Posts from GovConDaily for 12/18/2017

DC Capital Partners Completes The Acquisition of Janus Global Operations

Janus Global Operations, the world’s largest commercial munitions remediation company announced today that it has been acquired by an affiliate of DC Capital Partners Management, LP (“DC Capital”), a private equity investment firm based in Alexandria, VA…
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DHS Forms Sector Coordinating Council With Election Industry Members

The Department of Homeland Security and the Election Assistance Commission convened Wednesday with election stakeholders to organize a coordinating body for sector-specific policies, strategies and activities…
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Navy Commissions Lockheed-Built USS Little Rock Littoral Combat Ship

A littoral combat ship that Lockheed Martin developed with partner Fincantieri Marinette Marine has entered into active service with the U.S. Navy. The Navy conducted the commissioning ceremony for the USS Little Rock vessel designated LCS 9 on the Buffalo River in New York, Lockheed said Saturday…
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Howard Rubel to Join General Dynamics as Investor Relations, Corporate VP

Howard Rubel, a 36-year equity research veteran, has been elected as corporate vice president and appointed VP of investor relations at General Dynamics. The company said Friday Rubel will formally assume his new positions on Jan…
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Navy Taps Cobham Subsidiary for SATCOM Antenna System Support Services

Cobham‘s Trivent-Avant subsidiary has received a $45.5 million contract to deliver fabrication, test, upgrade, engineering and related training services in support of the U.S. Navy‘s ultra high frequency satellite communication antenna system…
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DOE Seeks to Advance US Energy Policy Priorities Through Reorganization

The Department of Energy has announced plans to reorganize its operational structure in a push to address DOE’s policy goals in accordance with statutory requirements. DOE said Friday it also seeks to help advance the White House’s strategies to maintain U…
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Report: Air Force, Navy Initiate ‘Sixth-Generation’ Fighter Aircraft Concept Devt

The U.S. Air Force and Navy have begun to experiment and plan concepts for a future next-generation fighter aircraft that features capacities beyond the F-35 Lightning II aircraft, Scout Warrior reported Saturday…
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Bipartisan Bill Aims to Promote AI Tech Advancement

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has introduced a bill that seeks to encourage the continued development of artificial intelligence systems. The Fundamentally Understanding the Usability and Realistic Evolution of Artificial Intelligence Act of 2017 would direct the Commerce Department to create a federal advisory committee to examine opportunities and impacts of emerging AI tools on the lives of people in the U…
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Army, Marines Collaborate to Develop 3D-Printed Drone Tech

The U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps have partnered to develop unmanned aircraft systems with the use of three-dimensional printing technology. Eric Spero of the Army Research Laboratory’s vehicle technology directorate leads a team pursuing the UAS development project at Fort Benning in Georgia, the service branch said Friday…
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NASA Posts RFI on Earth Observation Data Products

NASA has published a request for information on FedBizOpps in an effort to determine the availability of Earth science data from commercial small satellites, Space News reported Friday. The agency will accept capability statements from the private sector through Dec…
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McKesson Awarded $400M DLA Picture Archiving, Comms System Supply IDIQ

McKesson‘s technologies business has received a potential 10-year, $400 million Defense Logistics Agency contract to supply and maintain digital imaging network picture archiving and communications systems to U…
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Boeing to Help Install Air Force Low-Frequency Transmission System

Boeing‘s defense, space and security business has secured a potential two-year, $40.1 million order to install, test and integrate a modified low-frequency transmission system for the U.S. Air Force…
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VIDEO: Lockheed Martin Meets 2017 F-35 Delivery Target

On Friday, December 15, Lockheed Martin delivered the 66th F-35 aircraft for the year, meeting the joint government and industry delivery target for 2017. To date, more than 265 F-35 aircraft have been delivered to U…
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