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Navy Acquisition Chief Orders 30-Year Ship Repair And Maintenance Plan

The Navy is starting a 30-year ship repair and modernization plan as a sort of companion to the 30-year shipbuilding plan, the Navy’s top acquisition official said Tuesday. James Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development, and acquisition (ASN RDA), told reporters during a conference that the 30-year shipbuilding plan is “only as […]

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Senate Panel Proposes Increase To DHS Budget, Fully Funds Border Fence

The Senate panel that oversees funding for the Department of Homeland Security is recommending $48.3 billion for the department in fiscal year 2019, an increase above the requested amount and the current budget. The proposal is $900 million more than the Trump administration requested and $611 million above the fiscal year 2018 appropriation, and includes […]

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L-3 Receives $391 Million To Deliver Army’s Next-Gen Night Vision Binoculars

L3 Technologies [LLL] officials Monday announced a three-year, $391 million to deliver the Army’s next-generation binocular night vision goggles. The contract for L3’s Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular (ENVG-B), awarded in May, will meet the Army’s requirement for devices that offer improved infrared and electro-optical night vision capabilities for warfighters. “These advanced night vision capabilities reflect […]

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Rheinmetall Launches UGV Paving Way For ‘Robotic Ground Task Forces’

Rheinmetall Canada’s new unmanned ground vehicle, launched last week, is expected to pave the way for future “robotic ground task force capabilities” following testing with the Germany Army this fall and first deliveries to a Middle East customer by the end of the year. The updated Mission Master Cargo UGV is intended to offer more […]

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Trump Tells DoD To Form Space Force, But Senator Says He Can’t Do That

President Trump announced June 18 that he has told the Department of Defense to start forming a space force to ensure U.S. space dominance, but a key lawmaker insisted that DoD cannot proceed without congressional approval. “Very importantly, I’m hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish […]

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Government Bars Contractors From Using Kaspersky Products In Support Of Contracts

The federal government last Friday issued plans to modify contracting regulations to prohibit the use of cyber security software provided by a Russian company by contractors in support of federal programs. The interim rule, issued by the Defense Department, General Services Administration, and NASA, “prohibits contractors from providing any hardware, software, or services developed or […]

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LANL Contract Competitors Await Debrief This Week

Teams that lost the race to run the Los Alamos National Laboratory for the next 10 years are expecting a formal debriefing from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) this week, after the agency’s decision to entrust the storied weapons lab to a team including longtime manager the University of California.A pair of sources said […]

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DISA Awards $7.5 Billion In New Systems And Engineering Contracts To 14 Companies

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded $7.5 billion in systems and engineering services contracts to 14 companies, the agency said on Friday. The new Systems Engineering, Technology, and Innovation (SETI) contract vehicle is intended to meet flexible technology needs across the Pentagon and deliver near-term, agile solutions, including for network programs and warfighter mobility […]