Posts from GovConWire for 10/23/2017

OpenGov Buys Peak Democracy in Citizen Engagement Tech Expansion Push

Redwood City, California-based government budgeting systems provider OpenGov has purchased Berkeley, California-based technology company Peak Democracy for an undisclosed amount in a move to expand its citizen engagement platforms for the government sector…
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Air Force Selects 3 Firms for Potential $94M Test Advisory, Assistance IDIQ

American Systems, Aermor and Qualis have landed spots on a five-year, $93.5 million contract to provide advisory and assistance services to the U.S. Air Force‘s Operational Test and Evaluation Center…
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Report: Boeing Eyes Addition of Stealth Features to Navy Super Hornets

Boeing plans to integrate new stealth functionalities and updated mission systems and avionics into the U.S. Navy’s fleet of F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft as part of a program to extend the fighter jets’ service life, TheDrive…
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James Mattis Asks Congress to Authorize New BRAC Round

Defense Secretary James Mattis has called on Congress to authorize another round of base realignment and closures, DoD Buzz reported Friday. “We have studied shortcomings of previous rounds and are confident the savings generated by a new BRAC in 2021 would save $2 billion or more annually,” Mattis wrote in the letter to heads of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees…
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NASA Taps ULA for Potential $154M Landsat 9 Launch Services Contract

United Launch Alliance has secured a potential $153.8 million contract from NASA to provide launch support services for the Landsat 9 satellite. NASA said Friday it expects Landsat 9 to take off aboard the Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) joint venture’s Atlas V 401 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California as early as December 2020…
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FAA Drafts Plan to Regulate Additive Manufacturing of Aerospace Components

The Federal Aviation Administration has created a roadmap to address a growing use of additive manufacturing processes across the aerospace sector from a regulatory standpoint, Space News reported Friday…
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Lockheed to Engineer Air Force C-5 Surveillance Tech

Lockheed Martin‘s aeronautics business unit has secured a $14.7 million contract modification to support engineering and manufacturing development work on communications, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management systems for the U…
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Harris Unveils Mobile Radio Tech for Public Safety Professionals

Harris has introduced a land mobile radio technology designed to help public safety professionals transmit data and voice communications over a single-band channel. The XL-185P radio is based on open standards architecture and works to converge LMR voice and date through through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and wireless LTE networks, Harris said Sunday…
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Highlights: The Bridge on October 22nd – Policy and Impact of Climate Change and Rising Seas

On October 22nd at 11 am on WJLA; and 6 pm on News Channel 8 Host of The Bridge Jim McCarthy spoke with Ann Phillips, Rear Admiral (Vice Commander), U.S. Navy (Ret.) and Dale Morris, Senior Economist, Embassy of the Netherlands about planning for and managing rising sea levels…
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October 23rd Morning Report: GovCon Index Up and Stocks Post Sixth Straight Weekly Gain

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) was up 0.603 points from Monday’s opening value to post a weekly gain of 0.55 percent to end Friday’s trading at 109.782.  Friday saw advancing shares outpacing declining 5 to 1…
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VIDEO: Ballistic Missile Defense System

The U.S. ballistic missile defense system provides the nation with active defense capabilities by incorporating a variety of sensors with ground and sea-based interceptor missiles to track, engage, and destroy ballistic missiles…
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