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McAleese & Associates: Gen. John Murray Talks Army Futures Command Priorities, Programs at Congressional Hearing

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has released a report of a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the newly established Army Futures Command that seeks to accelerate the acquisition and deployment of new technology platforms to soldiers. Gen. John Murray, head of Army Futures Command, appeared before HASC’s readiness subcommittee on Thursday …

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AE Industrial Partners Buys Defense Engineering Services Firm Gryphon; David Rowe, P.J. Braden Quoted

AE Industrial Partners has purchased Washington, D.C.-based technical and defense engineering services contractor Gryphon Technologies for an undisclosed amount. The Boca Raton, Fla.-based private equity firm said Thursday it will integrate Gryphon with the government services subsidiary of its portfolio company CDI. Gryphon provides services across defense platforms and integration, marine engineering …

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Fluor Lands $2B DOE Oil Reserve Mgmt Contract Extension; Tom D’Agostino Quoted

A Fluor (NYSE: FLR) subsidiary has received a potential $2B contract extension to continue to manage and operate the country’s emergency crude oil supply for the Energy Department. DOE exercised a contract option for Fluor Federal Petroleum Operations to continue life extension construction and engineering work for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve …

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Kim Doering, Mike Durboraw, Keith McCollum Named to VP Roles at Dynetics

Dynetics has promoted Kim Doering, Mike Durboraw and Keith McCollum to vice president roles to lead the company’s space systems, intelligence and spectrum warfare, and systems technologies divisions. Doering, a three-decade aerospace veteran, will serve as VP of space systems division with oversight on space programs for NASA, Defense Department and …

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John Fraser Named President of Accenture Federal Services’ ASM Research Subsidiary; John Goodman Comments

John Fraser, formerly an executive vice president of ASM Research, has been promoted to president of the Fairfax, Va.-based subsidiary of Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) federal arm. He succeeds the retiring Eric Warden, a 25-year ASM Research veteran who assumed the role of president in September 2016, Accenture Federal Services said. …

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Four Firms to Provide Data Sources, Tools for FDA’s Biologics Surveillance Effort

Four companies have each won a potential five-year, $75M contract to provide the Food and Drug Administration’s center for biologics evaluation and research with data, tools and infrastructure for use in the surveillance of vaccines, tissues, blood products and other biologics. A FedBizOpps notice posted Monday says IBM (NYSE: IBM), …

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Publicis.Sapient’s Lynn Lannin, Chad Kelly: Cloud-Based Apps Could Facilitate Gov’t Citizen Services Delivery

Lynn Lannin and Chad Kelly of digital transformation services provider Publicis.Sapient have said developing mobile applications on the cloud could help federal, local and state agencies streamline the delivery of services to citizens. Kelly and Lannin wrote how the 311 contact centers and other cloud-based apps work to help citizens …

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Bradford Karony Named LMI National Security Ops Director; John Selman Quoted

Bradford Karony, a retired CIA officer, has joined LMI as director of national security operations. He will be responsible for the company’s line of service offerings such as intelligence training; testing and assessment of national security-specific equipment, process protection and machinery; and signals intelligence, human and imagery support, LMI said …

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Valiant Lands $140M Army National Guard Training Support Contract; James Jaska Quoted

Valiant Integrated Services has received a potential three-year, $140M contract to provide training support services for the Army National Guard. The company said Monday it will support the service’s readiness efforts through the delivery of live, virtual and constructive training platforms to troops and formations at more than 50 locations …

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DARPA Launches $2B Campaign to Advance R&D Work on ‘Third Wave’ AI Tech

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has unveiled a potential $2B campaign that seeks to invest in research-and-development programs that focus on artificial intelligence. The AI Next campaign is a multi-year investment effort that aims to develop “third wave” AI technologies with contextual reasoning capabilities designed to facilitate human-machine collaboration, DARPA …

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