Posts from GovConDaily for 02/26/2018

Report: DoD Seeks 12% Military Electronics Funding Boost for Fiscal 2019

The Defense Department has asked Congress to earmark $12.93 billion in fiscal 2019 funds for research and procurement of communications, electronics, telecommunications and intelligence technology platforms, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Friday…
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FCC to Begin ‘Restoring Internet Freedom Order’ Implementation in April

The Federal Communications Commission has set April 23 as the effective date of an order that would repeal internet regulations the Obama administration implemented in 2015. Changes under the Restoring Internet Freedom Order will go into effect in April except for certain amendatory instructions, which are subject to the Office of Management and Budget‘s approval of information collection requirements and will be delayed until further notice, FCC said in a Federal Register document published Thursday…
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Japan Receives First JASDF F-35A Aircraft

The first F-35A aircraft directly assigned to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force has landed on Misawa Air Base, Japan. The jet will be assigned to the JASDF’s 3rd wing, and is the second of its kind built at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries‘ Nagoya-based final assembly and check-out facility, Lockheed Martin F-35 said Saturday…
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Raytheon, L3 Vet Mike Gallagher Named Strategy Director for Northrop’s Australian Arm

Mike Gallagher, a 22-year veteran of the Australian navy and former managing director at L3 Technologies‘ Oceania business, has been named strategy director at Northrop Grumman‘s Australian arm…
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Air Force to Allocate $64M for Airmen-Led Innovation Efforts

Gen. David L. Goldfein, chief of staff at the U.S. Air Force, has said the service branch will provide $64 million to fund innovation efforts that seek to increase airmen readiness and force lethality…
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Vencore Analytics Director Patrick Biltgen Gets INSA Achievement Award; Mac Curtis Comments

Patrick Biltgen, technical director of analytics at Vencore, received recognition at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance’s Achievement Awards ceremony held Thursday in Washington, D.C…
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Microsoft’s Paul Nicholas: National Cyber Agency Could Help Harmonize Security Policies

Paul Nicholas, senior director of trustworthy computing at Microsoft, has said he believes the establishment of a national cybersecurity agency would help the government prioritize and coordinate cyber policies as well as address cyber threats…
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Mayvin Wins SOCOM Special Program Support Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded Mayvin Consulting Group a potential five-year, $47.5 million contract to provide scientific, engineering and technical assistance services to the U.S. Special Operations Command…
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Report: USAF Reviews Space Tech Acquisition Strategy

U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has said the military branch is currently reviewing how it acquires space systems, SpaceNews reported Thursday. Wilson told the audience at the Air Force Association’s air warfare symposium that the Air Force seeks to accelerate space systems acquisition and address the “stove-piped” structure of space programs…
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Thales Gets Navy Helicopter Module, Helmet Repair Order

Thales‘ defense and security business has received a one-year, $7.2 million delivery order from the U.S. Navy to repair five items related to H-1 helicopter program. The sole-source order will include repair work on H-1 modules and helmets, the Defense Department said Friday…
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Mercury Systems to Deliver Ruggedized Memory Devices for Airborne Military Computing System

Mercury Systems has received a $3.2 million order to deliver ruggedized memory devices to a prime defense contractor for an effort to develop an advanced airborne military computing system. The company said Thursday the computing system will be equipped with the BuiltSECURE products that include high density secure memory hardware and military-grade solid-state drives…
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VIDEO: USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Recent Operations Deployment 2018

The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) conducts operations while deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in Europe and the Middle East as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group…
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