Posts from GovConWire for 07/07/2015

Navy Picks 7 Firms to Help Design, Build Unmanned Marine Tech

Seven companies will compete for task orders under a U.S. Navy contract to produce hardware and software for unmanned maritime systems intended to detect mines. The Defense Department said Monday the potential three-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract could run through July 5, 2018, and covers design, fabrication, installation, test and evaluation, fielding, maintenance, training and configuration services…
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James Comey: Universal Strong Encryption Opens Debate on Privacy vs. Public Safety

FBI Director James Comey believes that the future of encryption technology brings both benefits and challenges as the U.S. seeks to balance concerns over data privacy and public safety. Comey wrote in an opinion piece published Monday on Lawfare that using encryption to protect personal information comes with a trade-off on government monitoring of communications to ensure public safety…
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BAE Lands $110M Army Contract to Convert Recovery Vehicles to Hercules Variant; John Tile Comments

BAE Systems has secured a $110.4 million contract to upgrade the U.S. Army’s recovery vehicles to the Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift Evacuation Systems variant. The company said Monday it will convert 36 M88A1 recovery units to the M88A2 Hercules configuration and will start deliveries of the upgraded vehicles by January 2017…
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Report: R&D Investments, Nonmilitary Applications to Drive Multirotor Drones Market

A new MarketsandMarkets report released by ASDReports has analyzed the market drivers and challenges in the multirotor drones market over the five-year forecast period from 2015 to 2020. ASDReports said the June report identified the emergence of law enforcement and nonmilitary applications for drones as the main factor that drives market growth…
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July 6 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Decline Amid Greece Jitters

The GovCon Index closed at a loss in its first session post-Fourth of July weekend to record a decline of 0.117 points and end at 74.604 Monday. Uncertainty over the debt negotiations in Greece weighed on U…
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