Posts from GovConDaily for 08/23/2017

Maximus Exec Thomas Woteki Appointed to Virginia Tech College of Science Roundtable Advisory Board

Thomas Woteki, senior vice president of technology at Maximus, has been chosen to provide guidance and support as a member of the roundtable advisory board for the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s College of Science, the company said Tuesday…
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General Dynamics Mission Systems Launches TechScout Outreach Program for Small Businesses

General Dynamics‘ mission systems business has unveiled a technical procurement outreach program organized to provide opportunities for small businesses to contribute in forming technologies that address the needs of General Dynamics customers…
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Varley USA Delivers Initial H-60 Toolkits to Army, Coast Guard

Varley USA has delivered an initial batch of toolkits designed to help the U.S. Army and Coast Guard remove and install components on H-60 utility helicopters. H-60 bridge toolkits include forward and aft bridges, bellcranks, eccentric bushings, longitudinal support assembles and tie rods for the helicopter gearbox, two engine input and accessory drive modules, Varley USA said Wednesday…
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Microsoft, CompTIA Partner on IT Training Program for Military Vets

Microsoft has partnered with information technology trade group CompTIA to help U.S. transitioning service members pursue civilian information technology careers through an IT training program. CompTIA said Tuesday Microsoft has accepted the association’s Network+ and Security+  vendor-neutral skills certifications as prerequisites to the Microsoft Software & Systems Academy training course…
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General Atomics Opens Flight Test & Training Center Hangar in North Dakota

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday to mark the opening of a new unmanned aircraft system hangar at the Grand Sky business park in North Dakota…
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SAIC to Incorporate Survivability Upgrades Into 3 Marine AAV Prototypes

Science Applications International Corp. has received a potential $11.3 million contract modification to rebuild three command variant prototypes of an assault amphibious vehicle for the U.S. Marine Corps…
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Saab Lands UK Tactical Engagement Simulation Service Extension

Saab has received a three-year, $25.9 million contract extension from the U.K. ministry of defense to provide managed tactical engagement simulation services for the British army. The British army uses Saab’s Deployable TES platform to help Light Role Battle Groups perform overseas training exercises as part of their collective training efforts, the company said Monday…
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Huntington Ingalls Redelivers Modernized USS Ramage Destroyer to Navy

Huntington Ingalls Industries has completed overhaul and modernization work on the U.S. Navy‘s USS Ramage guided missile destroyer, four days ahead of schedule. HII said Tuesday the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer re-entered the Navy fleet on Monday following an upgrade effort that began in November 2016 and included ship alterations, procurement of materials and repairs…
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Inspector General: DoD’s European Reassurance Initiative Faces Personnel, Budget Mgmt Challenges

The Defense Department‘s office of inspector general has called on DoD to develop strategies to address budgetary and personnel management issues under a program that offers military support to U…
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GSA Adopts 18F Federalist Platform to Transition Federal Identity Guides Into Digital Playbooks

The General Services Administration has developed digital formats of its Federal Identity, Credential and Access Management Roadmap and associated implementation guidance through the adoption of an 18F platform…
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GAO: DoD Needs to Assess FMS Performance Metric Data to Determine Unmet Goals

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to analyze its performance metric data on foreign military sales programs in order to determine the causes of unmet objectives…
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VIDEO: Portland (LPD 27) Acceptance Trials

The amphibious transport dock Portland #LPD27 successfully completed acceptance sea trials. The U.S. Navy San Antonio-class ship, built at Ingalls Shipbuilding, spent last week with the U.S. Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), performing more than 200 trial events that included both in-port and underway portions
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