Posts from GovConDaily for 11/14/2017

DHS Funds Four Research and Development Projects on Baggage Detection

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate has awarded funding to four research and development projects on X-ray applications for baggage detection systems. DHS said Monday the projects will be managed under the Checked Baggage Program that aims to improve threat detection and reduce false alarm instances of explosives detection systems…
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Philip Bilden Elected to Huntington Ingalls Board

Philip Bilden, a former military intelligence officer and co-founding member of private equity firm HarbourVest Partners, has joined Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ board of directors. HII said Monday Bilden has held senior leadership roles during his 25-year career at HarbourVest that includes time at the company’s offices in Boston and Hong Kong where he established its Asian subsidiary…
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NASA to Test Energy Source for Future Mars Habitat

NASA will test an energy source that could power human crews on the surface of Mars and energize habitats along with processing equipment that can convert resources from the Red Planet into fuel, oxygen and water…
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DoE Allows Agreements for Commercializing Technology Usage for National Laboratory Contractors

The Department of Energy has authorized National Laboratory contractors to exercise the Agreements for Commercializing Technology in aims to facilitate partnerships of the DOE with industry and academia…
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Rockwell Collins to Install Avionics Tech in Calidus-Built Multirole Aircraft

A United Arab Emirates-based aircraft manufacturer has selected Rockwell Collins to produce and integrate an integrated avionics system into a new aircraft platform designed for combat and asymmetric warfare missions…
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Airborne Tactical Advantage Company Supports Marine Corps F-35B Training

Textron‘s Airborne Tactical Advantage Company arrived Aug. 20 on Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort to train Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 pilots in using the F-35B Lightning II aircraft, Dvids reported Nov…
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Lt. Gen. Mike Lundy: Army to Boost Synthetic Training Activities

Lt. Gen. Mike Lundy, commander of the U.S. Army combined arms center, has said the service branch will increase synthetic training operations at home station and combat training centers. According to an Army report published Monday, Lundy discussed the emergence of synthetic training technologies and efforts to update current simulator technologies at the Association of the U…
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AAR, Global Aerospace Logistics Form UAE Military Support Partnership

AAR and Emirates Defence Industries Company‘s Global Aerospace Logistics subsidiary have agreed to jointly offer logistics support services to military customers in the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi-based GAL aims to expand its work with the UAE Joint Aviation Command while AAR seeks to contribute its experience in performance-based aircraft logistics  programs through the partnership, AAR said Monday…
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Michael Fischer Joins Comprehensive Health Services as Director of Capture & Proposals

Michael Fischer, formerly director of capture management at IAP Worldwide Services, has been appointed director of capture and proposals at Comprehensive Health Services. CHS said Tuesday Fischer brings more than 25 years of program management, capture and business development experience to the Florida-based medical services contractor’s business development team…
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Airbus Defense Segment to Build 2 Comms Satellites for Turkish Operator

Airbus‘ defense and space segment has secured a contract from Turkey-based communications satellite operator Turksat to build two new satellites slated for geostationary orbit. Turksat 5A and Turksat 5B will be based on the electric orbit raising variant of the Airbus Eurostar E3000 satellite model powered by electric propulsion technology, Airbus said Thursday…
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Air Force Helps Small Companies Refine Tech Platforms Via Annual Exercise

The Air Force Research Laboratory has conducted an annual exercise that aims to help small businesses further develop their technology platforms through tech demonstrations and combat simulations. The service branch sponsors the Operation Tech Warrior exercise through the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program, the Air Force said Monday…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Rick Lober, VP/GM of the Defense and Intelligence Systems Division at Hughes Network Systems

“I grew up as a kid watching the Apollo missions to the moon–what a great motivator to move into a career in engineering.” Space 2.0. The “new space.” What is really at stake for our place in space for 2018? With massive innovations in integrated technologies and satellite components, the community needs to come together now more than ever before to assure that the core challenges facing our space development are tackled as a team–as allies not enemies…
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VIDEO – Navy Weekly Wire Rundown: Nov. 13, 2017

The Weekly Wire Rundown is a weekly video blog from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel, highlighting the top stories affecting Sailors and their families. The video compliments the print edition of the @USNPeople Weekly Wire, which you can subscribe to by e-mailing usnpeople…
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