Posts from GovCon Daily for 04/09/2018

Former CIA Deputy Director Avril Haines Named Johns Hopkins APL Senior Fellow

Avril Haines, who served as deputy director at the CIA and deputy national security adviser during the Obama administration, has been named a senior fellow at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory…
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DARPA to Kick Off Potential $1.5B Electronics Resurgence Initiative at ERI Summit

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will host an event in July to kick off a potential five-year, $1.5 billion program that aims to spur “transformative” innovation in the electronics field…
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Lockheed Martin Delivers Next F-35A for Australian Pilot’s Training

Lockheed Martin has delivered another three F-35A aircraft for the training of Australian pilots at the Luke Air Force Base. The Australian government intends to procure 72 F-35A Lightning II aircraft and retire its fleet of 71 aging F/A-18A/B Classic Hornets, the country’s defense ministry said Monday…
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Mark Esper: Army Looks to Free Up Program Funds for Modernization Priorities

Army Secretary Mark Esper has said the service has begun to evaluate programs that could be slowed down or eliminated in order to funnel funds into its top six modernization priorities, Breaking Defense reported Thursday…
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James Mattis Authorizes Deployment of 4,000 Troops to Southern Border

Defense Secretary James Mattis has authorized 4,000 National Guard troops to coordinate with governors in the U.S. border with Mexico to support the Department of Homeland Security’s mission to secure the area…
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MDA, Army Conduct THAAD-Patriot Interoperability Test

The Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Army tested the interoperability between the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense and the Patriot systems through a missile defense tracking exercise. The MDA said Friday the Ballistic Missile Defense System’s Operational Test Agency supervised the Flight Test Other-35 that supports the materiel release of THAAD 3…
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Boeing Expands Alabama Facility, Announces Job Openings for PAC-3 Production

Boeing has expanded its facility in Huntsville, Alabama as part of an effort to extend its missile defense system program. Alabama Local News said Saturday Boeing will hire 70 new workers, as well as accelerate the production of the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile at the expanded space…
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Boeing Gets USAF Contract Modification to Extend F-15 OEM for Saudi Arabia

Boeing will continue to provide aircraft original equipment manufacturing services for Saudi Arabia under a $49.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force. The Defense Department said Friday the modification adds one year to the performance period of an existing contract that supports the F-15SA OEM requirements of the Royal Saudi Air Force…
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Latitia McCane Named Education Director at Huntington Ingalls’ Apprentice School

Latitia McCane, formerly dean of instructional services at Bishop State Community College in Alabama, has been appointed director of education at the Apprentice School managed by Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ Newport News Shipbuilding division…
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GAO to Implement Electronic Bid Protest Docketing System

The Government Accountability Office is set to launch in May a web-based platform for companies to electronically file protests on federal projects. GAO said Thursday it will start to accept and review challenges to government contract awards, excluding classified information, beginning next month via the agency’s electronic bid protest docketing system…
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F-35B Arrives at Centcom HQ Prior to First Combat Deployment

An F-35B aircraft arrived Wednesday at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida as part of a two-day visit meant to inform U.S. Central Command senior leaders on the short-takeoff/vertical-landing aircraft’s capacities and limitations before it enters theater operations…
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VIDEO: Soldiers and pararescuemen train in Afghanistan

A U.S. Army CH-47F Chinook assigned to U.S. Army Task Force Brawler, transports pararescuemen from the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron during training mission in the mountains of Afghanistan, March 15, 2018…
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