Posts from GovConDaily for 09/25/2017

Air Force Sends Bomber, Fighter Aircraft Over Demilitarized Zone Near North Korea

The U.S. Air Force has sent B-1B Lancer bombers and F-15C Eagle fighter escorts over a demilitarized zone east of North Korea for a mission to demonstrate U.S. military capability. Dana White, chief spokesperson of the Defense Department, said in a statement released Saturday the mission is a response to North Korea’s recent activities and aims to caution the country that President Donald Trump may exercise appropriate military action…
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Dynetics to Help Army Develop, Integrate Weapons Tech Under $159M OASIS Task Order

Dynetics has received a potential five-year, $159 million task order to provide support services to the weapons development and integration directorate within the U.S. Army‘s Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center…
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Inspector General: NASA Should Improve UAS Asset Management

NASA‘s office of inspector general has called on the agency to improve the implementation of policy on unmanned aircraft systems acquisition and management. The OIG said in a report published Monday that NASA centers inadequately implemented agency policy on UAS procurement and inventory tracking, which has resulted to unauthorized drone purchases and inefficient inventory control…
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Trump Announces Minimum Security Requirements for US Visa, Immigration Vetting Procedures

President Donald Trump has announced the creation of minimum baseline requirements for immigration and visa screening processes for foreigners who seek to enter the U.S. as part of efforts to protect U…
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General Dynamics Hands Navy’s Future USS Colorado Submarine

The U.S. Navy has accepted a General Dynamics-built Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine designed to provide the service branch with additional undersea capacities. General Dynamics said Monday that USS Colorado (SSN 788) is the fifth of eight ships under the Block III Virginia-class submarine group…
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Boeing Supports Construction of Doc’s Friends B-29 Hangar & Education Hub; Leanne Caret Comments

Boeing has partially sponsored a $6.5 million project of Wichita, Kansas-based nonprofit organization Doc’s Friends to build an interactive B-29 Doc hangar and education center. Executives from Doc’s Friends, Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems broke ground on the 32,000-square-foot center that will provide an opportunity for visitors to experience B-29 and learn about science, technology, engineering and math related to aviation, the nonprofit said Saturday…
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GAO: Agencies Should Adopt Planning Practices for Telecoms Contract Transition to Avoid Schedule Delays

The Government Accountability Office has called on five federal agencies to fully implement planning practices to transition to a follow-on program to the Networx telecommunications contract in order to avoid additional costs and schedule delays…
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US, EU Complete 1st Data Protection Framework Review

U.S. government and European Union officials have concluded the first annual review of a joint framework that governs the transfer and protection of data between the U.S. and EU. The review covered commercial, national security and legal aspects of the Privacy Shield Framework that was established last year, U…
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Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Unveils Study Areas for 2018

A U.S. Air Force-sponsored scientific advisory board has unveiled two major studies the group plans to conduct in 2018 as part of efforts to address topics prioritized by the Air Force secretary and chief of staff…
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BAE to Supply ‘Friend or Foe’ ID Systems for Navy F/A-18 Aircraft

BAE Systems‘ information and electronic systems integration unit has received $23.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy to supply AN/APX-111 identification friend-or-foe systems for installation on  the F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft…
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Johns Hopkins APL to Conduct Soldier Vulnerability Research for Army

Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory has won a potential five-year, $49.5 million contract from the U.S. Army to study soldiers’ vulnerability in extreme environments. The Army Contracting Command received 999 bids for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract via an online-based solicitation process, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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VIDEO: 360 Africa – This is how we train

Shared Accord is an annual joint exercise bringing together U.S. military, civilian personnel and African partners to promote interoperability between participants for peacekeeping operations in the Southern Africa region…
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