Posts from GovConDaily for 07/17/2017

Army Eyes Soldier Injury Prevention, Cognitive Benefits With Exoskeleton Suit

The U.S. Army looks to optimize the physical and mental performance of soldiers through the development of an exoskeleton suit. Scientists from the Army Research Laboratory has been testing the suit since 2014 at the Soldier Performance and Equipment Advanced Research facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Warrior Web program, the Army said Friday…
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GSA Taps 27 Small Businesses for Phase II of Building Maintenance & Operations BMO Contract

The General Services Administration has awarded 27 small businesses positions on the second phase of a potential 10-year contract to provide building maintenance and operations support for federal agencies at zones 2 to 6 sites…
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Navy Commissions Guided Missile Destroyer USS John Finn in Pearl Harbor

The U.S. Navy‘s 63rd Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS John Finn, has joined the service branch’s operational fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, DVIDS reported Saturday. Adm. Harry Harris, head of the U…
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DoD IG: Pentagon Components Need to Implement 58 Open Recommendations to Save $34B

The Defense Department’s inspector general estimates DoD will save $33.6 billion if it implements 58 out of 1,298 open recommendations issued to the department’s 46 components as of March 31…
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Rep. Brian Babin: Natl Space Council Should Address USAF Role in Govt Weather Data Mgmt

Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) has said the National Space Council should work to determine the scope of the U.S. Air Force‘s role in the delivery of weather data to the U.S. government, Breaking Defense reported Friday…
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Marines Use 3D Printing Tech to Create Vehicle, Equipment Parts

The U.S. Marine Corps has increased its use of three-dimensional printing technology as part of efforts to boost equipment readiness, combat effectiveness and reduce maintenance costs for aircraft, vehicles, weapons and other systems…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Melvin Greer, Intel’s Chief Data Scientist

Melvin Greer is Chief Data Scientist, Public Sector Americas, at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for building Intel’s data science platform through artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive computing…
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Lockheed Secures $130M Army Contract Funds for Fiscal 2017 PAC-3 Missile Production

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a $130.3 million modification to build additional Patriot Advanced Capability-3 air defense missiles for the U.S. Army and government customers under the foreign military sales program…
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Lockheed, Discovery Education Launch Mars Habitation Module Design Challenge in UK

Lockheed Martin has partnered with digital education services provider Discovery Education to launch a video challenge for U.K. students to design a space habitation module that could help NASA bring humans to Mars…
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VIDEO: Marine Time Machine | Here to Stay

This Marine Time Machine discusses the temporary disband of the Marine Corps with how and why The Marines were re-established on July 11, 1798. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Michael Parks)
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