Posts from GovConWire for 08/21/2017

Trump Directs DoD to Facilitate Cybercom’s Transition Into Combatant Command

The Defense Department has begun the process to advance the transition of the U.S. Cyber Command into a unified combatant command in response to President Donald Trump’s order, DoD News reported Friday…
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Phebe Novakovic: General Dynamics Supports White House Action to Help Protect IP of US Firms

General Dynamics Chairman and CEO Phebe Novakovic has said the company backs President Donald Trump’s latest action that seeks to protect U.S. industrial base from theft of intellectual property…
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State Dept OKs Romania’s Request for $1.25B in Mobile Rocket Launchers, Humvees

The State Department has given Romania the go-ahead to buy High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, other military equipment and related services from the U.S. government under a potential $1.25 billion foreign military sales agreement…
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US Govt Picks BAE’s Australian Arm to Oversee F-35 APAC Warehouse

The U.S. government has selected BAE Systems‘ Australia-based subsidiary to manage the Asia-Pacific regional warehouse of the F-35 Lightning II program. Australia’s defense department said Saturday it estimates the assignment could bring in approximately $237 million in operations and infrastructure investments for the Australian industry throughout the life of the global fighter program…
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DynCorp Lands $54M Navy Aircraft Maintenance, Crew Support Contract

DynCorp International has won a potential $53.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to help the Naval Test Wing Pacific maintain different types of aircraft and support aircrew. The Defense Department said Friday the company will provide organizational-level maintenance and logistics support services for the Navy’s P-3 Orion, C-130 Hercules, F/A-18 Hornet, E/A-18 Growler, AV-8B Harrier II, H-60 Black Hawk and T-39 Sabreliner platforms…
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Skyhigh Networks’ Kevin Jones: Cloud Security Controls Key to Agencies’ Visibility Into Data, Employees’ Activities

Kevin Jones, vice president of public sector at Campbell, California-based cloud security access broker Skyhigh Networks, has said government agencies should adopt cloud-based controls to ensure visibility into data and protect them from security vulnerabilities and other cyber threats…
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NASA Launches Boeing-Built TDRS-M Comms Satellite Aboard ULA’s Atlas V Rocket

A communications satellite that Boeing built for NASA lifted off Friday aboard a United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket. Atlas V sent the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M into orbit after the latter separated from the rocket that took off at 8:29 a…
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Lockheed Test-Fires Tactical LRASM Missile From B-1B Bomber Aircraft

Lockheed Martin has launched a tactical configuration of the company’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile system from a U.S. Air Force bomber aircraft during a flight test over the Point Mugu Sea Range in California…
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General Dynamics Subsidiary to Help Navy Replace Virginia-Class Submarine Propulsion Control Tech

A General Dynamics subsidiary has received a $40.7 million “undefinitized contract action” from the U.S. Navy to conduct the second phase of a project to redesign the main propulsion machinery control systems of Virginia-class submarines…
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CACI’s Ken Asbury: US Natl Security Spending Increase Leads to Defense-Related Contract Wins

Ken Asbury, president and CEO of CACI International, has said the Trump administration’s increased spending on military efforts against the Islamic State militant organization has led to a number of contract wins for the company in the defense space, CRN reported Thursday…
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White House Issues New Memo on R&D Budget Priorities for Fiscal 2019

The White House has released a new memorandum to provide federal agencies information on the administration’s priority areas in research and development and guide them as they create and submit their fiscal 2019 budget requests to the Office of Management and Budget…
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Gen. Joseph Dunford: UN Sanctions First Step to Stop North Korea’s Nuclear Threat

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said he believes the ballistic missile and nuclear threats posed by North Korea could be addressed in a peaceful manner as the economic and diplomatic pressure campaign advances, DoD News reported Thursday…
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August 21th Morning Report: Friday Close – Markets End The Week in The Negative

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed down on Friday and ended the week off 2.45 percent from Monday’s open. The major indices closed Friday in the negative. The S&P500 ended at 2,425…
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VIDEO: AV-8B Harrier II Ops Aboard USS Bonhomme Richard

CORAL SEA (Aug. 16, 2017) An AV-8B Harrier II, assigned to the “Tomcats” of Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311, performs a vertical short takeoff and land (V/STOL) from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6)…
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