Posts from GovConDaily for 12/19/2017

Navy to Deploy Seahawk Helicopter Gunner Seat Replacement by 2019

The U.S. Navy plans to field a replacement for the MH-60S Seahawk helicopter’s gunner seat by 2019 to address safety issues associated with the current seating system. The Naval Air Systems Command’s aircrew systems program office is working with the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s AIRWorks rapid prototyping team on the replacement effort, NAVAIR said Monday…
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Virgin Galactic, Italian Space Agency Ink Letter of Intent for Suborbital Research Flight

Virgin Galactic and Italy’s space agency have signed a letter of intent to perform suborbital flight on the company’s SpaceShipTwo spaceplane. The Italian space agency will conduct scientific research and suborbital experiments during the planned mission, which is scheduled to occur in 2019 at Spaceport America in New Mexico, Virgin Galactic said Monday…
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Kratos to Provide Drone Services for Undisclosed Government Agency

Kratos‘ unmanned systems division has received a $27 million contract to deliver drone-related services for an undisclosed U.S. government agency involved with national security. The company said Monday it will perform contract work in Kratos-owned and government facilities…
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PAE to Provide Curacao and Aruba Base Support Under $79M Task Order

PAE has received a five year, $79 million task order to deliver base support services for U.S. Southern Command locations in Curacao and Aruba. The services will be in support of SOUTHCOM’s anti-drug surveillance operations under the joint effort between the Defense Department and the Department of State, the company said Monday…
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Justin Poole, Deputy Director of NGA, Added as a Keynote Speaker for Potomac Officers Club 5th Annual Intel Summit

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 19, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has added Justin Poole to the list of keynote speakers for the 5th Annual Intel Summit. The Summit will be held on January 25th, 2018, at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner from 7:00am to 12:30pm…
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Lockheed Reaches 2017 Joint Govt and Industry F-35 Delivery Target

Lockheed Martin has reached the joint government and industry delivery goal of 66 F-35 aircraft units for 2017, an increase of approximately 40 percent from the previous year. The company said Monday it has supplied approximately 265 F-35 aircraft to U…
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ECS Federal CEO George Wilson to Serve on PSC Board of Directors

George Wilson, president and CEO of ECS Federal, has been elected to the Professional Services Council’s board of directors. Wilson is one of 11 newly elected member-company executives who will each serve a three-year term on the council’s board effective Jan…
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Al Thompson of KBR’s Govt Arm Elected to PSC Board

Al Thompson, deputy to the president for operations and external relations at KBR‘s government services business, will join the Professional Services Council’s board of directors effective Jan…
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Leidos Recognized in Newsweek’s Annual Green Rankings List; Roger Krone Comments

Leidos has been featured in Newsweek’s annual list of 500 U.S. publicly traded companies that have demonstrated efforts to help protect the environment. The company said Tuesday it landed the 38th spot on the 2017 Green Rankings and received the “greenest company” designation in the information and technology category…
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Australia Introduces Defense Cooperative Research Center for Autonomous Systems

The Australian government has established the first Defense Cooperative Research Center for Trusted Autonomous Systems which will aim to supply smart-machine and defense technologies through human-machine teaming strategies…
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Navy’s Strategic Readiness Review Recommends More Training for Surface Warfare Officers

The U.S. Navy has released its strategic readiness review report that includes 26 recommendations the service branch should carry out to address readiness and capability shortfalls, Military.com reported Thursday…
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CAE to Update Army Abrams Training Equipment

CAE‘s U.S. business has won a potential $7.5 million contract to modernize Abrams M1A1 engine diagnostic and troubleshooting trainers for the U.S. Army. The Defense Department said Monday CAE USA will perform upgrades to Abrams training systems installed at Fort Benning in Georgia; Fort Lee in Virginia; and Gowen Field in Idaho…
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VIDEO: Building Integrity, Building Ford: A Documentary

From initial concepts to incredible construction milestones to the commissioning, take a journey with Newport News Shipbuilders as the Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) comes to life.
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