April 26, 2019

White House Again Says No to Layoff Notices

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The White House tells contractors not to issue layoff warnings ahead of sequestration, Forbes reports. A memo tells DoD to continue training and contracting as usual, according to Bloomberg.

pink slipDefense News takes a look at the coming wave of autonomous drones.

Retired Navy captain dies in Budds Creek crash, according to the Enterprise.

Year-end NAVAIR contract blowout continues: L-3 Communications gets $55.6 million more for aircraft maintenance and logistical life cycle support for 54 C-12 aircraft for the Navy and the Marine Corps; Rolls-Royce Corp. gets $11.9 million more for maintenance services in support of the V-22 AE1107C engine low power repairs, turboshaft engine and site support; Northrop Grumman Corp. gets an $11.5 million order for four quick engine change kits (QECK), cooperative engagement capability, and QECK item spares in support of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft; Edaptive Computing, Inc. gets a $10.4 million order for “Processor Technology Insertion Recertification” and “Technology for Logistics Productivity”; and Diversified Service Contracting, Inc. gets $9.7 million more for base operating services at Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

Rear Adm. Thomas Moore warns that carriers costs need to come down to preserve an 11-carrier fleet, National Defense reports.

Washington Technology predicts mergers will play a major role in the contracting industry after sequestration is implemented or resolved.

Foreign Policy notices skid marks on China’s brand new carrier, which supposedly hasn’t yet recovered aircraft.

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