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Vice Adm. Jon Hill on MDA’s Move to Pause Defensive Hypersonic Missile Design Program

Jon Hill Director MDA Vice Adm. Jon Hill, director of the Missile Defense Agency, said MDA has decided to delay the defensive hypersonic missile design effort to focus on near-term options, Defense News reported Tuesday. “One of the reasons we took the pause and said, ‘We’ll get back to you later in the year,’ is we want to see what we can ...

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MFC committee readvertising public relations campaign

MOREHEAD CITY — Anyone with ideas for educating the public about sustainable fishing still has an opportunity to apply for federal funding. The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission Commercial Resource Fund Committee and the Funding Committee for the N.C. Commercial Fishing Resource Fund are readvertising for proposals for a public relations campaign for the 2021 funding cycle from the N.C. Commercial Fishing ...

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MDA pauses defensive hypersonic missile design to refocus plan

A common hypersonic glide body (C-HGB) launches from Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii, at approximately 10:30 p.m. local time, March 19, 2020, during a Department of Defense flight experiment. WASHINGTON — The Missile Defense Agency has paused its effort to design a defensive hypersonic missile and wants to refocus its plan of attack by concentrating on near-term options that could feed ...

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NNSA asking for bids to manage Pantex plant after not renewing CNS contract

The National Nuclear Security Administration posted this week that the competition starts this month to manage the Pantex nuclear weapons plant in Amarillo and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. AMARILLO, Texas – The National Nuclear Security Administration posted this week that the competition starts this month to manage the Pantex nuclear weapons plant in Amarillo and ...

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Mason Public Schools works with diversity consultant to explore equity and inclusion

Dr. Tichenor is the newly hired diversity consultant MASON, Mich. – Last fall, Mason Public Schools created a committee consisting of teachers, students and community members to examine the District’s strengths and weaknesses when it comes to diversity and inclusion. This spring, the committee made a recommendation to the Superintendent to hire a professional consultant that would guide the direction ...

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City of Colorado Springs seeks ideas from potential new operators of Westside Community Center

Candice McKnight, CEO and President of the African-American Historical and Genealogical Society of Colorado Springs and who runs the Black History Museum, talks about the importance of being located inside the Westside Community Center on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Tom Thompson, a volunteer with the Westside CARES food pantry located at the Westside Community Center, said the center is a valuable ...

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MAB wants to keep Westrec

The Fernandina Harbor Marina is currently managed by Westrec Marinas. The fuel dock was damaged during Hurricane Matthew in 2016. A new fuel dock is under construction now. Marina Advisory Board member Joe Blanchard said the Fernandina Beach City Commission’s decision to award a contract to Oasis Marinas to manage the Fernandina Harbor Marina next year is par for the ...

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SunBlockers: ‘Solar in the Southeast’ Annual Report (Part 5)

Who are the laggards, the “SunBlockers” from this year’s Solar in the Southeast annual report? Spoiler alert: they are all repeat offenders. SACE applies the term “SunBlocker” to any of the large utilities in the Southeast forecast to offer less solar to customers four years from now than the average utility offers today. The 2019 average watts per customer solar ratio across the Southeast was 325 W/C. ...

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Marines are getting a lethal upgrade to their iconic Vietnam-era rocket launcher

The Marine Corps is working to procure and field a next-generation anti-tank rocket launcher system that significantly reduces backblast within the next several years, the service announced on Monday. Army Contracting Command in late July issued a request for proposals on behalf of Marine Corps Systems Command for a new 66mm M72 Light Anti-Armor Weapon (LAW) Fire from Enclosure (FFE) munition developed by Nammo. ...

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RI DEM Announces $3 Million In Brownfields Funding Now Available

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that $3 million is available in new funding opportunities for the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties all across Rhode Island, known as brownfields. Primary funding for the grants include $2 million from the 2018 Green Economy Bond, which was passed by more than 79 percent of RI voters. The remaining ...

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AEPEP Issues RFP for New or Repowered Wind

AEP Energy Partners (AEPEP), a subsidiary of American Electric Power Co., has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for off-take from new solar and new or repowered wind facilities located in PJM Interconnection LLC’s transmission network. AEPEP is seeking renewable energy purchase agreements of 10, 12 or 15 years for facilities that begin operation between 2020 and 2023. Proposals with alternative terms will be accepted. ...

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Army seeks proposals for Marines’ new shoulder-fired rocket system

A test facility professional prepares to fire an M72 LAW Fire from Enclosure test round at an undisclosed test range in 2019. Photo by Matt Gonzales/U.S Marine Corps The Army is looking to procure a shoulder-fired rocket system on behalf of the U.S. Marine Corps, the Corps announced on Tuesday. In July, the Army issued a request for proposals for proposals for the M72 ...

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MASON CITY COUNCIL APPROVES TRANSIT AND HOUSING STUDIES

MASON CITY, Iowa – The future of both transportation and housing in Mason City are going under the microscope. At Tuesday’s meeting, the City Council approved “Request for Proposals” on a Transit Design Study and a Housing Market Study and Needs Assessment. A “Request for Proposal” or RFP is where a government or government agency asks companies or organizations to ...

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URA trying again to develop key Beechview property

The Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority is heading back to the drawing board in a bid to redevelop a high-profile building on Broadway Avenue in Beechview. URA officials on Monday issued a new request for proposal for redevelopment of the corner three-story building and a vacant lot at 1602-1606 Broadway. It is the second time the URA has issued an RFP related ...

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Onyx Equities to transform WestPark into smart office campus; issues RFP to retrofit class A buildings

White Plains, NY According to DJ Venn, senior vice president of asset management at Onyx Equities, the company has issued an RFP to create one of the first smart office campuses in the nation. WestPark, as it is known, comprises two LEED-Gold, class-A headquarters buildings on 25.6 acres, located at 1111 and 1129 Westchester Ave.  According to Venn, the plan is ...

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Washington Headquarters Services Issues RFP for Acquisition Directorate Support Recompete

Pentagon The Washington Headquarters Services has kicked off solicitations for the recompete of a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for analytic and technical support services to the WHS’ acquisition directorate. WHS said in a notice posted Friday on the SAM website the follow-on ATSS IDIQ will also include support for the Department of Defense’s acquisition and sustainment office and “fourth estate” agencies. The agency pegged the contract value at $1.5B. A selected ...

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Akron requests proposals for housing development in Merriman Valley

Akron is seeking proposals from developers to build single-family homes on 45 acres of vacant land on Theiss Road in the Merriman Valley neighborhood. AKRON, Ohio – Akron’s Office of Integrated Development announced Monday it is seeking proposals from developers to purchase nearly 45 vacant acres in the city’s Merriman Valley neighborhood and build single-family homes. The site on Theiss ...

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Red Bank Residents Garbage & Recycling Collection Survey

RED BANK, NJ: Dear Red Bank Resident: Do you receive curbside garbage and recycling collection?  If so, you are invited to take a brief survey on behalf of your household.  Garbage and recycling collection is a service provided by a private company under contract by the Borough.  The contract is awarded based on bids in response to a Request for Proposals. ...

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Cedar-Lee-Meadowbrook development site on indefinite hold as agreement extension lapses

This view from the upper level of the 377-space Cleveland Heights parking garage shows some of the 189 spaces in and around the surface parking lot behind the Cedar Lee Theatre, part of a proposed redevelopment site that City Council may revisit in September.Tom Jewell/Special to cleveland.com CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — First, the good news about the Cedar-Lee-Meadowbrook development site: ...

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Bridgewater Council Approves Roadwork, Cleaning Services

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Road improvement projects in Bridgewater Township are expected to continue this year, with the township council having recently approved several resolutions for contract services, along with measures for recycling and cleaning services. The Bridgewater Township Council approved three resolutions July 20 regarding contracts for road improvements, including the approval of one to submit a grant application and ...

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