Posts from GovConDaily for 02/28/2018

Radiant Solutions to Back NGA-DIUx Machine Learning Tech Challenge: Tony Frazier Comments

Maxar Technologies’ Radiant Solutions business has received a contract from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to help expedite the development of machine learning algorithms designed to gather data from satellite images…
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ACT-IAC Forms Working Group to Support Government, Industry Transition to EIS Contract

The American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council has formed a working group to help federal agencies and contractors transition to the General Services Administration‘s new governmentwide acquisition vehicle for telecommunications services…
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Centcom Launches Operational Alignment & Rebalancing Effort; Gen. Joseph Votel Comments

The U.S. Central Command has launched an effort to realign its operations following the U.S. military’s progress in the fight against the Islamic State militant group, DoD News reported Tuesday…
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Report: Navy, USMC Identify $1.7B in Unfunded Priorities

The U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps have submitted to Congress their fiscal 2019 “unfunded priority lists” that requested $1.7 billion in total funds to support projects that were not included in the official budget request, USNI News reported Tuesday…
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DoD, ODNI Respectively Seek $21B, $60B in Fiscal 2019 Intell Program Funds

The Defense Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence have publicly released their fiscal 2019 budget requests for their respective intelligence initiatives. DoD said Tuesday it has requested a top-line budget of $21…
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OMB Asks Agencies to Submit Project Proposals for Tech Modernization Fund Under MGT Act

The Office of Management and Budget has issued a memorandum that outlines measures and goals federal agencies should implement to comply with the Modernizing Government Technology Act that aims to facilitate information technology system upgrades, Nextgov reported Tuesday…
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Report: Navy Tests Manned-Unmanned Teaming Through Northrop-Built Fire Scout UAS

The U.S. Navy is currently testing the joint operations of an unmanned aerial system with a manned aircraft using the Northrop Grumman-built MQ-8C Fire Scout UAS and the Sikorsky-made MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, National Defense reported Tuesday…
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BWXT Awarded $492M Contract Options for Navy Nuclear Reactor Component Production

A BWX Technologies (NYSE: BWXT) subsidiary has received $492 million in contract options to produce components for the U.S. Navy‘s Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. BWXT Nuclear Operations Group will primarily manufacture nuclear reactor systems for the Virginia-class attack submarines under the exercised options, the company said Monday…
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Rockwell Collins to Supply Updated Avionics for Coast Guard MH-65 Helicopters

Rockwell Collins has been chosen to supply new avionics to the U.S. Coast Guard for integration with the service branch’s fleet of Airbus-built MH-65 helicopters. The updated avionics will be integrated into MH-65 aircraft beginning late 2019 as part of an effort to extend the helicopters’ service life, Rockwell Collins said Tuesday…
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Tetra Tech to Support USAID’s Water Supply & Sanitation Efforts in Uganda

Tetra Tech has received a potential five-year, $32 million contract to provide technical expertise for a U.S. Agency for International Development program that seeks to expand water, sanitation and hygiene services across Uganda…
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BAE Awarded $50M for US Forces-Afghanistan Intell Services

A BAE Systems business unit will provide intelligence-related services to U.S. forces in Afghanistan under a $50.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Army. BAE’s information solutions team will perform work in Afghanistan through Oct…
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Woolpert Appoints Frank Orr as GIS Program Director

Frank Orr, a certified geographic information systems and project management professional, has joined Woolpert as program director for the company’s GIS solutions business. Orr said in a statement published Tuesday that he aims to help the company identify technology platforms to address customers’ challenges and develop an outreach strategy for both existing and potential new clients…
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VIDEO: Pushing Tanks

Marines with 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division conduct a deployment for training (DFT) exercise at Fort Stewart, Ga., Feb. 23, 2018.
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