Posts from GovConDaily for 10/31/2017

Army, Booz Allen Vet Susan Lawrence Joins Accenture Natl Security Practice

Susan Lawrence, formerly a senior vice president for Booz Allen Hamilton’s (NYSE: BAH) defense market group, has been named a managing director within the national security practice at Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) federal services business…
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ISOA Adds SOSi SVP Frank Helmick to Advisory Board

Frank Helmick, senior vice president of the mission solutions group at SOSi International, has been appointed to the International Stability Operations Association’s advisory board. SOSi said Monday Helmick will work with other ISOA advisory council members, executive staff and board of directors in efforts to help formulate and implement the association’s strategic vision…
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James Mattis Testifies on Use of Military Force to Address Global Terrorist Threats

Defense Secretary James Mattis has told a Senate committee that Authorizations for Use of Military Force enacted in 2001 and 2002 have remained “sound” bases for ongoing U.S. military missions to stop terrorism threats worldwide, DoD News reported Monday…
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Report: US Enters Agreement to Help Boost South Korea’s Missile & Nuclear Defense

The U.S. government has agreed to sell additional weapons, ramp up missile development and deploy nuclear weapons in South Korea to protect against regional threats, Defense News reported Sunday. Defense Secretary James Mattis and Gen…
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The Potomac Officers Club Adds BG Ronald Stephens as a Panelist for Defense Health Modernization Forum

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 31, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has added BG Ronald Stephens, Deputy Chief of Staff for Support, G-1/4/6, U.S. Army Medical Command of U…
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Kratos to Deliver UAS and Supplementary Systems for National Security Customers

Kratos has received contracts totaling to $14.5 million in value to deliver eight jet-powered unmanned aerial systems, as well as supplementary communications and ground control systems to customers involved with national security…
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Saab to Continue Anti-Tank Weapon System Delivery for Finnish Defense Forces

Saab has received an order to deliver additional Next generation Light Anti-Tank Weapon or NLAW systems to the Finnish defense forces within 2017. The company said Monday the order stems from an option of a contract awarded in 2015…
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Construction Begins at USCIS’ Future Maryland HQ

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and General Services Administration officials have broken ground on the future USCIS headquarters in Camp Springs, Maryland, that will consolidate six leased facilities into one location, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday…
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Cubic to Help Migrate Atlanta’s Fare Collection System to Cloud

A Cubic business unit has received a potential $6.5 million contract to help the  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority implement a cloud-based back office system to process transit fare payments…
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Navigant Research: DoD’s Annual Spending on Microgrid Deployments to Reach $1.4B in 2026

A new study from Navigant Research predicts the Defense Department’s annual spending on microgrid implementation efforts to hit $453.4 million this year and grow to $1.4 billion over the next nine years…
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GAO: DHS Risk Assessments Help Critical Infrastructure Owners, Operators Take Security Measures

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Department of Homeland Security performs risk assessments for critical infrastructure across the three sectors – nuclear reactors, materials and waste; critical manufacturing; and transportation systems – that GAO evaluated…
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DynCorp to Deliver Equipment Related Services for Army TACOM Services

DynCorp International has received a potential $14.5 million contract to deliver equipment related services in support of U.S. Army TACOM Strategic Services Solutions. The contract entails the company to contribute qualified personnel, general mechanics tool kits and site supervision to Army TRADOC training locations in Georgia, Missouri, South Carolina and Virginia, DynCorp said Monday…
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Air Force Taps Orbital ATK to Deliver EELV Secondary Payload Adapter

Orbital ATK has won a potential $34 million contract to provide a secondary payload adapter for the U.S. Air Force‘s long-duration propulsive Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle. The Defense Department said Monday the contract will also extend the Air Force Space Command’s standard rideshare service policy and build on previous development efforts for EELV secondary payload adapter technology…
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VIDEO: F-35B Lightning II Qualify Aboard USS Essex During Dawn Blitz

PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 22, 2017) U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II pilots assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, participate in carrier qualifications aboard the USS Essex (LHD-2) during Exercise Dawn Blitz…
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