Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/30/2016

Professional Services Council Seeks Changes to Proposed DoD Technical Data Rule

The Professional Services Council has suggested modifications on a proposed Defense Department rule to control disclosure of unclassified technical data to the public in order to address potential overlap or clashes with existing rules as well as unintended consequences…
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Leidos to Update Army Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems

Leidos has won a potential five-year, $98.1 million contract to provide updated field artillery tactical data systems to support mission requirements of the Army’s program executive office for command, control, communication-tactical…
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Oshkosh Gets $176M Modification on Army JLTV Production Contract

Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK) has received a one-year, $176.1 million contract modification to build 409 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles for the U.S. Army. The Defense Department said Thursday Oshkosh’s defense business segment will perform work in Oshkosh, Wisconsin through Dec…
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Amazon to Utilize Backup Communications Interface to Defend Delivery Drones Against Attackers

Amazon will implement a first line of control to use a backup communications interface in the defense of delivery drones from jammers, hackers and human attackers, Quartz reported Thursday. Ananya Bhattacharya writes the system will also utilize a “mesh network” of multiple uncrewed autonomous vehicles to guide a hacked drone to safety and stop hackers that attempt to steal the drone’s carried package…
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General Dynamics-Built USS Rafael Peralta Destroyer Completes Acceptance Trials

The General Dynamics-built USS Rafael Peralta guided missile destroyer has completed its two-day acceptance trials that sought to review the ship’s construction process and crew. The U.S. Navy said Wednesday its Board of Inspection and Survey led the evaluation during a series of pier-side and underway demonstrations off the coast of Maine…
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USACE Releases Sources Sought Notice for Fire Station Renovation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on small businesses that can provide services to renovate a 20,000-square-foot fire station under a potential $5 million contract. The possible contract covers renovation of administrative spaces, vehicle bays and sleeping quarters at the Westover Fire Station and could run through an estimated 525 days, the U…
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Bruce Danly Appointed NRL Research Director; Rear Adm. David Hahn Comments

Bruce Danly, superintendent of the Naval Research Laboratory’s radar division, has been appointed by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus as director of research at NRL, effective Dec. 25. “I look forward to working with Bruce as we plan, foster, and encourage scientific research that will define our future naval power,” Read Adm…
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FEMA Seeks Info on Cloud Infrastructure Modernization Support Sources

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline for submission of responses to its sources sought notice that seeks to obtain industry information on cloud management and hosting services in support of FEMA’s cloud infrastructure modernization efforts…
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FAA OKs North Dakota UAS Test Site for Beyond-Line-of-Sight Operations

The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized an unmanned aircraft system test site in North Dakota to oversee UAS operations that go beyond operators’ line of sight. Sen. John Hoeven’s (R-North Dakota) office said a release posted Wednesday that the Northern Plains UAS Test Site can now support efforts to develop, test and evaluate new applications for UAS technology through FAA’s certificate of authorization…
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OPM’s Beth Cobert OKs 1% Increase for All Title 5 Special Rate Pay Tables

Beth Cobert, acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, has approved a 1 percent rise in all title 5 pay tables for special rates, an increase similar to that of General Schedule base rates…
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QED Systems to Help Navy Plan Aircraft Carrier Maintenance, Modernization Efforts

Q.E.D Systems has secured a potential $59.4 million contract from the U.S. Navy for ship engineering and planning services in support of aircraft carrier maintenance and modernization efforts. The company will also support the Commander Naval Air Forces’ planning and work package development, integration and execution activities under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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