Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 08/28/2017

DoD Evaluates 350 Acquisition-Related Rules; Linda Nielson Comments

The Defense Department has begun to review 716 regulations including 350 acquisition-related rules in compliance with a White House executive order in February that seeks to reduce regulatory burden on citizens and businesses through regulatory reform efforts, Federal News Radio reported Friday…
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Report: Israel to Purchase 17 More F-35s Under Potential $2B Deal

Israel has signed an agreement with the U.S. government and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to buy an additional 17 F-35 fighter jets worth approximately $1.7 billion, The Times of Israel reported Sunday…
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Rob Leahy to Serve as Acting OPM CIO

Rob Leahy, deputy chief information officer at the Office of Personnel Management, has been appointed to succeed outgoing CIO David DeVries on an acting basis effective Sept. 2. OPM said Friday that Chief Information Security Officer Cord Chase will step into the position of acting deputy CIO…
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CSRA Cyber Institute Gets CompTIA Authorized Delivery Partner Designation

The Computing Technology Industry Association has accredited CSRA‘s Cyber Institute as an authorized delivery partner. CSRA said Friday its Cyber Institute offers training for networks and systems development, maintenance, analysis and defense to commercial and government customers…
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DARPA Holds Kickoff Meeting for IP Reuse Strategy-Based ‘Chiplets’ Devt Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency held a kickoff meeting with approximately 100 participants from commercial, academic and military sectors for the Common Heterogeneous Integration and Intellectual Property Reuse Strategies program…
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Huntington Ingalls Begins Construction of 3rd Navy Gerald R. Ford-Class Aircraft Carrier

Huntington Ingalls Industries has kicked off the construction of the U.S. Navy‘s third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division in Virginia…
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IAP to Support Overseas Army Fixed-Wing Aircraft Operations Under $72M Contract

IAP Worldwide Services has won a potential $72 million contract to support overseas intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance pilot and flight operations of the U.S. Army‘s Fixed Wing Project Office…
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GSA Unveils First Task Order for CDM Program Phase 3

The General Services Administration has begun to solicit proposals for the first task order under the third phase of a governmentwide effort to protect civilian government agency websites from cyber attacks, FCW reported Friday…
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Rear Adm. Nancy Norton Named DISA Vice Director

Rear Adm. Nancy Norton, former U.S. Navy director of warfare integration for information warfare, has been named vice director of the Defense Information Systems Agency. DISA said Norton will help manage the agency’s more than 8,000 personnel and $11 billion annual budget in her new position…
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Raytheon Opens Defense Customer Engagement Hub in Australia

Raytheon has opened a customer engagement center in Canberra, Australia, that features a virtual reality immersive environment designed for the company’s defense customers, engineers and industry partners…
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Aviation, Logistics Vet Gabrielle Costigan Named CEO of BAE’s Australian Arm

Gabrielle Costigan, formerly CEO of Asia at logistics and supply chain firm Linfox International Group, has been appointed CEO of BAE Systems’ Australian business. Costigan will join the company on Oct…
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Golden Svcs to Provide Protective Services to NASA Facilities in Ohio

NASA has awarded Golden Svcs a potential five-year, $33.4 million contract to help secure two facilities managed by the agency’s Glenn Research Center in Ohio. The company will support emergency and badge management, physical security and personnel security, medical first response, traffic and gate control, security incident and dispatch and patrol operations at GRC’s Lewis Field and Plum Brook Station, NASA said Saturday…
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VIDEO: The ‘All American’ Division’s First 100 Years

The 82nd Airborne Division was officially manned Aug. 25, 1917. As they celebrate their division’s 100-year birthday, the 82nd’s paratroopers remain ready to win the fight.
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