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Weatherington: DoD Has Made ‘Huge Leap’ Forward in Unmanned Systems

The Department of Defense has made “a huge leap” forward in unmanned systems in five years, said Dyke Weatherington, currently performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (OUSD) (AT&L.) Speaking at the Potomac Officers …

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Stu Shea Named CEO of MHVC, Recent Acquisition of Veritas Capital

Stu Shea has been named Chief Executive Officer of MHVC Acquisition Corp., (MHVC) formerly Harris Corporation’s Government Services business, a recent acquisition of Veritas Capital. MHVC is operating as a standalone company and will launch the new brand soon, Veritas Capital announced in a press release. Previously, Shea was President and Chief …

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Veterans Affairs Will Adopt DOD Electronic Healthcare Records Platform

The Veterans Affairs Department has decided that it will forego the usual technology acquisition process and implement the same electronic health records (EHR) platform as the Defense Department, according to an announcement today from Secretary David Shulkin. “Because of the urgency and the critical nature of this decision, I have …

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HHS: ‘Healthcare Cybersecurity is in Critical Condition’

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said “healthcare cybersecurity is in critical condition” in its report to Congress Friday. Hospitals and health care facilities are a honeypot for hackers and prime targets for ransomware attacks because of the huge amounts of personal information that they collect. While cyber criminals have grown …

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138,000 Jobs Added in May; Unemployment Dips Slightly to 4.3 Percent

The U.S. economy added 138,000 jobs in May, according to the monthly jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday morning. The national unemployment rate dipped to a 16 year low, from 4.4 percent to 4.3 percent. The 4.4 percent last month was already the lowest it had …

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Navy Debuts Drone-Based Mine Detection

Researchers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) are using drones to detect submerged and buried mines using a system sponsored by the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) TechSolutions program. Designed to safely remove explosive ordinance in both coastal surf and shallow-water, the Mine Warfare Rapid Assessment Capability system (MIW …

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DHS Cancels $1.5B Contract for Agile Development Services

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced to the several companies and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that it has cancelled its $1.5 billion contract vehicle for agile development services. DHS will no longer move forward with the small business procurement process known as Flexible Agile Support for the Homeland …

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World’s Largest Airplane, the Stratolaunch, Rolled Out

Stratolaunch, the world’s largest airplane, with a wingspan of 385 feet, a height of 50 feet and total possible weight of 1.3 million pounds, was quietly rolled out Wednesday in the California desert. The plane is meant to carry Pegasus XL rockets designed by Orbital ATK, a Dulles-based company, that would be …

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U.S. Holds First Successful Tests of Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Defense System

The U.S. military successfully launched its first-ever missile defense test involving a simulated attack by an intercontinental ballistic (ICBM) missile. During the test, a Boeing-developed interceptor, carrying the Raytheon-built EKV, was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, following the launch of an ICBM from Kwajalein Atoll, stated an Aerojet press …

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Lockheed Martin Wins $19.8 Million for Work on F-35 Fighters

Lockheed Martin Corp. ‘s (LMT) business unit, Aeronautics, won a $19.8 million contract modification for work on the F-35 aircraft memory system and panoramic cockpit display. This will help recover diminishing manufacturing sources projected under the 15th Lot production of the F-35 aircraft, reports Nasdaq.com.  Forty percent of the contracted …

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