Posts from GovConDaily for 11/09/2017

North Star Scientific Secures Navy Support Contract for Info Distribution System Amplifier Replacement

North Star Scientific has secured a $14 million contract to provide a range of support services for the replacement of a high-power amplifier for a U.S. Navy data communications platform. The contract covers design, engineering development, fabrication and prototype testing on the new 1,000-watt amplifier for the Joint Tactical Information Distribution System, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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DynCorp Gets State Dept Info Resource Mgmt Task Order

DynCorp International will provide information resource management services to the State Department under a potential five-year, $52.8 million task order. The order represents the ninth issued under DynCorp’s Afghanistan Life Support Services contract and contains a one-year base period that commenced Aug…
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Rockwell Collins Recognized for Work With Veteran-Owned Suppliers

Rockwell Collins is one of 25 U.S.-based companies that have received recognition under the National Veteran-Owned Business Association’s 2017 Military Friendly Supplier Diversity Program. The association included Rockwell Collins in the list of companies published in the Vetrepreneur magazine for including veteran-owned businesses into supplier diversity programs, the company said Wednesday…
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Navy Posts Transducer IDIQ Solicitation Plans

The U.S. Navy‘s Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division has announced plans to solicit bids for an upcoming indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for  transducers,  connectors and boots…
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Thales Alenia Space Deploys ‘Collaborative’ Robots to Aid Satellite Production

Thales Alenia Space has begun to operate company-developed “collaborative” robots to support satellite production efforts alongside human employees at two separate facilities. The company said Wednesday its Collaborative Robot Addressed To Operative Solutions platform is currently deployed at a plant in L’Aquila, Italy, while the Saphir robot is located at a facility in Cannes, France…
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Rolls-Royce Partners With Abu Dhabi Ship Building to Support Gulf Region

Rolls-Royce has signed a partnership with Abu Dhabi Ship Building to provide shipbuilding, repair and refit services in support of the Gulf region. Rolls-Royce said Monday partnership will cover fixed service rates for onsite service attendance;  turnkey repair projects; spare parts; and technical and commercial support for ADSB employees on Rolls-Royce waterjets…
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Report: NATO to Expand Command Centers, Cyber Operations

NATO plans to increase its military headquarters from seven to nine and integrate cyber efforts into all alliance operations, Bloomberg reported Thursday. The organization’s defense ministers agreed to build a maritime security-focused command center in the Atlantic as well as a Europe-based command site for troop movements, with specific locations to be identified in 2018…
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Holger Lueschow: European Govsatcom Demo to Commence Next Summer

Holger Lueschow, satellite communications program manager at the European Defense Agency, said the European Govsatcom demonstration project will begin to deliver Satcom services to government users next summer, Space News reported Wednesday…
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Kirstjen Nielsen Eyes DHS Hiring Process Modernization as DHS Secretary Nominee

Kirstjen Nielsen, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security, has said she would help DHS implement a “holistic” approach to recruit border security and cybersecurity professionals if Congress approves her nomination, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday…
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Senate Approves Federal Customer Service Bill

The Senate unanimously approved a bill on Tuesday that would authorize federal agencies to collect voluntary feedback regarding public services, Nextgov reported Wednesday. The Federal Agency Customer Experience Act of 2017, introduced by Sens…
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Lockheed Test Pilot Mark Ward Reaches 100 Flight Hours Aboard T-50A

Lockheed Martin test pilot Mark Ward has become the first to fly the T-50A for 100 hours. The company said Wednesday Mark Ward’s T-50A flight was part of the company’s contribution to the U…
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VIDEO: Creating STEM Centers of Innovation for Military Youth

Raytheon has partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to establish STEM Centers of Innovation throughout the country for military-connected youth. The centers provide military youth access to advanced technologies that stimulate creative approaches to STEM exploration, including 3-D printers, robotics, high-definition video production and conferencing equipment…
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