Posts from GovConDaily for 06/28/2017

John Celli, President of SSL, Retires; New SSL Executive Appointments

John Celli, president of SSL (Space Systems Loral,) will be stepping down after serving the satellites and spacecraft systems company for 36 years, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX:MDA), announced Wednesday…
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Boeing Expands Role of CFO, EVP Greg Smith to Include Enterprise Performance Leadership

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has expanded the responsibilities of Greg Smith, chief financial officer and executive vice president of corporate development and strategy, to include leadership over business performance, innovation and corporate functional excellence…
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Textron Systems CEO Ellen Lord to Be Nominated as Pentagon Acquisition Chief

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Ellen Lord, president and CEO of Textron Systems, as undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics at the Defense Department, the White House announced Tuesday…
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Fmr. Air Force Intel Chief Urges Rehaul of DoD Drone Program

The former Air Force deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance Lt. Gen. David Deptula has a new report that offers the Defense Department suggestions as it writes a 25-year plan for unmanned aircraft…
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DTRA Funds MerLion-Led Project to Counter Biological Threat Agents

A joint project of MerLion Pharmaceuticals and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory has received a grant from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to study the effectiveness of an antibiotic called finafloxacin against biological threat agents…
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Boeing Lands Australian C-17 Fleet Sustainment Contract

Boeing has received a potential $53.4 million contract from Australia’s capability acquisition and sustainment group to provide sustainment services for the Australian air force’s fleet of C-17A Globemaster III transport aircraft…
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IBM’s Lisa Mascolo: VA-DoD EHR Partnership Could Help Transform Health Service Delivery to Veterans

Lisa Mascolo, managing director of U.S. public service at IBM’s global business services segment, has said the Department of Veterans Affairs’ decision to collaborate with the Defense Department to update the electronic health records system could help VA change the way it delivers health services to military retirees and their families…
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Report: SpaceX Eyes New Rocket Refurbishment & Storage Facility in Florida

SpaceX plans to build a new facility in Florida to accommodate the refurbishment and storage of the company’s reusable rocket boosters, Reuters reported Tuesday. Documents submitted to authorities outline SpaceX’s proposal to establish a 67,222-square-foot hangar near its Cape Canaveral-based launch sites to prepare used Falcon rocket boosters for relaunch…
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DHS Seeks Public Input to Address Homeland Security Challenges

The Department of Homeland Security seeks public comments on what homeland security challenges affect citizens and communities in the U.S. DHS said Tuesday it aims to address border security, counterterrorism, cybersecurity, disaster preparedness and response, drug interdiction, immigration enforcement and trade enforcement challenges via the My DHS Idea campaign…
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SOSi’s Robert Catalanotti Named Senior Adviser to DoD Assistant Secretary for Intl Security Affairs

Robert Catalanotti, managing director of Middle East initiatives at Virginia-based government services integrator SOS International, has been appointed senior adviser to the assistant secretary for international security affairs at the Defense Department…
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VIDEO: Growing the Next Generation of Scientists and Engineers

Sharon Hanley Disher, one of the first women graduates from the United States Naval Academy, and director of Y.E.S. – Young Engineers and Scientists of Maryland, LLC, talks about planting the seed of opportunity in the minds of our youngest citizens and creating a pipeline of fun, hands-on STEM curricula, during a Distinguished Lecture Series held at the Office of Naval Research…
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