Posts from GovConDaily for 02/23/2017

February 23 Market Close: GovCon Index Lower on Services & Industrial Declines

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted its biggest one-day decline in a month Thursday with services and industrial components the largest drags in a session that saw U.S. equities struggle for clear direction as investors looked for more clarity on President Donald Trump’s economic agenda…
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Kathy Warden, Northrop Info Systems Sector President, Inducted to 2017 Wash100 for Cyber Workforce Development Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Kathy Warden, president of Northrop Grumman‘s information systems sector, as an inductee into the 2017 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena…
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AT Kearney’s Howard Steinman: Federal Govt Should Consider Outcome-Based Contracting Model

Howard Steinman, a partner and leader for the Americas region public sector practice at A.T. Kearney, has said the Trump administration should revisit the idea of a results-based contracting approach as part of the government’s efforts to mitigate risks and meet project goals…
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Masten Space Systems-Built Rocket Flies With JHUAPL’s Environmental Monitoring Experiment

Masten Space Systems has completed an environmental monitoring experiment that carried multiple technologies onboard a company-built reusable rocket. NASA said Thursday Masten Space Systems’ Xodiac rocket contained an electromagnetic field measurement experiment, called JANUS, from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory…
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7 Mitre Employees Receive Awards at 31st BEYA STEM Conference; Julie Gravallese Comments

Seven Mitre employees received recognition at the 2017 Becoming Everything You Are Awards’ science, technology, engineering and math conference in Washington, D.C, for their professional achievements…
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NCCA Approves NGA’s GEOINT Fundamentals, Imagery Analysis Certification Programs

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has obtained accreditation from the Institute for Credentialing Excellence’s National Commission for Certifying Agencies for two GEOINT professional certification programs…
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Navy, Air Force Research Labs Collaborate on UAV Guidance Software Development

The Naval Research Laboratory has teamed up with the Naval Air Systems Command and Air Force Research Laboratory to further develop a software system that works to guide  unmanned aerial vehicles in simulated air combat missions…
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GAO: CBP Should Update Guidance on UAS, Aerostat Mission Data Collection

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Customs and Border Protection to implement training efforts and update its guidance on collection of mission data associated with the use of Predator B unmanned aircraft systems…
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Air Mobility Command Deploys Helicopters to Support Operation Atlantic Resolve

The U.S. Air Force‘s Air Mobility Command has transported AH-64 Apache helicopters to Ramstein Air Base in Germany as part of a U.S.-led effort to help NATO allies maintain peace and stability in the Atlantic region…
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VIDEO: Flight operations aboard USS George H.W. Bush

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 14, 2017) Footage of flight operations and Sailors conducting a foreign object debris (FOD) walkdown on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) during missions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR)…
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