Posts from GovConDaily for 01/04/2018

Charter Trading to Offer IronClad’s Comms Tech Products to Defense Sector

Charter Trading has agreed to market and sell IronClad Encryption-built mobile phone and networking products to U.S. military and government clients. IronClad designed its ICE phone and ICEMicro software offerings to help customers secure data and communications, the company said Thursday…
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GSA Appoints Scott Anderson, Bruno Kelpsas as Regional Administrators

Scott Anderson, former director of services delivery and property management at the George Washington University, has been appointed as the General Services Administration‘s regional administrator for the National Capital Region…
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QinetiQ, UK MoD to Upgrade Environmental Test Facility

QinetiQ and the British defense ministry will jointly provide $27 million in funds to support the upgrade of an environmental test facility based at a military installation in Shoeburyness, England. The company said Tuesday the investment in the Environmental Test Centre is part of an effort to modernize the U…
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Holly Greaves to be Nominated as EPA CFO

Holly Greaves, senior adviser to the Environmental Protection Agency administrator for budget and audit, will be nominated by President Donald Trump as the next EPA chief financial officer. The White House said Wednesday Greaves has extensive experience with federal accounting standards, financial and information technology environments as well as financial operations and management laws and regulations…
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President Trump to Nominate Josephine Olsen as Peace Corps Director

Josephine Olsen, a more than four-decade social service veteran, has been nominated by President Donald Trump as director of the U.S. Peace Corps. Olsen is currently a senior lecturer at the University of Maryland in Baltimore and has been a visiting professor at the university’s School of Social Work and a director for the Center for Global Education Initiatives over the past eight years, the White House said Wednesday…
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Latvia State Border Guard Orders Leonardo-Built Multipurpose Helicopters

Leonardo has received a contract of an undisclosed value to supply two AW119Kx helicopters to Latvia’s state border guard. The contract has an option for an additional helicopter and related aircrew or maintenance technician training services, Leonardo said Tuesday…
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DOE Seeks 2 Business & Industry Analysts for CIO Office

The Energy Department has begun its search for two business and industry analysts in support of the agency’s office of the chief information officer. The selected candidates within DOE’s office of the deputy CIO for resource management will provide acquisition and management assistance for contracts and programs that support DOE’s national laboratories and headquarters, the agency said in a USAJobs notice…
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Lockheed Exec John Rood Confirmed as Defense Undersecretary for Policy

The Senate voted 81-7 Wednesday to confirm John Rood, formerly vice president for international sales at Lockheed Martin, as defense undersecretary for policy, Defense News reported Wednesday. Rood will fill the third top civilian role at the Defense Department with responsibility over homeland defense, arms control, assessment of war plans, bilateral relations with allies, technologies and regional policies associated with combatant commands…
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Orbital ATK to Begin Full-Rate Void Sensing Fuze Production for Air Force

Orbital ATK has received a $23 million initial contract from the U.S. Air Force to commence full-rate production of hard target void sensing fuze assemblies. FMU-167/B HTVSF is a cockpit programmable fuze designed to help the service branch destroy hard and deeply-buried targets, the company said Wednesday…
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RAND Study: Bid Protests Do Not Delay DoD Procurement Process

A new study by RAND Corp. has found that bid protests that defense contractors filed with the Government Accountability Office do not hamper the Defense Department’s procurement process for weapons and services, Bloomberg reported Thursday…
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12 Leidos Employees to Accept Awards at 32nd BEYA STEM Conference; Roger Krone Comments

Twelve employees of Leidos will receive numerous awards at the 32nd annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards science, technology, engineering and math conference to be held from Feb. 8-10 in Washington D…
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VIDEO: Special Operations Forces Conduct Demonstration

International special operations forces conduct a capabilities demonstration over air, land and sea for the public in Tampa, Fla., May 26, 2016. http://www.dvidshub.net/video/465966/…
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