Posts from GovConDaily for 11/16/2017

White House Cyber Chief Rob Joyce Calls for Transparency of Vulnerabilities Equities Process

Rob Joyce, White House cybersecurity coordinator, has said the federal government should work to ensure the transparency of the Vulnerabilities Equities Process in order for U.S. citizens to have confidence in VEP’s integrity…
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Harris-Hosted Summit Tackles Aerospace & Defense Workforce Needs

Harris collaborated with the Aerospace Industries Association to facilitate a two-day summit that brought together industry, government and academic stakeholders to discuss the future of aerospace and defense workforce…
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John Vonglis to Be Nominated DOE CFO

President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate John Vonglis, a senior adviser at private equity firm Cross Range Capital, to serve as Energy Department chief financial officer. From 2002 to 2009, Vonglis worked at the Defense Department in roles such as director of management initiatives and principal deputy and acting assistant secretary for financial management and comptroller, the White House said Wednesday…
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Report: Lockheed to Unveil New CH-53K Helicopter at Berlin Air Show

Lockheed Martin has obtained approval from the U.S. military to demonstrate its new CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter at an April 2018 air show in Berlin, Germany, Reuters reported Thursday…
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Congress Wants Army to Submit Tactical Network Modernization Plan

Congress plans to limit funds for the U.S. Army‘s battlefield network development program until the service branch submits a modernization plan for its tactical communications and data networks, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday…
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Huntington Ingalls Industries Delivers DDG 114 Ralph Johnson to Navy

Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ shipbuilding division has delivered the DDG 114 Ralph Johnson to the U.S. Navy. The company said Wednesday shipbuilders and Supervisor of Shipbuilding Gulf Coast representatives were present during the delivery of the Ralph Johnson…
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UAE Plans Combat Aircraft Upgrade Contract Award to Thales-Dassault Aviation Team

United Arab Emirates’ military has announced plans to award a Thales–Dassault Aviation team a contract to modernize its Mirage 2000-9 multirole combat aircraft. Thales said Wednesday it aims to support Mirage 2000-9 upgrade efforts through the supply of new mission computer, fire control radar, electronic warfare suite, optronics, communications navigation, identification, cockpit display, helmet mounted display and electrical systems…
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Subsystem Technologies Lands Army Technical Services Contract

Subsystem Technologies has received a contract to provide technical support services to the U.S. Army program manager for weapons systems. The company said Wednesday it will support Army PM SW in efforts to develop weapons technology and update current systems for soldiers…
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Marine Corps Interested in Coastal Defense Tech

The U.S. Marine Corps has asked industry to provide information on the availability of shore-based technology built to deliver precision kinetic fires against ships at a range of at least 80 miles. In a FedBizOpps notice posted Oct…
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QGC Selects Boeing’s Insitu Subsidiary for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Services

Boeing‘s Insitu subsidiary has secured a contract from Shell‘s QGC natural gas business to perform automated infrastructure inspection using remotely piloted aircraft systems. Insitu said Wednesday it will carry out beyond-visual-line of-sight RPA operations over the Surat Basin in Queensland, Australia as part of the contract…
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Idaho Natl Lab Reactivates Transient Reactor Test Facility

The Energy Department‘s Idaho National Laboratory has resumed operation at the Transient Reactor Test facility that was built to test nuclear reactor fuels and substances in extreme conditions…
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VIDEO: Staying Alive | Tactical Combat Casualty Care

Utilizing tactical casualty combat care could mean the difference between life and death on the battlefield. The TCCC course teaches corpsmen and Marines how to stabilize a casualty long enough for them to receive the next level of care…
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