Posts from GovConDaily for 11/07/2017

KBR Business Segment to Provide Medical Support for ESA Astronauts

KBR‘s global government services business will provide medical support to the European Space Agency office in charge of health certifications to clear astronauts for flight. KBRwyle will furnish services including flight medical operations, healthcare administration, biomedical engineering and sport science to the European Astronaut Center Space Medicine Office in Cologne, Germany, through a contract with Vitrociset Belgium, KBR said Tuesday…
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DISA Studies Light-Based Wireless Communication Tech

The Defense Information Systems Agency has begun to study a light-based wireless communication technology that uses light instead of radio waves to facilitate data transmissions. A demonstration of the Li-Fi technology in a classified work environment showed that the platform can deliver secure networked communication in an enclosed space, DISA said…
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Air Force Develops Capacities to Prevent Unauthorized sUAS Usage at Offutt AFB

The U.S. Air Force has developed capacities to halt unauthorized small unmanned aircraft systems as well as boost the safety and security of base personnel and resources. The service branch said Monday the 55th Security Forces Squadron now possesses a capacity to prevent sUAS platforms from flying within the airspace and boundaries of the Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska using multiple unique defense systems…
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Norway Accepts Initial F-35s From Lockheed

Lockheed Martin has delivered the Norwegian air force’s first three F-35 fighter jets from a company facility in Fort Worth, Texas, to a military base in Norway. A First Aircraft Arrival celebration will take place Monday at Orland Air Base to mark the delivery of initial F-35s to the country, the Norwegian government said Saturday…
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Lockheed Supplies F-35 Full Mission Simulators to Int’l Allies

Lockheed Martin has delivered full mission simulators to air forces of international F-35 operators including Israel, Italy, Japan and Norway to support pilot training at operating bases across the four countries…
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OPM Explores Small Biz Sources of HR Program Mgmt, Technical Services

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has begun its search for potential sources of human resource program management and technical support services from small businesses. OPM said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Sunday it seeks a contractor to support strategy and governance; modernization and transformation; enterprise architecture; performance assessment and improvement; business case development; and program management functions within the federal government’s HR line of business…
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Comtech Subsidiary to Supply Airborne Wave Tube Amplifiers for US Military Program

A Comtech Telecommunications subsidiary has received a $7.7 million order to provide high-power traveling wave tube amplifiers to a U.S. airborne strategic military program. Comtech Xicom Technology will manufacture TWTAs as part of the follow-on order with a U…
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Orbital ATK to Launch 8th ISS Resupply Mission Nov. 11

Orbital ATK has set a Nov. 11 launch date for the company’s eighth cargo resupply mission that will transport crew supplies and hardware to the International Space Station on behalf of NASA. The space agency said Tuesday Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft will launch aboard the company’s Antares rocket from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to deliver approximately 7,400 pounds of cargo to ISS…
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Calibre Promotes Gretchen Larsen Idsinga to Growth Operations SVP

Gretchen Larsen Idsinga, formerly vice president of the training, infrastructure and environment division at Calibre Systems, has been promoted to SVP of growth operations. She will lead the Alexandria, Virginia-based contractor’s growth initiatives within the management consulting and information technology markets, Calibre said Thursday…
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Rear Adm. Michael Jabaley: Legislative Authority Helps Navy Reduce Columbia-Class Submarine’s Cost Per Unit

Rear Adm. Michael Jabaley, program executive officer for submarines at the U.S. Navy, has said the service branch has reduced the average procurement unit cost of the Columbia-class submarine program – SSBN-826 – to $7…
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BAE Unit Gets Navy Contract Modification for 2 LCS Post-Shakedown Availabilities

A business unit of BAE Systems has secured a $22.4 million contract modification to support post-shakedown availabilities for two of the U.S. Navy‘s Freedom-class littoral combat ships. The Defense Department said Monday BAE’s ship repair business in Jacksonville, Florida, will provide manpower, material, non-standard equipment, technical data, documentation and support services needed to carry out USS Little Rock and USS Sioux City PSA efforts…
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VIDEO: Special Forces Soldiers

Celebrating the U.S. Army’s Special Operations Soldiers.
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