Tag Archives: aviation

DHS Awards Amentum $1.3B CBP Contract; Joe Dunaway Quoted

Aircraft Maintenance

Amentum announced on Thursday that the company has been awarded a potential ten-year, $1.3 billion contract by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations division. Under the hybrid firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-incentive and cost-reimbursable contract, Amentum will provide CBP’s diverse fixed-wing and rotary-wing fleet with aircraft maintenance and logistics support.

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Trade Association Urges U.S. Government to Speed Up Implementation of Aircraft Engine Emission Rules

Aircraft Engine Emission

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is calling on the U.S. government to expedite review of potential rule changes for aircraft engines to facilitate the implementation of global standards meant to reduce soot emissions ahead of the 2023 deadline and avoid any potential supply chain disruption.

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Amentum Closes Acquisition of DynCorp; John Vollmer Quoted

John Vollmer

Amentum has closed the acquisition of DynCorp International, a provider of aviation, logistics, training, intelligence and operational solutions, worldwide. “The addition of DynCorp International will make us a powerhouse with an enduring mission focus and market-leading positions in several key areas,” said John Vollmer, Amentum CEO and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient.

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GAO: FAA Must Update Approach to Avionics Cybersecurity Oversight

Avionics Cybersecurity

A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has found that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) needs to strengthen its oversight of cybersecurity in aircraft and avionics systems. GAO said that although “extensive cybersecurity controls” are in place, the FAA needs to consider the emerging threat landscape and increasing connections between airplanes and various systems.

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Akima CEO Bill Monet Receives First Wash100 Award From Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson

Jim Garrettson (L) and Bill Monet (R)

Bill Monet, CEO of Akima, earned his first Wash100 Award for his leadership and expertise over 30 years in the federal sector working with federal, state, local and commercial clients to drive company growth and expand its portfolio by securing major contracts across the government contracting (GovCon) sector. Executive Mosaic congratulates Akima and Bill Monet on his 2020 Wash100 Award.

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AECOM Names Lydia Kennard to Board of Directors; Douglas Stotlar Quoted

Lydia Kennard

AECOM has appointed Lydia Kennard, president and CEO of KDG Construction Consulting, to its Board of Directors, the company reported on Monday. Kennard’s appointment will be effective at a future date no later than December 2020. Kennard currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Prologis and Healthpeak Properties.

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Christopher Wray: ‘Almost Half’ of FBI’s 5K Counterintelligence Investigations Linked to China

Christopher Wray

FBI Director Christopher Wray said China is using cyber-intrusion techniques and bribing “trusted insiders” to steal U.S. intellectual property during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wray said almost 50 percent of the FBI’s nearly 5,000 counterintelligence investigations are linked to China and that the bureau opens a China-related investigation every 10 hours.

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HUD, Salient CRGT Become Top Finalist for the ACT-IAC Igniting Innovation 2020; Atacan Donmez Quoted

Salient CRGT has announced that the company’s partnering client, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has ranked as a top finalist for the ACT-IAC Igniting Innovation 2020 Conference and Awards for the Unisys Migration Project (UMP) – Technology Modernization Fund (TMF), Salient CRGT reported on Thursday.

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Marine Corps Issues VR Flight Simulator Tech RFI

The U.S. Marine Corps is seeking potential industry sources of portable virtual reality-based flight simulation equipment the military service can use in recruitment efforts to determine whether an aviation officer candidate is qualified.

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DHS, TSA to Hold Aviation Security Tech Industry Day

The Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration will host an industry day on Feb. 12 to collaborate with industry and discuss a request for information on self-screening platforms for aircraft passengers.

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