Posts from GovConDaily for 12/21/2017

Boeing to Invest $300M in Workforce Devt, Charitable Initiatives; Dennis Muilenburg Comments

Boeing has committed to invest an additional $300 million in employee-related and charitable initiatives following the passage of a tax reform bill by Congress. Chicago-based Boeing said Thursday it will allocate $100 million to charity work in support of education, communities, veterans and military personnel…
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Maxar Wins ‘Deal of the Year’ Award; Howard Lance Comments

Maxar Technologies, formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates, has received SpaceNews’ “Deal of the Year” award in recognition of the company’s acquisition of DigitalGlobe in an estimated $3…
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Lockheed Subsidiary Derco Secures Extended Distribution Deal on Triumph Aircraft Propeller Parts

Lockheed Martin subsidiary Derco will continue as distributor of propeller system component spares through an agreement with Triumph Engine Control Systems. Derco will distribute Triumph’s pump assembly spares for the 54H60 propeller system for another five years under an extension agreement in support of C-130 Hercules and P-3 international operations, Lockheed said Wednesday…
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DHS Establishes Initiative to Address Encryption Challenges

The Department of Homeland Security has launched an effort to collaborate with the technology community, law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders to stop terrorist abuse of encryption tools. DHS took action after House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) asked the department to establish an advisory board that will help address security risks from widely available encryption platforms, the committee said Tuesday…
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Marine Corps Completes Final Flight of AAI-Built RQ-7B Shadow UAS Platform

Members of the U.S. Marine Corps Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 4 has launched the final flight of an AAI-built unmanned aircraft system during the Exercise Steel Knight event in Twentynine Palms, California…
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Air Force Completes Accuracy Tests on F-35 Weapon System

U.S. Air Force testers have completed weapons delivery accuracy flight tests on the F-35 Lightning II aircraft which evaluated the platform’s weapon system as well as the Block 3F software it uses to support lethal air-to-air and air-to-ground strike missions…
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Spirit AeroSystems-Built Fuselage Supports First Flight of Bell Helicopter-Designed Vertical Lift Aircraft

A Spirit AeroSystems-built fuselage was used on the first flight of the Bell Helicopter-designed V-280 Valor aircraft at the latter’s Amarillo, Texas-based facility. Spirit AeroSystems said Wednesday it developed the aluminum sub-structured fuel fuselage in under 22 months at its Kansas-based facility in support of the Bell V-280 Valor program…
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UK Army Selects BAE-Led Team for Military Ground Vehicle Fleet Services

A BAE Systems-led industry team has won a potential $16 million contract to provide post-design services for three kinds of U.K. Army ground vehicle. The British defense contractor will collaborate with Hobson Industries and Penman MW Engineering to help ensure operational readiness of the Pinzgauer, Land Rover and Light Trailer fleets, BAE said Wednesday…
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Engility to Support DoD’s CBRNE Defense Efforts Under $8.3B Contract Vehicle

Engility will assist in the Defense Department‘s research and development activities on defense systems against chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives through the company’s position on a potential $8…
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Report: DOE-Backed National Labs License 19 Cybersecurity Tools to Private Sector

Energy Department-funded national laboratories have so far licensed 19 cybersecurity technology platforms through the Transition to Practice program managed by the  Department of Homeland Security, FCW reported Wednesday…
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Jens Stoltenberg: NATO & EU Should Cooperate to Boost Collective Defense, Regional Stability

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said that the alliance should work with the European Union to optimize collective defense and achieve regional stability, DoD News reported Wednesday. Stoltenberg told students at the Ecole Militaire military academy in Paris that NATO and EU are engaging in talks and the alliances have increased cooperation on cyber defense, maritime security, counterterrorism and countering hybrid warfare, among others…
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BAE Forms Naval Power & Propulsion Tech Devt Alliance in Australia

BAE Systems has teamed up with original equipment manufacturers of power and propulsion systems to establish a team that will aim to support Australia’s naval programs and shipbuilding efforts. P&P team members will work together to provide expertise and capacities for Australia’s defense industry as well as help address the country’s requirements for power and propulsion products and services, BAE said Thursday…
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Antech Lands Navy C4I Operations, Training Support Contract

Antech Systems has secured a potential $48.6 million U.S. Navy contract to provide technical, engineering and training support to command, control, communications, computers and intelligence operations of the Naval Air Warfare Center’s aircraft division…
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Oshkosh Subsidiary Lands Potential $100M Army Contract for JLTVs, Kits

Oshkosh‘s (NYSE: OSK) defense unit has secured a potential $100.1 million contract modification to deliver 1,727 equipment kits and support 258 U.S. Army joint light tactical vehicles. The Army Contracting Command obligated the full amount from fiscal 2017 and 2018 Army “other” procurement funds, Marine Corps procurement funds and Office of Chief Army Reserve Funds, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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VIDEO: Amphibious Assault Breach | Marines

Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conduct a simulated amphibious breach in support of Steel Knight-18 at San Clemente Island, California, Dec. 6, 2017. Steel Knight-18 is a 1st Marine Division led exercise which enables Marines and Sailors to operate in a realistic environment to develop necessary skill sets to maintain a fully capable Marine Air Ground Task Force…
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