Posts from GovConDaily for 11/13/2017

Marine Corps Selects Yates Autonomous Cargo Aircraft for 12-Month Flight Test

The U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory has selected Yates Electrospace Corp.‘s Silent Arrow autonomous cargo aircraft to take part in a 12-month flight test effort. The company said Monday its engineers and test pilots will build and operate 10 Silent Arrow unmanned aerial systems that weigh between 500 pounds to 1,000 pounds…
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Cubic to Feature C4ISR Systems at MilCIS Expo in Australia; Mike Twyman Comments

Cubic‘s mission solutions division will exhibit command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technology offerings at the Military Communications and Information Systems event in Australia…
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Engility VP Gay Porter Named a Washington Business Journal C-Suite Honoree; Lynn Dugle Comments

Gay Porter, vice president of the technical solutions group at Engility, has been selected to receive a Washington Business Journal award that honors influential C-level executives in the Greater Washington area…
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Lockheed Martin’s Marillyn Hewson Meets UAS Payload Design Challenge Finalists in UAE

Marillyn Hewson, president, CEO and chairperson of Lockheed Martin, has convened the student finalists of an unmanned aerial system payload design challenge held in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The company said Friday the year-long program conducted in partnership with Mubadala Investment seeks to engage UAE-based university students to generate ideas in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in efforts to develop a UAS payload…
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Leigh Gordon: Australia to Field New Tech for Lockheed Autonomic Logistics Info System

Air Vice Marshal Leigh Gordon, head of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program for Australia’s air force, has said the country looks to field a new system designed to mitigate sovereignty challenges related to Lockheed Martin‘s autonomic logistics information system (ALIS), FlightGlobal reported Sunday…
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Bill for FITARA Data Center Initiative Extension Clears Senate

The Senate has passed a bill that would require agencies to continue to report data center inventory, conduct PortfolioStat reviews and share data via a federal information technology dashboard, Nextgov reported Friday…
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Marty Williams: Govt Agencies Should Take ‘Product & Platform Approach’ to Digital Services Delivery

Marty Williams, technology vice president of digital government services provider NIC, has said government agencies could address the need for citizen-centric digital services through a “product and platform” delivery approach…
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Air Force Leaders Call for Fiscal 2018 Budget Stability

U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein have said the military branch needs a stable budget to conduct national security efforts. Wilson told reporters during the State of the Air Force Address held Tuesday at the Pentagon the branch seeks to restore readiness and modernize forces while it continues efforts to promote innovation, develop leaders and bolster America’s relationships with U…
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UMD Bioengineering Facility to Host Research Collaborations via Leidos-Backed Lab

The University of Maryland held a dedication ceremony for the new A. James Clark Hall bioengineering facility that will host collaborative research work through the Leidos Innovation Lab. UMD said Friday the 6,800-square feet Leidos Innovation Lab is located on the first floor of Clark Hall and supported by a donation from Leidos…
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Accenture Provides Syracuse University Grant to Offer Employment Support for Military Vets

Accenture has provided a $2.5 million grant to help Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families expand a program that offers training, certification and transitional employment assistance to transitioning military veterans…
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DynCorp Selected for Association’s Army Aviation Materiel Readiness Award

DynCorp has been chosen to receive an award from the Army Aviation Association of America for the company’s work to support materiel readiness and logistics functions of the U.S. Army‘s aviation unit…
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CTC Gets NuScale Steam Generator Prototype Manufacturing Contract; Ed Sheehan Comments

Concurrent Technologies Corp. has received an initial contract to manufacture a prototype steam generator technology for NuScale Power at the CTC-operated Center for Advanced Nuclear Manufacturing. NuScale said Wednesday CTC will produce helical coil steam generators that serve as a key component of the Fluor-backed venture’s small modular reactor nuclear design under certification review by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission…
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VIDEO: Exercise Dawn Blitz

PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 30, 2017) U.S. Marines with 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade and Sailors with Expeditionary Strike Group 3, conduct amphibious, combined arms, aviation and expeditionary advanced base operations training off the coast of Southern California during Exercise Dawn Blitz…
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