Posts from GovConDaily for 12/28/2017

DoD IG Evaluates Quality Mgmt Practices at EELV Contractor Production Facilities

The Defense Department‘s Office of Inspector General has called for a root cause analysis and implementation of corrective measures to address contractor nonconformities identified during a review of quality management practices under the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program…
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Report: Australia Bought $8B Worth of US-Made Weapons, Military Equipment in 4 Years

Australia’s military has purchased approximately $7.8 billion worth of military weapons and equipment through the U.S. government’s foreign military sales program in the past four years, ABC News reported Thursday…
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Report: Japan, South Korea Consider Naval Ship Updates to Accommodate F-35s

Japan and South Korea are studying ways to modify their respective ships to support the operations of the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, Defense News reported Tuesday. Anonymous military sources from both countries said that Japan plans to carry the F-35B short take-off vertical landing variant aboard its Izumo-class helicopter destroyer, while South Korea looks to operate the same aircraft on its Dokdo-class amphibious assault ships…
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Saab, South Korean Agency Partner to Develop Fighter Aircraft Radar Tech

Saab has received a $15.1 million order to help South Korea’s agency for defense development build an active electronically scanned array radar that can integrate with fighter aircraft. The company said Friday it aims to develop and evaluate an algorithm for AESA fighter radar technology through the order…
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Kenneth Pirman to Retire From DLA at End of Year

Kenneth Pirman, director of the Defense Logistics Agency‘s distribution unit in Sasebo, Japan, is due to retire from his position by the end of 2017. With his retirement, Pirman concludes 41 years of combined service with the U…
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FTC Clears Merger of DXC’s US Public Sector Business With Vencore, KeyPoint

The Federal Trade Commission has given antitrust approval to DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) to merge its U.S. public sector business with Vencore and KeyPoint Government Solutions. FTC issued Friday a notice of early termination of the required waiting period for the deal under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, DXC said Wednesday…
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State Dept Awards PAE $423M Task Order for Aviation Support to Colombian National Police

PAE has received a potential $423 million task order to support rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft platforms of the Colombian national police’s aviation unit. The company said Wednesday it will provide administrative, technical, maintenance, training, safety, logistics and procurement services for 59 aircraft units that include Bell-206 helicopters, C-208 caravans, UH-1HII, UH-60L and UH-60A…
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Cristiano Amon Promoted to Qualcomm President

Cristiano Amon, executive vice president of Qualcomm’s (Nasdaq: QCOM) technologies business, has been named president of the San Diego, California-based telecommunications equipment provider in a move that takes effect Jan…
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Boeing-Bell JV Gets Navy Osprey Fleet Software Sustainment Order

A joint venture of Boeing and Bell Helicopter has received a $20.6 million order from the U.S. Navy to maintain software of the V-22 Osprey joint service, multimission aircraft fleet. The Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office will engineer and provide technical support for  the V-22 flight control system and avionics software, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Microsoft to Launch IT Academy at Marine Corps Base Quantico

A partnership of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Microsoft will launch an information technology academy meant to train transitioning service members at the U.S. Marine Corps‘ installation in Quantico, Virginia…
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Northrop to Implement Army ‘Hunter’ UAV Engineering Change Proposal

Northrop Grumman has secured a $12.7 million contract modification to incorporate an engineering change proposal into the payload technology of the U.S. Army‘s Hunter unmanned aerial vehicle…
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VIDEO: USS America Live-Fire Exercise

INDIAN OCEAN (Dec. 20, 2017) Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) fire 25 mm rounds from a Mark 38 Mod II machine gun system during a live-fire exercise on the ship’s weather deck…
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