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SOCOM Calls for New UAV Vendor

The Special Operations Command is seeking a new vendor to develop unmanned aerial vehicles for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, Defense News reported Tuesday. Paul McLeary writes the fresh bid for the ScanEagle system follows on a previous contract awarded to Insitu in February 2013, which will expire in early 2015. The medium …

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Report: Navy Insiders Name Adms. Mark Ferguson, Bill Gortney, Michelle Howard as Top CNO Candidates

Three names have emerged as the most likely candidates to be the next chief of naval operations as Adm. Jon Greenert enters his last year in the position, the Navy Times reported Sunday. David Larter writes that U.S. Navy insiders have named Adm. Mark Ferguson, Adm. Bill Gortney and Adm. Michelle Howard as CNO frontrunners. Other potential candidates include Adm. Cecil …

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GSA Extends Treasury Dept’s Vienna Office Lease

The General Services Administration has renewed lease on a Vienna, Virginia, office space for the Treasury Department‘s financial crimes enforcement network organization, the Washington Business Journal reported Monday. Daniel Sernovitz writes the GSA signed a $53.9 million renewal lease agreement for the 2070 Chain Bridge Road building, which the Treasury …

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Viva Kelley: Army Testing Ground-Based UAS Radar System for Future Expansion

The Defense Department and Federal Aviation Administration are working with partners to push forward technology such as the Ground-Based Sense-and-Avoid radar to help manage the airspace for unmanned aircraft systems, Defense Systems reported Dec. 23. David Walsh writes that Viva Kelley, product director at the U.S. Army‘s Unmanned Systems Airspace Integration Concepts, has pointed to …

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Ashton Carter Picks Advisory Team for Transition to Top Defense Role

Ashton Carter, Defense Department secretary nominee, has named three external advisers to help him through the confirmation process until the latter part of January, Government Executive reported Wednesday. Gordon Lubold reports that Carter has tasked former Defense Business Board Chairman Michael Bayer to be his point man and work alongside Sally Donnelly and Dave Copp, who have previously …

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