Posts from GovConDaily for 09/19/2017

KBR Unit Awarded $91M Contract to Support Navy Base Operations in Bahrain, UAE

KBR‘s (NYSE: KBR) government services unit has received a $91 million contract to deliver support services for Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic base operations in Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates…
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Senate-Approved Fiscal 2018 NDAA Includes Govt IT Modernization Bill

The new Senate-passed defense spending package contains a bill that would fund projects to modernize government information technology systems. A press release published Monday on Sen. Jerry Moran’s (R-Kansas) website said the upper chamber inserted the Modernizing Government Technology Act as an amendment to the  National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018…
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Eric Fanning to Become Aerospace Industries Association President, CEO

Eric Fanning, formerly secretary of the U.S. Army, will succeed Dave Melcher as president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association beginning Jan. 1. “Eric will strengthen AIA’s position as the voice of the aerospace and defense industry, bringing continued attention and advocacy to key issues affecting civil aviation, space and defense,” Dennis Muilenburg, AIA chairman and Boeing chairman, president and CEO, said in a statement released Monday…
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AeroVironment Delivers Updated UAS Platforms to Help DoD Address RF Spectrum Requirements

AeroVironment has supplied two Defense Department customers with company-built Raven and Puma AE unmanned aircraft systems that are compatible with M1/M2/M5 radio frequencies. The company said Tuesday it will also begin to offer M1/M2/M5-configured Wasp AE micro air vehicles in December then conduct deliveries in spring 2018…
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Air Force to Review Science & Tech Research Strategy

The U.S. Air Force will launch a one-year science and technology review in an effort to update the service branch’s research priorities and strategy. The study will focus on the Air Force’s research management efforts as well as research areas that should be prioritized in next 10 to 20 years, the military branch said Monday…
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GA-ASI Launches First Test Flight from New North Dakota-Based Test and Training Center

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has conducted the first test flight from its new Flight Test and Training Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota. GA-ASI deployed a Block 5 Predator B/MQ-9 remotely piloted aircraft which flew approximately 1,075 nautical miles in Class A civilian airspace, General Atomics said Monday…
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NIST Nominee Walter Copan Cites Cybersecurity, Govt-Industry Partnerships as Top Priorities

Walter Copan, nominee for the National Institute of Standards and Technology director post, has said he intends to prioritize the implementation of NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework that seeks to help federal agencies and industry protect their networks from cyber threats, the Science Magazine reported Monday…
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Battelle Updates Handheld Counter-UAS Device; Dan Stamm Comments

Battelle has updated a man-portable device the nonprofit designed to help the departments of Defense and Homeland Security protect national airspace from unmanned aerial system threats. DroneDefender V2 is equipped with a multifunction selector switch and miniaturized electronics, Battelle said Monday…
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Vencore to Conduct Oceanography R&D for Navy

Vencore has won a potential five-year, $22.9 million contract from the U.S. Navy to conduct a research and development project that will focus on ocean dynamics and prediction oceanography. The service branch received multiple offers for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract through a broad agency announcement from the Naval Research Laboratory and obligated $741,951 in working capital funds at the time of award, the Defense Department said Monday…
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Boeing to Continue Air Force Small Diameter Bomb Support

Boeing has secured a $30 million contract modification to extend the company’s production, engineering and logistics services for a U.S. Air Force weapon system designed to engage and hit targets from a long distance…
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Maersk Subsidiary to Operate, Maintain Navy Sealift Vessels Under Potential $196M Contract

A Maersk Line subsidiary has received a potential five-year, $196.3 million contract from to help the U.S. Navy operate and maintain seven USNS Bob Hope-class military vehicle cargo ships. U.S. Marine Management Inc…
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VIDEO: Happy 70th birthday, U.S. Air Force! Boeing Is Proud to Partner in Breaking Barriers

In wishing the U.S. Air Force Happy 70th, we’ve pulled together a compilation of all of the airframes Boeing and our heritage companies have made over the past 70 years for the U.S. Air Force. We salute all those who do the impossible every day!
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