Posts from GovConDaily 12/28/2016

Report: Russia Claims US Defense Policy Bill Lifts Restrictions to Arm Syrian Rebels

Russia claims the 2017 U.S. defense policy bill eases restrictions on the provision of weapons to Syrian rebels and gives the U.S. government leeway to deliver shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, Reuters reported Tuesday…
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Tony Costa: GSA Receives DC Council of Governments Award for FedScape Program

The General Services Administration’s FedScape initiative for program alignment has received recognition from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments for the program’s effort to build strategic relationships with the region’s officials…
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FAA Previews Flight Risk Assessment Tool Application’s Release

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to release its own flight risk assessment tool application in the future as part of a broader campaign to educate the general aviation community on flight safety practices…
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Onvia Issues SLED Marketplace Trend Projections for 2017

Onvia has released a market research report on state, local and education government contracting marketplace trends in 2017 to help business and government professionals pursue GovCon opportunities. Onvia said Tuesday the “2017 State & Local Government Contracting Forecast: Outlook and Discussion with the Experts” report covered assessments on the Bureau of Economic Analysis-collected economic trending data and B2G Intelligence System information…
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Northrop-NLign Analytics Team Receives DoD Award for F-35 Technical Work

The Defense Department has given the Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award to the team of Northrop Grumman and NLign Analytics for their work in support of the F-35 fighter jet. NLign Analytics said Thursday the award recognizes individuals’ technical accomplishments in support of DoD’s Manufacturing Technology Program…
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NOAA to Fund 11 Coastal Resiliency Projects; Eileen Sobeck Comments

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded $8 million in grants to 11 projects across the country in an effort to establish resilient coastal ecosystems, communities and economies…
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Windstream Receives Gold-Level Military Friendly Employer Award from Victory Media

Victory Media has given a Gold-Level Military Friendly Employer award to Windstream for the company’s work to meet six criteria on advancement rates, hiring, military employment application, promotion, turnover and National Guard and Reserve policies…
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US Navy Outlines Role in Defense Reform History

The Naval History and Heritage Command has outlined the U.S. Navy’s roles in defense reform and changes in a summary published on NHHC’s website. NHHC historians Justin Eldridge, Ryan Peeks and Greg Bereiter wrote the 20-page paper and its accompanying 60-page chronology to provide insight into the impact of defense reforms on the military branch, the Navy said Thursday…
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USDA to Invest $225M for Resource Conservation Push; Tom Vilsack Comments

The Agriculture Department will invest $225 million in federal funds toward 88 projects across the country as part of a program designed to expand conservation through collaborations between the Natural Resources Conservation Service, conservation partners and agricultural producers…
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GAO Recommends Additional Actions for Resource Mgmt in Select Agencies

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Employment and Training Administration, Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers and Environmental Protection Agency to take additional steps to maintain their ability to fulfill mission goals…
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VIDEO: Dissecting Trump’s meeting with Boeing, Lockheed Martin CEOs

FBN’s Charlie Gasparino. Democratic Strategist Atima Omara and Washington Examiner Columnist Kristen Soltis Anderson on President-elect Trump getting Boeing to commit to a new AF1 for less than $4 billion…
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