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DLA Transfers Hardware Supply Chain to Domain-Specific Units

Defense Logistics Agency

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is transferring an industrial hardware supply chain from its troop support unit to divisions respective of battlefield domains. DLA Aviation and DLA Land and Maritime will receive responsibility over more than 900,000 items including bolts, nuts and seals, as the agency seeks to support the missions of other government entities.

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Navy Department Receives 100th Viper Helicopter Delivery; Col. Vasilios Pappas Quoted

AH-1Z Viper Attack

Naval Air Systems Command has received its 100th delivery of the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter, which Is intended for use by the U.S. Marine Corps. AH-1Z is designed to perform armed reconnaissance, close air support, armor penetration and anti-air operations, NAVAIR said Friday.

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NRC’s Transition to Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions Contract Faster Than Expected; David Nelson Quoted

David Nelson

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) eyes to complete its transition to the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract before 2022, nine months ahead of the federal deadline. NRC is already nearly 99 percent complete of its transition effort, a milestone earning the midsize agency an A grade on the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act 12.0 scorecard.

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Charles River Analytics Wins $16M DARPA Contract for Protective Biosystems Research

Charles River Analytics

Charles River Analytics announced Thursday that the company has secured a potential five-year $16 million contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to lead research efforts focused on developing a biosystem solution to protect warfighters from biological and chemical threats. 

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AFRL Opens New Wargaming, Simulation Laboratory at Kirtland AFB; Col. Eric Felt Quoted

Eric Felt

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has broken ground on its new Wargaming and Advanced Research Simulation (WARS) Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. AFRL said the over 10,600-square-foot laboratory will starting housing analysis, wargaming and simulation efforts for its organizations focused on directed energy technologies and space vehicles in the spring of 2023.

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GovExec Continues Growth Trajectory Through Acquisition Strategy; CEO Tim Hartman Quoted

Tim Hartman

GovExec announced on Tuesday that the company has acquired Market Connections, a highly respected research and insights company within the public sector, to further enhance the company’s data and insights products, buyer intent capabilities and content production to support government contractors’ entire go-to-market strategy. Market Connections will accelerate its growth and work to build more products and insights solutions for the public sector.

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GSA Offering Over 7 Bitcoins During End of Season Auction; Thomas Meiron Quoted

Cryptocurrency Auction

The General Services Administration (GSA) has announced eight auction lots of a combined 7.85 bitcoins estimated to be worth over $360,000 as part of its End of Season sale. The cryptocurrencies, the last from GSA Auctions for 2021, are up for bidding until Wednesday, with an option for extension to take in last-minute offers, the agency said Monday.

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John Kirby: DOD Global Posture Review Considers al-Qaida Threats in Africa

John Kirby

John Kirby, press secretary of the Pentagon, said the military will continue its counterterrorism efforts in Africa and other locations being pursued by al-Qaida, despite the end of U.S. operations in Afghanistan. Kirby said at a conference the Department of Defense continues to review if it has deployed the right amount of forces at specific areas across the globe.

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Marine Corps Demos Operational Heavy Lift Capability With King Stallion Helicopter; Lt.Col. Luke Frank Quoted

King Stallion

The U.S. Marine Corps demonstrated the use of the CH-53K King Stallion helicopter for aircraft recovery missions, with a test that took place on Sept. 5. The King Stallion lifted and recovered an MH-60S Knighthawk from the White Mountains of California as part of an official heavy-lift mission, Naval Air Systems Command said Thursday.

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Octo, Dataiku Partnership Fosters Data Science Innovation; CEO Mehul Sanghani Quoted

Mehul Sanghani

Leading federal IT modernization contractor, Octo Consulting announced on Friday that the company is partnering with Dataiku, an artificial intelligence and machine learning company, to better provide mission-critical solutions for complex IT challenges in the defense, intelligence, health, finance and law enforcement markets. 

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