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Defense Daily, Tuesday, September 8, 2015, Vol. 267, Issue 48

Defense Watch Marine Casualty. A Marine Corps CH-53 Super Stallion makes a hard landing around 9 a.m. Thursday at Camp Lejeune, N.C., killing one Marine and injuring 11 others, the Pentagon says. The helicopter, assigned to Marine Heavy Aircraft Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, was involved in a training exercise when it landed hard [...]
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Boeing Taking Slow, But Steady, Approach To Commercial Crew Milestones

NASA KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – Boeing [BA] is taking a slow, but steady, approach to achieving its NASA Commercial Crew milestones, despite being roughly two years behind rival Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) in certain areas. Twenty-seventeen will be a big year for Boeing’s Crew program, company Vice President and Program Manager for Commercial Programs and [...]

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Marine Casualty. A Marine Corps CH-53 Super Stallion makes a hard landing around 9 a.m. Thursday at Camp Lejeune, N.C., killing one Marine and injuring 11 others, the Pentagon says. The helicopter, assigned to Marine Heavy Aircraft Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, was involved in a training exercise when it landed hard and crashed. [...]

Dr. Reginald Brothers, Under Secretary for Science and Technology, DHS

DHS Awards $10.4 Million in Mobile Cybersecurity Research

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) on Thursday announced $10.4 million in eight awards for cybersecurity Mobile Technology Security (MTS) research and development (R&D) to bolster mobile-device security for the federal government. The MTS R&D award is part of the Mobile Device Security (MDS) R&D project and focuses on [...]

The first two operational F-35A Lightning II aircraft arrive at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Sept. 2, 2015. The jets were piloted by Col. David Lyons, 388th Fighter Wing commander, and Lt. Col. Yosef Morris, 34th Fighter Squadron director of operations. Hill will receive up to 70 additional combat-coded F-35s on a staggered basis through 2019. The jets will be flown and maintained by Hill Airmen assigned to the active-duty 388th Fighter Wing and its Reserve component 419th Fighter Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alex R. Lloyd)

First Two F-35As Arrive At Hill AFB, Where They Will Be First Battle-Ready Jets

The first two F-35A Joint Strike Fighters arrived at Hill AFB, Utah, on Sept. 2, making it the 10th installation to formally host the jet. The two conventional takeoff and landing versions of the F-35 landed around 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday after a two-hour flight from the Lockheed Martin [LMT] production facility in Fort Worth, [...]

The Gulfstream G550 aircraft. Photo: Gulfstream GD.

Northrop Grumman’s JSTARS Wide Area Surveillance Sensor Choice Up In Air

SAVANNAH, Ga.–Northrop Grumman [NOC] is deciding whether to use a radar sensor of its own or one from Raytheon [RTN] for wide area surveillance activities on its Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) recapitalization offering, a company official said Wednesday. Northrop Grumman Vice President and IPT Leader for Next Generation Surveillance/Targeting Alan Metzger told [...]

Defense Daily, Friday, September 4, 2015, Vol. 267, Issue 47

Kicking Off Work On Potential $4.3 Billion Healthcare Contract, Leidos Sees Slow Sales Ramp By Calvin Biesecker Fresh off its milestone win in late July of a potential 10-year, $4.3 billion contract to modernize and make more efficient healthcare records management at the Defense Department, Leidos [LDOS] executives on Wednesday said that revenue from the [...]

GSA Awards Identity Monitoring Services Contracts For OPM Hack, Pentagon Awards $133 Million

The General Services Administration (GSA) awarded government-wide Federal Supply Schedule Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) for identity monitoring and data breach response and protection services to three companies in response to the hack of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The BPAs “give federal agencies access to a pool of well-qualified contractors capable of providing the [...]

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Robert F. Hale, the Defense Department's comptroller, confer as they prepare to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the department's fiscal year 2015 budget request on March 5, 2014. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett

Former Pentagon CFO Makes Case For End To Budget ‘Chaos’

The former Pentagon comptroller who had the dubious honor of ushering the Defense Department’s finances through sequestration in fiscal year 2013 is warning that the nation’s security can ill afford a perpetuation of the turmoil of the past five years.  “If I left you with one message…it would be one more voice crying, pleading for [...]

Leidos Chairman and CEO Roger Krone. Photo: Leidos

Kicking Off Work On Potential $4.3 Billion Healthcare Contract, Leidos Sees Slow Sales Ramp

Fresh off its milestone win in late July of a potential 10-year, $4.3 billion contract to modernize and make more efficient healthcare records management at the Defense Department, Leidos [LDOS] executives on Wednesday said that revenue from the program will ramp slowly over the next two years in line with the initial implementation and then [...]