Posts from GovConDaily for 01/12/2018

Block MEMS Advances to Second Phase of IARPA’s Explosive Trace Detection Program

A Block Engineering subsidiary will continue to develop a system that works to detect explosives and toxic chemical threats under a $10.7 million  Intelligence Advanced Research Programs Activity project…
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Navy Taps Clayton International for AS-61 Helicopter Maintenance

Clayton International has received a $7.6 U.S. Navy contract to deliver maintenance services for an AS-61 helicopter that will be used to support the Egyptian government. The Navy will obligate the entire contract amount in foreign military sales funds which will not expire upon the conclusion of the current fiscal year, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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Capt. John Rucker: Navy Takes Incremental Approach Toward Unmanned Maritime Systems Devt

The U.S. Navy is working to build a range of unmanned maritime vessels through an incremental development approach, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. Capt. Jon Rucker, Navy program manager for unmanned maritime systems, said at the Surface Navy Association’s national symposium in Arlington, Virginia that the service branch develops modular and open systems architectures to support the insertion of new technologies into unmanned systems as they become ready…
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GAO Recommends VA to Update Risk Mgmt Policies to Meet Current Security Standards

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Department of Veterans Affairs to reevaluate and update its risk management policies to comply with prevailing security standards. GAO said in a report published Thursday it also recommends VA to create an oversight strategy that can validate the effectiveness of risk management initiatives implemented at Veterans Health Administration locations…
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Army Looks to Field Secure Wi-Fi Tech for Battlefield Command Posts

The U.S. Army continues efforts to field a National Security Agency-accredited Wi-Fi tool designed to provide secure wireless network connectivity for command posts on the battlefield. The Army said Thursday the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division piloted the Secure Wi-Fi technology during an action training mission performed at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California…
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GAO: DoD Spent $9.1B on O&M for Overseas Contingency Operations in FY 2016

The Defense Department spent the $9.1 billion budget that Congress authorized for the operation and maintenance needs of overseas contingency operations to meet base requirements. The Government Accountability Office said in a report issued Wednesday that DoD obligated funds to cover base programs and activities, including headquarters, maintenance and transportation costs…
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NASA Demos First X-ray Navigation in Space

NASA has performed the first fully autonomous X-ray navigation in space, which could help future robotic spacecraft to travel to deep space locations. The space agency said Thursday a team of engineers carried out the experiment called the Station Explorer for X-ray Timing and Navigation Technology, or SEXTANT, on Nov…
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Cascade Aerospace to Help Modernize Mexico’s C-130 Aircraft

Cascade Aerospace has received a contract to modernize the avionics properties of Mexico’s C-130 Hercules aircraft that has been renamed to the L-100. The company said Thursday it will install Rockwell Collins‘ Flight2 TM avionics suite onto the aircraft, and provide related training services for personnel within Mexico’s air force…
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Kroll Appoints 4 New Managing Directors

Kroll has named Cem Ozturk, Katy Shanahan, Greg Michaels and Fernanda Barroso as managing directors for four of the professional investigative and risk consulting services provider’s offices. The company said Thursday Ozturk and Shanahan, former associate managing directors at Kroll’s investigations and disputes business, will respectively manage operations in Singapore and Massachusetts…
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Adm. Paul Zukunft: Coast Guard Needs Final Appropriations for Fiscal 2018

Adm. Paul Zukunft, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, has said the service branch’s acquisitions portfolio that includes new procurement programs would be affected if Congress fails to pass a final appropriations measure for fiscal 2018…
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DARPA Taps Systems and Technology Research for Undersea Sensor Tech Project

Systems and Technology Research has received $10.6 million to explore undersea sensing systems for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA will obligate $3.2 million at the time of award from the agency’s fiscal 2017 and fiscal 2018 research and development funds, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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VIDEO: Lockheed Martin 2017 Aeronautics Highlights

F-35, C-130, C-5, F-16, Hybrid Airship, U-2… and more! Our aircraft – and team – had a busy year in 2017. Learn more about our family of aircraft: http://lmt.co/2mjeoEG
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