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Air Force awards GPS III launch services contract

The Air Force announced April 27 the award of the first competitively sourced National Security Space launch services contract in more than a decade.

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AH-64D Apaches arrive on Oahu

The Soldiers of 2-6th Cavalry Squadron, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, received their AH-64D Apache Longbow Attack Helicopters this week from National Guard units across the country.

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NASA astronauts prepare for flight on commercial spacecraft

Five years after the last NASA astronauts flew from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the International Space Station, a new group is preparing for a trip, this time on a private spacecraft.

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Demonstration showcases AIM-9X joint-service venture

Integration of the joint Navy and Air Force AIM-9X Sidewinder Air Intercept Missile with the Army’s Multi-Mission Launcher hit the mark as the teams completed a successful live-fire engineering demonstration at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 28-April 1.

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Boeing KC-46 program’s second 767-2C aircraft completes first flight

With a successful April 25 first flight, Boeing has added the fourth and final flight test aircraft to the KC-46 Pegasus fleet, a 767-2C.


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Defense

Many AFMC employees to convert to AcqDemo Pay, Appraisal System

Posted  April 20, 2016

Some 13,000 Air Force Materiel Command personnel have been notified they will transition to the Department of Defense Civilian Acquisition Workforce Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) pay system on June 12, 2016. For those converting to AcqDemo, their current GS performance period will end on June 11, 2016, and they will enter into the AcqDemo Contribution-Based Compensation…

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Business

Contract Briefs

Posted  April 20, 2016

AECOM Technical Services, Los Angeles, Calif., (W911SR-16-D-0022); Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia (W911SR-16-D-0023); National Defense Energy & Environmental Alliance LLC, Aberdeen, Maryland (W911SR-16-D-0024); and Noblis Inc., Falls Church, Va., (W911SR-16-D-0025), were awarded a $122,500,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award task order contract with options to support the National Defense Center for Environmental Excellence primarily to demonstrate,…

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Events

NASA celebrates Earth Day with public events, online activities

Posted  April 20, 2016

This year, NASA will celebrate Earth Day, April 22, with a variety of live and online activities April 21-22, to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand and protect our home planet.

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Business

Boeing selects supplier for 777X full-flight simulator suites

Posted  April 20, 2016

Boeing announced April 19 it has selected TRU Simulation + Training, a Textron Inc. company as its supplier for the first 777X full-flight simulator suites for Boeing’s pro forma campuses.

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Space & Technology

NASA works to improve solar electric propulsion for deep space exploration

Posted  April 20, 2016

NASA has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc. of Redmond, Wash., to design and develop an advanced electric propulsion system that will significantly advance the nation's commercial space capabilities, and enable deep space exploration missions, including the robotic portion of NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission and its Journey to Mars.

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