Posts from GovConDaily for 09/11/2017

Kratos-Vencore JV to Help Army Design High Energy Laser

A joint venture of Kratos‘ Digital Fusion Solutions subsidiary and Vencore has received a task order to help the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command design a laser system for target acquisition, tracking and engagement…
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Thales Announces New NATO-Compatible Assault Rifle; Chris Jenkins Comments

Thales has unveiled an updated version of its F90 Assault Rifle that is designed to be compatible and interoperable with NATO weapons. The F90MBR Modular Bullpup Rifle, which is currently servicing the Australian defense force, weighs 7…
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Textron Systems CEO Lisa Atherton Joins Boulder Crest Board

Textron Systems President and CEO Lisa Atherton has joined the board of directors at Bluemont, Virginia-based nonprofit organization Boulder Crest. Atherton will work with Board Chairman Ken Falke, Vice Chairman Fred Malek, Executive Director Dusty Baxley and 15 other directors, Boulder Crest said Monday…
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In The News: Judith R. Zawatsky, Chief of Staff at FAS, GSA

The past year has been shaping up to be another busy period for GSA and FAS, as budgets are tightening up within the federal government and cost-effective moves are of paramount importance for setting up future contracts…
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Army Eyes New Acquisition Strategy for Lightweight Precision Munitions

The U.S. Army is exploring new approaches to procure lightweight precision munitions that can integrate with unmanned aircraft systems as the service branch faces a shortage of weapons and equipment for theater operations, Defense News reported Saturday…
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Virginia to Discontinue Touch-Screen Voting System Due to Cyber Risks

Virginia has decided to end use of touch-screen voting machines due to potential security risks, Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Friday. The Friday decision by the state’s board of elections stemmed from the Virginia Department of Elections’ order to assess the security of such touch screens following the Defcon cyber conference held in July in Las Vegas where hackers demonstrated their capability to compromise voting machines…
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Report: UN Agency Proposes Single Worldwide UAS Registry

The United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization has proposed to establish a single platform for unmanned aircraft system owners and operators to register their drones, Reuters reported Saturday…
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SAIC’s Tony Moraco: Govt Demand for Cyber, Cloud Remains High Amid Proposed FY 2018 Budget Cuts

Tony Moraco, CEO of Science Applications International Corp., has said federal civilian agencies have begun to suspend technology updates in response to the Trump administration’s proposed fiscal 2018 budget cuts to fund increases in defense and homeland security spending, FCW reported Friday…
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Boeing to Supply Additional Parts for Air Force B-1B Integrated Battle Station

Boeing has secured a potential $23.8 million contract modification to provide diminishing manufacturing source life-of-type parts for the U.S. Air Force‘s Integrated Battle Station. The Defense Department said Friday Boeing’s defense, space and security unit will supply additional DMS LoT parts in support of the B-1B fleet…
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BAE Unit Gets Navy LCS Post-Shakedown Availability Contract Options

A business unit of BAE Systems has received $24.4 million in contract options to support post-shakedown availabilities for two U.S. Navy littoral combat ships. BAE’s San Diego Ship Repair business will provide manpower, technical data, material, non-standard equipment and support services necessary to complete PSA work on USS Gabrielle Giffords and USS Omaha…
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Leidos to Help Falkland Islands Gov’t Implement Legislation Database System

Leidos‘ Australian subsidiary has secured an export deal with the government of Falkland Islands to provide a set of technology products designed to support legislation content drafting and publishing processes…
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VIDEO: 9/11 Tribute Ship – USS Somerset

Gordon Felt, the brother of a Flight 93 passenger, discusses what one of the Navy’s three 9/11 tribute ships, USS Somerset (LPD 25), means to him. USS New York (LPD 21) and USS Arlington (LPD 24), both also amphibious transport dock ships, are named in honor of those victims and first responders of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon…
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