Posts from GovCon Daily for 11/26/2014

Robert Work: Industry, DoD Innovation Have Roles in Defense Against Tech Threats

Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work has identified the “very rapid” technological advances not just of nation-states but also regional actors and transnational terrorists as among the greatest threats to national security, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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November 26 Market Close: GovCon Index Extends Climb With Push From Cubic

The GovCon Index continued its week of gains into a third straight day as it closed at 70.507 — a 0.35 percent increase from Tuesday. Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) was the largest gainer for the Index as the company said in its earnings release it set a new quarterly revenue record…
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Report: LCS Replacement Program Uncertain With Chuck Hagel’s Resignation

The Defense Department‘s plans on the replacement platform for the final 20 Littoral Combat Ships is on hold following Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel‘s resignation, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday…
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New Army Branch Seeks to Offer Cyber Warriors Opportunities

The U.S. Army has started a new career field in an effort to present new challenges and opportunities for warfighters who want to enlist as members of the Cyber branch. “Creation of the Cyber branch acknowledges the critical role that our cyber warriors play in the armed forces of today and tomorrow,” Maj…
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USAID Examines Academia Concepts for Anti-Ebola Fight; Rajiv Shah Comments

The U.S. Agency for International Development is reviewing several prototypes submitted by Columbia University undergraduates that aim to help stop the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa, the Washington Post reported Monday…
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Ted Carniol: Detroit Metro Airport Adopts Exelis Symphony Tech to Manage Airfield

Exelis will supply surface surveillance products and services to Detroit’s main airport for situational awareness and operations management support. The company will deploy its Symphony suite of applications for the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to handle operations, maintain safety and facilitate collaboration, Exelis said Tuesday…
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Ray Duquette: CAE Hands Navy T-44C Flight Simulators

CAE USA has delivered two of six T-44C flight simulators designed to train U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and foreign student pilots. The company handed the simulation equipment over to the Navy in less than one year for the branch’s aircrew training program, CAE said Tuesday…
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