Posts from GovConDaily for 03/12/2018

DOT Awards $500M in Federal TIGER Grants to 41 Transport Infrastructure Projects

The Transportation Department has selected 41 road, transit, maritime and rail projects to receive nearly $500 million in total fiscal 2017 discretionary funds through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program…
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Maj. Gen. Michael Brewer Appointed to Lead Air Force Operational Test & Evaluation Center

Maj. Gen. Michael Brewer, director for strategic plans, programs and analyses at the Air Force Materiel Command, has been assigned as commander of the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center. Gen…
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USAF to Tap General Atomics for RPA Missile Simulation Contract

The U.S. Air Force has announced plans to award a General Atomics business unit a contract to develop an air-to-air missile aviation simulation technology for the MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft…
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Air Force Licenses Chemiluminescence Tech to Battle Sight

The Air Force Research Laboratory has granted Battle Sight Technologies exclusive rights to microencapsulated chemiluminescent materials through a licensing agreement. Battle Sight intends to use the AFRL-developed technology in efforts to create a prototype infrared writing instrument for potential use by warfighters and first responders, the U…
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White House Considers Christopher Liddell for NEC Director Post

Christopher Liddell, director of strategic initiatives at the White House, has emerged as a front-runner to succeed former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, the New York Times reported Saturday…
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Engility Holds 11th Annual Employee Trade Show; Gay Porter Comments

Engility brought together more than 500 professionals to share, discuss, experience and test multiple technology platforms at the company’s employee trade show held Thursday. The company said Thursday its systems engineers along with aerospace, counterterrorism and defense specialists were present during the annual summit that featured Engility’s artificial intelligence technology Synthetic Analyst and data analytics platforms MetaSift and Cloud ASCEND…
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Lawmakers Move to Expand DHS Cybersecurity Role

House and Senate lawmakers advanced two bills last Wednesday that would expand the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity mission. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed a DHS reauthorization bill that would reorganize the department’s National Protection and Programs Directorate; secure personally identifiable information; and support cybersecurity research, Covington & Burling‘s government contracts unit said Friday…
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The Potomac Officers Club Adds Mark Borkowski to 2018 Border Protection Innovations & Technology Forum Panel

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 12, 2018 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has added Mark Borkowski, Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Acquisition and CBP’s Chief Acquisition Officer and Component Acquisition Executive of CBP, to the panel for the 2018 Border Protection Innovations and Technology Forum on March 22 at 2941 Restaurant…
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DARPA Plans 5-Year Physical Security Support Contract

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has detailed the contractor support services requirement of its security and intelligence directorate through a presolicitation notice posted Wednesday on the FedBizOpps website…
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BAE to Unveil Type 31e Frigate Design at Maritime Defense Exhibition in Qatar

BAE Systems is scheduled to introduce its proposed design for the U.K. government’s Type 31e frigate program at the three-day Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition & Conference that will kick off Monday, March 12, in Qatar…
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Yulista Subsidiary to Help Manage USAF’s Maui Electro-Optical, Computing Facilities

A Yulista Holding subsidiary has received a five-year contract to help the U.S. Air Force manage a military site in the Hawaiian island of Maui for research, development and operational efforts related to space situational awareness…
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Navy Assigns Patrick Piercey Chief of Staff at U.S. European Command

The U.S. Navy has assigned Rear Adm. Patrick Piercey, currently director of operations with the U.S. Pacific Command, to serve with the U.S. European Command as chief of staff. With this assignment, Piercey will be transferred from Camp H…
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VIDEO: Warfighters Require Timely Information

Air Force Brig. Gen. David Krumm, the Joint Staff’s deputy director for requirements, speaks to vendors about the Defense Department’s planned Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud acquisition program at a DoD industry day, March 7, 2018…
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