Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Mission Technologies division unveiled its new engineering facility in Syracuse, NY, reinforcing its commitment to national security and innovation. The center will house around 200 engineers and technicians dedicated to intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and electronic warfare work, further bolstering the defense industrial base and supporting the technology corridor in New York State. As the division focuses on enhancing the capabilities of today’s connected, all-domain force, this facility stands as a hub where imagination, innovation, and collaboration converge to provide the edge for warfighters.
Contract Opportunities to Watch: CACI
CACI International Inc has clinched a significant four-year contract with a total potential value of $150 million to extend its support for NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC). The contract is tailored to offer advanced aerospace engineering, simulation, Virtual Reality (VR) applications, and software services for human spaceflight. Over three decades of dedicated collaboration with JSC solidify CACI’s reputation as a trusted partner, ensuring that spaceflight systems continue to reach new heights. The company will provide crucial support in spacecraft systems, from guidance and navigation to high-fidelity modeling and simulation, reaffirming its commitment to NASA’s mission in space exploration and astronaut training.
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The White House is requesting $13.6 billion in funding to embark on a major hiring initiative at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Justice Department, marking a robust approach to enhance border security and combat the flow of fentanyl into the country. The proposal includes hiring an array of personnel, from asylum officers to immigration judges, and seeks $8.7 billion for DHS. The move comes in response to an increasing number of illegal border crossings, prompting the government to allocate additional resources. The funding request is part of a larger $106 billion emergency spending package, which also aims to provide substantial aid to foreign allies. The package faces challenges in Congress due to its size and current legislative hurdles.