Posts from GovConDaily for 07/07/2017

Col. Matthew Kelly to Lead V-22 Joint Program Office Within NAVAIR

Col. Matthew Kelly, formerly MV-22 military lead for the V-22 Osprey program, has assumed leadership of the V-22 Joint Program Office within the Naval Air Systems Command and succeeded former program manager Col…
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Ultra Electronics Agrees to Purchase Sparton

U.K.-based defense and aerospace equipment manufacturer Ultra Electronics has agreed to acquire Schaumburg, Illinois-based electromechanical technology provider Sparton  (NYSE: SPA). Sparton said Friday the transaction is valued at $23…
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US Pledges Additional $150M to Help Stabilize Iraq

The federal government has pledged another $150 million to support a stabilization program in Iraq following the liberation of various areas in the country from the Islamic State militant group. The U…
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Austal USA-Built Giffords Littoral Combat Ship Completes Maiden Voyage

An Independence-variant littoral combat ship built by Austal USA for the U.S. Navy has completed a maiden voyage from Mobile, Alabama, to a naval base in San Diego, California. USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) underwent combat ship qualification trials, crew certification training and scheduled equipment and system checks during the vessel’s expedition, the Navy said Thursday…
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OSC’s Adam Miles: GSA Should Provide More Details on Financial Controls Over Acquisition Services Fund

The Office of Special Counsel has called on the General Services Administration to provide additional details on how it would implement strict financial controls to address issues with regard to the use of the Acquisition Services Fund, Federal News Radio reported Thursday…
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DIA’s Industry Days to Focus on AI, Machine Learning Tech

The Defense Intelligence Agency will host a two-day event at its Washington headquarters in August to gather technology ideas from industry and academic professionals in the artificial intelligence and machine learning areas…
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IBM Report: 73% of CEOs Say Cognitive Computing to Play a Role in Future Business Operations

A new IBM study says 73 percent of global CEOs said they believe cognitive computing will play a role in the future of their businesses. The company said Thursday it surveyed at least 6,000 CEOs across industries worldwide and found that 50 percent of respondents said they plan to implement cognitive computing systems by 2019…
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Army Develops System for Multiple UAS Control

The U.S. Army‘s aviation development directorate has built a new platform designed to help air mission commanders operate up to three unmanned aerial systems at the same time. The Supervisory Controller for Optimal Role Allocation for Cueing of Human Operators system, or SCORCH, was developed to help air mission commanders complete tasks at a faster rate without the need for additions to operator workloads, the Army said June 29…
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VIDEO: CNO Visits Team Navy at DoD Warrior Games

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson visited 39 Sailors who are competing on Team Navy July 1 in the Warrior Games, a Paralympic–style event for wounded, ill and injured service members in the Department of Defense, the United Kingdom and Australia…
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