Posts from GovConDaily for 09/28/2017

UK Air Force Gets Third L3-Built SIGINT Aircraft

L3 Technologies has transferred the third and last RC-135V/W Rivet Joint signals intelligence aircraft to the U.K. air force. The RJ aircraft is designed to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support for global security missions as part of the U…
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Report: Industry Backs US Military’s Software Sustainment Capability Devt Efforts

Defense contractors such as Harris, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon have integrated software sustainment into their practices as they work to support U.S. service branches’ efforts to build organic capabilities to sustain software on military systems, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday…
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Federal CIO Margie Graves: Agencies Move to Implement Standardized IT Spending Tracker

Federal agencies have started to implement a standard framework for monitoring information technology spending, FCW reported Tuesday. Margie Graves, acting federal chief information officer, said that the Technology Business Management framework is intended to help government agencies locate IT costs and understand their business cases…
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James Mattis: US Govt Commits to Help Afghanistan Mitigate Regional, Safety Challenges

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis has reassured Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that the U.S. government will support Afghanistan on challenges related to safety and other regional problems, DoD News reported Thursday…
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GSA Launches Beta Version of Updated Procurement Site; Christy Hermansen Comments

The General Services Administration has launched a beta version of its updated website that will offer access to public procurement data, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. GSA currently seeks input on the test System for Award Management site designed to consolidate 10 online federal contracting portals…
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Jacqueline Arends Receives ExecutiveBiz’s 2017 Top GovCon Executive Recruiter Award

Jacqueline Arends, co-lead of Spencer Stuart’s Aviation, Aerospace & Defense Practice, has been named as a recipient of ExecutiveBiz’s 2017 Top GovCon Executive Recruiter award. Ms. Arends specializes in board services and CEO succession planning searches…
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Voti to Deploy Additional Security Scanners on USAF Bases

The U.S. Air Force has ordered additional Voti Detection-made scanners in a move to increase security of the military branch’s facilities. Voti said Wednesday it will supply the Air Force with XR3D-60 and XR3D-6D scanners designed to examine scanned images and identify potential threats…
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University of Texas-Austin Gets Potential $1B Contract to Support DoD Tech Programs

An applied research laboratory within University of Texas at Austin has secured a potential five-year, $1.1 billion contract from the U.S. Navy to research, develop, engineer, test and evaluate multiple technology platforms for the Defense Department…
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NASA, Russian Counterpart Form Deep Space Gateway Partnership

NASA and Russia’s space agency Roscosmos have signed a joint statement during the 68th International Astronautical Congress to collaborate on the formulation of a deep space gateway concept. The joint statement represents a common human exploration vision between the two agencies and gateway concept studies under the partnership will help decision making efforts on future collaborations, NASA said Wednesday…
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Cubic Awarded $61M Contract to Update Air Force P5 Combat Training System

Cubic‘s global defense segment has received a potential $61 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to update the U.S. Air Force‘s P5 air combat training system. The sole-source contract includes modifications for the company to help the service branch address emerging government requirements for the P5 system and supporting infrastructure, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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BAE Unit to Produce, Sustain Air Force Bomber Armament Tester Under $64M Contract

BAE Systems‘ information and electronic systems integration unit has received a $64.5 million contract to design, develop, manufacture and sustain an armament tester system for the U.S. Air Force‘s bomber aircraft fleet…
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VIDEO: Keeping Birds in the Sky | Bulk Fuel Specialists

These Marines know what it takes to keep planes flying. As bulk fuel specialists these Marines work to ensure that our fuel systems are running safely.
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