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Sikorsky, Turkey Aim to Bolster Helicopter Exports with $3.5B Black Hawk Program; Mick Maurer Comments

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and the Turkish government have struck a $3.5 billion helicopter production deal that aims to strengthen Turkey’s multi-mission capabilities and aerospace export programs, Defense News reported Monday. Burak Ege Bekdil writes that Sikorsky will build utility helicopters with an industry team of Turkish contractors under the country’s …

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Report: US Firms in Running to Buy UK State-Owned Military Vehicle Services Arm

Several U.S.-based companies are interested in acquiring Britain’s state-owned military vehicle and equipment services provider Defence Support Group, Defense News reported Monday. Andrew Chuter writes Dyncorp International, General Dynamics, KBR Inc., Northrop Grumman and URS Corp. have submitted bids for DSG. DSG has also received acquisition offers from several British …

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DC Nonprofit Urges Govt Agencies to Step Up Recruitment of College Grads

The Partnership for Public Service has recommended government agencies establish recruitment campaigns to attract more college graduates into civil service, FierceGovernment reported Tuesday. Ryan McDermott writes the Washington-based nonprofit analyzed data from a 2013 U.S. survey of 37,874 college students and found that only 2 percent were interested in federal …

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White House: Agencies Should Have Continuous Evaluation of Clearance Holders

The White House has released a report that recommends agencies implement continuous evaluation of government employees and contractors that hold security clearances, FCW reported Tuesday. Continuous evaluation is intended to monitor cleared personnel in between the initial clearance and scheduled reinvestigation. According to FCW, such an evaluation could examine information such …

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Army to Solicit Commercial IED Detection Tech

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory wants to acquire a surveillance technology that can detect and identify improvised explosive devices in highway culverts and tunnels. ARL and the Joint Improvised Explosive Devices Defeat Organization will co-host an industry day Tuesday in Adelphi, Md. to discuss the program’s requirements, the Army said …

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DARPA Seeks Private Sector Cyber Professionals

The Pentagon is looking for private sector professionals who can work to help the federal government administer and protect its cyber infrastructure, Nextgov reported Monday. Aliya Sternstein writes the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has requested company workforce data including cyber experience,clearance level and a narrative describing employee skills. DARPA also wants information …

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