Posts from GovCon Daily for 04/11/2018

Navy Supply Corps’ Rear Adm. Kevin Jones named next DLA Distribution commander

Rear Adm. Kevin Jones, a member of the U.S. Navy Supply Corps and head of the Office of Special Projects in Washington, D.C., has been named the next commander of the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution…
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ManTech secures $104M for USMC vehicle work; Daniel Keefe comments

ManTech announced Wednesday two U.S. Marine Corps contracts, a $82 million win with the U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic to bolster command, control, communication, computer and intelligence capabilities for combat vehicles, and a $22…
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Orbital ATK explodes partial 3D-printed warhead for hypersonic applications

On March 29th, Orbital ATK tested a 50-lb. warhead designed for hypersonic weapons that was partially built from 3D-printed components, Defense News reported. The test assessed what effects the warhead’s fragmentation had on different targets…
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DOE partners with National Association of Manufacturers for industry energy efficiency

The Energy Department, through its Better Plants program, has teamed with the National Association of Manufacturers to form the Sustainability in Manufacturing partnership. DOE said Tuesday the partnership aims to enhance energy productivity and efficiency in the manufacturing industry through research and development of systems and technologies and the expansion of partner accomplishments…
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Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone: US military ready to deter peer adversaries in cyberspace

Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, the White House’s nominee to lead the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command, has said the U.S. military is prepared to launch cyber attacks on peer adversaries’ critical infrastructure through network intrusions during a future conflict, the Washington Free Beacon reported Tuesday…
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HII shipbuilding division inactivates Navy’s USS Enterprise; Chris Miner comments

A shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries has completed the inactivation of a legacy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier the U.S. Navy decommissioned on Feb. 3, 2017. Newport News Shipbuilding completed the inactivation base work for the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) in December 2017 and the government contracting office has recently finalized the review and certification of the paperwork, HII said Tuesday…
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The Data Incubator trains military personnel to use AWS cloud

The Data Incubator, a member of Amazon Web Services‘ partner network, is training U.S. warfighters on how to manage data at all classification levels with cloud computing technology. AWS said Tuesday the U…
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Steve Ambrose named Woolpert government solutions program director

Steve Ambrose, a former scientist at NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has joined Woolpert as program director for the company’s government solutions business. He brings more than 40 years of Earth science, data engineering, climatology and geospatial experience to his new position, Woolpert said Tuesday…
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Adm. Philip Davidson nominated as U.S. Pacific Command head

Adm. Philip Davidson, head of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command, has been nominated for assignment as commander of the U.S. Pacific Command and for reappointment to the rank of admiral. President Donald Trump’s nomination of Davidson was announced by Defense Secretary James Mattis in a Defense Department press release issued Tuesday…
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Sean Palleschi named Cubic Global Defense financial operations VP, controller; Dave Buss comments

Sean Palleschi, formerly associate finance director of aerostructures division at United Technologies Corp.’s (NYSE: UTX) aerospace systems business, has joined Cubic’s (NYSE: CUB) global defense segment as vice president of financial operations and controller…
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Lockheed-Cobham team to compete for Navy’s low-band jamming pod replacement program

Lockheed Martin and Cobham have teamed up to compete for a U.S. Navy program that seeks to replace the ALQ-99 tactical jamming pod system onboard the service’s Boeing-built EA-18 Growler electronic warfare aircraft…
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Trevet-Bay West JV wins $75M Navy environmental program support IDIQ

A Trevet–Bay West joint venture has won a potential five-year, $75 million contract to provide support services necessary to implement the U.S. Navy‘s environmental restoration program and media requirements for other environmental programs…
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VIDEOS: DARPA OFFSET program calls for second swarm sprints

The focus of this swarm sprint is on enabling improved swarm autonomy through enhancements of swarm platforms and/or autonomy elements, with the operational backdrop of utilizing a diverse swarm of 50 air and ground robots to isolate an urban objective within an area of two square city blocks over a mission duration of 15 to 30 minutes…
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