Posts from GovConDaily for 03/26/2018

Leidos Gets $112M Follow-On Contract for Army Ammo Logistics Support; Tim Reardon Comments

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has received a potential six-year, $112 million contract to continue to help a U.S. Army Central unit store, maintain and distribute ammunition stocks. The company said Monday it will provide mission logistics services to ARCENT’s 1st Theater Sustainment Command in Kuwait under the follow-on award…
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Fiscal 2018 Spending Bill Allocates $34.5B for DOE

The Energy Department will receive $34.5 billion in fiscal 2018 funds as part of a $1.3 trillion spending bill signed by President Donald Trump. DOE said Friday the omnibus allocates a total of $17.98 billion for science research, energy efficiency and renewable energy, environmental management, nuclear and fossil energy and  Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy programs…
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F-35C Aircraft Passes Carrier Qualifications on USS Abraham Lincoln

The U.S. Navy‘s USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier has served as grounds for the F-35C Lightning II’s carrier qualification testing and completion. Pilots within strike fighter squadrons 125 and 101 flew the F-35C through 140 obstacles to qualify the aircraft for day and night use, in preparation for operational testing anticipated later in 2018, the U…
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Report: FY18 Budget Includes Funds for A-10 Aircraft Wing Replacement

The $1.3 trillion omnibus budget bill for fiscal year 2018 will fund the production of new wings for the U.S. Air Force‘s A-10 Warthog aircraft, Defense News reported Friday. The spending measure includes $103 million for the A-10 wing replacement program and will cover funds needed to restart the A-10 wing production line and procure the first four wing sets…
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Janet Vogel to Serve as HHS Chief Information Security Officer

Janet Vogel, deputy chief information officer at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will serve as chief information security officer of the Department of Health and Human Services beginning April, Federal News Radio reported Friday…
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NASA Taps Metis Flight Research Associates for $63M Aerospace Modeling, Simulation Contract

Metis Flight Research Associates has received a potential five-year, $62.8 million contract to support aerospace systems modeling and simulation efforts at NASA‘s Ames Research Center. The Aerospace Modeling and Simulation III contract’s 45-day phase-in period will begin on April 23, followed by one base year and four option years, NASA said Saturday…
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Cybercom’s ‘Command Vision’ Aims to Maintain Superiority in Cyber Domain

The U.S. Cyber Command has issued a new strategy that seeks to help the command achieve and maintain superiority in the cyber space domain, the Lawfare blog reported Friday. Cybercom’s “Command Vision” supports the National Defense Strategy unveiled by the Defense Department in January and aims to counter cyber threats posed by adversaries…
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Lockheed, Saudi Arabia’s Cybersecurity Federation Enter Training Partnership

Lockheed Martin has agreed to collaborate with the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security and Programming in efforts to help train future information technology security professionals in Saudi Arabia. Both parties aim to help increase the country’s capacity to defend against computer intrusions and viruses through their partnership, the Saudi Press Agency said Friday…
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Booz Allen, Saudi Arabia Partner for Cyber Challenge Program

The Saudi Federation for Cyber Security and Programming has partnered with Booz Allen Hamilton to implement an educational program to help address a demand for cybersecurity talent. Booz Allen said Friday it will establish a cyber skills competition for students and professionals to support the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and National Cyber Strategy…
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Capstone Secures Navy Installations Command Training Support Extension

Capstone will continue to provide mobile training teams and course development services to the Commander, Navy Installations Command under a task order awarded through a multiple-award contract vehicle…
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VIDEO: Air assault live fire

Paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade prepare for the unforgiving crucial that is land combat through realistic air assault live fire training on March 21, 2018, Grafenwoehr, Germany…
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