Posts from GovConDaily for 08/28/2017

MCP Named Sole Awardee of GSA BPA to Supply Dell Products to Agencies

Millennium Computer Products has been awarded by the General Services Administration a one-year blanket purchase agreement as the sole supplier of Dell hardware to the government. The BPA works to facilitate the government’s purchases of Dell products such as desktops, monitors, laptops and tablets with standard preconfiguration and optional upgrades through a business model designed to lower cost and speed up the buying process, MCP announced Friday…
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Teresa Carlson: AWS to Increase Cloud Infrastructure Investment in Australia

Teresa Carlson, vice president of worldwide public sector at Amazon Web Services, has said the company’s Australian operations will receive infrastructure upgrades to meet anticipated customer demand, The Australian Financial Review reported Monday…
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Patriot Shipping to Transport USS Fitzgerald to HII Facility in Mississippi

The U.S. Navy has awarded Patriot Shipping a $3.1 million firm-fixed-price contract to transport the damaged guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald to Pascagoula, Mississippi, for repairs. The company will heavy-lift the ship from Yokosuka, Japan, to Pascagoula to undergo repairs by Huntington Ingalls Industries, the Navy said Friday…
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Andrei Iancu to Be Nominated USPTO Director

Andrei Iancu, managing partner at law firm Irell & Manella, will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. President Trump also intends to nominate Iancu as undersecretary for intellectual property at the Commerce Department…
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Army Wants Info on Financial Mgmt System Sources

The U.S. Army seeks information on industry sources of an integrated information and financial management system that can support the Army headquarters’ G-8 force development directorate and other agencies…
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Microsoft Unveils Monitoring Tool for Agencies on Azure Government Cloud

Microsoft has released a monitoring and analytics tool on the Azure Government cloud environment to help government agencies assess the state and performance of various resources. Tom Keane, head of global infrastructure for Microsoft Azure, said in a blog post published Wednesday that the Azure Monitor platform helps users troubleshoot resources as well as evaluate analytics data to visualize the state of assets…
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Capstone to Help Navy Installations Command Manage Equipment Tracking System

Capstone has won a task order to configure, implement, administer and sustain a catalog ordering logistic tracking system for the Commander, Navy Installations Command. The company said Thursday it will provide COLTS database support services as part of the Naval Security Forces Ashore Antiterrorism and Force Protection Equipment Program…
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New Air Force Initiatives Seek to Help Address Pilot Shortage

The U.S. Air Force has unveiled three initiatives to increase incentive pay for pilots, expand the service branch’s aviation bonus program and bring retired pilots back to active duty. The Air Force said Friday the first initiative will authorize higher incentive pay or flight pay for all aviators based on their years of service, beginning Oct…
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Army Conducts Ground-Based Manned-Unmanned Teaming Demo

The U.S. Army paired manned platforms with robotic systems on the ground as part of the manned-unmanned teaming demonstration held Tuesday at Fort Benning in Georgia, Defense News reported Friday. The service branch’s Maneuver Center of Excellence combined a semiautonomous MRZR combat vehicle with an unmanned Hoverfly quadcopter to carry out reconnaissance operations as part of the exercise’s first scenario…
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AECOM Supports Fort Gordon Cyber District Economic Devt, Growth Planning Efforts

AECOM has donated $25,000 to the Alliance for Fort Gordon to support the Georgia-based nonprofit organization’s economic development and growth planning efforts at the Fort Gordon Cyber District…
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L3 Forms Intell & Mission Systems Sector, Names Greg Roberts President

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has launched an intelligence and mission systems sector that comprises the defense contractor’s Micreo, Oceania and TRL Technology subsidiaries. The IMS sector aims to leverage complementary technology platforms and processes of all three units as well as their engineering and technical expertise to serve government customers, L3 said Aug…
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Navy LCS Launches Harpoon Missile in Live-Fire Test

A U.S. Navy littoral combat ship has launched a missile off the coast of Guam as part of a live-fire test that demonstrated the vessel’s capacity to engage a surface target from beyond visual range…
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Aptim Lands Navy IDIQ Contract for NAVFAC Environmental Lab Services

The U.S. Navy has awarded Aptim a potential five-year, $49 million contract to provide environmental laboratory services within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s Southwest area of responsibility…
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VIDEO: Jump into Action | Recon Makes History

A Force Reconnaissance platoon commander discusses his experiences and the opportunities he’s had moving from the infantry to a reconnaissance battalion. Marines jumped over Hokkaido, Japan, for the first time, Aug…
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