Posts from GovConDaily 02/24/2017

February 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Up, Records 4th Straight Weekly Gain

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed higher Friday to end its fourth straight weekly gain as investors eyed defense stocks after President Donald Trump repeated his election campaign pledge to build up the military during a speech in Washington…
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Vice Adm. Jan Tighe: Navy Creates Digital Warfare Office to Promote Data Use

The U.S. Navy has established a digital warfare office within the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations to promote the use of data science across the service branch, Federal News Radio reported Friday…
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DoD Seeks to Speed Up Software Devt Via Open Source Initiative

The Defense Department has introduced an open source program in a move to facilitate collaboration on unclassified code among software developers in the federal government and private sector. The Code…
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Lockheed, ADSB Sign MoU to Offer Maritime Sustainment Support for UAE Military

Lockheed Martin and Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company have entered into a memorandum of understanding to cooperate and offer sustainment support services for the maritime assets of the United Arab Emirates military…
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IBC to Manufacture Housing Units for F-35 Targeting System

IBC Advanced Alloys has received a $2.6 million contract from Lockheed Martin to manufacture a beryllium-aluminum alloy component for a targeting system used on F-35  aircraft. IBC said Thursday it will produce azimuth gimbal housing units for the F-35’s Electro-Optical Targeting System using the Beralcast beryllium-aluminum precision cast alloy…
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Leidos’ Alvie Johnson Receives AFCEA Women’s Appreciation Award

Alvie Johnson, principal business developer for the U.S. Army at Leidos, has received the Women’s Appreciation Award from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association International in recognition of his leadership and efforts to support the  career advancement of female professionals…
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Envistacom Helps Deploy Comm Networks at DISA Facility

Envistacom has supported the deployment of communications networks and supporting infrastructure to the Defense Information Systems Agency‘s facility at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. The company said Thursday it led the design, installation, configuration and testing of three communications networks at DISA’s 164,000-square-foot complex…
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Atlantis Resources Deploys Lockheed-Designed Turbine for Scotland’s Tidal Energy Project

Atlantis Resources has installed off the coast of Scotland its first 1.5 megawatt turbine with the Lockheed Martin-built subsystems designed to generate tidal energy. The deployment is part of the MeyGen project that seeks to produce approximately 400 MW of tidal energy to provide electricity to up to 175,000 households in Scotland, Lockheed said Thursday…
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CBO: Bill to Discontinue Printed Federal Register Notices Would Save GPO $1M Annually

The Congressional Budget Office has said a House bill that would bar the Government Publishing Office from producing free printed Federal Register copies could save GPO as much as $1 million per year…
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VIDEO: Photonics West 2017 Ushers in the New Year – LIGHT MATTERS 02.2017

Photonics Media followed the photons all the way to San Francisco earlier this month for SPIE’s Photonics West 2017. The year truly begins with this event for many in the industry, as it is a symbol of optimism and excitement for the potential of photonics and light-based technologies…
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