Posts from GovConDaily for 03/08/2018

Motorola Solutions Closes Airbus DS Communications Business Purchase

Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) has wrapped up the purchase of the Airbus DS Communications business from Airbus Group‘s defense and space segment. Chicago-based Motorola said Wednesday it made the acquisition to expand its portfolio of command center and software enterprise platforms…
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Rep. Niki Tsongas: DoD Pegs F-35 Modernization Costs at $16B Through 2024

Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Massachusetts) has said the F-35 fighter aircraft modernization program could cost the Defense Department approximately $16 billion through 2024, Reuters reported Thursday. Tsongas cited DoD’s F-35 program data at a House Armed Services Committee subpanel hearing Wednesday and said the modernization cost estimate for the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 jet includes $10…
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Marines F-35B Units Land on USS Wasp for Patrol Operation

The U.S. Marine Corps‘ Fighter Attack Squadron 121 has landed F-35B Lightning II aircraft aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp in support of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s 2018 spring patrol…
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Lockheed-MBDA JV to Pursue Germany’s Integrated Air & Missile Defense System Program

Lockheed Martin and MBDA have formed a joint venture to negotiate a contract to develop the German armed forces’ TLVS integrated air and missile defense system. The TLVS GmbH joint venture is slated to become the prime contractor of the deal, which is under negotiations with Germany’s military procurement office, MBDA said Thursday…
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PSC’s David Berteau: Increased Oversight Cooperation Needed to Optimize Security Clearance Process

David Berteau, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, has told lawmakers that there should be increased cooperation between government oversight mechanisms and contractor oversight measures to help speed up the U…
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CMS Chief Seema Verma Unveils 2 EHR Platforms at HIMSS Annual Conference

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced a new initiative designed to provide patients access to their electronic health records and share their data with their preferred health care providers…
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Saab to Update Australian Navy’s Submarine Control Mgmt & Monitoring System

Saab has received an $18.8 million contract to update a system that works to help the Australian navy manage and monitor systems of Collins-class submarines. The company said Wednesday it will provide an updated Integrated Ship Control Management and Monitoring System along with spares for four submarines under the from ASC, the prime contractor on Australia’s Collins-class platform…
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Security Devices International Releases 40 Ammo Product

Security Devices International has released a new 40mm ammunition round offering that employs a company-made collapsible head technology. The Collapsible Head Impact Projectile is based on a blunt impact projectile and designed for law enforcement use, SDI said Wednesday…
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Capco Lands Navy Impulse Cartridge Production IDIQ Contract

Capco has received a potential five-year, $39.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to produce two impulse cartridge variants and test aircraft ejection devices. Work covers the production of WA83, CCU-136A/A; WB24, CCU-145A cartridges; and/or production lot testing of ejection devices from aircraft, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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Pentagon Eyes Formation of Space Combatant Command

The Defense Department looks to establish a combatant command to manage space warfare missions in response to foreign militarization efforts in outer space, Nextgov reported Wednesday. DoD told Congress in a report last week that department officials are exploring strategies for joint space forces to manage multidomain, trans-regional and space warfighting operations…
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Navy Evaluates USS George H.W. Bush Carrier’s Combat Readiness

The U.S. Navy‘s Board of Inspection and Survey has completed a material evaluation of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in an effort to verify the ship’s  preparedness for combat missions…
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VIDEO: ICEX 2018 Begins

ICEX 2018 is a five-week biennial exercise that allows the U.S. Navy to assess its operational readiness in the Arctic, increase experience in the region, advance understanding of the Arctic environment, and continue to develop relationships with other services, allies and partner organizations…
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