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Defense Daily, Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Vol. 276, Issue 39

Air Force Base Grounds T-6A Trainers After Physiological Events

Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma has grounded its T-6A Texan II trainer planes while it investigates a series of recent physiological events, the Air Force said last week.Flights of the turboprops were suspended Nov. 15 after instructor and student pilots reported four physiological incidents since Nov. 1, the Air Force said. While the Air…

ManTech Survives Protest Of $816 Million Technological Security Services Deal With State Department

ManTech International Corp. [MANT] is preparing to begin work on a 10-year, $816 million deal from the State Department to provide technology security services for diplomatic missions following an unsuccessful protest from the award’s incumbent.The contract, announced Monday and initially awarded in May, tasks Mantech with providing classified active monitoring tools to assist the department’s…

Senate Appropriators Fund Ship Repairs, New Ships And Naval Aircraft

Senate appropriators agreed to increase Navy funding by billions to add new ships, new aircraft, and repair damaged destroyers as part of funding bill proposed on Nov. 21.The appropriations bill, released last week, adds billions beyond the Trump administration’s budget request (Defense Daily, Nov. 21).The chairman’s mark notably gives the Navy $673 million to repair…

McAfee To Acquire Cloud Security Firm Skyhigh Networks

Moving to complement its current cyber security offerings around endpoint protection, McAfee on Monday said it has agreed to acquire Skyhigh Networks, a leader in software technology that helps provides security between an organization’s on-premise infrastructure and a cloud infrastructure.Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Both companies are privately owned.“Skyhigh is an ideal complement…

Senate Appropriators Boost Missile Defense Funding

Senate appropriators increased missile defense funding by $1.4 billion over the administration’s request for fiscal year (FY) 2018, but at a lower rate than the authorization bill allowed for.The Senate Appropriations Committee’s (SAC) report, released Nov. 21, funded the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) at $9.3 billion, about $1.4 billion over the administration’s request (Defense Daily,…

Air Force Nears Final RFP For GPS III Follow-On Production

The final request for proposals for building the next batch of Global Positioning System (GPS) III satellites will be released on or near Dec. 7, the U.S. Air Force announced last week.The Air Force had previously indicated that it would issue the final RFP for “follow-on production” sometime in the current quarter. The service released…