Posts from GovConDaily for 09/29/2017

Huntington Ingalls Lands Navy C4ISR Training Support IDIQ; Andy Green Comments

Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ technical solutions division has secured a potential five-year, $43 million contract to provide training support for multiple U.S. Navy tactical systems. HII said Thursday it is one of four contractors selected by the Navy to support training efforts for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems used on tactical afloat shipboard, ashore and submarine platforms…
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Pentagon to Implement Changes to Tricare System in 2018 Under Interim Final Rule

The Defense Department has introduced the interim final rule that will implement changes to the Tricare military health care program on Jan. 1, DoD News reported Thursday. Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, said DHA will transition the Tricare program’s administration to calendar year from fiscal year and implement the Tricare Select health plan under the new rule…
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GAO: DoD Lacks Data to Manage Single Source of Supply Risks

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to provide complete information on risks associated with the procurement of certain materials from only one source of supply. GAO said in a report published Thursday that DoD’s 2016 report on single sources of supply did not include two of four elements that the Senate mandated, as well as other information that could provide further understanding of potential risks…
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Dynetics’ OWL Business Introduces UAV Surveillance Tech

Observation Without Limits, a Dynetics company, has unveiled a suite of  surveillance sensor and information systems designed to detect Class 1 and Class 2 drones that operate in low-altitude airspace…
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Orbital ATK to Feature Defense Tech Platforms at AUSA Expo

Orbital ATK will showcase a range of defense technology platforms for land, air and sea applications at the annual Association the U.S. Army meeting and exposition, scheduled to take place in Washington from Oct…
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Thales Opens UK Innovation Hub for Digital Tech Efforts

Thales has opened a new innovation hub at the One Station Square business center in Cambridge, England, as part of the company’s digital technology growth and expansion efforts. The company said Friday its new facility offers a workspace for engineers, research, development and innovation professionals to collaborate with customers, partners and suppliers…
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Paul Dinte Receives ExecutiveBiz’s 2017 Top GovCon Executive Recruiter Award

Paul Dinte serves as the founder, CEO, and managing director of Dinte Global Executive Search, an executive search firm founded in 1993 and located in the Washington, D.C. Mr. Dinte specializes in providing expert senior management consulting services to major organizations, both public and private, in the Washington, DC metro area, the United States, and internationally…
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Gen. Joseph Dunford Gets Senate OK for 2nd Term as Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman

The Senate on Wednesday passed through a voice vote the reappointment of Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, DoD News reported Thursday. Dunford will serve for another two-year term as principal military adviser to the president, defense secretary and members of the National Security Council…
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Raytheon Unveils National Apprenticeship Center in England

Raytheon has inaugurated a national apprenticeship center in Doncaster, England, to primarily offer training programs for automotive technicians. The company said Friday its professional services subsidiary will use the center to provide learning services to employers and apprentices through classroom discussions, virtual training and site visits…
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FAA to Restrict Drone Operations Over DOI-Recognized Landmarks

The Federal Aviation Administration and the Interior Department have agreed to restrict drone flight operations drone over certain landmarks in nine U.S. states. FAA announced Thursday it will implement the restriction by Oct…
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General Dynamics to Supply Army Updated Fire Control Electronics Under $59M Contract

General Dynamics‘ land systems business has received a potential five-year, $59.2 million contract to provide newly improved fire control electronics units to the U.S. Army as well as repair and update existing IFCEUs…
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VIDEO: Video Journal – Experiencing “Mars” through HI-SEAS

Want to learn more about life on a simulated Mars mission? Hear from Josh Ehrlich – a Lockheed Martin engineer on the Orion spacecraft who traded in tech for a trowel as the resident botanist of the fifth Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) study…
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