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Johns Hopkins APL Appoints Preston Dunlap as Mission Area Executive; Mark Lewellyn Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 20, 2016 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has named Preston Dunlap as the national security analysis mission area executive, GovCon Executive reported Tuesday. Dunlap was formerly a national security fellow at the national security analysis department of Johns Hopkins APL, the lab said Monday. “Preston’s appointment is …

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Johns Hopkins APL Names Stephen Lewia Strategic Deterrence Mission Area Exec

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 8, 2016 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has promoted Stephen Lewia from deputy mission area executive for strategic deterrence to mission area executive, GovCon Executive reported Thursday. Johns Hopkins APL said Wednesday strategic deterrence is one of the mission areas under its force projection sector, where Lewia …

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William LaPlante to Leave USAF Acquisition Lead Post, Rejoin Mitre

William LaPlante will step down as assistant secretary for acquisition at the U.S. Air Force after three years of civilian service in the branch and transition to a senior role at Mitre, the military branch announced Thursday. The Air Force added the Defense Department will reappoint LaPlante to the Defense Science Board to advise …

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Reports: William LaPlante Says Air Force to Award Bomber Contract Soon

William LaPlante, assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force for acquisition, has said the service will award the potential $80 billion contract for the Long Range Strike Bomber soon, Reuters reported Wednesday. Idrees Ali and Andrea Shalal write that LRSB will succeed the Air Force’s aging fleet of B-1, B-2 and B-52 …

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Johns Hopkins APL Develops Location-Aware Emergency Alert Technology

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 9,  2015 — Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Research Laboratory said it has developed a technology that allows smartphone user to receive accurate location-specific notices from authorities during emergencies, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Arbitrary-Size Location-Aware Targeting, or ASLAT, works to checks the built-in tracker on mobile devices to determine …

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Johns Hopkins APL Gets NASA Funds for Compact Gamma-Ray Spectrometer

Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory has received $3 million in funds from NASA to advance the development of a miniature, gamma-ray spectrometer for the space agency’s future research missions. APL said Thursday it will collaborate with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to develop the compact tool, dubbed GeMiNi Plus, …

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James Stavridis Takes Senior Fellow Role at Johns Hopkins APL; Ralph Semmel Comments

Adm. James Stavridis, formerly commander of NATO Forces, has joined Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory as a senior fellow. APL’s senior fellows program works to combine technology and policy in an effort to meet the requirements of U.S. military leaders and government officials, the laboratory said Tuesday. “We are honored to welcome Jim …

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William LaPlante: Air Force Could Use Cost-Plus Contract to Procure Long-Range Bomber

William LaPlante, assistant secretary for acquisition at the U.S. Air Force, said he expects the military branch to use a cost-plus pricing strategy for the service’s long-range strike bomber development program, Defense News reported Thursday. “My belief on the LRS-B is its going to be more traditional, ” LaPlante told …

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Johns Hopkins’ APL Awarded $405M for Special Operations Analysis, Studies

Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory will carry out analysis work and studies in areas related to science and technology for Special Operations Command under a five-year, $405 million contract. The Defense Department said Tuesday APL will also perform experiments, engineering and developmental work in order to apply investigative findings …

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William LaPlante: Air Force Nears RFP for Long-Range Bomber Program

William LaPlante, assistant secretary for acquisition at the Air Force, said Friday the branch will launch final solicitations for a new long-range bomber within the next few days, Defense News reported Friday. Aaron Mehta writes that LaPante added the Air Force is scheduled to begin the process of awarding the …

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