Posts from GovCon Daily 6/11/18

Sen. Kamala Harris Introduces Bill to Establish Quantum Computing Research Consortium

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., has introduced a bill that seeks to form a Defense Department-led consortium to coordinate quantum computing research efforts between government, academic and commercial entities…
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Robins AFB to Host Advanced Battle Management System Initial Components

Robins Air Force Base will house the initial components of a new Air Force platform designed to manage information on air and space intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The Advanced Battle Management System is geared to provide increased situational awareness for commanders by integrating battlefield surveillance information, Hill AFB said Thursday
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Rockwell Collins to Provide Avionics Support for Australia’s CH-47F Helicopters: Thierry Tosi Comments

Rockwell Collins has received a contract to extend avionics support services for the Australian army’s CH-47F Chinook helicopters. The company said Monday it will deliver field service engineering, program management, logistics, repair and overhaul services for the Common Avionics Architecture System onboard the helicopters and the Transportable Flight Proficiency Simulators…
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Northrop Lands $62M Navy Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator Support Contract

Northrop Grumman has received a one-year, $61.7 million contract to help the U.S. Navy maintain, engineer and operate unmanned aircraft systems designed for maritime use. The company will aim to ensure the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance – Demonstrator system is ready for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations, the Defense Department said Friday
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Heather Nauert: Unauthorized Disclosure of Info Could Jeopardize State Dept Operations

Heather Nauert, a spokesperson for the State Department, reportedly held a meeting to talk about the recent leaks at the agency, Axios reported Thursday. A source familiar with the public affairs meeting said those leaks involved the release of an article about the plan to retain Brett McGurk, a special envoy appointed under the Obama administration, for another six months and a news story on Palestinian funding…
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KBRwyle Government Services to Continue Base Support for US Army in Iraq

The global government services business of KBR has received a one-year task order modification to support the base-life of the U.S. Army forces deployed in Iraq for Operation Inherent Resolve. The modification allows the exercise of the third option year under the task order the Army Contracting Command awarded in December 2014 via a Logistics Civil Augmentation Program IV contract, KBR said Monday…
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HHS Seeks Input on Public-Private Healthcare Workgroup Structure

The Department of Health and Human Services is asking for comments on how to structure a workgroup to facilitate high-level discussions between HHS leaders and outside parties that support innovation or invest in the healthcare sector…
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Report: Russia Eyes Cloud-Based Military Data Storage

Russia’s military is developing a cloud-based infrastructure designed to operate with data centers and store confidential information, Defense One reported Friday. The report said the project is part of the country’s ongoing efforts to increase its armed forces’ capacity to perform missions even when internet connection is lost, damaged or hacked…
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DHS S&T Updates Submission, Solicitation Portal for R&D Proposals

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has updated an online portal used to submit and solicit industry proposals. DHS said Thursday the modernized Long Range Broad Agency Announcement website offers information on criteria for R&D project evaluation and a list of requirements that align with the S&T Industry Guide and the department’s component priorities…
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Lockheed Martin Gets $736M Modification to Lot 13 F-35 Advance Acquisition Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $735.7 million modification to an advance acquisition contract that funds equipment and efforts necessary to build lot 13 F-35 low-rate initial production units for the U…
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VIDEO: Exercise Saber Strike: Air defense artillery

Air Defense Artillery Soldiers from across the U.S. work alongside NATO partners and allies during Saber Strike 18. It is a U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise designed to enhance interoperability among allies and regional partners…
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