Posts from GovConWire for 01/11/2017

Capt. Jon Rucker: Navy to Release Large Underwater Drone RFP Soon

A U.S. Navy official has said the service branch plans to issue this month a request for proposals for a program that seeks to develop a network of large underwater unmanned systems designed to function as communication tools, Defense News reported Tuesday…
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DoD OKs Release of Raytheon SM-6 Missiles to International Customers

The Defense Department has authorized the sale of Raytheon‘s Standard Missile-6  offering to international customers that seek to adopt the platform to support their shipbuilding programs. Raytheon said Tuesday SM-6 is designed to protect naval ships against ballistic and cruise missiles, fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles…
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Fincantieri Subsidiary Awarded $86M IDIQ to Help Navy Maintain Mine Countermeasure Ship Engine, Diesel Generator

Fincantieri‘s North American subsidiary has received a potential $86.3 million contract to support maintenance of main propulsion diesel engine and diesel generator on the U.S. Navy‘s Mine Countermeasure-1 class ships…
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Bloomberg: DoD’s Michael Gilmore Urges Trump Administration to Conduct ‘Comprehensive’ F-35 Program Review

Michael Gilmore, director of operational test and evaluation at the Defense Department, has said that President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration should launch a comprehensive review of the F-35 program to examine “well-documented deficiencies” in the Lockheed Martin-built aircraft’s combat systems, Bloomberg reported Tuesday…
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GSA Adds GuidePoint Under Schedule 70 Cybersecurity Special Item Numbers

The General Services Administration has selected GuidePoint Security to offer cybersecurity services under four new special item numbers of GSA’s Information Technology Schedule 70 procurement vehicle…
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Textron Releases New Data Integration, Mgmt Platform

Textron‘s systems advanced information solutions unit has updated a technology platform that works to integrate and manage data from multiple remote platforms such as sensors and information feeds…
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SGT to Provide NOAA Meteorological Observational Data; Curtis Marshall Comments

SGT has been awarded a three-year, $45 million contract to supply meteorological observational data from non-federal observing networks to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA plans to use the observation data to support meteorological, hydrologic and related environmental observing systems that are designed to facilitate local-scale weather event prediction, SGT said Monday…
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8 New Republican Members Join House Armed Services Committee

Eight new Republican lawmakers have joined the House Armed Services Committee for the new session of Congress. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House panel, said in a statement released Tuesday the new HASC members will work to help reform and rebuild the U…
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Foundations, Investors, Academic Institutions Seek to Advance Ethics in AI Devt Via $27M Fund

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Omidyar Network and other institutions have created a potential $27 million fund that seeks to consider ethical and accountability issues in research and development of artificial intelligence…
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VIDEO: GSA’s Acquisition Gateway Project Center

The Project Center allows you to manage your acquisition research, documents, and timelines in a single, easy-to-use, centralized location that is accessible to all your key project collaborators.
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January 10 Market Close: GovCon Index Moves Narrowly Green, S&P 500 Closes at No Change

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded narrowly higher Tuesday with help from middle-tier and government services companies to offset losses by large primes as U.S. stocks recorded another mixed session that saw industrials lag and healthcare stocks climb…
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