Posts from GovConDaily for 03/29/2018

Lockheed Debuts South Korea’s 1st F-35A; Marillyn Hewson Comments

Lockheed Martin has rolled out the first F-35A aircraft built for the South Korean air force at a ceremony held Wednesday at the company’s production facility in Fort Worth, Texas. South Korean fighter pilots and maintainers will train at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona prior to the aircraft’s flight to its operational base in Cheongju sometime in 2019, Lockheed said Wednesday…
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U.S. Naval Academy Wins Inaugural NSA Cyber Exercise

The U.S. Naval Academy won the National Security Agency‘s recent Cyber Exercise, or NCX, an event where cadets contended with a variety of cyber operations challenges. Cadets from all five U.S…
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Navy Plans F/A-18E/F Service Life Support IDIQ Modification Award to Boeing

The U.S. Navy has announced plans to negotiate and award a contract modification to Boeing for service life support for the service branch’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft. Boeing would support up to 15 F/A-18E/Fs for fiscal 2019 and up to 30 aircraft units for fiscal 2020 through the proposed modification under an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Navy said in a FedBizOpps notice published Tuesday…
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Researchers Demo Short-Term Memory Restoration Tech Under DARPA Program

Researchers at the University of Southern California and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have demonstrated a proof-of-concept system designed to restore and improve memory function in humans as part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program…
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Navy Demos Remote Aircraft Recovery on USS Abraham Lincoln

The U.S. Navy has demonstrated remote aircraft landing on the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier using the Aircraft Terminal Approach Remote Inceptor, or ATARI. The test marked the first at-sea use of the ATARI system, which was developed by the Naval Air Systems Command and has been tested onshore with a Learjet aircraft in 2016, the Navy said Wednesday…
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David Shulkin Ousted as V.A. Secretary, Ronny Jackson to Succeed Him

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin will be replaced by White House physician Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Trump announced Wednesday. Robert Wilkie, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, will be acting secretary until Jackson’s confirmation…
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Lockheed, Poland Seal PAC-3 MSE Missile Deal

Poland and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) have signed an agreement for the company to build Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement missiles and associated equipment for the Polish military…
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James Anderson Nominated as DoD Asst Secretary for Strategy, Plans & Capabilities

President Donald Trump has nominated James Anderson, a former intelligence officer at the U.S. Marine Corps, to be assistant defense secretary for strategy, plans and capabilities. Anderson serves as vice president of academic affairs at Marine Corps University and oversees MCU’s academic and professional military education programs in that capacity, the White House said Tuesday…
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Nic Anderson to Join QinetiQ as Air & Space Group Managing Director

Nic Anderson, managing director of Babcock‘s land defense business, has been appointed to serve as managing director of QinetiQ‘s air and space segment and join its executive committee. His appointment is effective May and he will replace John Anderson, who is due to retire from QinetiQ by the end of April, the company said Wednesday…
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Booz Allen Wins Nvidia’s 2017 Consulting Partner of the Year Award

NVIDIA has named Booz Allen Hamilton as its 2017 consulting partner of the year for supporting the information technology firm’s efforts to grow artificial intelligence offerings in North American market…
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Boeing to Support Navy’s Aircraft Physiological Episode Investigation, Mitigation Efforts

The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a two-year, $19.3 million contract to help investigate and address physiological episodes on the service branch’s F/A-18A-F and EA-18G platforms. Work under the sole-source contract will include research, development, inspection and modification activities, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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L3 Receives $51M Modification on Army Mortar Fuze FMS Contract

L3 Technologies‘ fuzing and ordnance systems unit has received a $50.9 million contract modification from the U.S. Army to supply M734A1 and M783 fuze units to Afghanistan and Bahrain. The modification is part of a foreign military sales deal and work will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio through Jan…
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VIDEO: Special Operations Forces conduct winter warfare training above the Arctic Circle

U.S. Army and Air Force Special Operations Forces conduct winter warfare training above the Arctic Circle, Kiruna, Sweden, Feb. 23, 2018. The training focused on skiing, snowmobile maneuvers, anti-personnel mine and live fire ranges…
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