USA: Boeing Signs Contract for F/A-18 Aircraft

first_img View post tag: Navy The Boeing Co., Jacksonville, Fla., is being awarded a $31,503,536 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fee requirements contract for supplies and services for in-warranty and out-of-warranty depot-level modification installations and in-service repairs incident to modification kit installs including associated material and services as required to support the continued safe, reliable, and improved operation of the F/A-18 series aircraft.Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Fla., and is expected to be completed in September 2012. No funding is being obligated at time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contact was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1. The Naval Air System Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-11-D-0013).[mappress]Source: defense, September 29, 2011 View post tag: Signs USA: Boeing Signs Contract for F/A-18 Aircraft View post tag: Boeing Equipment & technology Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Boeing Signs Contract for F/A-18 Aircraft View post tag: For View post tag: contract View post tag: Aircraft View post tag: F/A-18 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval September 29, 2011last_img read more

Observer selects new editors for 2011-12

first_imgSarah Mervosh, Adriana Pratt and Chris Masoud have been chosen to help oversee The Observer’s editorial operations in 2011-2012, incoming Editor-in-Chief Douglas Farmer announced Thursday. Mervosh will assume the position of managing editor, the No. 2 spot at the paper, and Pratt and Masoud will serve as assistant managing editors. A junior majoring in Psychology and Arabic with a minor in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy, Mervosh will assist Farmer in managing all departments of The Observer’s print and online editions. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mervosh is currently studying abroad in London after initially beginning the semester in Cairo. She served as News Editor in the fall semester, and covered a variety of topics for The Observer, including student government, the controversy surrounding an influx of student arrests in the fall, and the tragic death of junior Declan Sullivan in October. “I’m very excited for this opportunity and look forward to working with a talented and dedicated staff to put out the best paper possible every day,” Mervosh said. Pratt, a resident of Howard Hall, is a junior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy. She is a native of Carmel, Ind., and currently serves as Associate Scene Editor. Pratt spent last semester studying in London, where she developed an online video blog, “Scene Around the World,” featuring clips from her travels across Europe. “I’m thrilled to take on this position at The Observer and look forward to working with a driven and dedicated staff,” Pratt said. Masoud served as an Assistant Sports Editor over the past year. A native of San Francisco, Calif., Masoud is a junior pursuing a Finance major with a supplementary major in Economics. He spearheaded The Observer’s coverage of the Notre Dame women’s soccer team’s national championship run this fall. The Observer is in a great position thanks to the current editorial staff,” Masoud said. “We have the talent within all of our departments to make the paper even better, and I am excited to be a part of that.” Farmer will begin his duties as Editor-in-Chief on March 7, and the rest of the Editorial Board will assume their roles March 21.last_img read more

Working from home could become new normal post-pandemic

first_img“Energy expenses to power office buildings have certainly declined with the introduction of the work-from-home policy. However, we are also investing more in the technology to support the smooth running of the policy,” PT Unilever Indonesia human resources director Willy Saelan told the Post in a written statement.The publicly listed consumer goods giant reported no loss in productivity since implementing the policy on March 16. And in line with the goal of maintaining productivity, the company allowed its employees to borrow its ergonomic chairs to be used at home.It has also adopted a number of initiatives to ensure the well-being of its employees, including holding a regular health talk with the company’s doctors, conducting online classes on healthy living and providing around-the-clock online psychological services for those who may be experiencing anxieties during the outbreak.Homegrown agritech start-up TaniHub, whose online grocery platform has experienced significant growth amid the outbreak, reported that its travel expenses had reduced by 50 percent since it implemented the work-from-home policy in its headquarters in Jakarta on March 18, TaniHub Group finance director Edison Tobing reported.“TaniHub Group management is currently considering the implementation of a flexible working space system or a work-from-home system post-outbreak as a form of benefit for employees,” TaniHub Group vice president of corporate services Astri Purnamasari told the Post on Friday.For companies that have made an early investment in digital technology, including TaniHub, they are now seeing the benefits manifest.“As a technology-based company, working from home is something that all Shopee employees are accustomed to doing,” said Shopee public relations lead Aditya Maulana Noverdi.The e-commerce platform reported a business-as-usual scenario in its company’s operations, from campaigns to shipping, despite the outbreak.State-owned telecommunications firm Telkomsel is also feeling the benefit of the digital transformation processes it had implemented prior to the outbreak, Telkomsel vice president of corporate communications Denny Abidin noted.Telecommunications firm Indosat Ooredoo, on the other hand, has been using a flexible working arrangement program called iWork since 2016. Employees are allowed to work remotely every week, wherever they please.Indosat Ooredoo director and chief human resources officer Irsyad Sahroni explained that several technical adjustments needed to be made during the ongoing outbreak, but the implementation of remote work had so far resulted in an overall increase in the company’s performance.According to a 2019 report by brand consultancy firm Buffer, of over 2,400 people it surveyed from across the globe, two out of five said the biggest benefit of remote work was having a flexible schedule.Tadjudin Noer Effendi, a labor expert from Yogyakarta-based Gadjah Mada University, said that if companies continued to implement remote work after the pandemic, they would not only be able to reduce productivity loss due to traffic congestion, but also other costs as a result of the policy, including expensive office rent and childcare services, he said on Friday.Nonetheless, he sounded a note of alarm that there would be “a great overhaul”, as the increase in productivity on one end could potentially lead to less employment on another.He also questioned whether the majority of the workforce could still perform while not being supervised.Research firm Accenture, however, said in a 2017 report on digital transformation that such concern was based on a myth, as in workplaces where employees were empowered to choose when and where they worked, their anxieties were reduced and productivity increased. This article is part of The Jakarta Post’s “Forging the New Norm” series about how people are adjusting to the new realities of COVID-19 in Indonesia.Remote work has been a growing trend with the rise of the gig economy, but the COVID-19 pandemic has brought it into the mainstream faster than many people initially expected.After approximately two months of implementing a work-from-home policy as an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, companies are reporting the benefits of remote work and some are gearing up to practice it for the long term. Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) deputy chairman Bob Azam told The Jakarta Post on May 15 that it would be quite logical for companies to extend their work-from-home policy or adopt some form of flexible working arrangement after the pandemic.“I think it’s quite logical, considering that during a recovery period, we need to carry out safety protocols and continue social distancing measures, aside from other new procedures,” he said, adding that companies would most likely open their office spaces for only 50 percent of their workers to abide by health protocols.He explained that companies’ investment in digitizing their workplaces would be an added cost, but that the cost could be covered by cost-savings on other fronts. With office buildings remaining vacant, utility costs could be significantly reduced, saving enough to pay for the digitization agenda, he said.The Post interviewed executives of a number of companies across different sectors to ask them whether they had seen any benefits during the work-from-home program in the past couple of weeks and whether they were planning to implement some form of remote work post-pandemic.center_img Topics :last_img read more