Rapid Fire 2011-04-08: Small Business Contracting Compliance

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* Manufacturing Institute releases their “Roadmap for Education Reform for Manufacturing” – download full report here [PDF]. * Sen. Shaheen [D-NH] unveils Inspiration School Grant Program initiative to close the US robotics gap with Asian nations. * US Army 2nd Battalion, 321st Field Artillery Regiment provides lessons learned from Afghanistan [PDF]. * US-supplied W76-1 arming device would make Britain’s Trident SLBMs more accurate, Sandia National Lab test shows. * BAE Systems to repair and maintain 6 Ticonderga-class (CG-47) guided missile cruisers under a US Navy MSMO dry dock contract. * In addition, BAE snags US Navy contract, worth up to $165 million, to supply 40 Mk 38 Mod 2 25mm close defense gun mounts in 2011 and 2012. * DARPA awards $2.7 million contract to Lockheed Martin to develop resilient command and control (RC2) for the US military. * American Small Business League sues [PDF] the Department of Defense for refusing to release subcontracting reports on contracts awarded to Raytheon to ensure compliance with small business contracting rules. * Fresh from its success in Gaza while mounted on a Merkava main battle tank, RAFAEL’s ASPRO-A/ Trophy active protection system against incoming shells, rockets and missiles (see video) has now finished […]

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