Posts from GovConDaily for 07/18/2017

China: We are ‘Ready to Mass Produce’ Reaper-Like CH-5 Drone

China announced it is ready to mass produce the Cai Hong 5 (Rainbow 5, or CH-5,) a strike-capable, Reaper-like unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV,) according to Ou Zhongming, project manager at the Beijing-based China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics…
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Bruce Stanski Appointed Fluor CFO; Thomas D’Agostino Named Govt Business President

Bruce Stanski, president of Fluor‘s (NYSE: FLR) government group since March 2009, has been promoted to chief financial officer of the Irving, Texas-based construction and engineering services contractor in a move that takes effect Aug…
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White House Appoints Allison Brigati as GSA Associate Admin for Office of Government-wide Policy

Allison Brigati, a former general counsel and director of strategic initiatives at the National Academy of Public Administration, has joined the General Services Administration as associate administrator for the Office of Government-wide Policy…
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CenturyLink to Offer BroadSoft Unified CaaS Platform on GSA Schedule; Erich Sanchack Comments

CenturyLink will offer a BroadSoft cloud-based communications platform to the public sector via the General Services Administration‘s Information Technology Schedule 70 contract vehicle. BroadSoft’s unified communications-as-a-service offering is designed to address specific requirements from government agencies for a mobile on-demand infrastructure that supports multi-site workplaces, CenturyLink said Tuesday…
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Air Force Conducts F-22 Imagery Collection Challenge With High School Robotics Team

The U.S. Air Force hosted a challenge on July 10 that called on engineers from Edwards Air Force Base to work with members of the Desert High School’s robotics team to create better ways to collect ground-based images of the F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft…
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DOE Allocates $40M Initial Funds for 4 Bioenergy Research Centers

The Energy Department has awarded $40 million in total grants to four bioenergy research centers that will aim to produce fuels and products from nonfood biomass. DOE said Monday each center is led by a university or a national laboratory and will receive the initial funds during fiscal 2018…
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Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone: Research, Analysis Key to Deter Military Network Breaches

Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of the Cyber Command, has said he believes cybersecurity analysis and research efforts can help the U.S. military thwart potential network attacks. Cybercom currently works with the U…
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GAO: Products Accounted for 54% of DoD’s FY 2016 Commercial Item Procurements

The Government Accountability Office has analyzed data from the Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation database for contracts the Defense Department awarded between fiscal years 2007 and 2016 and found a slight decline in the number of contracts awarded through the use of federal procedures to buy commercial items…
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Gulfstream Considers Special Mission Aircraft Requirements for USAF’s Compass Call, JSTARS Recap Programs

General Dynamics’ subsidiary Gulfstream Aerospace has begun to consider the requirements for special mission aircraft as it competes for the U.S. Air Force’s Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization program and Compass Call electronic attack airframe initiative, Defense News reported Monday…
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VIDEO: Pacom Commander Gives Remarks at Ship Commissioning

Navy Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Command, speaks to an audience attending the commissioning of the newest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS John Finn, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, July 15, 2017…
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