Posts from GovConDaily for 10/10/2017

Aerojet Rocketdyne to Support DARPA Propulsion System Dev’t & Test Program; Eileen Drake Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne will help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency develop and test a propulsion system as part of the Advanced Full Range Engine program that aims to realize reusable hydrocarbon propulsion technologies…
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Engility to Support DoD Technical Data, Network Security Efforts; Lynn Dugle Comments

Engility has won a potential five-year, $28 million contract to help the Defense Department‘s Damage Assessment Management Office and Joint Acquisition Protection and Exploitation Cell prevent foreign exploitation of key acquisition programs, technology networks and controlled technical information…
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KBR Subsidiary Gets $116M in US Military Logistics Support Task Order Modifications

The U.S. Army has awarded KBR‘s government services unit a pair of task order modifications worth $116 million combined for logistics support to U.S. military programs in Europe and the Arabian Peninsula…
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GAO: DOE Faces Challenges in Plutonium Production for Future NASA Missions

A new report by the Government Accountability Office says the Energy Department is facing challenges in the production of new plutonium isotopes meant to power certain NASA space missions, Space News reported Tuesday…
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General Atomics to Help Sustain USS Ford Aircraft Launch, Arresting Gear System

General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business has received a delivery order for spare parts needed to sustain a U.S. Navy carrier’s Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System and Advanced Arresting Gear system…
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James Mattis: DoD Leaders Should Prepare Military Response Options for North Korea

Defense Secretary James Mattis has called on Defense Department leaders to prepare military options that the U.S. government can use in response to North Korea if diplomatic measures fail, Politico reported Monday…
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Honeywell to Spin Off Business Groups by End of 2018; Darius Adamczyk Comments

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has announced it will spin off the industrial conglomerate’s ADI global distribution business, Homes portfolio and transportation systems business into two publicly traded firms by the end of 2018…
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Army Secures 1st of 6 Updated Abrams Battle Tanks From Joint Systems Manufacturing Center

The U.S. Army has accepted the first of six production vehicles of the newest version of the Abrams main battle tank from the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center workforce. The service branch said Monday that production of the M1A2 System Enhancement Package Version 3 battle tank occurs at the JSMC in Lima, Ohio and the Anniston Army Depot in Anniston, Alabama…
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Triumph Group to Continue Gearbox Supply for MD 530 Attack Helicopters

Triumph Group has signed an agreement to supply main and tail rotor gearboxes for attack helicopters that MD Helicopters will build for the U.S. Army and foreign military sales customers. The Army awarded MD Helicopters an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to produce up to 150 armed MD 530 scout attack helicopters over five years, Triumph said Monday…
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Senate Panel Advances Bill to Address Security Clearance Backlog

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee advanced a bill Wednesday that seeks to reduce the current backlog of more than 700,000 government security clearance applications, Nextgov reported Friday…
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AeroVironment Updates Puma, Raven Small UAS Platforms

AeroVironment has begun to update its two small unmanned aircraft system offerings in an effort to increase the performance of both platforms in rugged and complex environments. The company said Monday Puma AE and Raven upgrades will include durability enhancements and new digital data link security tools designed for radio electronic warfare and cyber operations…
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Report: Army Sheds Light on Multi-Domain Battle Concept Via Draft Document

The U.S. Army has released a draft document that describes how U.S. forces and allies will fight adversaries across air, ground, maritime, cyber and space domains in the period of 2025 through 2040, Defense One reported Monday…
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VIDEO: Presenting the Financial Integrity Network

Presenting the Financial Integrity Network​: FIN delivers an array of strategic, advisory, and technical services to a diverse and select group of governments, financial institutions, and sectoral clients…
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