Posts from GovConDaily for 06/02/2017

138,000 Jobs Added in May; Unemployment Dips Slightly to 4.3 Percent

The U.S. economy added 138,000 jobs in May, according to the monthly jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday morning. The national unemployment rate dipped to a 16 year low, from 4…
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Navy Debuts Drone-Based Mine Detection

Researchers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) are using drones to detect submerged and buried mines using a system sponsored by the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) TechSolutions program. Designed to safely remove explosive ordinance in both coastal surf and shallow-water, the Mine Warfare Rapid Assessment Capability system (MIW RAC) consists of a one-pound quadcopter that carries an ultra-sensitive magnetometer for mine detection…
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Corey duBrowa Joins Salesforce as EVP and Chief Communications Officer

Corey duBrowa will join Salesforce as Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer. DuBrowa starts at Salesforce in July and will report to Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff, the company announced Thursday…
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Army Tests Proximity Fuze-Equipped Raytheon Stinger Missiles; Kim Ernzen Comments

The U.S. Army used a pair of Raytheon-developed anti-air missiles equipped with proximity fuzes to engage small unmanned airborne systems at a recent testing event. Raytheon said Thursday that the proximity fuzes added to the Stinger missiles helped eliminate targets which included an MQM-170C and another small UAS platform…
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Trump Withdraws U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord

President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. The White House said they will reopen negotiations so as to arrive at a deal that puts American workers first…
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GAO: Most Participating Agencies Met Spending Requirements Under Small Business R&D Programs

The Government Accountability Office has found that most agencies met spending requirements under two small business research and development programs in fiscal year 2015. GAO said Wednesday nine of 11 participating agencies under the Small Business Innovation Research program submitted the required report on obligations for extramural research and development work, which are conducted by non-federal personnel outside of federal facilities…
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Lockheed Martin Delivers HC-130J Personnel Recovery Aircraft to National Guard

The U.S. National Guard has received the first of four Lockheed Martin-developed fixed-wing personnel recovery aircraft that will support operations in Alaska and the Pacific Theater. Lockheed said Thursday that the HC-130J aircraft will help users respond to disaster scenarios, evacuate aeromedical personnel, support humanitarian outreach programs, disseminate aviation advisories and perform security cooperation missions…
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CTC Buys New 3D Printing Equipment for Metal Processes; Ed Sheehan Comments

Concurrent Technologies Corp. has bought new additive manufacturing equipment worth $1.2 million to support metal processing at the company’s Johnstown, Pennsylvania facility. CTC said Thursday its new three-dimensional printing platforms include a VRC Metal Systems Gen III Max cold spray system, an AMBIT hybrid additive manufacturing multi-task system and an SLM 280HL 3D printer…
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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh: Microservices, Engineering Help Drive Agencies’ Hybrid Cloud Adoption Strategies

Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer at Dell EMC’s federal business, has said engineering and microservices are some of the factors that have driven most government agencies’ strategies as they transition from legacy information technology systems to hybrid cloud platforms, Federal News Radio reported Thursday…
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VIDEO: Boeing Tests Starliners Seats

As Boeing continues to work toward launches of the CST-100 Starliner in 2018, teams tested the spacecrafts seats in a lab to ensure astronauts will land safely on dry land after the Starliner returns to Earth…
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