Posts from GovConDaily for 01/02/2018

DHS, FAA, Army Collaborate to Develop Aircraft Explosive Vulnerability Testing Tool

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has collaborated with the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Army to create a simulator technology designed to test explosive vulnerabilities in aircraft…
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James Mattis: DoD General Purpose Forces to Oversee Missions Previously Assigned to SpecOps Teams

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said he expects the Defense Department‘s general purpose forces to perform missions currently designated to special operations teams such as support activities in Iraq and Syria, DoD News reported Friday…
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Jeanette Manfra: DHS Looks to Expand Automated Threat Info Sharing Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security plans to provide additional technical context to the cyber threat information that the department sends to industry partners under the Automated Information Sharing program, Federal News Radio reported Friday…
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Army Business Transformation Head Outlines Ways to Encourage Innovation

Robin Swan, deputy director of the U.S. Army‘s office of business transformation, has said that the military branch should change its culture to spur innovation. Swan stated at the 2017 Association of the U…
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US-Led Coalition Freed 98% of ISIS-Claimed Lands in 2017

The U.S.-led Global Coalition against the Islamic State militant group has liberated 98 percent of the territories claimed by ISIS in 2017. The Defense Department‘s Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve said in a year-end review posted Monday that the coalition’s 70 member nations and four member organizations helped free cities in Iraq and Syria, including Mosul, Hawijah, al-Qaim, Tal Afar, Raqqah and Tabqah…
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Navy Returns USS Frank Cable to Service Status Following Repair and Modernization

The U.S. Navy has returned the USS Frank Cable submarine tender to working status following a series of repairs and upgrades in the amount of $56 million. Vigor Industrial performed the maintenance, repair and modernization procedures under Frank Cable’s dry-dock repair availability before the ship’s departure on Dec…
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Leonardo-Built AW139 Helicopters Reach 2M Flight-Hour Milestone

A global fleet of 900 Leonardo-built AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters deployed in 80 countries has tallied more than two million flight hours across various operational missions conducted in five continents…
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Kevin Phillips: ManTech Eyes IT Capability Expansion Via Targeted Acquisitions

Kevin Phillips, CEO of ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT), has said the company plans to grow its key capabilities through targeted acquisitions that would help support key clients and venture into emerging information technology areas, Inside Defense reported Friday…
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Reportlinker: C4ISR Tech Spending in North America to Reach $732B by 2027

Reportlinker has unveiled a new report that predicts the global market for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems will reach more than $177 billion in cumulative value by 2027 at a 2…
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Boeing Gets Contract Option for Air Force KC-135 Engineering Sustainment Services

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a $17.5 million contract modification for  engineering sustainment work on the service branch’s KC-135 tanker aircraft weapon system. The Defense Department said Friday the modification will establish negotiated prices under the second option of a previously awarded contract for the company to sustain KC-135 airframe along with mechanical and electrical systems, subsystems and components…
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Army Develops New Mapping Tools for Shore and Inland Routing

The U.S. Army has begun to develop two suites of new tools intended for mapping safer routes in missions that may involve enemy mines and traps. Researchers from the Army Research Laboratory and Army Corps of Engineers aim to produce inland mapping and littoral mapping tools in an effort to counter enemy-employed anti-access, area-denial methods, the Army said Thursday…
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AECOM Subsidiary Gets $115M Modification on Army Prepositioned Stock Support Contract

A subsidiary of AECOM (NYSE: ACM) will continue to provide support services for the U.S. Army‘s prepositioned stock program under a one-year, $114.5 million contract modification. URS Federal Services will deliver maintenance, supply and transportation logistics services at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait and in Doha, Qatar, the Defense Department said Friday…
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VIDEO: 2017 Year in Review

For America’s Navy, 2017 was a story of maritime superiority, Sailor resiliency, as well as global assistance and partnership. It’s a story that included the commissioning of a new class of aircraft carriers – the Ford class led by USS Gerald R…
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