Posts from GovConWire for 11/20/2014

Woolpert to Help NGA Collect Airborne Imagery

Woolpert has been awarded a three-year, $32 million contract to gather imagery and datasets for the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency by using airborne data collection tools. The company said Wednesday it will leverage a LiDAR remote sensing technology as well as multiband sensor platforms to perform the work…
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Travis Slocumb: Raytheon, Navy Test Airborne Electronic Attack System vs. Threat Radars

Raytheon and the U.S. Navy have conducted flight tests on a prototype airborne electronic warfare system at the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in California. The Next Generation Jammer, which features an active electronically scanned array radar and digital receiver and techniques generator, was fitted onto a Gulfstream business jet, Raytheon said Wednesday
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Lt. Gen. Andrew Busch Nominated to DLA Director Role

Air Force Lt. Gen. Andrew Busch, vice commander of the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, has been nominated to the role of Defense Logistics Agency director. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced the nomination Wednesday and appointed Busch as lieutenant general…
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Shawn Purvis, Vern Boyle: Northrop Aims to Expand Cyber Partnerships Through New Technology Center

Northrop Grumman has unveiled a new cybersecurity innovation facility that will develop tools and collaborative programs to help organizations address computer security risks. The Advanced Cyber Technology Center aims to connect Northrop technologists and partners worldwide to bring new cyber defense offerings in the market, Northrop saidWednesday
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Gen. Martin Dempsey Makes Case for FY 2016 Defense Funding Boost

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey saidWednesday the Defense Department will need a bigger top-line budget next fiscal year to meet emerging requirements, Defense News reported Tuesday
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Craig Cooning: Boeing Considers Cyber Business Divestiture to Focus on Market Niche

Boeing (NYSE: BA) is looking into a potential divestiture or reassignment of some portions of its cybersecurity business as the company aims to focus on other areas in its portfolio, Reuters reported Tuesday
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Report: Rep. Mac Thornberry to Become House Armed Services Committee Chair

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has been appointed to succeed Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) at the helm, Breaking Defense reportedTuesday. Colin Clark writes Thornberry will lead the panel in the next Congress to address spending and acquisition issues at the Defense Department…
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November 19: GovCon Index Shows Little Change as Fed Releases Policy Meeting Minutes

The GovCon Index remained flat from Tuesday’s closing figure as the index declined 0.341 percent to close at 69.115. Stocks held relatively level after the release of the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting minutes that indicated the central bank wants to keep interest rates low and that the Fed is still concerned over medium-term inflation, CNBC reported…
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