Posts from GovConWire for 01/26/2015

Northrop Grumman Considers New Aircraft Production Area at Palmdale Site; Tom Vice Comments

Northrop Grumman is looking to convert an unused space at the Palmdale, California-based F-35 facility into a production area for a new aircraft, Defense News reported Thursday. Aaron Mehta writes the government-owned, contractor-operated Air Force Plant 42 site has a one-million-square-foot vacant area…
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NIST’s 2nd Draft of Cryptographic Standards Doc Open for Public Comment

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking public input following the release of the second draft of its cryptographic standards and guidelines document based on feedback received during the initial comment round in 2014…
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January 26 Morning Report: GovCon Index Closes Friday with Slight Gain

The GovCon Index recorded a gain of 0.211 points (0.290%) to close at a new all-time high of 72.557 on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 141.38 points to 17,672.60, the Standard &Poor’s 500 was down 11…
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Marine Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart Assumes DIA Director Post

Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, former head of the Marine Forces Cyber Command, formally assumed duties as Defense Intelligence Agency director during a ceremony held at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DoD News reported Friday…
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Schafer to Support DARPA Tactical Technology Office R&D for $97M

Schafer‘s government services business will provide the Tactical Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency with scientific, engineering and technical assistance under a potential three-year, $96…
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Daily Beast: Frank Archibald to Retire as CIA’s National Clandestine Service Director

Frank Archibald, director of CIA’s National Clandestine Service, plans to retire from government service, The Daily Beast reported Friday. Shane Harris writes CIA spokesperson Dean Boyd confirmed the announcement from Archibald…
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Dynetics Awarded $172M to Support DIA’s Missile, Space Intell Center

The Defense Intelligence Agency has awarded Dynetics a potential five-year, $172 million contract to provide scientific and technical services to the Missile and Space Intelligence Center at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama…
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