Posts from GovConDaily for 10/24/2017

Air Force to Deploy F-35A Aircraft to Japan in Support for Regional Security

The U.S. Air Force plans to deploy 300 airmen and 12 F-35A Lightning II aircraft from Hill Air Force Base in Utah to Kadena Air Base in Japan, marking the U.S. Pacific Command‘s first operation tasked to the F-35A fleet…
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Lockheed Taps Orbital ATK to Produce F-35 Composite Parts

Lockheed Martin has awarded Orbital ATK a three-year, $24 million initial contract to manufacture composite components for the F-35 aircraft. Orbital ATK said Tuesday it will produce bullnose and blade seals in addition to upper and lower wing skins, engine nacelles and access covers the company is manufacturing under the Joint Strike Fighter program…
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Engility Secures Navy Frigate Cybersecurity Contract; Lynn Dugle Comments

Engility has received a potential five-year, $15 million contract to provide cybersecurity architecture and engineering services for the U.S. Navy‘s next-generation frigates. The project marks the first time the Navy will incorporate cybersecurity and network technologies into the core design of naval ships, Engility said Tuesday…
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James Mattis Discusses Regional Security Challenges, Defense Cooperation With Southeast Asian Counterparts

Defense Secretary James Mattis met with his Southeast Asian counterparts at the former Clark Air Base in the Philippines to discuss security challenges and defense cooperation in the region, DoD News reported Monday…
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MapR Recognized for Converged Big Data Platform; Doug Natal Comments

MapR Technologies has been recognized by two publications for the company’s converged data platform that works to help enterprise customers process, manage and secure large volumes of data. The company said Thursday it received Datanami’s “Best Big Data Product or Technology” award in the internet-of-things category and landed a spot on the “Top 5 Vendors to Watch” list as part of the news portal’s Readers’ Choice Awards…
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XAP to Help DoD Org Implement Education & Career Planning System

XAP has secured a five-year contract to develop a virtual system for the Defense Department‘s educational organization to electronically offer postsecondary-planning resources for students in grades 7 to 12 with DoD military and civilian parents…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Shamlan Siddiqi, CTO, Public Sector for NTT DATA

“We have a front row seat to the threats, exposure to information, networks and infrastructure…Cyber security is a very real issue and [NTT] can help.”   EM: Being with NTT DATA since 2005 it looks like you have worn several ‘different hats’…
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Report: Lockheed, Spike Aerospace Bid on NASA Supersonic X-Plane Demonstrator Devt Contract

Lockheed Martin and Spike Aerospace are among the companies that submitted proposals to NASA in September to build a full-scale demonstrator of a supersonic passenger jet, Popular Mechanics reported Monday…
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Five Companies Win $99M Navy Comms Facility Maintenance, Repair IDIQ

The U.S. Navy has awarded spots on a potential five-year, $99 million contract to five companies for repair and maintenance of the service branch’s naval communications towers and adjacent support facilities…
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VIDEO: Army’s motarmen bring firepower to the infantry

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade, fire the M252A1 81mm Mortar System in Grafenwoehr, Germany on October 20th, 2017…
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