for emergency communications…
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Riverbed to Exhibit Software-Defined WAN at AWS Public Sector Summit; Davis Johnson Comments

Riverbed Technology is set to present a suite of software-defined wide area network and visibility platforms designed for cloud environments at the three-day Amazon Web Services Public Sector Summit that kicked off Monday in Washington, D…
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VIDEO: Raising the Flag

As the Defense Department observes Flag Day June 14 and Flag Week June 11-17, we’re reminded that the raising of Old Glory has punctuated many important milestones in U.S. history.For more on the Department of Defense, visit: https://www…
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