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Defense Daily, Monday, July 9, 2018, Vol. 279, Issue 5

Defense Watch: New S&T Chief At DHS, Cyber Survey, National Cyber Range Contract

S&T Nomination. President Donald Trump has nominated William Bryan to be the Under Secretary for Science and Technology at the Department of Homeland Security. Bryan has been the acting chief at S&T since May 2017 and joined the department after leading the energy practice at the business consulting firm ValueBridge International. Bryan previously worked at…

Los Alamos Management Program Moves Ahead Without Protests

Triad National Security appears set to take over the Los Alamos National Laboratory this fall, after no one protested the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) June 8 award of its potentially 10-year management contract.Triad’s three main partners are Battelle Memorial Institute, the University of California, and Texas A&M University. The University of California managed Los…

Air Force Canceling Future Light-Attack Flight Demos After Recent A-29 Crash

The Air Force is canceling all remaining flight demonstrations for its light-attack aircraft experiment following a recent fatal crash of an A-29 plane, the service said last week.Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, the head of the Air Force’s acquisition office, said the program to test the feasibility of light-attack aircraft will continue despite flights being grounded,…

Northrop Grumman Awarded $96.5 Million Counter-IED Production Mod

The Navy late last month awarded Northrop Grumman [NOC] a $96.5 million modification to exercise options for full-rate production of the Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIEDO Electronic Warfare (JCREW) system.The award covers Increment One Block One systems in full-rate production to support the Expeditionary Warfare Program office, PMS-408.JCREW is a jammer that seeks…

Los Alamos Coalition Moves Closer to Picking New Director

A search committee for the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) in New Mexico last week interviewed candidates to become the organization’s new executive director, and could fill the post this summer.The RCLC board panel expects “to negotiate a contract with the preferred applicant over the next few weeks and plan for the entire board…